Gap year South Africa
Diverse, exhilarating, spectacular, varied – South Africa is a gap year destination electric with possibility. It’s a vast, modern multicultural nation, in many ways as sophisticated and modern as any Western capital, but elsewhere as traditional as time itself. Then there’s the land itself: lush subtropics give way to deserts, savannah to scrubland, bushveldt to stunning coastlines. There’s extraordinary wildlife, including the world-renowned Kruger National Park. And there is, of course, the people and their history, the achievements of the post-apartheid regime, the struggles before that, and the ancient way of life beyond. If your interest lies in modern politics, South Africa should definitely be on your student travel shortlist.
Adventure travel South Africa
For those looking for adventure travel, South Africa is waiting. In Kruger National Park, the magical Big Five of rhino, leopard, buffalo, elephant and lion are yours for the watching. On the coast at Hermanus, you can dive with great white sharks (cages provided). Then there’s the local sport of kloofing – abseiling into canyons – and if you want to head off the beaten track, there are the wide open spaces of the Karoo.
Student travel South Africa
The sheer variety of South Africa makes it perfect for student travel, especially the hip urban centre of Cape Town, a modern and cosmopolitan world city that’s starting to spread its influence internationally, and that’s an exciting place to be. And there’s a wealth of history, from ancient tribal settlement to the recent troubles of apartheid, to explore, and for those after gentler pursuits, the winelands to tour.
Volunteer work South Africa
In South Africa, there’s hands-on volunteer work for those who want to give something back. You can work with the amazing African wildlife on conservation projects, or support valuable and rewarding work with disadvantaged children. It’s a great way to turn a memorable trip into an unforgettable experience.
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Volunteer at our fantastic monkey rehabilitation centre in South Africa for a totally unique and unforgettable experience. ...more
Starting from £566
Spend your time on a beautiful game reserve in South Africa and split your time between volunteering and studying for your Field... ...more
Starting from £3,149
Tick four continents and six countries off your travel list with an epic adventure through South Africa, Thailand, Japan, Australia, the USA, and Canada. ...more
Minimum 2 months
Starting from £6,031
Learn to surf and become a local hero by helping the children and community in South Africa to learn fun new skills and enjoy healthier, happier lives. ...more
Starting from £404
Get up close to Great White Sharks and volunteer alongside experts on this fantastic volunteer programme in South Africa. ...more
Starting from £607
Put a smile on young patients’ faces at an incredible children’s hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. ...more
Teach sports at a school in South Africa and help give deprived children a better start in life. ...more
Starting from £324
Gain practical and theoretical veterinary knowledge while interning at a Big 5 game reserve in beautiful South Africa, home to diverse wildlife. ...more
Starting from £755