Gap Africa Experience:
Group Travel

Gap Africa Experience: Group Travel

The Gap Africa Experience is a group travel of maximum 10 travellers aged between 18 and 25 years’ old. It is a unique experience where you discover South Africa with peers and get to know her culture and people. We choose our partners with care so we can guarantee that you gain the most valuable experience and that your efforts go to the right organisation.

Each trip will start in Cape Town and from there you travel to the next destination of your choice. On every location you will work as a volunteer during the week. Weekends are for you to explore your surroundings. This way you gain valuable work and life experience and learn new skills. You can choose to travel to Kruger National Park and work in an Eco Village or Bush School. Or travel to Hluhluwe and Kosi Bay where you will work in a nature reserve and learn everything about nature conservation.

The Ciy Experience:

Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Town is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, nestled between Table Mountain and two oceans.

In Cape Town you will find numerous beautiful beaches and nature reserves such as Table Mountain and Cape Point Nature Reserve. The city is not limited to a center but is spread out in different neighborhoods, all of which have something unique to offer. In addition to nature, the city also has a rich history and a vibrant center. During your stay in Cape Town, you will work as a volunteer in an after-school surfing program for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Your tasks vary between assisting with homework and helping with the surf lessons.

You will stay in Muizenberg, a real surfer’s town. In the mornings you can attend surf lessons and yoga. You’ll learn to surf like a pro and you are accommodated in a cozy hostel by the sea. During the weekend you go out and discover the beautiful Cape Peninsula, climb Table Mountain or go snorkling in the mysterious kelp forest.

Gap Experience Destinations:

Hluhluwe & Kosi Bay

Hluhluwe & Kosi Bay

Hluhluwe is a reserve of 96,000 hectares of bush located in KwaZulu-Natal that has a beautiful hilly landscape and is home to the famous ‘big five’.

Kosi Bay is a three-hour drive from Hluhluwe, just below the Mozambique border. Kosi Bay is on the UNESCO World Heritage list because of the beautiful iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Kosi Bay is also called the aquarium because of the clarity of the water and the enormous range of fish species that live there.

During your stay you will work in Hluhluwe and learn all about the plants and animals that live there, and you will also help with nature conservation. You will stay in a group accommodation with a kitchen where you prepare your own meals. You learn to recognize tracks and conduct research into the variety and populations of wildlife. You will also travel to Kosi Bay where you will learn about marine life and enjoy the surroundings on a kayak or with a snorkel. You stay in a tented camp, prepare your food on a campfire and look at the endless starry sky.

The Bush Experience:

Hoedspruit: Bush school

Hoedspruit: Bush school

Hoedspruit is also called the gateway to Kruger National Park.

The famous Kruger Park is an extensive wildlife park of no less than 19,485 km2. It is the natural habitat of the big five and attracts nature lovers all year round.

This NGO is located right next to Kruger and you will work with children from neighbouring villages. The Bush School offers a unique program for children from the area where they learn everything about their environment and the importance of nature conservation and the animals that live in it. Every week, 8 children come to live on campus and follow a carefully developed curriculum. You help in the camp, during lessons and activities. There is also a shelter for wild animals. You help care for the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned animals. In your free time you can hop on a jeep and go on game drives, explore Blyde River Canyon or visit one of the small villages where you can meet the locals and learn all about their culture

The Community Experience:

Hoedspruit: Eco Village

Hoedspruit: Eco Village

This Eco Village is the beating heart of various projects that have been set up to support the surrounding communities. You can participate in the nutrition program – working in the garden or helping out in the kitchen – help to grow vegetables or assist in workshops about sustainable agriculture. There are many education programs for young and old. If you have the technical skills you can use these for computer education.

The camp looks beautiful, partly because of all the materials that are carefully recycled and incorporated into beautiful projects. This NGO offers a very broad range of experiences where you have the opportunity to learn new skills and find out where you passions are. In addition, the Eco Village is a good place to hang out with other volunteers and will be your home away from home.

Choose your Experience

Experience Packages

6 Weeks Experience

City & Wildlife
  • Volunteer Surf School
  • Volunteer Bush School
  • 2 destinations
    South Africa
  • 1 domestic flight
  • Shuttle service
  • 24 hour support by our Gap Team
    based in Cape Town
  • Exciting day trips
  • Volunteer Training
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
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6 Weeks Experience

City & Community
  • Volunteer Surf School
  • Volunteer Eco village
  • 2 destinations
    South Africa
  • 1 domestic flight
  • Shuttle service
  • 24 hour support by our Gap Team
    based in Cape Town
  • Exciting day trips
  • Volunteer Training
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
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8 Weeks Experience

City & Bush
  • Volunteer Surf School
  • Volunteer Eco Village
  • Volunteer
    Nature Conservation
  • 3 destinations
    South Africa
  • 2 domestic flights
  • Shuttle service
  • Travel with a peer group
  • 24 hour support by our Gap Team
    based in Cape Town
  • Exciting day trips
  • Volunteer Training
  • Accomodation
  • Meals

Experiences

Your journey doesn't begin until you take your first step

Your journey doesn't begin until you take your first step

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