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South Africa GAP year students opportunities Guide

GAP year students opportunities
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Southern african Countries, and particularly South Africa, have become the favoured destination for European and American GAP year students. Opportunities range from adventurous holidays to volunteering with a cause, whatever the choice, GAP year students are making there mark.

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GAP year students can choose to play an active role in the development of young children at a world famous orphanage, experience life with African wildlife on a Game Reserve, help to introduce computer literacy and sports skills to rural Xhosa schools, carry out valuable conservation and research work with the Tamboti Conservation Project on a private game reserve...

or discover the truth about Great White Sharks, learn about a wide variety of primate species at Monkey Town, assist with environmental education camps for disadvantaged children, contribute to the future of the endangered African Penguin, assist with the running of a wildlife rehabilitation centre, perhaps learn how to surf...

or become part of the family at South Africa's permaculture and new age centre, Rustlers Valley mountain retreat, the choice is yours...

Many volunteer projects include orientation activities in Cape Town with your volunteering experience, where you can enjoy the beautiful Western Cape as you are introduced to South Africa’s diverse cultures, people and history before or during your chosen GAP year student project.

We also include your in-country transfers, accommodation and even your meals on some projects. For a general list of the great benefits included with GAP year student projects please click here. For a detailed list of included benefits for each project, please refer to individual project pages.

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that your GAP year volunteering experience is both rewarding and immensely enjoyable. We take pride in the personal, friendly and professional service that we provide to you and you can be assured of excellent support throughout your stay. Please take a few minutes to read about the experiences of previous volunteers on our testimonials page.


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South Africa has many top Game / Nature Reserves, and is home to many of the mammals of southern Africa. Numerous wildlife safari and tour companies operate guided tours to South Africa. Popular adventure travel activities in South Africa include: horse riding safaris, elephant back safaris, mountain biking, birding, wilderness walking trails, science safaris and volunteering especially for GAP year students.
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