The Best Gap Year Programs in South Africa

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Spring Quest (August to October)

Spring is fresh, and a mixture of the seasons, stay prepared with your clothing... Again we are only at Base Camp for about 15% of the Quest, and now we move over towards the magical and popular Cape Province. Nothing can prepare one for the majestic presence of Table Mountain, the white sandy beaches and the radiant blue ocean along the Cape coastline. A South African experience would be incomplete without a visit the fairest Cape of them all. The Spring Quest presents both a celebration of South African culture and cuisine, and opportunities to continue to test the Warrior resolve through outdoor challenges whilst tempered with unique cultural and social experiences. Imagine a five day hike on the infamous Wild Coast of Southern Africa, a more relaxing tour of the Garden Route, interaction with the Knysna elephants, a visit to the historic Robben Island, a tour of the Cape wine lands, a four day extreme Orange River rafting experience and the adrenalin rush of a skydive.

EQ Fitness (Toltec)

Moving into the Spring Quest, the relevance and application of the Toltec principles become more entrenched and complement the holistic development of the Warriors. Should new participants join in sufficient numbers; a full course will be offered.

Adventure Pursuits

Adventure racing, bungee jumping, rafting training, rafting expedition - Orange River, Table Mountain and Signal Hill Hike, weapons handling, zip slide, Sun City experience, caving, day and night navigation, shelter construction, cliff diving, skydiving - tandem jump.

Workplace Ready

Ongoing application of the Part I and Part II course material. Business game continues. Practical application of photography / film workshop, Entrepreneurship in action, introduction to event planning and participation.

Cultural Experience and Community Service

Robben Island, Cape Town Castle, Wine Route Tour, Garden Route Tour, Plettenberg Bay, Port St Johns, Coffee Bay, Hole in The Wall, Theatre visits.

Engagement with the natural world

Living an Eco positive life style, developing Eco positive attitudes. Wild Coast hike, walking with elephants, practical permaculture, Robberg Nature Reserve.

Once again, safety considerations remain a priority and whilst every effort is made to deliver the full program, we have to retain the option of flexibility depending on local conditions, weather and availability of venues. Should unavoidable changes be made, we will guarantee a similar valued experience.

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