Shark cage diving, skydiving and incredible bungee jumps are just the tip of the iceberg. Amazing cities, incredible landscape and awesome wildlife conservation projects make a South Africa gap year is a great choice if you want to get the most out of your travel budget.
The weak South African Rand and strong pound means your money goes even further. And because we include more in our trips you know that means you can have lasting crying and screaming your way around this incredible country.
Stay in volunteer on big five game reserve in the heart of South Africa near Port Elizabeth. Learn all about the wildlife as you volunteer, helping out with lots of different activities. Care for big cats like lions and leopards. Look after elephants and unusually we even have tigers at the sanctuary.
This is hands on conservation work, living in the heart of the reserve in five-star accommodation. No days the same, as you make friends and have an incredible Africa gap year.
The Xtreme South Africa experience, taking the best parts of a South African gap year experience and boiling it down into 5 weeks of non-stop group travel, action and adventure. All different weeks at different locations, focusing on different incredible activities. Adrenaline adventures in Cape Town, hands-on conservation and community projects covering the first two weeks. Then an unforgettable adrenaline tour up the coast featuring safaris, bungees and epic scenery before finally finishing on a two-week big 5 conservation project. Fly into Cape Town and out of Port Elizabeth.
Live amongst the African big five on the exclusive private game reserve with Xtreme gap. It’s like a five-star luxury lodge safari experience at a fraction of the price. Joining the Xtreme conservation team, you will go on daily game drives, monitoring and playing an active role in conservation of wild animals in South Africa. The location really sets this project apart, as well as the wide diversity of animals. A truly epic stunning game reserves, with magnificent views to the sea will make this an incredible African wildlife experience.
20 days of stunning scenery, to many highlights to even start mentioning and exploring South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia. the best overland trucks and local guides with tons of knowledge making the trip even more special. From Cape Town to tribes to Victoria Falls! Join in on this adventure.
A once-in-a-lifetime experience, giving you the opportunity to walk alongside of some of Africa's most majestic creatures. With a one or two-week wildlife conservation programme set in in a big five game reserve. Then hit the road and explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, mixed with adrenaline on a one-week garden route, finishing in Cape Town. Awesome group travel with like-minded adventurers it's time to hit South Africa!
Cape Town is the most exciting and Xtreme city in Africa. Home to the worlds highest abseil - Table Mountain, the best place in the world to go shark cage diving and a mighty fine drop zone over the cape of good hope, it sure gives New Zealand Queenstown a run for its money. 5 nights 100% Adrenaline.
Africa Overland tour: The Big One Discover Africa 55 days. Explore the best of Africa during this amazing over truck adventure. You will visit up to 9 African countries full of nature, culture, wildlife, wilderness, adventure and excitement. It will be the experience of your life no doubt about that!
Travel and experience a new culture in one of the most rewarding ways possible by volunteering at our community projects in Cape Town. This isn't your typical gap year volunteer project. By joining this program, one of the cheapest volunteering projects you will find out there from £224 per week! You can make a valuable contribution to the Xtreme / Save foundation. We do not charge you for volunteering you are only covering your costs and a donation to the foundation.
Learn to kitesurf in an epic kitesurfing location: Cape Town! Where two oceans meet with Table Mountain as the backdrop, you can get your IKO certificate and ignite a brand new Xtreme sports passion. This three day course (spread out over five days to allow for wind conditions) culminates in an IKO accreditation, meaning you can kitesurf all over the world.
Get ready for the ultimate bucket list! There's no shortage of adrenaline on this amazing trip. Surfing, abseiling, bungeejumping, shark cage diving, skydiving, crocodiles, elephants and even ostrich riding! Set in Cape Town, by the beach it's the perfect mix for the plenty of action.
Xtreme Gap offers courses designed to supply the South Africa safari Industry with high caliber professional Field Guides. But these courses are not only available to people wishing to enter the industry as field guides, but for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the African Bush. So whether you have chosen a professional career linked to wildlife or nature or just finished school and are on a gap year, or if you have possibly taken a career break or are a regular traveller to the bush, this course is for you. Including work experience as a real guide!
What a cool city. If you want to get under the skin of Cape Town a little then this 5 day Intro is for you. Staying at our 4* backpackers, you can explore the city on a group, do some cool Xtreme activities, check out Table Mountain, Cape Point, see the penguins and experience the sublime Cape Town nightlife. A great option prior to starting in Africa overland truck tour.
Great White Shark Conservation Project
This programme offers the unique opportunity for volunteers to engage in the important research and conservation of great white sharks in Cape Town, South Africa. If you are adventurous and love the outdoor lifestyle then this is the perfect programme for you to have the most incredible once in a lifetime experience, as you get up close and personal with these infamous creatures!
If you want to get under the skin of the African jungle, and really find out what it's like to live in the South African bush surrounded by all the wild animals nature, whilst living in an unfenced camp in the Kruger National Park then this is for you. 100% pure adventure and one unforgettable month.
This amazing trip takes in the best that South Africa has to offer. From adventures in the Namibian desert, to the deltas in Botswana, the incredible Victoria Falls and not forgetting the cool Mountain Kingdom of Swaziland, before hitting the beaches in Mozambique and that heading through the Kruger National Park via the panorama Route ending in Johannesburg.
Strap yourself in for an epic adventure! Taking in the best of Southern and Eastern Africa in 41 days. A myriad of wonders await you from South Africa to the deserts and deltas of Namibia and Botswana, meeting tribes, see natural wonders like Victoria falls and lake Malawi. Beach time on Zanzibar and the best game parks Africa has to offer. Pure Xtreme adventure!
Starting a Cape Town this amazing 32 day tour covers some of the best sights and activities in Africa. Covering six countries and unforgettable features like the Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls and Lake Malawi, it will ensure that your African vacation is an epic adventure of a lifetime. The best option if you do not have the time of budget for the 56 day ultimate tour or want to end up on Zanzibar beaches (not included).
Want to mess about with monkeys all day? Well either work in our office or join this exciting project! The Xtreme Monkey Rehab programme is a really fun african wildlife conservation project. Get hands on and become a surrogate monkey minder from 2 to 12 weeks. All food accommodation provided.
There is much to do in South Africa sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Fear not the following videos will give you some inspiration as to what you can get up to. But of course remember nothing beats getting first-hand advice, so hit the contact us button with your questions and we will happily talk you through the best trip options.
Do an epic road trip on the garden route
As part of the South Africa experience, and South Africa adrenaline tour you get to do a six-day Garden Route road trip starting in Cape Town finishing in Port Elizabeth. You can see some the highlights of this in the video below. Please note this is also included on the South Africa adventure that just done in reverse (from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town).
Get wild on big five game reserves.
The wildlife conservation experience is an incredible opportunity to live on a big five game reserve. Every day you will go out with ranges to track animals, and have close encounters with some of Africa’s most amazing animals. You can also do this as part of the South Africa experience because the final week is spent on the game reserve.
Cango Wildlife Ranch
As part of the Garden Route road trip you can visit a working ostrich farm and race ostriches. So this is available on the South Africa adrenaline tour, South Africa experience and South Africa adventure.
Take on an epic 216 m bungee
Now this is just ridiculous. Scary ridiculous. Available on the South Africa adrenaline tour, South Africa experience and South Africa adventure.
Volunteer on the great white shark conservation project
Either as part of the South Africa experience, where in the second week there is the great white shark conservation option, or a several week placement on the project itself. If you want to get in the cage and try some shark cage diving, you can do this on South Africa experience, South Africa adventure, Cape Town adrenaline overload, and South Africa adrenaline tour
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