South Africa Adventure

Wildlife conservation & The garden route.

South African group travel at its finest. A once-in-a-lifetime experience, giving you the opportunity to walk along side of some of Africa’s most majestic creatures. A trip of two parts with an impressive wildlife conservation experience set in a big five game reserve plus and incredible tour of the garden route. Group travel with like-minded adventurers, it’s time to hit South Africa!

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South Africa Adventure: Trip Highlights


  • Spend quality time on a big 5 game reserve working with the rangers and experiencing the animals close up.
  • Make new friends as you are split up into groups of 10 exploring the reserves and interacting with the animals.
  • Go surfing in the epic Jeffreys Bay
  • Explore the stunning garden route with loads of adventures along the way finishing in Cape Town.
  • Strap on your adventure boots as you hit national parks!
  • Brave the humongous bungee jump at Bloukrans! (Optional Extra)
  • Explore Cape Town and bolt on with an optional volunteering project from only £225 per week

Here is why we love this trip:

It’s mega adventurous.

South Africa is one of our favourite destinations. It screams adventure, so appropriately the South Africa Adventure lives up to the hype. Combining a stay on a big 5 – 5-star game reserve, with a one-week action-packed road trip of the garden route.

Great way to make new friends on new adventures

If you are nervous about travelling for the first time or worried about going solo do not worry. We have you covered. On average we have around 30 on this trip, so if you are travelling alone you won’t be alone for long.

Everything taken care of for you.

From three meals a day and all your activities to having your laundry done everything is taken care of for you on this program. So if you are a first-time traveller, but desperate to explore Africa this is the perfect gap year programme. After two weeks on the game reserve, we take you on a massive road trip that is fully guided as well


Day 1: Jeffreys Bay – Surfers Paradise

Jeffreys Bay is an awesome place. It’s one of the worlds top surf spots, but also just stunningly beautiful. An awesome place to kick back and chill out on the golden sands.

Day 2: Tsitsikamma area

Trekking and adventure with an impressive backdrop of lush jungles dramatically plunging into the Indian Ocean this will not disappoint. On the agenda we will go trekking and have various adventures.

Day 3: Knysna – Chill out on the Quays

Dramatic scenery, coupled with a cool beachside town. We will take you out to the head land and you can check out Knysna heads. It’s pretty cool.

Day 4: Oudtshoorn – Lots to explore

From Knysna, we travel inland to Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. Yes there is an ostrich capital of the world and it’s here. It has some pretty impressive cave formations here or you can go to the wildlife ranch and get to know more than you would ever need to know about an ostrich. Ever. You can even ride one that that’s just being ridiculous.

Day 5: Cape Town – welcome to the mother city

We are on the home stretch . But not before you see some incredible scenery. This is genuinely one of the best road trips in the world and you are going to experience it all. Finally you will end up in Cape Town, which is one of the nicest, most exciting and special places in the world. We will take you to the cable car seat and go up table Mountain, sometimes if the weather clo in we will offer you an alternative.

Finally we will go out for dinner in the evening. South African cuisine is amazing. Great wine, great meat and great friends to share the last moments with.

Day 6: Cape Town – The final day

Today is your last day check out and had back to the airport (transfer not included but cheap at around £10 and a taxi) or considering you are in Cape Town why not add on our Cape Town community superhero project. You can stay and volunteer for only £449 for two weeks. It’s the perfect complement to this trip.


You will be staying in a dedicated volunteer camp. We have single sex rooms, and shared common areas. The camp dispensed which is important because it’s located right inside the game reserve. It’s not unusual to hear the call of Africa’s wild as you sit around the campfire. Looking up and 1 million stars the location is really special.

Meals are taken at the camp, hearty traditional South African food is freshly prepared every day. Vegetarians are well catered for as well.

A Rough Idea of Price

All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

2 Week - One week wildlife & Road Trip PE-CT

USD 1199

3 Week - Two week wildlife & Road Trip PE-CT

USD 1859

What's Included?

  • Scheduled  transfer from Port Elizabeth (Departs PE at Monday at 5pm and Drop off on Saturday/ Sunday)
  • Orientation on arrival
  • A branded Cap
  • A branded T-shirt
  • Luxury Dorm accommodation
  • All Meals while at the reserve
  • Beverages with meals while on the reserve
  • Daily activities
  • Optional weekend excursions (transport and accommodation only)
  • Use of the various facilities such as swimming pool, sporting facilities and entertainment room
  • A week-long road trip with breakfasts and activities
  • Farewell dinner in Cape Town

What's Excluded?

  • Day trips off reserve
  • flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional extras on the road trip
  • Lunch and dinner on the road trip

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The weather in South Africa can vary greatly. Typically in July we received the lowest rainfall and the highest amount in March. The average daily midday temperatures range between 20° in July and 28° in February.  The coldest time to come is in July when temperatures drop to 7° during the night. As South Africa is in the southern hemisphere the seasons are reversed from the UK.

  • You will not need much for this trip. All food and accommodation is included on the first two weeks. On the road trip all of your transport and accommodation plus breakfasts are included. So we recommend you bring about £80 per week spending money. South Africa is a very cheap destination as well.

  • Please do book well ahead as space is limited on the programme. Simply submit a booking form and you can hold your place with a deposit of £200. Full payment is not due until 12 weeks prior to departure.

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