• South Africa
4 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Camping Hiking Remote Exploring
Fall Spring Summer Winter Year Round
Cabin Hostel Rondavel Tent
Primary Language
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Cost includes:
Professional coaching services
Training materials
Registrations and equipment as per activities

Laundry services
Personal pocket money
Personal gear such as bicycle, camping gear, hiking gear and tents (Can be rented from Rene)
Activities outside of prospectus
Medical emergencies
Transport to and from Warriors Academy at the start and finish of each Quest (Transport can be arranged on request)
Emergency transportation to doctors or other related services
Medical and Travel Insurance (US students it is pre-requisite to get travel and medical insurance from iNext, to be added to your account)
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Some Activities Some Equipment Meals Park Fees Some Park Fees Tour Guide Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 06, 2020
Nov 08, 2022
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About Program

Warriors Academy is an internationally accredited Gap Year program that has been running in South Africa for the past 17 years.
The Warriors Gap Year program is made up of four seasonal Quests. Each Quest is structured and has unique features and activities. These are focused on equipping young adults with emotional intelligence skills, time, stress and conflict management, leadership, teamwork, problem-solving while exploring and experiencing the best that South Africa has to offer.
Our Gap Year involves adventure activities, personal coaching and self-mastery workshops aimed at building emotional fitness and strengthening both the body and mind. Some of these activities include hiking, kloofing, water rafting, bungee jumping, cycle safari’s, animal encounters and so much more.
We also run our MAI (Multi-activity Instructor) program for those looking for a career in the adventure industry.

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Program Highlights

  • Warriors Academy is accredited by the International Gap Year Association
  • Warriors Academy provides a comprehensive variety of training, activities, experiences and travel
  • Our program is highly structured with a focus on personal growth and development
  • We have highly qualified, trained and experienced facilitators
  • Once you become a Warrior, you become part of a family

Program Reviews

4.90 Rating
based on 226 reviews
  • 5 rating 90.27%
  • 4 rating 9.73%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Housing 4.7
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.95
  • Value 4.9
  • Safety 4.85
  • Program Selection 4.7
  • Pre-departure Help 5
  • In-program Support 5
  • Impact on Student 5
  • Value 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

Warriors Spring Quest 2022

My 7 weeks at Warriors were one of the best weeks of my life. I am very happy and greatfull to be part of such an amazing group of people. The activities we did were insane! Survival was my favorite trip because it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience which gave me a lot of gratefullness. I have never done so many activities in only 7 weeks. Everyday you get the chance to learn something or experience new things. I never thought it was possible to become so close with a group of strangers you have only met 7 weeks ago, but I am very gratefull I now know you can. The rafting and hiking was amazing, but doing it with the Warriors made it even better. I would recommend every student who likes outdoor activities to take part in the gap-year program. I am very happy I made the decision to go and I will take it with me forever.

  • extraordinary experiences
  • surounded by amazing people
  • the ambiance at Warriors
  • limit in alcohol use and eat-outs
  • not much privacy
  • long bus rides
12 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors was the experience of a lifetime for me. The people I met and the experiences I had were completely out of this world and honestly I wish I could go back and do it all over again. It was hard but the feeling of accomplishment I had after all the activities was unmatched. The staff and my fellow warriors were so fun and I truly felt like I could be myself around them. The food was really good. Everything was well organized and I felt truly taken care of. I got to see all around south Africa and do amazing things like shy diving and bungee jumping. Base camp is also a really beautiful place that I feel is like my second home.

  • Amazing people
  • Great support from staff
  • Large variety of activities
  • Expensive
13 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing experience

Thank you Warriors academy for this life changing experience. What I did and learned her in only 7 weeks(only did 1 of the 4 Quests) was far behind my expectations. I would do it over and over again, and still not get tired from it, it was so good.

  • Life lessons
  • Become the best version of yourself
  • 6 o’clock wake up👎🏻
12 people found this review helpful.
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2022 Warriors Gap Year winter quest

Amazing experience I will remember for the rest of my life. This program is an opportunity to grow as an individual. You get to experience life in all it's living colours. You meet people that you will remember fondly forever and you get to cross of some of those bucket list experiences before your adult life has even fully begun. For example in only seven weeks, I got my deck hand's license. I climbed some of the most beautiful cliff faces in South Africa. I learned to cook, and dance and live.

  • Traveling
  • Adventure
  • Powerful life lessons inspiring growth
11 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors Review

At warriors I had the best time of my life . I learned so much from it it’s hard to describe how much benefit warriors will bring to your life and how much value you can add my participating in this program. The variety of the activities which you do is very special and you won’t find this anywhere else. The people with who you surrounded with are amazing and so helpful in every way. I really really enjoyed my time here and I won’t forget this for the rest of my life. I am very sure that I will remember the things that I learned and experienced and adjust this to my daily life. Thank
You warriors for this incredible experience !

21 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors Academy Autumn Quest

It’s amazing how close you can become to a group of strangers in just 7 weeks while all enduring the same difficult while exciting challenges. The support and enthusiasm that the facilitators and MAIs always gave the warriors was something I will never forget. Whenever I was feeling down or just not feeling up to doing something, they were always there to lift my spirits and push me to limits I never knew I could reach. I’ve never had so much fun while simultaneously being so proud of myself as I have on Warriors.
You are almost guaranteed to come back for a second quest.

  • Self astern booster
  • Skills booster
  • Lifelong memories made
  • Chance of injuries
  • Pushes your boundaries
  • Expensive
27 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors academy

I can honestly say that Warriors was one of the best experiences I've ever had, it was truly life changing and I couldn't have asked for a better gap year program. Not only were the activities exciting, amazing and well thought out but the people I met there and who run the program are some of the most genuine and kind hearted individuals, they made my experience even better and I've never felt more supported by a group of people in my life. I can't thank Warriors enough for what they've done for me and I can't wait to carry on with my Warriors journey.

  • Fitness
  • Life long friends
  • Support
23 people found this review helpful.
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An amazing program

This program is an awesome experience for people who love being in nature and want to develop themselves, whether that be physically or mentally. The activities take you to places and experiences that are truly amazing. Even when the activities seem like they’re a lot, they’re always something that anyone can conquer if they’re willing. The facilitators are all enthusiastic, caring people who’re always ready to help push you to improve and keep going. The base camp is in a beautiful forest on a mountain.

27 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Yes, it is. Application for all the various programs is open for 2022

average age between 17 and 23. We've had the exceptions

No need to be super fit. We start of with basic exercise and build each participants fitness