• South Africa
4 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Animal Viewing Boating Bungee Jumping Camping Canoeing Canyoning City Exploring Cliff Jumping Cycling Dancing Hiking Horseback Riding Kayaking Mountain Biking Mountain Climbing Rafting Remote Exploring Rock Climbing Safari Sailing Scuba Diving Sightseeing Sky Diving Snorkeling Swimming Trekking Wine Tasting Yoga
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
May 04, 2023
Apr 03, 2024
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About Program

Are you looking for an adventure Gap Year in South Africa? Then look no further than the Warriors Academy. Our internationally accredited gap year program is the perfect combination of travel, fun, adventure and self-development.
You can expect to have new and exhilarating experiences while meeting people from around the world. During this year, you will be mentally and physically pushed out of your comfort zones. You will be supported, guided and tick off an array of bucket list items while learning more about yourself and your potential.
Our Gap Year program is structured to include four 7-week Quests. Each Quest has its own set of adventure activities, soft skill workshops and personal mentoring sessions.
You are able to do any number of quests or all four as part of our full Gap Year program!

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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
  • Warriors Academy is international and multicultural

Program Reviews

4.87 Rating
based on 290 reviews
  • 5 rating 87.24%
  • 4 rating 12.76%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Housing 4.6
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Safety 4.8
  • Program Selection 4.7
  • Pre-departure Help 5
  • In-program Support 5
  • Impact on Student 5
  • Value 5
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Warriors Review

I’ve had many new experiences and have made some good friends I’ve learnt how to respect myself and to respect others - coming to warriors was the best choice I’ve ever made. The staff here have really helped me out and have changed the way that I think and do things. All the activities are over the top fun and exciting, I always had something to do here at warriors - you are always active and always having to give it your all. It’s a great place and I'd recommend this to anyone that loves being in the outdoors.

18 people found this review helpful.
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warriors 10/10

Warriors Academy was absolutely incredible! I met amazing people, made lifelong friends, and did cool things like hiking, swimming, and cycling. Exploring new places and being surrounded by nature was so refreshing. The best part? The personal growth I experienced. I discovered my strength, mentally and physically. Being in a good mental space made everything even more enjoyable. It was a well-rounded experience, with adventure, personal development, and connections with like-minded individuals. I learned so much about myself and pushed my limits. If you get the chance, check it out! It's an unforgettable experience of memories, friendships, and personal growth. I'm grateful for the person it helped me become.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
stick to the rules and don’t take advantage when you’re given an opportunity
  • travelling and exploring
  • building strong friendships
  • getting to know yourself, building a relationship with yourself
  • no phones
  • exhausting and overwhelming at times
  • feeling time pressured and not enough off days
18 people found this review helpful.
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Summer quest 2024!

Warriors has been an adventure of a lifetime! Being able to challenge myself in so many ways as well as traveling has made this experience so worth it. The soft skills that we learned was so beneficial towards my growth as a person and I learnt so much on these courses. Coming back for the second quest! Warriors allowed me the opportunity to meet so many new people as well as have experiences that were totally out of my comfort zone. The many characteristics and different nationalities were interesting to indulge in. The co stand physical activity also kept me in shape

What was your funniest moment?
When Cameron has diarrhea on the Wolkberg hike!
  • Travelling
  • Physical growth
  • Mental growth
  • Heat exhaustion
17 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors Summer quest

I loved my experience at warriors it really pushed me to my limits and I absolutely loved it. It was supper fun and I absolutely loved making new friends and getting to know new people and being able to make similar connections with people from different backgrounds the facilitators are absolutely amazing and very supportive definitely a opportunity of a lifetime. I loved trying the traditional food of the limpopo area it was exotic but I really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this program for anyone.

  • The fun and commradship
  • The distance from town
18 people found this review helpful.
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Review of Warriors Summer Quest

I have really enjoyed my time at Warriors. Over the seven weeks I have been here I have seen and done so many amazing things I never thought I would do. I have grown a lot through all my experiences at Warriors and I feel I am a much stronger, confident and independant person than when I first arrived here. Not to exclude mentioning how much physically fitter I've become as well.

The Self-mastery workshop we did during the first week was amazing as it helped me to learn more about myself and work through my problems. It helped me to let go of a lot of things I was holding on to and to prove to myself how strong and capable I really am.

The facilitators and everyone who runs this amazing program are very supportive and helpful. They make sure you are doing well and are having a great time. I feel I have made friends with many of them.

I have met people from all over the world and made great friends with pretty much all of my fellow Warriors. There is a great comraderie between everyone.

I really would recommend Warriors Academy to anyone my age who has finished school and doesn't know what the next step in life is. I promise you that you will learn so much about yourself, make great friends and have an amazing time

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
A mopane worm
  • Mental and physical growth
  • Making great friends from all over the world.
  • Incredible adventures
20 people found this review helpful.
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Transformative experience

Warriors is the place to transform yourself and your life trajectory through learning and struggling, both physically and mentally, to develop the right habits for a meaningful life. And, it’s the place to go on the wildest adventures with people that you will never forget. So much fun!!! 10/10 would recommend. We wake up at 5:30 am so it gets your sleep schedule correct, and we exersise every day so you get extremely physically fit. In the 7 weeks we competed a mile swim, a 60km hike, a triathlon, a 3 day hike through the African Savannah, and a 500km cycle.

What was your funniest moment?
When one of my friends broke his bike so horrifically bad even the best of bike mechanics didn’t know what to do with it
  • Fitness
  • Friendship
  • Growth
  • Not for lazy people
16 people found this review helpful.
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I found myself

This program made me grow already in 7 weeks. I met incredible people from all over the world, each with their own problems, all with a specific goal. I made real friends who grew with me during this program. You shouldn't expect anything easy when signing for the warriors... The activities we do are physically or mentally exhausting (often both). It's amazing how much mental improvement improves during a quest (of course only if you're committed). The staff around us listen and help us throughout this adventure... Thank you warriors!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
That was the time we had to carry tree logs in groups of 2 or 3, over a distance of 6km in the night. This experience really made me suffer mentally and physically but made me grow
  • Exiting activities
  • Meeting interesting people
  • Comitment of everyone
  • rented equipment sometimes of poor quality
  • sometimes bad atmosphere between the warriors due to fatigue
  • sometimes lack of food during hikes and cycle safari
18 people found this review helpful.
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An awesome bit of fun

I've loved my time at warriors so far, I love how physically demanding it is, I love the way the program is structured, how the people are so friendly and dependable and overall how much it has pushed me out of my comfort zone.

I really enjoyed to mental aspects of the course like self mastery as it really allowed me to look at myself in way I hadn't before, career guidance was also a really good experience for me as I feel like I was able to get guidance for careers that felt more personable.

overall I would recomend this to anyone lost or someone who want to try something new.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
make sure you do your research on the packed list and bring a camera
  • builds toughness
  • builds character
  • none that I can think off
21 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