Warriors Academy Gap Year Program in South Africa

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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.

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

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Reviews

9.72 Rating
based on 158 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 93.67%
  • 7-8 rating 6.33%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
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  • Housing 9.2
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.8
  • Value 9.7
  • Safety 9.6
  • Program Selection 9
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 10
  • Impact on Student 10
  • Value 10
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Monique
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Warriors Gap Year Program

It is the best thing my parents could’ve made me do warriors is such a comforting environment that promotes so much space for growth and self improvement.At warriors you get pushed out of your comfortzone more than you would like but it really plays a key role by doing this I have realised a great deal of self improvement, I left warriors with more knowledge and a strong sense of drive to keep on improving so that I can just keep bettering myself. Warriors has taught me to appreciating myself, the people around me and my environment. Warriors is just one of the best places if you want to achieve growth or personal development and you will just realise that you have so much potential .The people at warriors just make the experience and they truly feel like family. I wouldn’t trade the experiences I’ve had at warriors for anything there is so much adventure, thrill and self improvement that you find in this gap year program I am just grateful that I have the opportunity to do the Autumn Quest and I am soooo excited !!!

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Coen
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Not a bad 7 weeks

I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when I arrived. I just came to have a good time and make some great memories and I definitely did. But it didn't stop there! Warriors gives you the perfect opportunity to push yourself and explore your boundaries. Apart from all that, you'll make some amazing friends, among both other 'Warriors' and the incredibly friendly and supportive staff. It will be different from what you expect when you arrive but for anyone unsure whether they should sign up, I promise you won't regret it

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
1. Bring a jur of Nutella
2. Bring a second jar of Nutella

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Bob
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Warriors programme summer quest

I really enjoyed warriors. Its a place Where You learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time. I would recommend warriors to anyone. If you like hiking and cycling this is the place for you. At the warriors you will excercise a lot so if you want to lose weight this is a good choice. The programme also really helps with your selfperspective. If you want to make more and even better friends than you already had go the warriors. I liked the trips the most where you do a lot of different stuff.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The kruger hike I have seen so many execitings things like a elephant from a fewmeters and other animals.
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Dolf
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Warrior camp

What i learned here is becoming physically fit again and to think about what i wanna do with my future. What i really liked were the trips. The wolkberg hike i liked a lot although my shoes burned and i had to walk 25 k on flip flops. The cycle safari i liked the most cause we went to beatiful places where we did a lot fun activities like going to the endangered species centre and doing the poiki competition . And then we also have the kruger tour where our group got attacked by a buffalo which was a really unique but at the same time sad experience. But in the end it was us or the buffalo so i am happy we all came home safe. And maybe the most important thing of this 7 weeks are all the friends i made

What was your funniest moment?
The trips i liked the most, but overall i liked everything especially the self mastery and the workshops. But i can recommend this to everyone who wants to do something usefull and work on theirselves, cause you are gonna learn so much thing you didn't even know you liked. For me this were the best 7 weeks in my life, cause when i look back to the quest i learned so many things
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Wilna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Warriors Summer Quest

Warriors Academy South Africa is a bucket list item for any Gap year candidate. This is our second time around, with my second son attending Warriors Academy. My son has finished his matric year in 2020 and is part of the 2021 Warriors group who just completed his first Summer Quest. I can highly recommend Warriors Academy for anybody. I cannot explain how much he has grown in the 7 weeks as a Warrior. Mentally, emotionally and physically stronger than ever. We cannot wait for Autumn Quest.
Keep up the excellent work.

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Alexa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience at Worriors

This program gives people a chance to grow as an individual whilst making some of the most unique and extraordinary experiences and memories. Worriers has
Taught me so much about myself and about the world around me. This program pushes you mentally and physically but this program would not be the same without the people that are there to assist you and have dedicated their lives in helping people reached their personal goals and help them figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives.

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Isabel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime experience

Before coming to the Warriors program I was not fit. This program made me feel confident to step out of my comfort zone and have the greatest experiences. Everyone is positive and energetic and after every day you will feel satisfied. We went on amazing hikes and explored beautiful mother nature. I pushed my physical limits and at the same time I have learned a lot of important life lessons about career guidance and public speaking. If you are looking for a program were you have to push your boundaries, but at the same time make amazing me
memories and friends this is perfect!!
I can’t wait to come back for the autumn program.
-Isabel de Gier

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Julie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Left speechless

At the end of my experience with the Warriors Academy I was asked to hold a speech about my experience. I was able to come up with one thing; that I learned that in life you need ups and downs to thrive. Other than that I had no words, because I haven’t the faintest idea how to put into words the amount of growth I’ve had. The Warriors Academy touched me in places so deep I didnt’ know they were there, and helped me in ways I didn’t know possible. I don’t know how they did it, but if you have the opportunity; I’d recommend anyone out there to give it a go.

What was your funniest moment?
All the times our facilitators Apple watches would join in on the conversation.
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