• 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
Jul 04, 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

9.65 Rating
based on 222 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 90.99%
  • 7-8 rating 9.01%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Housing 9.1
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.7
  • Value 9.6
  • Safety 9.5
  • Program Selection 9
  • Pre-departure Help 10
  • In-program Support 10
  • Impact on Student 10
  • Value 10
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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 !

9 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
14 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
11 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.

12 people found this review helpful.
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Warriors academy

We went on a short hike during the first few days and afterwards we did a community service week with a group of kids getting a taste of the adventure of warriors as well as team building activities,then we did horse riding and a hike which is one of the many traveling opportunities around the country which is amazing and highly suggested for tourists, less than a week later we where half way through the quest and did tower cycle which was a scary mountain biking week where I fell off my bike and nearly died and ended up getting sum stitches which was painful but an amazing memory and a great story to tell, then for the last 2 week we went down to sodwana Bay and dived where we all saw sum beautiful turtles and many other fishes, this all added up to an amazing 7 weeks with many fun and memorable moments which was absolutely worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears

  • Food
  • Support
  • Fun
  • Scary
  • Spiders
  • Duties
12 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Autumn and summer quest

I have done so many things I would of never dreamt of doing before which often pushed me outside of my comfort zone but made me grow as a person a lot and made me learn new things about myself. Besides that I made friends for life and got to see beautiful places in South Africa. I have learnt so many life lessons that I will never forget and made memories I will be telling my children about. Leaving this place is probably the hardest thing I will ever have to do because this place has become like a home for me in the past 4 months.

  • Self growth
  • Adventure
  • New friends
  • Little freedom
  • Not a lot of alone time
12 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Autumn quest

My time at autumn quest absolutely flew by. I never thought that I could learn so much in the space of seven weeks. It was mentally and physically challenging but has changed me for the better. Warriors is not like any gap year program, it’s unique in the way that they understand the growth of us teenagers. Everyone involved puts 100% into everything with a bubbly and happy nature. Thank you to everyone who made my time during autumn quest so amazing. It is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

  • Self growth
  • Adventures
  • Fasilitators
  • Hill up to the barn
  • Wi-Fi
12 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program


Warriors is the perfect place if you’re looking for adventure and a place where you can become the best version of yourself. If helps you to get a lot of confidence leadership qualities and a high level of fitness. Everyone who is involved in the Programm is fully committed and will make sure you get the best experience and grow as much as possible. Even though it’s sometimes challenging the results you get are incredible and will definitely help you further on in life. And you meet friends from all over the world and make memories you never forget

  • Adventure
  • Personal growth
  • Memories
  • Sometimes a bit strict
15 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