Warriors Academy

Program Reviews

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Waldo
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Autumn Quest 2024

The program has lots of adventure and also challenges each person individually. Self-growth is a guarantee.

What would you improve about this program?
I would not allow the same amount of swearing.
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x.Bren.x
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

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Ulani
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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
Pros
  • travelling and exploring
  • building strong friendships
  • getting to know yourself, building a relationship with yourself
Cons
  • no phones
  • exhausting and overwhelming at times
  • feeling time pressured and not enough off days
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Bryan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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!
Pros
  • Travelling
  • Physical growth
  • Mental growth
Cons
  • Heat exhaustion
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Samuel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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.

Pros
  • The fun and commradship
Cons
  • The distance from town
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Trent
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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
Pros
  • Mental and physical growth
  • Making great friends from all over the world.
  • Incredible adventures
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Kieran
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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
Pros
  • Fitness
  • Friendship
  • Growth
Cons
  • Not for lazy people
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Giorgos
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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
Pros
  • Exiting activities
  • Meeting interesting people
  • Comitment of everyone
Cons
  • rented equipment sometimes of poor quality
  • sometimes bad atmosphere between the warriors due to fatigue
  • sometimes lack of food during hikes and cycle safari
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Mako
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

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
Pros
  • builds toughness
  • builds character
Cons
  • none that I can think off
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Lucas
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome 7 week Quest

I have completed 7 weeks at the Warriors Gap Year Academy. In these weeks I learned so much about myself. This first Quest began on a mental level with the Self-Mastery course. This course was a very special opportunity for me to get rid of many mental insecurities I lived with.

Afterwards we did very exhausting hikes and a 10 day cycle with amazing views of the flora and fauna in this area of Africa. The mental preparation at the beginning helped me a lot to overcome the mental challenges I had to face during these adventures.

All in all this program offers an amazing opportunity to push yourself mentally and physically forward and to experience this with people who come from all around the world.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We ate grilled Mupani worms near nature reserves during a cultural show about South Agrican tribes.
Pros
  • Awesome adventures
  • Gets you uncomfortable
  • International audience
Cons
  • Sometimes disorganized