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Gap Year in South Africa

“The Rainbow Nation” is famous for many things: Ghandi, Table Mountain, President Mandela, cricket… So what don’t you know about this beautiful country? Jutting out into the Atlantic and Indian oceans at the very tip of Africa, it couldn’t be more different from its fellow African nations. A modern business centre, temperate climate, and fertile agricultural land have propelled it to the middle of the world’s income charts. And South Africans don’t just work hard – they play hard too. The country’s sports teams compete on a world platform and, with the Football World Cup landing in 2010, South Africa is at the top of its game. Could it be perfect for your Gap Year?

Latest opportunities in South Africa

Affordable Volunteer Programs in South Africa from £180

IVHQ offers highly affordable volunteer programs in Cape Town, South Africa. Projects are available in a variety of fields including teaching, surfing, computer technical support and sports development. Volunteering in South Africa is a great way to..

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Short-term Special Volunteer Projects

Our Short-term Special projects are group trips for 16-19 year olds which run over the summer holiday period and in December and January. These programmes are a great way of gaining some valuable work experience or developing a particular skill; the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Short-term Special project prices from £1,095

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Volunteer Building Projects

Some of the most important work that needs to be done in developing communities is setting up basic infrastructure. In many countries, the buildings in which locals live and attend school are in a serious state of disrepair. By volunteering on a..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Building project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Care Work

All over the world there are huge numbers of children and adults in need of care and attention. By volunteering on a Care placement with Projects Abroad you can help make an invaluable difference to these people’s lives. No previous..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Care project prices from £995

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Volunteer Conservation Work

Volunteer on a Conservation & Environment placement with Projects Abroad and help to conserve some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile ecosystems. As a volunteer on a Conservation Programme you’ll protect some of the..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Conservation project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Creative & Performing Arts Projects

Our exciting Creative & Performing Arts projects give you the opportunity to express and share your artistic talents with young people abroad. Whether you are a music student on a gap year eager to work abroad, or a career breaker with a keen..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Creative & Performing Arts project prices from £1,195

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Volunteer Culture & Community Work

A Community-based placement with Projects Abroad allows volunteers to become completely immersed in the local culture of a developing country.   You could find yourself teaching English in a Fijian village school, learning traditioan..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Community project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer International Development Projects

Each International Development programme with Projects Abroad is designed to cater for the individual volunteer: your qualifications or previous work experience is directly relevant. As a volunteer, you will be able to support marginalised..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. International Development project prices from £1,795

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Volunteer Journalism Projects

If you are contemplating a career in the media and are looking for a challenging but rewarding experience then a Journalism placement with Projects Abroad may be right for you. Volunteers can choose to work either on a Print Journalism placement or..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Journalism project prices from £1,295

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Volunteer Law and Human Rights Projects

Volunteering on a Law & Human Rights internship with Projects Abroad gives you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in the developing world. We offer both Law and Human Rights placements, as well as combined..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Law & Human Rights project prices from £1,445

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Volunteer Sports Coaching Abroad

Whether you have a passion for football, are a keen runner or just want to help coach children in their sports lessons, you can make a difference to young people's lives by volunteering on a Projects Abroad Sports placement. Volunteers will be..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Sports project prices from £1,145

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

A Projects Abroad Teaching placement is ideal for anyone wanting to make a positive contribution to communities across the developing world. No teaching qualifications are necessary and you do not need to know how to speak the local language. All..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Teaching project prices from £995.

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Volunteer Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care Placements

If you have a passion for working with animals then we might have just what you are looking for. Projects Abroad offers animal care and veterinary medicine placements throughout the developing world. Our veterinary medicine placements are ideal for..

Cost: Varies depending on project, destination and duration. Animal project prices from £1,295

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South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Visit South Africa, a Rainbow Nation that combines sophisticated modern culture with an ancient landscape that is simply breathtaking. South Africa has evolved over thousands of years to become the biologically and culturally diverse nation that it..

Cost: £2599

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South Africa Safari Field Guide 6 Month Internship

Help to conserve some of Africa’s most precious and fascinating wildlife in the spectacular surroundings at this exclusive game reserve, on our South Africa Safari Field Guide Internship. Known as the Rainbow Nation, South Africa is blessed..

Cost: £6899

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South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Visit South Africa – a "Rainbow Nation" that combines modern culture with an ancient landscape that is simply breathtaking. South Africa has evolved over thousands of years to become the biologically and culturally diverse nation that it is..

Cost: from £799

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Volunteer Kruger National Park

VOLUNTEER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Does rolling your sleeves and helping conservation research in the Greater Kruger National Park sound like a dream come true? Then look no further, this is the BUNAC programme for you. Working in a Balule game reserve..

Cost: From £820

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Internationally Recognised TEFL Courses

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is an incredible way to travel the world whilst earning cash at the same time. With an i-to-i TEFL Course under your belt you will be qualified to teach in some of the world’s greatest travel..

Cost: Starting from only £149!

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Sports Coaching in South Africa

Be a sports coach, be a hero: Give back to the next generation in South Africa BUNAC's Sports Coaching South Africa programme gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged..

Cost: £995 from 5 weeks

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