Your first steps out of high school may not lead directly to your eventual career but they will begin to shape who you will become. That is why Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg restructured its GAP year 4 years ago so that we could offer something better. We don’t have much time to waste on earth so we have to pack as much as possible in. With this in mind, we have set up a program which allows you to have a partial break from studying and do a whole lot of living!
Spirit of Adventure Magaliesburg has been serving Gauteng and surrounding areas for almost 8 years in leadership training and teambuilding. Our 9 GAP year instructors are trained in all we do and spend a lot of the year working with groups of school learners and adults. This work carries big responsibility but the outcomes for the instructors personally are even bigger.
The year also entails traveling around SA to take part in some awesome and adventurous activities. We go scuba diving, hiking in nature reserves and “big 5” game reserves, white water rafting and this year we’re going paragliding too! Instructors are expected to complete some distance learning courses. These are of their choice from any distance learning institution and the work load has to be kept low because of all the other activities.
The camp is located near Rustenburg in the North-West province about an hour from Northcliff in Joburg. We are on a private working farm rich with natural wildlife but only 20 minutes from “the mall”. Instructors share cabins in pairs in their home away from home for a year.
The benefits to a person in taking a year to relax, enjoy, re-group or explore are too numerous to mention. Add to this the opportunity to build your character and skills base while making life-long friends and seeing our beautiful country and you begin to understand what you may gain from a GAP year with us.
Should you wish to apply or find out more details, please contact us at the details below. Also, have a look at our website for more about us and the GAP year.
Can’t wait to hear from you!