The National Sea-and-Sand Institute came to being in 1971 in Hermanus in the South Western Cape.
The main aim was to train the youth as life-guards to do duty on the country’s beaches. Since then more than 10 000 students qualified successfully as life-savers who have been involved in some 15 000 recorded rescue operations. In the past December holiday season alone Sea-and-Sand life-guards on 18 Overstrand beaches rescued 274 bathers in trouble.

Leadership Year at Spirit of Adventure (KZN - South Africa)

Spirit of Adventure

Are you currently in Matric ... Do you have a passion for the outdoors, adventure,people, and challenges ... Then Spirit of Adventure is the place for you!

What is Spirit of Adventure?

Spirit of Adventure is an outdoor leadership centre based just outside Hillcrest at Shongweni Dam. By combining challenge and adventure with a strong focus on leadership training Spirit of Adventure encourages individuals to go beyond their perceived limits and accomplish much more than they ever imagined. Our activities include kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, rafting, orienteering, obstacle courses and much more. Since 1994, we have worked with groups from schools, universities and other organizations on courses at this Reserve, the Drakensberg, the beach and other venues and we have become known for our spirit of excellence and professionalism.

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!