Let’s just say that I wish someone told me about this when I left school!

Knowing what I know now, at the tender age of 30, I want to kick myself for not joining a Gap Year Program straight after 12 years of hustling through school (studying stuff I honestly didn’t like!) It was like I was being prepared for a world that no longer existed? I made the mistake of wasting a lot of time and money by going to Uni unprepared, just for the sake of studying… No real goals, no ambition, and certainly no character! Yeah, so that didn’t last long…

Consequently, I’ve learnt that Gap Year Programs can genuinely get you ahead in life, especially when they help you figure out WHO you truly are and WHAT you really want to do with your limited time on earth! Yes, many of my friends knew, but I didn’t? Eventually at age 22, I ended up taking a 3 year “Gap Year” and OH MY WORD, it changed me forever!!!

If this is speaking to you, then, for the love of anything worth pursuing, CHECK OUT THESE EPIC GAP YEAR PROGRAMS BELOW!!!

Phil Minnaar – General Manager @ JOY! Digital


ATKV – Postmatriek
 – KZN

The ATKV Post-matric is not just another gap year – it is a year with a difference, and a sound investment in any young person’s future! Give yourself first priority in your future by booking for the ATKV Post-matric today. Send an e-mail to lizetteo@atkv.org.za

Media Village

Media Village
 – W/Cape


 – Gauteng

Our calling and focus is to help young people find their Godly purpose in life and to ignite them to live passionately. Experience an exciting transformation year through Biblical training, discipleship, health and wealth training; character, leadership and skills development; career guidance, outreaches, camps, adventure outings and loads of fun. Pursue your destiny!


Christian Bible Institute
 – KZN

CBI strives to impart a sense of destiny and a vision for the Kingdom of God in each student. Anyone, of any age, from any culture, country, or occupation would find themselves challenged, motivated and inspired to intimacy with God through enrollment at CBI.


 – W/Cape

When it comes to a Gap Year that doesn’t leave you in the gap… PneuKleus is directed at a clear, constructive and significant year of growth and self-discovery. Career Guidance & Exposure, Spiritual Formation & Development, Soft Skill Training, Life Coaching, Adventure Days. During PneuKleus’s 5 year existence, many young adults have entered unsure and insecure and finished with a clearer sense of who they are and where they are headed.


 – KZN

Trulife is a non-profit production company. We’re looking for young people with a passion to dance, act and create while taking messages of purity, social justice, peer pressure,  identity, human-trafficking, drugs&alcohol to schools.  Get a grounding in God’s Word, while being used creatively to reach a generation.

Via Volunteers

Ethical Volunteering in South Africa
 – W/Cape

Whether you are looking for a short-term placement, or a full Gap Year with a variety of community, wildlife and conservation based projects, Via Volunteers is the ideal choice for ethical volunteering in South Africa. Join us and our international volunteers for an experience of a lifetime that makes a real difference.

GIBC Feature

Generation Impact
 – E/Cape

After Matric, what’s next for me? The only answer is “How do I register for GIBC’s GAP YEAR”. We help you – Find your purpose, Identify future career paths and set a solid Christian foundation. GAP YEAR with a Purpose perfectly combines all the elements a successful Gap Year needs! Fun! Extreme! Creative! Purpose!


UCSA Service Year – W/Cape

Seriously! WHO ARE YOU? Not your name, or what you do, but who are YOU? In this abnormally fun, exciting and challenging gap year, you will go on a journey that will catapult you to become who God intended you to be. You will Reach Out, Serve, Help, Grow, Inspire…. You will BECOME! #FUN #FAMILY #TAKETHECHALLENGE

The Blaze

The Blaze – JHB


Target Life

Target Life
 – Gauteng

Target Life is one of the most balanced Gap Years in SA, presented in both Afrikaans and English. Team building, discipleship, life skills and adventure learning in a dynamic integrated process to develop young people balanced in body, soul and spirit; helping them to deal with their past, present and future.

My best gap year

My Best Gap
Year – Gauteng

Critical & creative thinking, effective communication and collaboration skills are essential employability pre-requisites for the new millennium. Equipping our youth with mental and emotional resilience is crucial for leadership development as well as career resourcefulness. Make a difference: Financial contribution for students – immense satisfaction to see a student’s personal growth, AND ideal CSI and BBBEE scoring.


Creare – Live the Dream
 – Freestate

Prepare for your DESTINY! Be faithful with your CALLING! Become the LEADER you were meant to be! Develop in CREATIVITY (music, dance, drama, art, multimedia and DIY skills). Grow in your MINISTRY perspective through missions, prophetic and Word studies and training!

JUMP TEAM - BAdventure

Jump Team

Jump Team is not for everyone. You will be pushed to your limit; do and experience things you never thought you would or could do. You will be specially trained, acting as the hands and feet of Jesus, sharing the gospel, serving and supporting existing outreach on the front lines.


Year of Your Life – Pretoria

What is your life about?

Year of Your Life is a one-year course that focuses on:
Building friendships
Getting to know God
Outreach experiences
Career guidance
Finding your purpose
Discovering who you are

Make a difference in your world.

Be changed forever.

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