Gap Travel South Africa

South Africa is the most advanced country in Africa for gap travel, in that it has the largest GDP and is the most powerful country on the continent. Over the last 20 years the country has changed massively as the old apartheid regime of the National Party was defeated at the polls and Nelson Mandela’s ANC party came to power. This has meant lots more opportunities for South Africans and more opportunities for gap travel by people on gapyears. 

Gap year travelers, or gappers as they are commonly known, do not need a visa to enter South Africa and can stay for up to 90 days for gap travel.

Most common activities for gap travel is volunteering. There are volunteer opportunities for gap year participants all over the country, from Cape Town in the southwest to Kruger national Park in the northeast.