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19 Inspiring & Stunning Gap Year Photos from South Africa

By Marike Lauwrens 7 months ago
Categories Travel

Are you heading to South Africa in the near future?

 A Gap Year in South Africa promises to change your view of this African country forever. It isn’t called the ‘rainbow nation’ for nothing; diversity is the name of the game here.

Join us for a visual gap year and explore gorgeous landmarks, stunning sunsets, happy faces, wildlife galore and adventure around every corner!

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Nature reserves are a common finding in South Africa and the perfect place to go on that bush safari you’ve been dreaming of.

 

2Photo: Andrew Moore / Flickr

Johannesburg, or warmly referred to as ‘Jozi’ by locals, is known as the ‘City of Gold’ because of its gold mining history.

 

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South African arts and crafts are characterised by their brightly coloured beadwork and ethnic patterns.

 

4Photo: South African Tourism / Flickr

There is something magical about waterfalls, even more so at Augrabies Waterfall, a 56m tall waterfall that welcomes you with a thundering splash.

 

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The outdoors is a key feature of South Africa and almost always calls for a campfire or braai (barbeque/grill).

 

6Photo: South African Tourism / Flickr

The lovely Xhosa women of the Eastern Cape busy with their daily activities.

 

7Photo: flowcomm / Flickr

South Africa has no lack of creativity; an innovative soul crafted this sand castle on the beachfront in Durban.

 

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The iconic Madiba figure is sold at craft markets all over the country.

 

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The king of the jungle; one of the famous Big 5 Animals found in South Africa.

 

10Photo: Digital Aesthetica / Flickr

 Table Mountain in Cape Town in all its glory welcomes visitors from near and far.

 

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Use your gap year to travel to the famed Kruger National Park, a wildlife hotspot.

 

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Visit the Penguins at Boulder Beach in Cape Town. 

 

14Photo: Rian (Ree) Saunders / Flickr

Catch a wave in the legendary paradise of sunshine and surf, Jeffrey’s Bay.

 

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Experience South Africans hospitality and all-around friendliness during your gap year travels.

 

15Photo: Patrick de Laive / Flickr

The Orlando Power Station towers in Soweto showcases a South Africa’s arty flair.

 

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Support wildlife conservation efforts in South Africa during your gap year.

 

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In a galaxy far, far away . . . From sun to stars, South Africa has it all!

 

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19 Inspiring & Stunning Gap Year Photos from South Africa