Beyond Adventure

The most extreme gap year programme today!
Bushman Sands Golf Estate, Main Road, Alicedale
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
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by Heinrich W.
(9 Aug 16 @ 1:16 pm)

My nephew took a gab year at Beyond Adventure and turned his life from the negative to the positive. Fantastic group of people. I love their positive outlook on life that they have over the kids.

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We believe Beyond Adventure offers the most exciting, exhilarating and comprehensive Gap Year program today. After spending an average of 4 380 days (12 years) in some sort of educational institution, every young person is faced with one of the biggest questions of their life. What am I going to do now?

This is where the Gap year program comes in. According to the dictionary, a "gap year" is a prolonged period between two major life stages. We believe the Beyond Adventure concept to be unique in South Africa.

The concept of Extreme Education was designed to provide a challenging environment for young people to discover and develop their leadership potential. Leadership deals with direction, vision, purpose and principles. The Beyond Leadership program focuses on building the students up, making them aware of culture building, helping them with emotional bank account building and strengthening them as individuals functioning in a group context. Our program is designed to meet, challenge and grow the complete individual, body, soul and spirit, as we train tomorrow's leaders today.


About our Programmes

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ready for Success - Let's talk Business
  • Scuba Diving
  • Abseiling
  • Sky diving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Eight certified Business modules
  • Survival
  • Basic off road driving
  • Paintball
  • Archery
  • Theology
  • Mountain Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Climbing
  • Bouldering
  • Adventure Racing
  • Self defence
  • Experiential training
  • Leadership
  • Adventure and recreation qualifications (ARA).
  • One Year Leadership Training Programme 
  • Team Building

Our Activities

Beyond Adventure is situated in Alicedale, 100 km from Port Elizabeth, which is surrounded by areas perfect for adventure activities. Some of our activities are presented on Mansfield Private Reserve and on the Kowie river. This allows the client to partake in extreme activities while in the presence of the local fauna and flora.

We organize adventure activities for groups according to their personal requirements. The following activities are available:

  • Archery
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Abseiling/Rope Work/Slacklining
  • Paintball
  • Beginner off-road 4X4 course
  • Team Building Intervention
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skydiving
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Facilitation Skills
  • Map work, orientation and navigation
  • Self Defence
  • Survival
  • High and Low ropes course
  • Various Adventure Races

Students get an ARA Level 2 qualification for these activities, enabling them to facilitate adventure groups by themselves.


  • First-aid
  • Wellness workshops
  • Formal dinner etiquette
  • Leadership Courses

Academics Include

  • Entrepreneurship, "Ready for Success - Let's Talk Business"
  • 8 Certified Business Modules


2017 Beyond Information Brochure
25 May 16
2017 Jan To June Application Form
25 May 16