Gap Year

Need some time out in a challenging, beautiful environment?

We offer a unique opportunity for school leavers from the ages of 17 upwards to become part of our family and spend some quality time in the bushveld during their gap year or anytime they may need a change of scenery! We are a family-run game safari operation that is becoming increasingly involved with the greater local community in all sorts of exciting projects. This programme is not only reserved for young people, we also encourage people who are between jobs or have just retired and are in need of a change to consider Ivy Safaris.
Activities are varied and may include serving clients in the lodge, taking clients on bushwalks or game drives, assisting in game management, day-to-day maintenance on the ranch, office work and outward bound safaris, helping to build or fix something in the local community or transferring skills or knowledge you may have to these communities and staff. You may also be involved in game culling and processing.
No two gap students have the same experience! What you get out of your stay with us will depend on what you are prepared to put in!
One thing is for sure: you will have a new group of friends in Africa!
If you would like to contact some of our previous gap students, let us know and we will send you their details.