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10 May – 6 June 2025

Western Cape & Gauteng

4-Week Survival Gap Year Camp

This life skills camp is open to anyone over the age of 16 years.

On this internationally accredited adventure training camp you will learn amazing skills, experience adventure, gain valuable outdoor qualifications and learn life skills to be able to survive life !

On this survival adventure camp you will do the following :

  • Earn 12 STASA accredited outdoor qualifications for your CV including the elite RANGER qualification.

  • Get internationally accredited certification for outdoor adventure activities.  including …

  • Canoeing on natural water including sea rescue skills.

  • Mountain climbing and abseiling down a mountain.

  • Bike mechanics and mountain bike a dirt track trail though the most diverse fynbos wilderness in the world.

  • Learn survival skills that can save your life including expedition leader.

  • Learn how to fish, hunt and trap food in the field.

  • Learn  how to shoot a rifle and protect yourself against attack.

  • Experience what it feels like to be truly alive !

Student reviews (7)

” What an amazing experience. This is a camp that I will remember for the rest of my life “
Riaan Fourie, 18 March 2019
“I have done a lot of courses and adventures with Boswa and every time I am again amazed at how much I learn and the great experiences that I have. Boswa truly is a school of survival and adventure worth exploring ! “
Carolina Minnie, 22 October 2021
“What an awesome experience ! This is something that should be on your bucket list ! “
Antony Raison, 12 September 2023
“This camp is highly recommended and something that you must do ! “
Richard Wojan, 19 November 2023
“I found the activities of this camp well planned and I have the adventure of  lifetime “
Zak Smit, 31 May 2024
” My parents send me on this camp and i did not know what to expect. It was great. I have enjoyed myself, learned some great skills and gained valuable qualifications for my CV. All in all a great experience “
Liam Smit, 31 May 2024
” I work on a cruise ship and have booked the survive life camp with Boswa to eperience adventure in South-Africa. This was the greatest adventure that I have had so far ! “
Myles Williams, 31 May 2024


R39950-00 on special offer !

(Normal price R49950. Offer available until 31 July 2024)

12 STASA Certifications, all meals, accommodation, transport, all activities, specialized kit provided, and course badges included.

10 May – 6 June 2025

This camp is a 4-week survival and adventure gap year camp.

We start at 10h00 on day 1 and finish at 12h00 on day 28.

You will need the following kit to complete the camp :

  • Survival knife

  • Firesteel

  • Water bottle

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping bag

  • Groundsheet

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Hat or cap

  • Notebook and pen


On this camp you will sleep in comfortable safari tent accommodation with provided camp bed and mattress. You will also build and sleep in survival shelters on a part of the camp.

All meals and rations are provided on this camp and you will eat luxury camp food prepared over a fire and also expect to eat some survival food on parts of the camp.

Simply e-mail us at to book your place.

We will send you an invoice for secure EFT payment to confirm your place.

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