Our Programmes

Bnei Akiva South Africa run programmes throughout the year. Our main programmes are based in Johannesburg Cape Town and Durban, but also extend to programmes in Israel. We have spesifically designed programmes for each age group, from grade 3 all the way past matric. Our overnight programmes include Mini Mach, Gurim Seminar, Winter Camp, Hadracha, Kfar, Limmud and MTA; which all cluminate in December at our Machaneh Summer Camp. Simply click on the buttons below to learn more about all our programmes,

Machaneh Summer Camp

The best thing about the year flying by so fast is that Bnei Akiva Machaneh is always around the corner!  The feeling is in the air and everyone is talking about it. We are world renowned for our incredible Machaneh and this year we are truly taking it to the next level!

There is no better way to spend a summer holiday than at Bnei Akiva Machaneh. We bring hundreds of people to an environment that is safe, enriching and most of all… FUN. The beach, tiyulim, chugim, amazing tochniot and non stop action are all happening at Machaneh.

What to expect on Machaneh?

  • Opportunities to meet new people from all over the country and to develop life-long friendships.
  • Rest, relaxation and recreation in a fun and very social environment.Time to learn about your Judaism and Eretz Yisrael.
  • A beautiful private beach with professional lifeguards.
  • An unbelievable tiyul on the Garden Route.
  • Loads of sports – rugby, soccer, volleyball, netball, indoor basketball and all the sporting equipment you could wish for!
  • Music, entertainment and ruach that will uplift your soul!
  • A qualified full time team of doctors, medics and CSO guards on duty 24 hours a day.
  • A vibey, friendly and well-stocked tuck-shop.
  • Well balanced delicious meals and excellent menus.
  • A mind blowing, wonderful Machaneh experience that you will never forget!

For more information, please contact the Bnei Akiva Office or contact Rosh Machaneh at roshmach@bnei.co.za. Be sure to check back when Machaneh has been officially launched!

Winter Camp


Centre: Johannesburg and Cape Town
Ages: Grade 7-9


There is no better way to spend your July holiday than on Bnei Akiva’s Winter Camp! How many people can say that the beach is literally at their doorstep? In just one week there is so much to do.


With an activity every single day ranging from boating, tubing, bowling, paint balling and of course the most epic water park ever and a daily dose of beach you are bound to never be bored. And if that’s not enough your nights include bonfires on the beach, insane tochniot, star gazing, the best Maddie- Channie chill and room time there could possibly be!


There has never been a place filled with such gees, excitement and total happiness.


For more information, please contact the relevant Bnei Akiva Office or wintercamp@bnei.co.za.


Gurim Seminar

Centre: Johannesburg and Cape Town
Ages: Grade 3-6

Gurim Seminar takes all the experiences and fun had on Mini Mach to the next level. It is a four day programme in which chanichim get to strengthen their relationships not only with their friends and Madrichim but also with Bnei Akiva.

Not only being fun, seminar is an educational and religious experience that can not be experienced in any other setting with amazing tochniyot, uplifting shabbas activities and a bit of inspiration for everyone.

There is no better way to spend the June/July holiday.

For more information, please contact the relevant Bnei Akiva Office or JHBGurim@bnei.co.za (JHB) / CTGurim@bnei.co.za (CPT)

Mini Machaneh

Centre: Johannesburg and Cape Town
Ages: Grade 3-6

Mini Mach is an unbelievable weekend away with friends and Madrichim. From the second you get onto the bus departing for Mini mach till the second you arrive back at home, there is non stop fun and craziness.

It really is the perfect start to the Gurim year and a great introduction for many to what Bnei Akiva is and what it stands for.

For more information, please contact the relevant Bnei Akiva Office or JHBGurim@bnei.co.za (JHB) / CTGurim@bnei.co.za (CPT) 

Israel Programmes

Bnei Akiva runs multiple Israel programmes for Chanichim of all different ages.

Centre: All
Ages: Hadracha and Kfar: Grade 10 | MTA and Limmud: After Matric


See the whole of Israel in just 3 weeks from the Golan to the Dead Sea, EVEN EILAT! The only way to spend your Grade 10 July Holidays, connect and bond with your friends and Madrichim on a completely different level by doing the most insane activities and tiyulim.


Our 2 Month Programme that runs from October to December is a unique opportunity for Grade 10’s. Get the Intensive Learning experience while learning in an Israeli Yeshiva infused with touring and experiencing the true beauty of Israel. Breathe, eat, sleep and live like like an Israeli. Tour the country from top to bottom while learning Torat Eretz Yisrael. A truly incredible Bnei Expereicne.


MTA (Midreshet Torah vAvodah) is a year programme where you get the opportunity to learn in world class Torah institutions, explore Israel in the breaks between semesters, live in Israel and be a part of Israeli culture.In addition, the programme consists of leadership skills development, volunteering, Zionism and Hadracha (leadership) seminars, experiencing the army and even a trip to Poland. You can also find out more information on the World Bnei Akiva Hachshara website- www.hachshara.org


Limmud is a year programme that combines Torah learning and experiencing Israel. Get the opportunity to live and work on a kibbutz, work for the national ambulance service, Magen David Adom, develop your Torah knowledge and leadership skills, volunteer, partake in Zionism and Hadracha seminars, experience the army and even a trip to Poland.

For more information regarding our Israel programmes, please contact the Bnei Akiva Office. Alternatively, for our gap year programmes, please contact israelprogrammes@bnei.co.za and for Hadracha please contact hadracha@bnei.co.za.

Camp Snoopy

Centre: Durban
Ages: All

Camp Snoopy is our special day camp run during the July holidays for our Durban Chanichim. Every day the chanichim get to go on exciting outings around Durban and Umhlanga and get to share this experience with their friends and caring madrichim. Camp Snoopy also provides our Durban chanichim with a taste of Bnei Akiva through awesome peulot run by the Camp Snoopy Madrichim. For more info about Camp Snoopy or to get involved in Bnei Akiva Durban please email office@bnei.co.za.

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