Big 5 volunteering weekend trips

Project & Pod News / 31 January 2022 Big 5 volunteering weekend trips

Our Big 5 Conservation volunteers spend their week based on a stunning reserve monitoring some of South Africa’s best wildlife and helping out with a range of conservation activities. At the weekend volunteers are free to make the most of the incredible location and often head out with other volunteers to enjoy the local area.

Volunteers in South Africa

Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, wildlife fanatic or enjoy the luxuries in life, there is so much on offer!  Here are some weekend activity options (some of these trips require a few volunteers to book on, so aren’t guaranteed to happen each week):

  • Bushmans river canoe hire in Kenton-on-Sea 
  • Kowie river canoe hire in Port Alfred 
  • Surf lesson in Port Alfred 
  • SUP (Stand-Up Paddling) board & body board hire in Port Alfred
  • Surf Forest Camp (overnight) -  includes 2 surf lessons, sandboarding, forest/dune hike, skate ramp and one night accomodation
  • Sky-diving (tandem) in Jeffreys Bay
  • World’s highest bungee jump - Bloukrans Bridge outside Storms river 
  • 500m Zip Line & Giant Swing close to Port Elizabeth
  • Beach horse ride at Kenton-on-Sea 
  • Marine life sea boat trip from Port Alfred
  • Whale, dolphin & penguin island cruise from Port Elizabeth
  • Boat cruise on the Kowie river 
  • Dune / sand boarding in Port Alfred 
  • Kenton to Boknes Beach Hike 
  • Sunday’s Bathurst farmers market 
  • Spa massage treatments 
  • Addo Elephant Park visit

Alternatively you can just relax at the reserve or head into the local town (Kenton-on-Sea) to relax by the beach and grab a bite to eat.

weekend volunteers

We look forward to helping you plan your volunteering trip. Weekend activities are arranged and paid for once you are at the project, with the help of the local team. 

If you would like to join the Big 5 Conservation team in South Africa you can visit our project page to find out more here: 



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