VOLUNTEERING IN South Africa

AFRICA

South Africa is situated at the southern tip of Africa and ranges from desert to sub-tropical. After volunteering in South Africa you can relax on wine tour or tick off your own Big 5 wildlife list on safari at one of the many National Parks.

Big 5 Conservation

Big 5 Conservation

South Africa

  • Join a team researching and tracking lion, elephant and rhino populations
  • Contribute to the conservation of a Big 5 game reserve in the heart of South Africa
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Duration: 2 – 10 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Cheetah Centre

Cheetah Centre

South Africa

  • Join a project aiming to help save cheetahs from extinction
  • Work directly with cheetahs; providing care and monitoring behaviour
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Duration: 2 – 4 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Children’s Day Care

Children’s Day Care

South Africa

  • Support children from low income families by helping at short-staffed day care centres
  • Provide care and education at a local community development initiatives
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Duration: 2 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £895 / $1145

Elephant Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

Elephant Care and Research - Volunteer with Elephants

South Africa

  • Join an active research team collecting data to guide best practice for management of captive elephants
  • Work hands on with elephants providing care and enrichment
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Duration: 3 - 12 weeks

Cost from: £1095 / $1400

Horse Rehabilitation

Horse Rehabilitation

South Africa

  • Help to care for and rehabilitate over 40 horses (no previous riding experience required)
  • Enjoy riding along the Indian Ocean whilst watching whales and dolphins
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £845 / $1080

Kruger Conservation

Kruger Conservation

South Africa

  • Experience amazing Big 5 encounters (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard)
  • Receive bush craft training, learn key skills and contribute to important wildlife conservation research
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £995 / $1275

Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation

South Africa

  • Learn to dive or improve and contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
  • Join an active research team contributing to global conservation
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Duration: 2 - 10 weeks

Cost from: £1195 / $1530

Monkey Rescue

Monkey Rescue

South Africa

  • Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre
  • Learn about primate behaviour whilst providing care and enrichment for rescued monkeys
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Duration: 1 – 12 weeks

Cost from: £495 / $635

Top 5 reasons to visit and volunteer in South Africa

  • African wildlife - from penguins running around the beaches in Cape Town to fantastic safari opportunities in the National Parks. The famous Kruger National Park is home to the Big Five and has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve (at 147 species)!

  • Adventure - for adrenaline junkies there is bunjee jumping, river rafting, wakeboarding, abseiling, caving and sailing to name just a few. Try surfing at Jeffreys Bay (J-bay) which is known as ‘surfer’s paradise’. Most of these adventure activities are along the world famous Garden Route.

  • Sea life - South Africa is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching. You can see humpback whales, southern right whales, Bryde’s whales, orcas and dolphins in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

  • New natural wonder of the world - at 1086m above sea level, Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town and is the only natural site to have a constellation of stars named after it (Mensa).

  • History - for nearly 400 years Robben Island was a place of imprisonment and isolation, today however it is a World Heritage site and a place that symbolises victory over Apartheid and other human rights abuses. Nelson Mandela is one its most famous prisoners.

South Africa horse riding on beach

South Africa horse riding on beach

South Africa elephants

South Africa elephants

South Africa rhino

South Africa rhino

South Africa coastline

South Africa coastline

South Africa volunteers on beach

South Africa volunteers on beach

South Africa countryside

South Africa countryside

South Africa lions

South Africa lions

South Africa giraffes

South Africa giraffes

South Africa elephants

South Africa elephants

South Africa researching elephants

South Africa researching elephants

South Africa capetown table mountain

South Africa capetown table mountain

South Africa rhino and lions

South Africa rhino and lions

We are driven by the needs of the projects we support. We only offer sustainable volunteering projects that have lasting and positive impact on the local community.

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AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • Tourism Concern
  • Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust
  • Right Tourism
  • DOFE
  • theguardian
  • the independent
  • Sunday Times
  • Year Out Group
  • Best Volunteering Organisation
  • Wall Street Journal