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African Wildlife & Equestrian Experience

The African Wildlife & Equestrian Experience situated in the Lowveld of the Limpopo Province of South Africa, is a totally unique opportunity that differs greatly from other horse safari programs that you will find in South Africa. Volunteers will learn about working with and riding horses, as well as spend time in the African bush acquiring knowledge of the native wildlife. You will get to experience the beauty of South Africa and riding in a relaxed and fun filled environment which is suitable for both experienced riders and novices alike. Even if you have never ridden a horse before but want to learn, this is the place for you.


This project is designed for persons 18 to 35, who have an equestrian interest as well as wildlife or just a sense of adventure. Volunteers need to be in good health with a moderate level of fitness. It is a great opportunity for those wishing to explore the wonders of the African Bush, and gain equestrian knowledge and experience. Personal qualities such as flexibility and adaptability are a must, as “African Time” and or unforeseen circumstances can lead to program changes at short notice.


The African Wildlife and Equestrian Experience is open all year round.


This project requires a minimum 2 week stay, with arrivals and departures on Mondays and Fridays only.


Contact us with your preferred dates and we will do our best to accommodate them (availability pending).


Whilst admission onto the projects requires a minimum 2 weeks stay, you can stay as long as you like or can afford.


Prices are shown in South African Rand. For your local currency conversion rates check out

*Priced based on a 2 week stay with no extras, for longer stays please request a quotation.


  • All Accommodation whilst on the project

  • Return road transfers between Hoedspruit Airport and the project

  • Wi-Fi

  • Conservation Levy

  • Fully stocked kitchen

  • Laundry Detergent (Self-service)

  • Riding Gear

  • Transport within the program.

  • All Project activities as described.

  • All project services as described.


  • All Flights and/or road transfers except those mentioned within.

  • All drinks such as Alcohol and soft drinks (Safe drinking water is provided)

  • All personal snacks and any other luxury items you can’t live without.

  • Social events.

  • Eating out (any meals at restaurants is at your own cost)

  • Any Excursions offered by the project

  • Extra activities on excursions

  • Medical Expenses

  • Travel & Medical Insurance

  • Any visa related expenses

  • Any vaccinations

For an additional fee of R700/night, Scales Volunteers can provide overnight accommodation in Johannesburg between flights on your arrival or return from your project, including a return airport shuttle to transport you between OR Tambo airport and your accommodation.


Should you prefer a cheaper alternative to flying between OR Tambo International airport to Hoedspruit Domestic airport, Scales Volunteers can also provide you with a road transfer for only R1,600 return. (Please note this shuttle service has set scheduled departure times)

*Please note that any bank charges for payments will be for your account.

**A 30% non-refundable deposit is payable to confirm your booking and full payment is due no later than 30 days prior to your arrival. You are welcome to make one full payment should you wish to do so.

***Any payments made via PayPal will incur an additional 1.5% Service fee.

Canter through water
Elephants at Camp
Dam Swim
Cooling of on a summers day
Cheetah on Game Drive
Game Drive
Game Drive
Jump training
At the stables
Horse Back Bush Trails
Bush trail on horse back
Laundry room (Self Service)
Communial area
Bush Shower
Viewing deck
Indoor Shower
Camp Pool
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