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Umoya Khulula
Wildlife Centre


Umoya Khulula Wildlife centre is a non-profit organisation dealing in the rehabilitation and release of indigenous South African wildlife. As a volunteer, you’re going to get your hands dirty, but the reward, knowing you have helped rescue and rehabilitate vulnerable animals, is worth the hard work!


You will play an integral part in carrying out daily activities for the care of the animals at the centre. This could include caring for bush babies, warthogs, antelopes, caracals, porcupines, or other wildlife. The centre’s main goal is to get these animals back out into the wild where they belong. Many animals come in as ex pets, orphans or have been injured, depending on the situation will depend on the rehabilitation process the animal will go through.


This project is suitable for persons over the age of 18, who have an interest in caring for wildlife. Volunteers need to be in good health with a moderate level of fitness.


It is a great opportunity for those wishing to enter into the veterinary or rehabilitation field, or if you have just completed your studies and wish to gain practical experience.


Umoya Khulula Wildlife Centre is open all year round. 

This project requires a minimum 2 week stay, with arrivals and departures on Sundays 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

  • 3 meals a day

  • 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, however your booking can not be confirmed until minimum payment has been received.

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

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