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African Wildlife & Equestrian Experience

South Africa

If you have a passion for horses and want to experience African wildlife in a big 5 reserve, help at various outreach programs……this is the project for you!

The African Wildlife & Equestrian Holiday offers you the opportunity to do just that by experiencing the wildlife in Big 5 Game Reserves, take part in all equine activities, helping out at various outreach programs and enjoying the many sites and adventures the surrounding area has to offer on the various excursions.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks

Maximum Duration: None

Greater Kruger

Conservation Project

South Africa

The Greater Kruger Conservation Project is a fantastic opportunity to assist with real African conservation efforts, no matter your experience level. Volunteers are exposed to all aspects of reserve management and maintenance, including everything from keystone species preservation to landscape rehabilitation and alien vegetation eradication. 

Volunteers will also be provide with a 2-night (3 day) safari through the famous Kruger National Park and with any luck will get a chance to view the 'Big 5' in their natural habitat. 

Duration: 15 Days

Marine & Wildlife

Conservation Project

South Africa

The Marine & Wildlife Conservation Project offers volunteers the unique and exciting opportunity to get behind the scenes and involved with the Conservation efforts of Sibuya Game Reserve. This is the perfect program, if you are looking for a meaningful travel opportunity abroad that – together with like-minded people from all over the world – puts your passion for nature, environment and wildlife to good use, trying to make a difference.


With a team of passionate conservationists working tirelessly to save endangered and threatened wild and marine life from extinction. Volunteers will take part in short and long-term projects which are intended to create sustainability for generations to come. Tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content. 

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration: None

African Bush & Wildlife

Experience

South Africa

The African Bush & Wildlife Experience is an introduction to the natural wonders of the African Bush and the wildlife that lives within it. 

 

Over a period of 14 days, volunteers will participate in the conservation of the area with hands-on experience in the bush, which can include Alien Plant control, erosion management or working on sustainable projects. In addition, Volunteers will receive informal lectures designed to give the participants an understanding of both animals and nature to enhance their experience during game drives and bush walks.

Duration: 2 weeks

ReWild 

Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

The ReWild Rehabilitation Centre is not only a wildlife rehabilitation centre for small mammals and birds but also specializes in the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned bats and is involved extensively in the conservation of bats through education and humane exclusions. 

 

No previous experience is required as this will be provided at the center, however project is not for those who prefer to sit back and watch as you will be required to work, but this can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life as you nurse small animals back to strength for release back into the wild.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks

Maximum Duration: None

Marine Research &

Conservation Project

South Africa

The Marine Research & Conservation Project offers a unique learning experience for volunteers who are passionate about the marine environment. As part of the comprehensive volunteer programme, you will regularly receive the opportunity to assist the research team and obtain hands-on participatory experience in boat-based and land-based fieldwork, as well as marine mammal stranding response and necropsy. 

Combining research, conservation and education into its comprehensive volunteer programme. The project strongly depends on the willingness of volunteers to contribute their time and dedication to help further their work, allowing you to make a valuable contribution to increased knowledge and awareness regarding local conservation efforts.

Minimum Duration: 1 week

Maximum Duration: None

Vervet Monkey

Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

The Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation Centre is dedicated to rehabilitating and providing sanctuary for orphaned, injured and abused vervet monkeys. The centre currently cares for over 500 monkeys and takes in many orphans each year.  Volunteers are an integral part of the team as they are assist in Husbandry, feeding, building new enclosures, observations and maintaining the upkeep of the centre. 


No previous experience is necessary, just caring and dedication. 
You will be helping to rehabilitate vervet monkeys into viable troops for release into protected reserves, integrating them back into their natural environment.

Minimum Duration: 2 weeks

Maximum Duration: None