Jobs in South Africa

Gap year jobs in South Africa

Looking for jobs in South Africa is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the culture of this unique county. From modern cities to vast game parks full of roving wild animals, South Africa has it all. Having overcome a troublesome past, South Africa is now a melting pot of people from all backgrounds and a bustling hive of culture.

Before you start your search for jobs in South Africa make sure you do your research on appropriate working visas. South Africa doesn’t have a specific ‘working holiday’ visa therefore you are likely to have to apply for a standard working permit, which may take longer to apply for and process. Once you secure your visa however, your employment opportunities are fruitful.

Common jobs in South Africa include teaching, sport coaching and working as a ranger or a guide in a safari park! Most South Africans speak English however knowledge of isiZulu and Afrikaans would definitely give job applicants an advantage. If you’re interested in jobs in South Africa, check out our product listings.

Jobs and volunteering in South Africa


African Wildlife Ranch Volunteer

from £1150

14 - 60 days

South Africa

Volunteer in South Africa at a wildlife ranch that is home to over 90 species of animals, including various endangered...

Social Work Internship in Cape Town

from £660

14 - 168 days

South Africa

Cape Town is a fantastic destination for an international internship - a vibrant and bustling city with business, medical and...

Dog and Cat Rescue in South Africa

from £895

14 days

South Africa

Support a Dog and Cat Rescue project in the beautiful coastal winelands outside of Cape Town.

Coach Sport to Township Children

from £995

35 - 84 days

South Africa

Make a huge impact on our sports community coaching project and take away with you life-long friendships.

Wildlife Veterinary Assistance

from £2415

21 days

South Africa

A 3-week course run by professional wildlife veterinarians and game capture experts that gives hands-on experience in all facets of...

Big 5 Conservation

from £995

14 - 84 days

South Africa

Research lion, elephant and rhino populations and contributing to the conservation and management of a game reserve in South Africa.

Kariega ‘Big 5’ Conservation Experience

from £475

8 - 85 days

South Africa

This phenomenal conservation project gives you the once in a lifetime chance to volunteer with the 'Big Five' and help...

Amakhala Volunteer Project

from £805

15 - 57 days

South Africa

Volunteer in incredible South Africa on this 'Big 5' game reserve and help to protect and reintroduce an abundance of...

Big 5 Conservation Experience in South Africa

from £935

14 - 84 days

South Africa

Witness South Africa's fabulous 'Big 5' whilst helping to protect flora and fauna on this beautiful game reserve. Work alongside...

Sports Coaching in South Africa

from £1239

35 - 84 days

South Africa

Help inspire some of South Africa’s poorest children in this heart-warming sports and childcare project. Coach your favourite sports and...

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