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


Kruger Conservation in South Africa

from £995.00

14 - 84 days

Experience amazing Big 5 encounters, contribute to important wildlife conservation research in the beautiful Kruger National Park.

Veterinary Experience in South Africa

from £1,090.00

14 - 28 days

Gain veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve experts and helping out...

Surf and Adventure Volunteering in Cape Town

from £615.00

14 days

The program takes underprivileged children out of the townships and off the streets and teaches them valuable life lessons in...

Nurture Orphaned Monkeys

from £647.00

7 - 84 days

Volunteer at South Africa's first primate rehabilitation centre giving abused monkeys and baboons a chance at life in the wild....

South Africa Adventure

from £2,200.00

28 days

Your adventure starts in the Mother City – Cape Town then it's on to road trips and conservation reserves! An...

Early Childhood Development

from £787.00

10 - 84 days

Live and work in the world's most beautiful city - Cape Town - and play a vital role in enriching...

African Wildlife Photography and Conservation Project

from £2,090.00

28 - 56 days

This Wildlife Photography and Conservation project is based in the world renowned Greater Kruger Area - famous for the Big...

Marine Conservation in South Africa

from £1,295.00

14 - 70 days

Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to turtle, shark, potato bass and whale research in Sodwana Bay; one of...

Africa Explorer

from £2,200.00

28 - 56 days

Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!

Game Ranger Course in South Africa

from £2,779.00

57 days

Take an 8 week course to become a game ranger in one of South Africa's most beautiful private game reserves.

Travel articles about South Africa

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