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

14 - 84 days

South Africa

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

Park & Wildlife Management

from £1

14 - 90 days

South Africa

Work on the Balule Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park with experienced field guides, research managers and ecologists.

Volunteer with Lions and Tigers and Other Big Cats in Africa

from £1795

28 - 84 days

South Africa

Volunteer with big cats in South Africa at a leading sanctuary. Care for lions, tigers, cheetah, leopards and more!

Gap Year and Summer Programs in South Africa

from £400

14 - 119 days

South Africa

Volunteering in South Africa you will see there is a passionate desire for education – in the classroom, on the...

Wildlife Warriors Anti-Poaching Course

from £1595

10 days

South Africa

Gain practical experience in advanced anti-poaching techniques and work alongside professionals to understand the challenges facing those who dedicate their...

Sports and Surfing in South Africa

from £1095

14 days

South Africa

Visit amazing Cape Town in South Africa when you volunteer alongside an international team teaching underprivileged children from townships to...

Rural Medical Support

from £939

14 - 84 days

South Africa

Offer vital medical and healthcare assistance in a rural Zulu village of South Africa, which is known for it's amazing...

Veterinary Experience in South Africa

from £1090

14 - 28 days

South Africa

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

Volunteer in Childcare in South Africa

from £176

7 - 168 days

South Africa

Volunteer on the Childcare volunteer project in South Africa. Located in Cape Town.

Marine Conservation in South Africa

from £1295

14 - 70 days

South Africa

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


Great Ocean Road West–Melbourne to Adelaide

from £349

This might be a quick trip along the Great Ocean Road—but you’ll never feel rushed. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking...

Highlights of Morocco

from £949

If you want to hit Morocco’s highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets, and cities pulsing with...

Explore Ecuador & Peru

from £2399

Experience some of South America’s incredible sites on a 16-day adventure that brings together the awe-inspiring landscapes of Ecuador and...

Absolute Peru

from £2167

Scan the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our intimate and exclusive G Lodge Amazon, contemplate mountain vistas or...

Cape to Kruger Adventure

from £1725

Southern Africa is one of the continent’s most fascinating destinations, and on this two-week trip, you’ll get the best of...

Budapest to Big Ben

from £799

See some of the best of Europe's grand old capitals as you make your way from stunning Budapest all the...

Ancient Angkor Wat Independent Adventure

from £339

A perfect add-on to any Southeast Asia trip, explore the Angkor Temple complex with an expert local guide. Built over...

Rock N Top

from £1979

Nothing can quite prepare you for the sight of Uluru. But when you’ve caught your breath, switch red rocks and...

Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure

from £3320

Discover the classic dishes and delectable delights of Israel and the Palestinian Territories on this Real Food Adventure. Savour shakshuka in Tel...

Iran – Discover Persia

from £1818

Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent...

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