Jobs » 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.
Get involved with exciting, endangered and priority species conservation work in the heart of Africa. You’ll work across up to 4 different Game Reserves.
15% Off exclusive to gapyear.com bookings | Help to care for, rehabilitate and release injured and abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life.
Fancy joining a group of aspiring travellers and gaining unique teaching experience in one of the world’s greatest travel hotspots? Secure your space on a teaching experience of a lifetime!
Hand-rear rhino and other species in the Khulula Care for Wild project.
You can help improve the lives of disadvantaged people all across the developing world by joining one of our sports placements.
Gain work experience in South Africa. You’ll make a real contribution to saving the lives of hundreds of injured and abused animals, leaving you with a great sense of achievement.
If you have skills in Graphic Design, Social Media and PR or Permaculture, use your skills and intern to further the interests of a hard working tree-planting NGO in Cape Town.
Gain veterinary experience on a Big 5 game reserve in South Africa, closely shadowing the reserve vet and helping out in a variety of animal management and care projects.
Come join us for the ultimate African gap year road trip packed full of surf, sun & adventure. Create memories that will last a lifetime & leave with a world recognised qualification.
This placement combines coaching in a variety of sports with gaining valuable experience in a sports school. The experience you gain on this project will be an excellent entry into your CV.
Exciting and worthwhile project that will enables you to care for young South African children, play with them and take part in multiple activities such as singing or story telling!
Outdoor Education voluntary placements in South Africa are active and exciting. You will mainly lead groups of school children in activities including hiking, abseiling, rafting and more.