Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation

from £2,720
Duration: from 2 weeks to 12 weeks
Countries: South Africa
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation

In the shadow of the majestic Drakensberg mountains, this unique conservancy is home to a lioness caught in a snare and lion confiscated from illegal lion breeders, injured raptors, poisoned vultures, Porsche the cheetah, and many more. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre aims to contribute to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured and poisoned wildlife.

What will I do?

The management and staff of the centre are a group of dedicated conservationists committed to the preservation of wildlife. Their intimate knowledge of the animals they so lovingly care for is nothing less than impressive. Work can be of a reactionary nature and unpredictable.

As a volunteer at Moholoholo you will join their dedicated team and may be involved in:

  • Daily husbandry and care of permanent residents at the centre
  • Treatment and care of sick and injured animals
  • Assistance with wildlife veterinary work
  • Attending call outs to capture animals for relocation or treatment
  • Involvement in breeding programmes for rare and endangered species

Working hours:

Work 7 days a week, with flexible time off, depending on the needs of the centre.


Cottage and house with shared bedrooms (either 2 or 4 volunteers to a
room). Each room has a shared bathroom. Shared lounge/living area with a kitchen.

What support will I get?

From the moment you first send us an inquiry, we are always just a phone call or email away. You can contact our office team with any question you have. We’ll be happy to help you as much as we can while you prepare for your conservation experience. Once you are in Africa, we have a dedicated team of coordinators who will look after you - whether you need help with your conservation responsibilities, are feeling poorly or need to get to a bank to get out some money.

If your family need to get hold of you in an emergency, we have a 24 hour emergency phone line, and we can always facilitate contact to you in Africa.

What's the next step?

If you are ready to submit your application. You can do this online or by post. And don’t worry - you application does not commit you to anything. It is just an expression of interest on your side and it helps us prepare the best advice for you.

We will contact you after accepting your application and chat to you about the best project choice, costs and dates. Once you are happy with your choices, we will set up your very own conservation experience for you and send you all the extra information you need - from the “small print” terms and conditions to insurance information. If you definitely want to go for it, all you have to do is send us a signed confirmation and a deposit of 295 GBP - or the equivalent in US$, CA$, AU$ or Euro.

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

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Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £2,720 to £5,270

Duration Details:

From 2 - 12 weeks all year round


Includes return international flights from London, transfers, all meals, accommodation, all project-related costs and in-country and logistical support.


All the time

This placement would suit:

Someone with enthusiasm for conservation who is able to muck in and work as part of a team.  If you would like to make a career of animal care and welfare or simply contribute to their future.

Do you accept non UK citizens?


User Comments:

“To have two rhinos suckling at your pyjamas at 2am demanding milk is an experience like no other! There were challenging times, with the rhinos and with the cheetah and lion cubs that were brought in, but what I found so great was the support that the volunteers gave each other.”

~ by Rachel Pfeiffer-Brown

About African Conservation Experience

Have you ever dreamed of tracking wild leopard and cheetah through the bush, or assisting a marine biologist in whale and dolphin research? 

Open your eyes to a whole new world and way of looking at the natural environment.  We support vital conservation projects in our heritage region of southern Africa and with over 10 years experience we are able to offer every volunteer the benefits of our personal knowledge.  

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Photo Gallery

Giraffe feeding

Giraffe feeding

Moholoholo has a great success rate in hand-rearing giraffe
Vulture feeding

Vulture feeding

Moholoholo has a large aviary, including vultures, eagles and owls
Downtime with zebra

Downtime with zebra

Enjoying a moment of downtime
Baby honey badger

Baby honey badger

Honey badgers have a fierce reputation - Not when they are babies!
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