Home to some of the best wildlife in the world, there are plenty of opportunities to get a placement on a conservation project in South Africa on your gap year. There's big game, big cats, and big sharks, all in need of your help. Volunteering in South Africa is a great way to see the country, whether you're staying put or going backpacking, adding valuable experience to your CV and giving you the opportunity to give someting back to this amazing country.
Learn to dive or improve whilst contributing to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research in Sodwana Bay; one of the world’s prime dive locations.
Spend some time overseas helping build homes, schools and public buildings in developing communities around the world.
Come face to face with one of the world’s most infamous predators
Become an assistant game ranger in this stunning conservation area, and witness South Africa’s fabulous ’Big 5’ whilst helping to protect flora and fauna on this beautiful game...
Experience the South African Lions and learn more about these fascinating animals.
Affordable project for students and volunteers to gain field work skills and learn research techniques, whilst having an enjoyable and memorable African bush experience.
Do you have a passion for animals and wildlife? We offer exciting opportunities for you to get real world hands-on experience with conservation efforts in Asia, Africa and The Americas!
Work hands on with a variety of primate species at a well-respected rescue centre. You will learn about primate behaviour and care as well as providing enrichment for rescued monkeys.
Join an active research team researching and working hands on with Africa elephants. Live in a beautiful 110 hectare park located on the Garden Route.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within nearby reserves.