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.
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!
This project gives you the chance to volunteer at the world’s only white lion conservation project alongside the Global White Lion Protection Trust in South Africa.
Work on the Balule Game Reserve in the greater Kruger National Park with experienced field guides, research managers and ecologists.
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.
Do you have a passion for conserving and protecting our environment? We need people like to you to work to reverse the damage done, restore what nature intended and heal our world.
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.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
Explore the stunning African landscape whilst simultaneously creating a long-lasting impact on the wildlife that lives there with this conservation project.
Help with essential conservation work in South Africa to preserve the “big 5” – lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino – and get involved in the running of a game reserve.
Join our pride for a life changing and educational experience at a true ethical big cat sanctuary! Together with your new two and four legged friends, you will make a difference!