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 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.
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...
Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal Tigers!
This Vervet Monkey volunteer project in South Africa offers an incredible opportunity to gain hands on experience. You may even have the opportunity to be a surrogate Vervet Monkey parent.
Located on a Big 5 Nature Reserve, this offers a fantastic opportunity to assist with the long term studies of lion behaviour and monitoring black rhino, leopard, cheetah, and elephants.
Work closely with marine biologists monitoring and conserving Great White sharks, seals, whales and other marine life.
Hands-on volunteering with these gentle giants - get to know the elephants as you feed them and monitor their behaviour. Also explore all that this magnificent country has to offer.
Spend some time overseas helping build homes, schools and public buildings in developing communities around the world.
Affordable project for students and volunteers to gain field work skills and learn research techniques, whilst having an enjoyable and memorable African bush experience.
Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!