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.
Travel to South Africa and volunteer in the Great White Shark capital of the world. Cage dive with Great Whites and contribute to marine conservation.
Take part in vital conservation work in Africa (Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania) on your gap year to preserve some of the most majestic and endangered wildlife on the planet.
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.
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.
Experience the work that goes on behind the scenes of a successful wildlife safari reserve by working alongside the park ranger and researcher.
Get involved in groundbreaking marine research in a location unlike any other & have the opportunity to get up close & personal with Great White Sharks & South Africa’s wildest marine life!
Help out at this wildlife reserve that promotes the conservation and rehabilitation of African wild cats and predators, and to provide a safe haven for wildlife that cannot be released back into the...
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.
Join a dedicated team rehabilitating and caring for injured and poisoned wildlife at this amazing centre.
Live among some of Africa’s spectacular wildlife and see the immediate benefits of your volunteer work while getting up close and personal with the many animals at the sanctuary.