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.
Horse safari over a private game reserve whist helping with wildlife & environment conservation, teaching & community projects.
Coach Sports to underprivileged children in South Africa, make a difference to local communities and get up close and personal with baby lions!
This project is a very caring sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You’ll get to help out with the rehabilitation of wild animals and even young ones!
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.
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.
This project offers volunteers the opportunity to enhance their wildlife photography skills whilst contributing to vital conservation within nearby reserves.
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!
Experience hands-on wildlife veterinary and conservation science in South Africa, and earn 6 university credits.
Work hands on with cheetahs and be part of a pioneering reintroduction project. Enjoy a trip to the Kruger National Park during your placement.