Experience the South African wildlife as part of our Living with Lions programme. During the programme you will be able to take part in providing vital support and assistance to sick, injured and orphaned animals that are brought to the project by local authorities and wildlife protection groups.
At the animal sanctuary you will be helping endangered animals with a hands-on approach, such as lions, white lions, cheetahs and leopards, as well as having the chance to work with elephants, zebras, ostriches and many other incredible animals.
It is essential that all volunteers are ready to get stuck in because you will be assisting our professional Game Rangers in the day-to-day tasks involved in the smooth running of the sanctuary and wildlife conservation centre. As part of these tasks, you can expect to take part in feeding the animals and also in preparing their habitats. Observe, help out and learn a lot about wild cats and their protection.
On Thursdays we organise a break from your hands on volunteering work and allow our volunteers to rest or attend some of our exciting optional excursions, which allow you to enjoy the South African culture and experience many incredible adventures, such as a ride on the Hartbeespoort mountain cable car – which will allow you to see some breathtaking views over the Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area. The optional excursions can be booked at the project if you wish to add them to your programme.
We receive volunteers from all around the world, so this project not only provides you with the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime experience working with Africa’s top predators; you will also get to meet new people and form lifelong friendships.
- Pre-departure information and advice
- In-country assistance and support
- Airport collection and drop off
- 24 hour emergency contacts
- Accommodation: comfortable beds in cabins, provided with electricity
- Food: breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the staff during the week
- Welcome pack, including an international plug adapter, work gloves and some other gifts
What is NOT included?
- Visa (if required)
- Optional excursions
- Monthly stipend