We invite you to take part in the management of a private game reserve and its efforts toward African animal conservation. Thus, volunteers are called to discover which measures and action are taken in favor of the animal conservation and biodiversity. Be ready for surprise encounters with animals, never knowing which species you will meet early in the morning!
Your schedule is supervised by professional guides who are passionate about nature. The purpose of each activity is explained to you from the point of view of local conservation.
This game reserve offers a wide variety of African animal species including the famous Big 5: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalos. You can therefore, through your daily activities, observe these species as closely as possible in a breathtaking natural setting.
- One week minimum to 3 months
- 2 weeks : 1435€* | 3 weeks : 2055€* | 1 month : 2675€* (prices available in $ and £ – we will evaluate together the exact participation fees according to the desired volunteering duration)
- South Africa
- Minimum age 18
- Up to 20 volunteers
- Spoken language: English
- Animals: Big5 – Lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalo, antelopes, cheetahs, giraffes, and mor
Daily program —
8:00am: start the day and depart for the activities. They are organized based on need in the morning and in the afternoon by the coordinators.
12h – 13h: lunch in the bush
17h: end of the day, you go back to the lodge for dinner
Evening: free time
Every Friday: you will leave at 9:00am to support the local community in the different villages surrounding the game reserve. The activities are different each Friday.
Weekend / days off: Weekends are free and it is possible to organize excursions outside of the game reserve. Activities available are: whale watching, visiting the Addo Elephant National Park game drive, bungee jumping, skydiving, horse riding, quad biking, Jeffreys Bay tour with possibility of surfing, and swimming with the sea lions, etc.
The cost of activities is at your own expense.
Various activities are organized throughout your stay. By doing this, you will be able to understand the life in reserve and the need to sustain the conservation of local biodiversity.
You have generally two activities per day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
General activities and tasks (non-exhaustive list):
- Game Monitoring
- Game Count
- Camera Trapping and Telemetry Tracking
- Restoration & Rehabilitation of Reserve Landscapes
- Research Projects
- Alien Plant Control
- Assisting in night and anti-poaching patrols
- Born Free Foundation
- Animal Rehabilitation Centre
- Community Projects
Physical condition: being in average physical condition is requested
The lodge is located in the reserve and you can directly observe impalas, kudu and monkeys etc there. It is divided into two buildings.
The first one has double rooms for volunteers. You are accommodated in a double-room (non-mixed) with a private shower. Each room has a safe. Housekeeping is done on Mondays and Thursdays. Regarding your laundry, it is cleaned once a week.
The second building is dedicated to the living community with a common room (including television and pool table) and its dining room. Outside you can relax around the swimming pool. A fire is regularly lit outside to allow you to spend the evening discussing and contemplating the milky way.
Meals are served three times a day. If you have a special diet, please specify this when you register.
Regarding the wi-fi, you will have to pay a small amount (about 10 €) to have access to it.
Duration & price —
The length of stay is from two weeks minimum to 12 weeks.
It is possible to do this volunteering as a group.
Included / Not included —
- Supervision and daily activities
- Registration fees
- 24/7 support locally and from Sagittarius Voyage
- Flight tickets
- Transfer from the airport to the reserve
- Internet (paid voucher available in the lodge)
Reservation & information ——
If you would like to receive more information about how to volunteer and the program or simply make a reservation request, contact us via the form below.