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The animals at this park come to us in need of rescue, rehabilitation and sometimes permanent captive care. In Africa where humans and wildlife sometimes struggle to co-exist peacefully, this program provides a haven and second chance for animals in need.

Our Wildlife Conservation volunteers come from all backgrounds, nationalities and with varied familiarity with animals and wildlife. Our volunteers often range from having absolutely no experience to those with a professional background in veterinary or conservation science. What our volunteers do have in common is a love of wildlife and a passion for aiding in the conservation and care of Africa’s diverse species.

Our Wildlife Conservation volunteers provide an important resource in caring for and feeding the animals on a daily basis, as well as helping to maintain and develop the program. As a wildlife volunteer, you should be ready to be actively involved in the day-to-day activities which support the program.

Our goal is to release animals whenever possible so that they may be free to live a natural life in the wild. However, sometimes an animal comes to us that cannot be released for various reasons such as habituation to humans which would put the animal at risk if released or an extensive injury. Our aim is to provide a lifelong home for these animals.

Please see 'trip includes' section for further price details

Activities

Activities at the project are carried out in a rotational group system to ensure that everybody gets exposed to a variety of experiences available.
Possible tasks as a Wildlife Conservation Volunteer at the project include:

  • Preparing food and feeding the wildlife.
  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures.
  • Providing enrichment to the animals in the form of interaction walks in the bush or implementation of special activities for them.
  • Providing intensive care for juvenile wildlife including overnight care for some animals.
  • Physical labour such as building new facilities.
  • Research which may include the monitoring of free-ranging animals in the area, analysing camera traps and GPS data
  • Time in the environment such as tracking & monitoring a variety of animal species (and sometimes snakes!) on or near property and game counts in the bush.
  • Assisting with the various projects that arise at the sanctuary

We have different options available depending on the length of time you want to participate in the program, and how long you would like to join our introduction to the South Africa program. Please see below for further details and pricing on each.

Introduction week:

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Cape Town International Airport.
  • Seven nights in dorm room accommodation in Cape Town during the introduction week.
  • Six breakfasts provided during orientation week in Cape Town (Health or English option)
  • Orientation day which includes a visit to the Noon gun + V & A Waterfront
  • Full-Day Cape Town Peninsula tour (lunch included)
  • Half-Day Cape Town City tour
  • Half-Day Cape Town Township tour
  • Two free days to book additional activities (shark diving, skydiving, etc.)
  • 24/7 Emergency number (WhatsApp)
  • Volunteering:
  • All volunteering related costs (project fees)
  • Transport to bus station/airport as well as pick up when returning (If you wish to fly instead of taking the bus an additional fee will be payable)
  • Bus tickets to and from the project (Cape Town – Oudtshoorn & Oudtshoorn to Cape Town)
  • Airport drop off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Certificate of completion of volunteering
  1. Cape Town Direct Arrival Program

– The program starts weekly on a Monday.

– The project starts weekly on a Tuesday.

– Minimum duration for volunteering is 2 weeks

Program DurationVolunteering WeeksTotal Cost ($NZD)
1 Day2 weeks$2790
1 Day3 weeks$3800
1 Day4 weeks$4814
1 Day5 weeks$5683
1 Day6 weeks$6838
1 Day7 weeks$7565
1 Day8 weeks$8158
1 Day9 weeks$8852
1 Day10 weeks$9575
1 Day11 weeks$10,314
1 Day12 weeks$11,056
1 Day13 weeks$11,091

Add additional weeks of volunteering at $569 per week

What’s Included in the fee:

  • Pickup & Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Transport between Cape Town & the project
  • One night dorm room accommodation in Cape Town (without breakfast)
  • 24/7 Emergency contact number in South Africa & support by local partner
  • Certificate upon completion of volunteering.
  • Groceries provided by the project to prepare 3 meals per day
  • Accommodation at the project
  1. Cape Town Short Introduction Program

– The program starts weekly on a Monday

– Project starts weekly on a Tuesday

Program DurationVolunteering WeeksTotal cost ($NZD)
2 Days2 weeks$2905
2 Days3 weeks$3915
2 Days4 weeks$4930
2 Days5 weeks$5800
2 Days6 weeks$6954
2 Days7 weeks$7680
2 Days8 weeks$8273
2 Days9 weeks$8966
2 Days10 weeks$9692
2 Days11 weeks$10,431
2 Days12 weeks$11,170
2 Days13 Weeks$11,916

Add additional weeks of volunteering at $569 per week

What’s Included in the fee:

  • Pickup & Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Transport between Cape Town & the project
  • Two nights dorm room accommodation in Cape Town (with breakfast)
  • Orientation with a bigger group of volunteers
  • A Full Day Cultural & City Tour which includes a visit to the V&A Waterfront
  • 24/7 Emergency contact number in South Africa & support by local partner
  • Certificate upon completion of volunteering.
  • Groceries provided by the project for 3 meals per day
  • Accommodation at the project
  1. Cape Town Short Introduction Program

– The program starts on a Monday.

– The project starts on a Tuesday.

 

Program DurationVolunteering WeeksTotal cost ($NZD)
1 week2 weeks$3451
1 week3 weeks$4461
1 week4 weeks$5476
1 week5 weeks$6345
1 week6 weeks$7502
1 week7 weeks$8228
1 week8 weeks$8824
1 week9 weeks$9518
1 week10 weeks$10,243
1 week11 weeks$10,983
1 week12 weeks$11,729
1 week13 weeks$12,690

Add additional weeks of volunteering at $569 per weekWhat’s Included in the fee:

  • Pickup & Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Transport between Cape Town & the project
  • Seven nights dorm room accommodation in Cape Town (with breakfast)
  • Orientation with a bigger group of volunteers & Visit to the V&A Waterfront
  • A Full Day Peninsula Tour
  • Two Half Day Tours: Township + City
  • Two Way Cable car tickets for Table Mountain
  • Lunch at a traditional South African restaurant
  • 24/7 Emergency contact number in South Africa & support by local partner
  • Certificate upon completion of volunteering.
  • Groceries provided at the project to prepare 3 meals per day
  • Accommodation at the project

What’s excluded:

  • Return flights from the country of origin (we do supply flight advice if needed).
  • Any Visa related costs (we provide relevant documents for the obtainment of Visa).
  • Any lunches & dinners except if mentioned above.
  • Accommodation one night prior to departure (you can book this night directly from our website).
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