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Please note, all prices are in New Zealand Dollar ($)

In 1977 the Cango Crocodile Ranch was established as South Africa’s first crocodile show farm. In 1986 a dream was realised when Andrew and Glenn Eriksen purchased the Cango Crocodile Ranch and shifted the emphasis from a crocodile park to a leading conservation and tourist education center. In 2006 the Ranch again transformed with it’s biggest project to date, the creation of the “Valley of Ancients” – a magnificent center themed on the great rivers of Africa and highlighting a number of endangered species and the plight they face in the wild. This exciting interactive facility also hosts the world’s first crocodile cage-diving experience, designed to give visitors a close-up and personal insight into the lives of these magnificent creatures.

We are a very special zoological facility like no other in Africa! Since inception, we have worked tirelessly to create a place where animals find sanctuary and their care and love is at the highest level. We also believe that with the continued rate of human population expansion and the ongoing destruction of natural habitats, strong action must be taken to ensure the continued survival of species now on the endangered list.

To this end, we as a private facility have put our money and resources where our mouth is, by developing a number of extremely successful breeding programs, as well as encouraging the public to actively assist in helping to conserve our natural resources in the wild, through our educational tours and our human/animal interactions with our ambassador animals

Accomodation:

Accomodation for this trip is in Zindago's Lodge which is directly adjacent to the ranch itself. At the lodge there is a swimming pool for you to use at your leisure, as well as a BBQ and entertainment area. There are 4 or 5 shared bedrooms, each with their own ensuite.

Pricing:

Volunteering Weeks Introductions Total Weeks Total Cost
1 week 1 week 2 weeks  $1,956
2 weeks 1 week 3 weeks  $2,719
3 weeks 1 week 4 weeks  $3,365
4 weeks 1 week 5 weeks  $3,946
5 weeks 1 week 6 weeks  $4,625
6 weeks 1 week 7 weeks  $5,322
7 weeks 1 week 8 weeks  $6,001
8 weeks 1 week 9 weeks  $6,689
9 weeks 1 week 10 weeks  $7,377
10 weeks 1 week 11 weeks  $8,057
11 weeks 1 week 12 weeks  $8,753

 

Introduction week

  • Airport pick up on arrival day at Cape Town international airport
  • 7 nights dorm room accommodation in Cape Town during introduction week
  • 6 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
  • 2 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
  • Return flights from country of origin (We do supply flight advice if needed)
  • Any Visa related costs (We provide needed documents for obtainment of Visa)
  • Any lunches & dinners except if mentioned above
  • Any items of personal nature
  • Accommodation 1 night prior to departure (You can book this night directly from our website)

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