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Africa Wildlife Volunteer Projects

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Our South Africa Wildlife Volunteer Projects
Our exclusive South Africa Wildlife Volunteer Projects give you the opportunity to work hands on with African Wildlife – from our hugely popular breeding projects to conservation, research and anti-poaching based projects. Depending on your passion we can find the right one (or more) project for you.
South Africa will steal your heart and appreciate your passion. The people are friendly and love to see Kiwis heading over to do their bit and volunteer. Your time and effort is really appreciated. Just check out the projects on offer below. We also have some awesome social projects you can add on as well.
Save The Rhinos i South Africa Volunteer
Wildlife Volunteer Projects
Wildlife | South Africa Sanctuary

Based near Cape Town, this is a safe haven for wildlife in need. Join in efforts to give animals a second chance & experience a range of wildlife & research activities, not to mention a photo shoot with 3 very friendly African Elephants…. Check It Out

Wildlife | Big 5 Welgevonden

Is it your dream to live among African wildlife in their natural habitat? Get up close to the Big 5 with ongoing conservation research & anti-poaching efforts in one of the most breathtaking private reserves in Africa…. Check It Out

Add On | Cape Town

Cape Town Add on for 7 days is a great in between to fit in between projects plus you get to stay in the amazing city – nightlife, cafes, shopping, beaches – and a view to die for – what more do you need?… Check It Out

Wildlife | Namibia Rescue Sanctuary

This is one of our most popular projects & receives support from Angelina Jolie! Get involved with efforts to give animals the best chance of being rehabilitated back into the wild and to support the local community & environment…. Check It Out

Social | Southern Africa Discovery

The ultimate African volunteer adventure for those who want to fit everything in one trip. Explore three beautiful and distinctive countries and take part in your choice of volunteering!… Check It Out

Clinic | Wildlife Rehabilitation

This course is perfect for anyone seeking a career working with wildlife such as zoology, veterinary & the study of animal behaviour. Limited to 10 students twice a year…. Check It Out

Wildlife | Marine Big 5

Marine life & Great White Shark enthusiasts, this is the programme for you! Work alongside marine biologists & endangered species specialists in their efforts with ocean conservation. Based in “the best city in the world” – Cape Town….More»»

Wildlife | Kanaan Desert

An absolute must when you visit Namibia. Kanaan is home to all the world famous iconic vistas in Namibia, not to mention some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife. The perfect combination of photographic and research adventures…. Check It Out

Wildlife | Horse Safari Project

Imagine seeing a zebra or giraffe from the back of a horse! Ride amongst the wildlife, learn about conservation & get involved with the community with the outreach programme! This is the adventure of a lifetime for riders of all levels. … Check It Out

Add On | Kruger

Experiencing the Kruger National Park is probably the single most desired activity to do when visiting South Africa. Add this on to some of our volunteer projects. … Check It Out

Wildlife | Neuras Conservation

Volunteers will become first-hand involved in conservation through the research and monitoring of free-ranging carnivores. You’ll also have the chance to take a day trip out to the iconic red Sossusvlei Dunes! Oh, and there’s wine there too…. Check It Out

Wildlife | Friends of Free

Located near Johannesburg in South Africa, this Project rescues indigenous small animals and treats them till they are well enough to release back into the wild… Check It Out