Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Join a small group of conservationists and volunteers on a private game reserve in South Africa as you learn bush craft skills and help to protect wildlife including lions, rhinos and elephants.
Bush craft training bush walks game drives assist rangers and researchers gather vital data on predators and herbivores detailed info pack live on a conservation camp in South Africa
Price
£795 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Small group
Group size
6 - 10 people
More info
The departure dates listed are for 1-12 week placements.
Offers
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months and help the conservation of an incredible wildlife reserve. Flexible and free date changes – personal support from our friendly team!
Make enquiry

Description of Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Price information

£795 excluding flights
The departure dates listed are for 1-12 week placements.
Make enquiry

Check dates

2021: 27 Sep, 4 Oct, 11 Oct, 18 Oct, 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, 15 Nov, 22 Nov, 29 Nov, 6 Dec, 13 Dec
2022: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov ...

Travel guides

South Africa wildlife
South Africa Volunteering
Away from affluent areas, out of sight of Stellenbosch, and past the protected perimeters of private game reserves, there’s a side to South Africa tha...

Vacation information

Diet:
We cater for both vegetarians and vegans.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The nature of this trip is all about making a difference, contributing to an important wildlife conservation research project.

Your hard work enables the project to study important questions. The results of this research have the potential to be extremely influential for private reserves in Africa. Current studies being undertaken include rhino movement patterns, elephant range and movement patterns, elephant vegetation preferences and impacts, lion social behaviour and bird surveys. Data is used by both external organisations such as Cape Town University and the reserve’s own ecologist.

Private game reserves now collectively represent more land under conservation than national parks. These reserves often don’t benefit from national government funding and are reliant on self funded conservation research projects such as this to create essential data from which to develop best practice policies for private reserve managers.

Volunteers are also involved in other essential hands on activities that are critical to conserving the environment on the reserve.

People

We also try to make sure the trip is as responsibly run as possible including:

Social responsibility
Before volunteers depart we provide them with a detailed information pack on the area they will be visiting. We try to educate and encourage our volunteers to understand and respect the local cultures and customs and get involved with local communities.

Economic responsibility
For over 10 years we have been providing volunteers to help at charitable projects around the world. A UK charity has now been launched to build on this success by providing financial assistance to overseas causes as well. The organisations we work with are often struggling to fund the work they are doing so every penny raised makes a real difference.

A large part of your fee is used for your on site costs such as transport, accommodation, meals and research activities. A percentage of your fee goes directly to the reserve conservation fund from which the ongoing research project is financed.

Popular similar vacations

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

From £769 10 days excluding flights

Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

From US $1544 14 days excluding flights

Award-winning, Fair Trade certified wildlife conservation

Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

From £895 7 days excluding flights

Work hands on with horses on the South African coast