Volunteer travel vacations in South Africa

An extraordinary amount of wildlife from big cats to primates, elephants to sharks makes for an extraordinary variety of volunteer opportunities. You can protect species in their natural habitats, or help out at a rescue center, learning how to be a game ranger along the way. Alternatively, volunteer vacations in South Africa can be an introduction to the people of the Rainbow Nation, with opportunities for healthcare interns, teachers and sports coaches.

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Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Award-winning, Fair Trade certified wildlife conservation!
From US $1,463 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 25 Dec
Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Study and care for elephants in South Africa
From 895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 20 Feb, 13 Mar, 3 Apr, 16 Apr, 24 Apr, 7 May, 15 May, 28 May, 5 Jun, 26 Jun, 9 Jul, 17 Jul, 7 Aug, 20 Aug, 28 Aug, 18 Sep, 1 Oct, 9 Oct, 30 Oct, 12 Nov, 20 Nov, 3 Dec, 11 Dec
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months, so get in touch soon so that we can help you plan your trip. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 1,395 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Conserve species on a South African game reserve
From 1,295 to 7,295 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb ...
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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Re-habilitate baboons into the wilds of South Africa
From 1,269 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children and wild animals in South Africa.
From 550 to 3,990 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa volunteering with the big five

South Africa volunteering with the big five

Take part in the conservation of Africa's wildlife.
From 695 to 5,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb ...
Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Family volunteering with baboons in South Africa
From 767 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer helping with rescued big cats in Africa
From 1,495 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your requirements, throughout the year
Wildlife conservation course in South Africa

Wildlife conservation course in South Africa

Learn species conservation and habitat management in South Africa
From US $2,800 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 3 Apr, 29 May, 24 Jul
The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

Encounter iconic Great White Sharks in South Africa!
From 895 to 3,995 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 14 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 15 Dec
2024: 14 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 29 Feb, 14 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 29 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 31 Dec
Over 40s volunteering with elephants, South Africa

Over 40s volunteering with elephants, South Africa

Over-40s group volunteer with elephants adventure in Africa
From 1,250 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 3 May, 4 May, 5 May, 6 May, 7 May, 8 May, 9 May, 10 May, 11 May, 12 May, 13 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 18 May, 19 May, 20 May, 21 May, 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 25 May, 26 May, 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 Jun, 2 Jun, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 8 Jun, 9 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 26 Jun, 27 Jun ...
Family conservation project in South Africa

Family conservation project in South Africa

Exciting family volunteering with the Big 5
From 599 to 899 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 7 Mar, 7 Apr, 7 May, 7 Jun, 7 Jul, 7 Aug, 7 Sep
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Care for rescued elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 895 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible Travel, Travel Team

Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
1-866-821-6866
Call toll free
Calling from outside the USA
Photography volunteer program in Cape Town

Photography volunteer program in Cape Town

Make an impact through photography!
From US $2,150 to US $3,250 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 19 Feb, 14 May, 17 Jul
Big five conservation in South Africa

Big five conservation in South Africa

Volunteer with the Big Five in South Africa.
From 595 to 5,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2024: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb ...
Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Protect wildlife in a stunning coastal reserve
From 895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec
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!
Wildlife photography & conservation volunteering in south Africa

Wildlife photography & conservation volunteering in south Africa

Enjoy amazing wildlife photography while giving back!
From 2,595 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov, 24 Dec
Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Hands-on veterinary experience in game reserves and farms
From 1,999 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Help disadvantaged kids to learn English in South Africa
From 1,350 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife conservation safari in South Africa

Wildlife conservation safari in South Africa

Join wildlife conservation experts in the field
From R9,600 to R30,000 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Care for orphaned animals in stunning South Africa!
From 530 to 2,590 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
2024: 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar ...
South Africa wildlife volunteering vacation

South Africa wildlife volunteering vacation

Conservation & animal care in a South African Big 5 Reserve
From 800 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa game ranger course

South Africa game ranger course

Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife
From 3,600 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Zululand conservation project

Zululand conservation project

Preserve iconic wildlife in the breathtaking South Africa!
From 1,295 to 5,295 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec
Shark conservation in South Africa

Shark conservation in South Africa

Conserve sharks, whales and penguins in South Africa
From 899 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Trips run anytime throughout the year
Sports coaching in South Africa

Sports coaching in South Africa

Coach your favourite sport & inspire disadvantaged children
From 1,350 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Primate rescue volunteer vacation in South Africa

Primate rescue volunteer vacation in South Africa

Providing rescued primates with a better quality of life
From 545 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Placements can start on any date throughout the year
Veterinary internship in South Africa

Veterinary internship in South Africa

Veterinary experience in South Africa
From 1,499 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Trips run anytime throughout the year
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