Volunteer in South Africa

Language: English

Currency: South African Rand

Time: UTC +2

Capital: Pretoria

Responsible volunteering in South Africa

South Africa epitomises Africa’s iconic wildlife and natural beauty. From the deserts of the Kalahari, to bustling Cape Town and its rolling winelands and Table Mountain, to the wild beauty of the Drakensburg Mountains, and of course, Kruger National Park and its wildlife-filled savannah.

Volunteer projects in South Africa

Support award-winning conservation work to protect endangered and vulnerable wildlife in South Africa. Monitor priority species including lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, elephant and African wild dog. The volunteer project is based in Zululand, one of the most biodiverse wildlands in Africa, much of it declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and considered to be the birthplace of wildlife conservation in Africa.

Gain practical experience in anti-poaching techniques, and work alongside conservation professionals to understand the challenges facing those dedicated to protecting Africa’s endangered species. Gain an in-depth understanding of wildlife behaviour, identify the tracks and signs of humans and animals and learn anti-poaching patrol procedures. Actively contribute to the protection of vulnerable species.

Join the dedicated teams working on the frontline to protect Africa’s most iconic and endangered wildlife. The programme consists of a 6-week intensive training course that will test your physical and mental endurance. Successful recruits will then be deployed on active duty with patrols in Big 5 reserves across South Africa. Have you got what it takes?

South Africa gallery