Volunteer in South Africa
Currency: South African Rand
Time: UTC +2
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.
Updated November 17th 2020:
On 24th September 2020 the South African government announced that South Africa would be open for international tourists from 1st October! This is the news we have been waiting for! From 11th November the restrictions on entry have been reduced, and nationals of all countries are now free to enter.
South Africa is recording 18.5 new cases per 100,000 in the last seven days.
Requirements needed for tourists to enter South Africa:
– Negative PCR test (Covid-19) taken in the volunteer’s place of departure – no older than 72 hours on the day and time of arrival in Namibia
– Itinerary and details of accommodation booked in South Africa
– All visitors must download the South African government’s Covid Alert South Africa contact tracing app for the duration of your stay
– Completed visa application form (please check your visa requirements prior to travel. Many nationalities can arrive into South Africa visa-free)
– Health screening on arrival
– Masks must be worn in all public spaces
British Airways, Emirates and all other major airlines have resumed flights to South Africa and flight prices remain affordable.
For the latest updates of countries affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and for any travel restrictions, please visit the following websites:
World Health Organisation daily situation updates
UK FCO Travel Updates – South Africa
CDC Traveler’s Health (USA) – South Africa.
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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.