Volunteer In South Africa

South Africa Highlights

FROM £240

+ £129 Registration Fee

Amazing wildlife & community projects


Travel the beautiful Garden Route


Stunning golden sand beaches & clear blue seas


Lots of wildlife, including the famous ‘Big 5’


Many weekend travel options & activites

There’s no better place for diverse and fun volunteering programmes than in South Africa. We have a wide range of both wildlife and community projects located throughout the whole of the country and we are sure you will have an amazing time.

With nearly 2,000 miles of stunning coastline, the beautiful Garden Route, one of the best cities in the world; Cape Town and of course the famous Big Five, your weekend activity list is endless!

South Africa is perfect if you’re looking for an adventure or are just wanting to lay back and relax on one of the many golden sandy beaches.

Weekend Opportunities

South Africa Amakhala Big 5 Conservation

Do you want to experience and explore Africa and all of its inhabitants? Well Amakhala will not disappoint! Assist behind the scenes on various on-going conservation and community projects and meet the famous Big Five along with a vast array of other wildlife. Stay in a 4-star luxury lodge, go canoeing, fishing and camp under the stars in the middle of the bush!
1-12 Weeks
12+
16+
Every Monday

South Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

This is your chance to work behind the scenes at a true conservation big cat sanctuary that is currently home to many rescued lions, tigers, leopards, jackals and caracals. This unique and exhilarating experience will allow you to be fully involved in all aspects of the sanctuary where you will be able to get up close with some of the worlds most iconic animals.
1 -12 Weeks
16+
18+
Every Saturday

South Africa Great White Shark Programme

Come face to face with one of the worlds most infamous predators – the great white shark. You will be volunteering for a world leading organisation working alongside qualified and experienced marine biologists. Working in an area that has an abundance of sharks and other wildlife, you can be sure your time here won't be forgotten fast.
2-12 Weeks
18+
1st & 15th Each Month

South Africa Primate Sanctuary & Monkey Rescue

Come and join us at this amazing monkey rescue and sanctuary that will provide you with a unique experience to interact with the primates and to assist with the daily care of the animals. You will gain a fascinating wildlife experience while you learn all about the primates and the care they need.
1-12 Weeks
5+
18+
1st & 3rd Sunday

South Africa Childcare Volunteers

Play an important role by volunteering at a range of day-care centres across Cape Town, where you will get to offer invaluable assistance to the local staff and provide the care and love the children so desperately need. You will be involved in all daily activities that range from basic teaching, playing and assisting staff.
2-24 Weeks
18+
Selected Dates

South Africa Shamwari Big 5 Conservation

Have a once in a lifetime experience by working behind the scenes in one of Africa’s finest game reserves. Your time on the reserve will be diverse and structured, giving you the opportunity to personally experience life as a budding conservationist. You will get to help out at the Born Free Big Cat Foundation, Shamwari Animal Rehabilitation Centre, Animal Hospital and the Rhino Awareness Centre as well as monitor some of the worlds most iconic wildlife.
2-12 Weeks
15+
17+
Every Monday

South Africa Teaching Volunteers

Help make a difference to underprivileged children across Cape Town by teaching and assisting in a range of local primary schools. You will get fully involved with all aspects, from planning lessons through to teaching your very own class! The enthusiasm and smiles of the staff and children will make you feel at home from day one.
2-24 Weeks
18+
Selected Dates

South Africa Penguin Sanctuary

Help save the endangered African Penguins along with other seabirds on this hands programme based in the penguin conservation centre in Cape Town. You will play an integral part of the daily running of the centre where you will be involved in regular boat release prorgrammes at Robben Island, assist with feeding and cleaning of the seabirds as well as help with the large numbers of new daily arrivals.
6-24 Weeks
16+
Every Tuesday

South Africa Teaching & Wildlife Orphanage

Take an active part in educating and inspiring underprivileged children about the importance of the environment and wildlife conservation. This amazing programme not only provides you with the unique opportunity of caring for some of South Africa's iconic species, such as cheetahs, wild dogs and meerkats, but to also educate the next generation of children to be passionate about the local wildlife.
1-12 Weeks
18+
Every Saturday

South Africa Marine Conservation

Get hands on with this award winning marine conservation programme in the beautiful Plettenberg Bay. Located along the heart of the Garden Route and offering some amazing coastal scenery you will get to observe some amazing marine wildlife such as; Bottlenose Dolphins, Great White Sharks, seals and many whale species, including Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales and Orca / Killer Whales.
1-12 Weeks
18+
Every Monday

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