Wildlife Volunteering

If you are looking to volunteer abroad, WorkTravelSA offers a number of once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for work on Big 5 (lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards) wildlife conservation and research projects in South Africa, including in the world-renowned Kruger National Park

If you are interested in working with animals, helping with wildlife conservation or are just keen on making a difference while you travel, then take a look at our wildlife volunteering programmes below for some examples of the fantastic international expeditions on offer.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for any enquiries relating to our volunteer abroad programmes - we will try our very best to organise something that caters to your personal volunteering needs and preferences.

Wildlife Volunteering Projects

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks alongside the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this wildlife reserve of nearly 2 million hectares is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. A volunteer stay at Kruger will expose you to some of Africa's most majestic animals, including lions and elephants, as well as giving you a taste of what it's like to conduct work and research in a National Park setting.

Volunteers at Addo work very closely with local reserve management and are almost treated as full-time staff, but with added exciting experiences and excursions. Addo provides true hands-on experience working with permanent park staff and volunteers benefit from a great deal of information sharing with these conservationists.

Welgevonden is a 36 000 hectare private reserve which is home to over 50 different mammals (including the Big Five) and boasts one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve anywhere in Africa.



Volunteering abroad can be more fun in a group - the more the merrier! Why not invite friends to join you on this exciting experience? Enter their email details below to send them this page to begin your group adventure!

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