Wildlife Volunteer in South Africa

Experience South Africa

Get involved in real conservation of endangered wildlife and get the ultimate African wildlife experience doing it. Wildlife volunteers work with our wildlife monitors at the game reserves, tracking and monitoring animals as part of our conservation projects. We only work in small teams of no more than five wildlife volunteers per reserve, so you have one-on-one time with the monitors, gaining true conservation experience. The days are full, the work is important and provides volunteers with a true conservation experience. It’s not always pretty or easy, but it is real Africa, real conservation. You can join us starting from 1000 Euro for 2 weeks! Click here to get started with wildlife volunteering.
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Wildlife ACT was founded and has always existed to support real conservation work where it is needed most. Numerous Game Reserves within South Africa cannot afford to fund a dedicated monitoring team within their boundaries, due to budget limitations and staff shortages. Wildlife ACT has come to these reserves with the proposal to provide this priority species Monitoring service, free of charge, in order to ensure the safety of these endangered species.

Our projects have been approved and contracted directly by the Management authority of each Reserve, to perform this critical and essential conservation work for those Reserves, at no cost to the reserve themselves. We are therefore 100% dependent on funding from paying conservation volunteers, in order to perform the work we are doing in South Africa. As a Wildlife ACT conservation volunteer you can actively help endangered and priority wildlife species conservation.

The reserves on which we work mainly focus on research into African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Black Rhino and Vultures; however, Elephant, Lion, Leopard and White Rhino are also monitored. We are the only conservation volunteer organisation in South Africa who are supported by and working with high profile organisations such as the WWF, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), the Wildlands Conservation Trust and other well known conservation NGO’s, as well as working with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife (the provincial conservation authority). We are also officially contracted by the international wild cat organisation, Panthera, to conduct Leopard monitoring surveys within KwaZulu-Natal.

Volunteer With Endangered Species

Zululand, South Africa
Project Type:
Volunteer
Duration:
2 weeks +
Price:
€1171.80 First 2 weeks
€833.28 Every following 2 weeks.

Zululand is recognised as one of the most biodiverse wildlands in Africa, with much of it declared a World Heritage Site. Conservation volunteers work across 5 unique parks – most of them nationally proclaimed reserves. For every 2 weeks that you join us as a volunteer, you have the opportunity to live and work on a different park. Our work focuses on endangered and priority species including the African Wild Dog, Cheetah, Rhino, Lion, Elephant, Leopard and Vulture.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
€1171.80 First 2 weeks
€833.28 Every following 2 weeks.
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Volunteer With Leopards

Zululand, South Africa
Project Type:
Volunteer
Duration:
2 weeks +
Price:
€1171.80 First 2 weeks
€833.28 Every following 2 weeks.

Wildlife ACT is officially contracted by the international wild cat organisation, Panthera, to conduct Leopard population surveys within South Africa. This involves conducting a number of exciting, short-term Leopard Population Surveys using remote camera trapping survey methods. The survey is the largest on leopards of its kind in the world where we’re working together with provincial parks to help inform management to improve leopard conservation.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
€1171.80 First 2 weeks
€833.28 Every following 2 weeks.
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Cape Town Wildlife Conservation

Table Mountain National Park
Project Type:
Volunteer
Duration:
2 weeks +
Price:
€1002.54 First 2 weeks
€787.71 Every following 2 weeks.

Based on one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain National Park, this conservation project studies the effects of isolation on wildlife due to urbanization. The focus is on the behavioral ecology and genetic health of the Caracal – a beautiful wild cat that has ascended to the role of apex predator on Table Mountain. The overall aim is to help steer global sustainability as the urban edges creep ever closer to wildlife areas. You will also help produce a comprehensive and contemporary mammal species list for the Cape Peninsula.

Requirements:
18+
Price:
€1002.54 First 2 weeks
€787.71 Every following 2 weeks.
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