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Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Help re-habilitate orphaned monkeys in beautiful rural South Africa
From £847 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Some of the most exciting conservation work in Africa!
From US $1,330 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 19 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa

Hands-on family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa
From £547 to £647 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Take your family on a truly rewarding holiday of a lifetime
From £499 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Jan, 17 Jan, 24 Jan, 31 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 11 Apr, 18 Apr, 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 Jun, 13 Jun, 20 Jun, 27 Jun, 4 Jul, 11 Jul, 18 Jul, 25 Jul, 1 Aug, 8 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 5 Sep, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 26 Sep, 3 Oct, 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov
2018: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb ...
Volunteer with your family in the gorgeous South Africa in 2016. This amazing program will give you and your children a chance to see the real Africa. We are giving £100 off. Min 3 people. Valid for travel until 30 Apr 2017.
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa

Work hands on with horses on the South African coast
From £1,195 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Placements can start on any date throughout the year
Last minute availability to volunteer with rescued horses on the coast in South Africa
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa

Assist with conservation research in a Big 5 area
From £995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Dec
2017: 2 Jan, 15 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 1 Oct, 15 Oct, 1 Nov, 15 Nov, 1 Dec, 15 Dec
Last minute availability to volunteer in Kruger National Park, South Africa
7 day big five safari in South Africa

7 day big five safari in South Africa

7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists
From £1,725 to £1,975 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 18 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 15 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 Mar, 26 Mar, 9 Apr, 23 Apr, 7 May, 21 May, 4 Jun, 18 Jun, 2 Jul, 16 Jul, 30 Jul, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 22 Oct, 5 Nov
White Lion conservation volunteering in South Africa

White Lion conservation volunteering in South Africa

Help protect the white lions in South Africa!
From £822 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 4 Apr, 18 Apr, 16 May, 13 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug
Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Hands-on veterinary experience in game reserves and farms
From £1,216 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
South Africa marine conservation diving holiday

South Africa marine conservation diving holiday

Learn to dive and contribute to research in Sodwana Bay
From £1,195 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 15 Dec
2017: 1 Jan, 15 Jan, 1 Feb, 15 Feb, 1 Mar, 15 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 15 Jun, 15 Jul, 15 Aug, 15 Sep, 15 Oct, 15 Nov, 15 Dec
2018: 15 Jan, 15 Feb, 15 Mar, 15 Apr
Last minute availability contribute to whale shark, turtle and manta ray research
Volunteer with school children in South Africa

Volunteer with school children in South Africa

Volunteer in the incredible South Africa!
From £449 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 16 Dec, 17 Dec, 23 Dec, 24 Dec, 30 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 6 Jan, 7 Jan, 13 Jan, 14 Jan, 20 Jan, 21 Jan, 27 Jan, 28 Jan, 3 Feb, 4 Feb, 10 Feb, 11 Feb, 17 Feb, 18 Feb, 24 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 4 Mar, 10 Mar, 11 Mar, 17 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep ...
Teach children in South Africa & Kruger safari

Teach children in South Africa & Kruger safari

Volunteer in beautiful South Africa with a 3 day Safari
From £749 10 days ex flights
Tailor made
Volunteer with your family in the gorgeous South Africa in 2016. This amazing program will give you and your children a chance to see the real Africa. We are giving £100 off. Min 3 people. Valid for travel until 30 Apr 2017.
Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Help disadvantaged kids to learn English in South Africa
From £1,239 5 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
South Africa house building volunteering

South Africa house building volunteering

Build a Future Swaziland
From US $1,125 to US $2,796 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife conservation project in Swaziland, South Africa

Wildlife conservation project in Swaziland, South Africa

Savannah Conservation Project
From US $1,902 to US $4,343 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Mozambique marine conservation & Kruger safari

Mozambique marine conservation & Kruger safari

Moz Marine conservation & Kruger
From US $4,136 5 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Cape

South Africa volunteering expedition, Kruger to Cape

Kruger 2 Cape expedition
From US $4,076 to US $4,584 10 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Kruger safari & community volunteering in Swaziland

Kruger safari & community volunteering in Swaziland

Kruger and Building
From US $2,156 to US $2,620 14 days ex flights
Small group travel
Leopard volunteering holiday Western Cape, South Africa

Leopard volunteering holiday Western Cape, South Africa

Leopard & caracal conservation volunteering in South Africa
From £1,840 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Oct
Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Care for orphaned animals in the stunning South African bush
From £460 to £3,390 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 16 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov, 18 Nov, 25 Nov, 2 Dec, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Conserve and protect species on a South African game reserve
From £795 to £6,695 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 12 Dec, 19 Dec
South Africa game ranger course

South Africa game ranger course

Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife
From £2,835 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Zululand conservation project

Zululand conservation project

Help to conserve South Africa's most iconic wildlife
From £995 to £3,995 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 2 Jan, 16 Jan, 30 Jan, 13 Feb, 27 Feb, 13 Mar, 27 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr, 8 May, 22 May, 5 Jun, 19 Jun, 3 Jul, 17 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov, 4 Dec
The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

Encounter the iconic Great White Shark in South Africa
From £595 to £3,395 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2016: 14 Dec
2017: 14 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 28 Feb, 14 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 30 Nov
Volunteering holiday in South Africa

Volunteering holiday in South Africa

Track endangered animals, camp out & volunteer in Mozambique
From £3,372 5 weeks ex flights
Tailor made
Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Rehabilitate & release Vervet Monkeys into the wild
From £795 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Shark conservation in South Africa

Shark conservation in South Africa

Volunteer with sharks above & below water in South Africa
From £1,207 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Trips run anytime throughout the year
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
Volunteer with deaf children in South Africa

Volunteer with deaf children in South Africa

Help children with hearing difficulties
From £1,095 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Rhino Capture on a game reserve in South Africa

Rhino Capture on a game reserve in South Africa

Volunteeer at a game capture reserve in South Africa
From £1,395 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year
Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Work with rescued big cats in Africa's largest sanctuary
From £1,465 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your requirements, throughout the year
Book your trip before 25/12/2016 to be entered into a draw for free flights for your trip. Two runners up will receive free kit for their trip.
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reviews for Volunteer travel holidays in South Africa

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa
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US $1,330
excluding flights
This was so much more than a holiday and I'd book again within a heartbeat. (more)Sharon Williams
It is really hard to decide of many of the memorable and exciting experiences on this holiday which one stands out the most for me. Everyday it seemed that I saw something different in the bush, unexpectedly two male cheetahs appeared one morning, then there was the cheetah with her cub, there were rhinos and rhino babies, one interesting experience for me personally was a close encounter with an Assasin Bug(reduviidae, heteroptera). (more)Cathy Bisset
The most memorable part was all the time we spent in the bush - at least 10h per day. To see the other side of the safari - i.e. not being in a traditional tourist vehicle. (more)Karin van Volen
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa
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£847
excluding flights
Totally unforgettable. We didn't want to leave and wish that we had been there for longer. We will be going back. (more)Gillian McGowan
I loved it, I would give it a 9/10 (more)Jessi Brunetti
Excellent. It's a very, very, special unique opportunity for anyone to embrace a very valuable volunteer role in a beautiful country. (more)elaine thornton
7 day big five safari in South Africa
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£1,725
excluding flights
Excellent - a truly amazing holiday for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best holidays we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable holiday. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
South Africa wildlife reserves conservation expedition
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US $1,330
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Monitoring and tracking the wild dogs was a most memorable experience. We'd get up early in the morning and sit in the back of an open jeep and roar off to the last sighting. It was winter. It was cold. It didn't matter as it was a big adventure and the not knowing would we find them or not? Waiting and watching for the next time. Really great fun. Tips? For the winter, take lots of warm clothing layers as you can peel off as the weather warms up. Follow the list... (more)Keith Costelloe
Shark conservation in South Africa
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£1,207
excluding flights
Memorable parts? My last cage dive. We had one large female shark who did a slow pass right next to the cage. You could see her blue eye moving and focusing as she had a good look at what was going on inside our cage. Tips? I would recommend adding a few extra days on either side of the project so that you can explore Cape Town and do any additional activities that you haven't yet had the chance to fit in. The longer you are there, the longer your "to do" list will get. Local... (more)Annabel Marriott
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday
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£907
excluding flights
5 I couldn't of had a better time. I truly had the time of my life, I felt at home, happy and really didn't want to go home. It seems crazy now to think its all over but this whole experience couldn't have been much better. Best decision of my life. (more)Kirstin Runcie
A fabulous experience and I would be keen to return. (more)Mark Milligan
The best part was meeting the elephants and having contact with them. They are such amazing animals and I could spend all day long observing them, which I did even on some of my days off (more)Kim Mackie
Community projects in South Africa
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£1,310
excluding flights
Memorable parts? On my last day in the village where I had been with children developing a bike track and teaching them to cycle, we had a special Olympics race day! About 100 of the locals turned up to compete! It was a load of fun and very special (and my 30th birthday). Tips? Be prepared for the impact of coming back! You'll have an amazing time, really connect with the community and things in your head will shift, just a little ... but when you get home, nothing will have changed... (more)Emma Finlay
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa
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£995
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Working with people who are dedicated, informed and enthusiastic about conservation in a practical and realistic way. And of course, seeing the wildlife as they are meant to be. Tips? Be prepared for it to change your views on life. Local benefits? Many local people were employed in the reserve and the studies that were being carried out influenced how the reserve was managed and that benefited the locals. As the research carried out was the same as the normal... (more)Louise Sexton
Horse rehabilitation project in South Africa
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£1,195
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Working with experienced people who are always willing to help and teach you Tips? To bring many working pieces of clothes and leave at home fashion dresses Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Great and fulfilling experience (more)Giorgia Trevisan
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa
From
€550
excluding flights
It was AMAZING! (more)tracy ciotti
My whole time at the reserve was so incredible with thrills everyday from hurtling along dirt tracks to see elephants, watching porcupines and honey badgers battle right next to camp to the first time you lead a class by yourself. (more)Deirdre McClean
Working with all of the animals and children, and meeting wonderful people were most memorable - the whole experience was memorable and exciting. The trip well and truly exceeded my expectations. I would happily recommend it to anyone. (more)Thérèse Hutchins
Volunteer at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa
From
£945
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So many amazing things happened during my stay. My top 3 were: 1) Seeing the cheetahs being fed 2) Helping to rear a meercat baby and Clarke a serval 3) All the jokes and banter between the volunteers Tips? I would recommend bringing some DVDs, although the selection is pretty good already. Additionally make sure you bring warm clothes it gets really really cold at night. Finally make sure you bring a good torch. Overall rating? 9/10 of course there will be... (more)Cecilia Stilwell
Research volunteering with leopards in South Africa
From
£800
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The entire trip was memorable: sleeping in a tent and cooking over open fire, seeing the diversity of life on a daily basis, being immersed in the bush, hearing the roaring thunder bounce off the mountain walls, and doing my part for the conservation of the Thabo Thalo nature reserve. However, I think the most impactful part of the trip for me was when Tara and I went to see a local farmer whose goat herd had been attacked. The fact that we were called at all shows... (more)Julia Luxemburger
Family volunteering with monkeys in South Africa
From
£547
excluding flights
Be prepared for fun but also a lot of work. Do not wear glasses, the monkeys love them! (more)Pagona Roussi
I'd rate our holiday as excellent and would recommend to anyone (more)Lee Jeanes
I loved it. (more)Jana Leonhardt
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa
From
£499
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The people were so friendly. Especially Jacky, Ellanie and Francois and of course all the teachers and pupils at the school. The experience we had (both my son and I) was unforgettable. Seeing the good the school does for the community was heart warming. The Kruger National Park trip was amazing. We saw 63 species of animals and birds in two days thanks to the wonderful Francois's eagle eye! Tips? Hire a car between the volunteering and the hotel. You are on your... (more)Sue Blair
Vervet monkey rehabilitation project in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa
From
£795
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Without doubt the safari we went on to the Addo & Scotia parks but spending time playing with Serval Cats whilst volunteering at the African Dawn Wildlife Project was a close second. Tips? If you are volunteering - you might be a bit overwhelmed when you first arrive - give it a couple of days and you will love it. Local benefits? I hope that our small contribution in volunteering did help with the welfare of the birds and animals they keep, places like... (more)Beth Sanders
Animal rehabilitation project in South Africa
From
£945
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Poor. Not much meaningful work. It was not well organized in keeping volunteers busy. There were lots of occasions when we ran out of jobs and were told to wander around and look for things to do. Myself and my grandchildren were extremely disappointed. We had a family meeting and left early. Still a bad taste in our mouth. After staying there I felt that the fee charged was excessive. John Brown. (more)John Brown
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