Volunteer travel holidays in South Africa

An extraordinary amount of wildlife from big cats to primates, elephants to sharks makes for an extraordinary variety of volunteer opportunities. You can protect species in their natural habitats, or help out at a rescue centre, learning how to be a game ranger along the way. Alternatively, volunteer holidays in South Africa can be an introduction to the people of the Rainbow Nation, with opportunities for healthcare interns, teachers and sports coaches.

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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 769 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Endangered wildlife conservation in South Africa

Award-winning, Fair Trade certified wildlife conservation!
From US $1,463 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
2023: 9 Jan, 23 Jan, 6 Feb, 20 Feb, 6 Mar, 20 Mar, 3 Apr, 17 Apr, 1 May, 15 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 7 Aug, 21 Aug, 4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 25 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 769 10 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Volunteering with Elephants in South Africa

Study and care for elephants in South Africa
From 895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 9 Oct, 17 Oct, 30 Oct, 7 Nov, 20 Nov, 28 Nov, 11 Dec, 19 Dec
2023: 1 Jan, 9 Jan, 22 Jan, 30 Jan, 12 Feb, 20 Feb, 5 Mar, 13 Mar, 26 Mar, 3 Apr, 16 Apr, 24 Apr, 7 May, 15 May, 28 May, 5 Jun, 16 Jun, 26 Jun, 9 Jul, 17 Jul, 30 Jul, 7 Aug, 20 Aug, 28 Aug, 10 Sep, 18 Sep, 1 Oct, 9 Oct, 22 Oct, 30 Oct, 20 Nov, 22 Nov, 3 Dec, 11 Dec
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months, so get in touch soon so that we can help you plan your trip. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
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If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Volunteer at The Shamwari Wildlife Reserve, South Africa

Conserve species on a South African game reserve
From 1,295 to 7,295 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct ...
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children and wild animals in South Africa.
From 590 to 2,900 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife photography and volunteering in South Africa

Wildlife photography and volunteering in South Africa

Enjoy amazing wildlife photography while giving back!
From 2,595 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 27 Nov, 25 Dec
2023: 22 Jan, 19 Feb, 19 Mar, 16 Apr, 14 May, 11 Jun, 9 Jul, 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov, 24 Dec
South Africa volunteering with the big five

South Africa volunteering with the big five

Take part in the conservation of Africa's wildlife.
From 695 to 5,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct ...
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Take your family on an unforgettable African adventure
From US $1,095 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec
2023: 7 Jan, 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, 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, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct ...
The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

The great white shark conservation project in South Africa

Encounter iconic Great White Sharks in South Africa!
From 895 to 3,995 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 30 Nov, 15 Dec
2023: 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, 14 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 15 Dec
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 1,495 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your requirements, throughout the year
Wildlife conservation course in South Africa

Wildlife conservation course in South Africa

Learn species conservation and habitat management in South Africa
From US $2,800 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Oct, 14 Nov
Shark conservation in South Africa

Shark conservation in South Africa

Conserve sharks, whales and penguins in South Africa
From 899 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: Trips run anytime throughout the year
Surf and sports coaching in South Africa

Surf and sports coaching in South Africa

Teach surfing and sports in Cape Town
From US $1,099 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
Cape Town to Cairo overland tour

Cape Town to Cairo overland tour

Epic adventure up the eastern side of Africa
From 4,650 to 4,995 18 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 1 May
2024: 29 Apr
Over 40s volunteering with elephants, South Africa

Over 40s volunteering with elephants, South Africa

Over-40s group volunteer with elephants adventure in Africa
From 1,250 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 3 May, 4 May, 5 May, 6 May, 7 May, 8 May, 9 May, 10 May, 11 May, 12 May, 13 May, 14 May, 15 May, 16 May, 17 May, 18 May, 19 May, 20 May, 21 May, 22 May, 23 May, 24 May, 25 May, 26 May, 27 May, 28 May, 29 May, 30 May, 31 May, 1 Jun, 2 Jun, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 5 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 8 Jun, 9 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 12 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 15 Jun, 16 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 19 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 22 Jun, 23 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 26 Jun, 27 Jun ...
Family conservation project in South Africa

Family conservation project in South Africa

Exciting family volunteering with the Big 5
From 599 to 899 6 days ex flights
Small group travel
Big cat conservation safari, South Africa

Big cat conservation safari, South Africa

Safari with purpose to support South Africa's lions
From R51,186 to R62,512 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa, 1 week

Care for rescued elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 895 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Photography volunteer program in Cape Town

Photography volunteer program in Cape Town

Make an impact through photography!
From US $2,150 to US $3,250 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 16 Oct
2023: 19 Feb, 14 May, 17 Jul
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 1,395 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Big five conservation in South Africa

Big five conservation in South Africa

Volunteer with the Big Five in South Africa.
From 595 to 5,995 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 26 Dec
2023: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan, 6 Feb, 13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 Mar, 13 Mar, 20 Mar, 27 Mar, 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct ...
Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Wildlife conservation in South Africa

Protect wildlife in a stunning coastal reserve
From 895 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 10 Oct, 17 Oct, 24 Oct, 31 Oct, 7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec, 12 Dec
2023: 9 Jan
We still have a few spaces to join this project in the next few months and help the conservation of an incredible wildlife reserve. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Hands-on veterinary experience in game reserves and farms
From 1,999 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Help disadvantaged kids to learn English in South Africa
From 1,350 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife conservation safari in South Africa

Wildlife conservation safari in South Africa

Join wildlife conservation experts in the field
From R9,600 to R30,000 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Wildlife orphanage volunteering in South Africa

Care for orphaned animals in stunning South Africa!
From 530 to 2,590 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2023: 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, 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, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct, 4 Nov ...
South Africa game ranger course

South Africa game ranger course

Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife
From 3,140 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Zululand conservation project

Zululand conservation project

Preserve iconic wildlife in the breathtaking South Africa!
From 1,295 to 5,295 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2022: 17 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 28 Nov, 12 Dec, 26 Dec
Sports coaching in South Africa

Sports coaching in South Africa

Coach your favourite sport & inspire disadvantaged children
From 1,350 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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