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.

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: 2023: 1 Oct, 29 Oct, 26 Nov, 24 Dec
2024: 21 Jan, 18 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 29 Sep, 27 Oct, 24 Nov, 22 Dec
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: 2023: 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec, 25 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec
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: 2023: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2024: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 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 ...
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
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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.
01273 823 700
Call us until 5pm
Calling from outside the UK
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
South Africa volunteering with the big five

South Africa volunteering with the big five

Take part in the conservation of Africa's wildlife.
From 995 to 5,995 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 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 ...
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 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov
2024: 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 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 ...
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 4,190 7 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: 2023: 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
2024: 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 5 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct ...
Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Volunteer with monkeys in South Africa

Re-habilitate baboons into the wilds of South Africa
From 1,269 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Marine conservation holiday, South Africa

Marine conservation holiday, South Africa

Shark & penguin conservation on the Cape Whale coast
From 795 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Cheetah conservation holiday, South Africa

Cheetah conservation holiday, South Africa

Cheetah conservation in Cape Town
From 975 to 2,240 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 24 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 19 Nov, 26 Nov, 3 Dec, 10 Dec
2024: 14 Jan, 21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar, 17 Mar, 24 Mar, 14 Apr, 21 Apr, 28 Apr, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep
Radio and digital arts community project, South Africa

Radio and digital arts community project, South Africa

Sharing hope, delight & upliftment to local communities
From 1,540 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 18 Dec
Community healthcare volunteering, South Africa

Community healthcare volunteering, South Africa

Help local communities in & around Cape Town
From 875 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
Responsible Travel, Travel Team

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.
01273 823 700
Call us until 5pm
Calling from outside the UK
Surf and sports coaching in South Africa (offline)

Surf and sports coaching in South Africa (offline)

Teach surfing and sports in Cape Town
From US $1,595 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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: 23 Sep, 24 Sep, 25 Sep, 26 Sep, 27 Sep, 28 Sep, 29 Sep, 30 Sep, 1 Oct, 2 Oct, 3 Oct, 4 Oct, 5 Oct, 6 Oct, 7 Oct, 8 Oct, 9 Oct, 10 Oct, 11 Oct, 12 Oct, 13 Oct, 14 Oct, 15 Oct, 16 Oct, 17 Oct, 18 Oct, 19 Oct, 20 Oct, 21 Oct, 22 Oct, 23 Oct, 24 Oct, 25 Oct, 26 Oct, 27 Oct, 28 Oct, 29 Oct, 30 Oct, 31 Oct, 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 3 Nov, 4 Nov, 5 Nov, 6 Nov, 7 Nov, 8 Nov, 9 Nov, 10 Nov, 11 Nov, 12 Nov, 13 Nov, 14 Nov, 15 Nov, 16 Nov, 17 Nov ...
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
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
South Africa endangered wildlife conservation

South Africa endangered wildlife conservation

Assist with protecting endangered species in South Africa
From 1,395 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec
We still have spaces to join over the next few months!
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
Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 995 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
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: 2023: 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec
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
Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Family volunteering and safari holiday, South Africa

Take your family on an unforgettable African adventure
From US $1,595 4 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 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, 23 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 6 Jan, 13 Jan, 20 Jan, 27 Jan, 3 Feb, 10 Feb, 17 Feb, 24 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar
Family holiday of a lifetime - 100% immersive, well curated and enjoyable. Get 10% off travel between September to end December 2023.
Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Teaching assistant volunteering in South Africa

Help disadvantaged kids to learn English in South Africa
From 1,045 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
South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday

South Africa wildlife volunteering holiday

Conservation & animal care in a South African Big 5 Reserve
From 800 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa game ranger course

South Africa game ranger course

Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife
From 3,600 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 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov, 11 Dec
2024: 8 Jan, 22 Jan, 5 Feb, 19 Feb, 4 Mar, 18 Mar, 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec
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 945 to 4,095 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 15 Dec
2024: 14 Jan, 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 29 Feb, 14 Mar, 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 30 Apr, 14 May, 31 May, 14 Jun, 30 Jun, 14 Jul, 29 Jul, 31 Jul, 14 Aug, 31 Aug, 14 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 31 Oct, 14 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 31 Dec
Photo credits: [Page banner: bikeriderlondon] [Why visit South Africa?: Marcelo Novais] [Kruger National Park: Juanma Clemente-Alloza] [Self drive holidays: South African Tourism] [Travelling in South Africa with kids: Tim Williamson] [Types of holidays: South African Tourism] [Going beyond South Africa: Sunway Safaris]