Big 5 African Wildlife & Conservation
Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience South Africa’s active lifestyle whilst making a real difference to endangered wildlife species. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer on a private wildlife reserve, learning about and contributing to animal conservation. Picture yourself getting hands-on experience working with a wildlife vet, caring for animals and helping with their recovery, learning about animal behaviour and contributing to an important, real-world animal conservation project. You’ll also have the incredible chance to head on a rare range of excursions, including day and night game drives and visits to Kruger National Park, K9 anti-poaching dog training facility, Kinyonga Reptile Park, Elephant reserve, as well as a boat ride on Blyde Canyon and cheetah interaction.
We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we’ve joined with exclusive project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to conservation research with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from airport pickup, project transport, volunteer accommodation, provided meals, onsite training and so much more.
Make a sustainable change on South Africa’s endangered wildlife, make new friends from all corners of the world and break away from your routine back home as you embark on this incredible volunteer travel opportunity. This trip is perfect for anyone ready to make a difference and lasting impact on wild animals whilst channelling that genuine South African way of living at the same time.
Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.
Our Endangered Wildlife Conservation Volunteer trip in South Africa is designed to get you volunteering overseas in a safe and fun environment, and with a genuine and rewarding purpose. Our expert team and local partners take care of everything you need to start making a positive impact, from volunteer placement and meals to accommodation and ongoing support throughout your entire journey.
Whether you’re doing gap year volunteering or taking a volunteering holiday from work, you’ll arrive in Hoedspruit with the confidence that absolutely everything has been pre-arranged for you. You’ll be able to jump straight into your volunteer duties, relax into the South African lifestyle and start making new friends with all the logistical details sorted, from airport transfers to accommodation.
Channel all your energy into immersing yourself in your volunteer placement, as well as taking time to get to know the local area. Roam through the breathtaking forests, visit the stunning waterfalls and explore the rolling savannahs instead of sweating the logistical stuff - that’s exactly why we’re here. Feel confident and proud you are contributing much-needed help to a meaningful cause and save yourself the time, money and even the risk of being stranded in a foreign country by having us on your side. Make your time count on this life-changing opportunity to volunteer in South Africa and arrive home knowing you've made a lasting impact on endangered wildlife species.
To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties.
Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.
The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:
Once you’ve touched down at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport, you’ll make your way to the local Hoedspruit Airport. Your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Hoedspruit, located within the game reserve. Relax, settle in and meet some of the other volunteers.
Head to your cultural orientation with the other volunteers, loaded with information about your project and South Africa’s history, culture, climate and more. You’ll also get a guided tour of the project’s centre and be introduced to the project staff.
You'll spend most of your time volunteering in the town of Hoedspruit.
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.
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Feel confident knowing that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
We don’t just say that to brag. With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
With over 1,200 partners around the globe, we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.
Just $695 to get started
We’ll score you a guaranteed volunteering placement so you can start making a difference to the world.
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.
To take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Hoedspruit. Return transfer to the airport upon completion of your volunteer placement.
Relax in a twin-share hut in an accommodation camp with the other volunteers, situated within the game reserve.
Enjoy three delicious African meals per day, prepared fresh for you by the project staff and including some western favourites.
Head to your cultural orientation with the other volunteers, loaded with information about your project and South Africa. You’ll also get a guided tour of the project’s centre and be introduced to the project staff.
You’ll join the other volunteers on a range of excursions, including a visit to Kruger National Park, K9 anti-poaching dog training facility, Kinyonga Reptile Park, Elephant camp visit, a boat ride on Blyde Canyon, day and night game drives, cheetah interaction and a visit to a local rural school.
In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience, and, it goes very well with your future resume. Employers will love this addition!
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Just $695 to get started
Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.
Earliest available arrival is currently Feb 2020.
Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.
If you change your mind or something comes up, we’ll let you change your travel dates or your trip, or even gift your deposit to a friend!