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Volunteer · VO-59

Monkey Rehabilitation

South Africa
2 to 12 weeks
4.8(46 reviews)

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  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years
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Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable volunteer trip and experience South Africa’s authentic lifestyle whilst making a real difference to the vervet monkey population. On this amazing adventure, you’ll volunteer at the sanctuary created for the monkeys who were once considered vermin and were threatened by locals. With over 500 vervet monkeys who are ex-laboratory or unwanted pets or who've been orphaned, injured and abused, you'll be learning about the rehabilitation process, nursing the primates back to health and nurturing their second chance at life and contribute to an important, real-world rehabilitation project.

We offer the complete package for those looking to volunteer abroad and, best of all, we have joined with local project partners to secure you a guaranteed volunteering placement overseas. You’ll be contributing to a wildlife rehabilitation project with both confidence and purpose. Our team will help you with all the essentials, from visa assistance to airport transfers, volunteer accommodation, meals, onsite training and so much more.

Make a sustainable impact on monkey rescue and rehabilitation, meet 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 South Africa’s wildlife whilst channelling the intriguing lifestyle at the same time.


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Volunteer project placement

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Pre-Departure Guide

Trip visa guidance

Personal Travel Concierge

Comfortable accommodation

Covid-19 Medical Insurance


Return airport transfer

Project supplies


‘Welcome to South Africa’ orientation

$200 Global Tour Voucher


Certificate of completion

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

Marketplace deals


$250 off your next trip

Trip details

Our Monkey Rehabilitation 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 South Africa 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 genuine 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. Explore Africa’s wildlife, visit the nearby nature parks, get amongst the festivals and taste the local cuisines 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 and positive impact on the lives of vervet monkeys.


To qualify for this trip, you must be able to undertake laborious duties.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, visa, vaccinations, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.

Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with structured volunteer duties. You’ll then have the evenings and one day off per week to explore however you please. As a rough idea, this is the daily schedule you can expect:

Day 1

Once you have touched down at O.R. Tambo International Airport, your pre-arranged transfer will take you straight to your volunteer accommodation in Limpopo.

Trip location

You'll spend most of your time in Limpopo.

Frequently asked questions

How it works

Make your decision

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.

We become friends

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.

Time to go

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.

24/7 support

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.


Bernadett T
Booked in Sep, 2019

Excellent, honest, tailored, and comprehensive. Very friendly people who shared their personal experiences and I could clearly see that they have been there, and are passionate about what and why they are doing it! Many thanks! I cannot wait for my volunteering trip to Africa!

Sandra G
Booked in Aug, 2019

The easiest process to achieve one of the best experiences I know I will have, in my life. Ollie talked me through everything I needed to know and scheduled and approved my attendance to volunteer in Sth Africa. So excited Thank you Ollie and Global

Emily G
Booked in Jul, 2019

Global work and travel has changed my life in one week! I have always been way too nervous to take that step to travel, I barely knew where to start with flights/transportation/safety ect.. but thanks to their amazing, friendly and kind staff! I am now taking big steps confidently towards my travel... Read more

Jovica D
Booked in Apr, 2019

Everybody has been so great and helpful. Can’t wait for the experience. It’s so exciting to be able to do some volunteer work and give back to the wildlife. It has been one of my passions and dreams for a while so this opportunity could not have come at a better time for me in my life.

Rachel B
Booked in Feb, 2018

Amazing info. Very excited for my trip.

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