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Big Cat Sanctuary Volunteer Project, South Africa

2-12 Weeks from

minimum age

  • Contribute to animal welfare of big cats and other predators
  • Get to see a range of big cat species including white lions
  • Learn about the ethical issues of wildlife in South Africa
  • Help to raise awareness of wildlife conservation

Project Costs

Black panther in South AfricaThe project costs are as follows; 2 weeks is £1065, 3 weeks is £1365, 4 weeks is £1685, 6 weeks is £2125, and every extra week past 6 weeks costs £310.

Please email info@workingabroad.com if you have any questions on the costs. This cost includes accommodation within the volunteer house (and use of the pool, BBQ etc.), breakfast & lunch each day, weekly transport to grocery shops, transfers to and from Cape Town airport for arrival and departure, all on-site volunteer activities and supervision, WorkingAbroad backup and support. What is not included is your flights and travel to and from South Africa, dinnertime meals, visa costs, lodging in Cape Town on arrival and departure if required, personal expenses, and your own health and travel insurance.

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If for some reason your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully. However, for those who are accepted, the remaining balance needs to be paid at least two months before departure. Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with detailed information on your project and the volunteer work you will be doing, travel info, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

You can join this big cat conservation project in South Africa as a volunteer for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks, all year round.

Volunteers climbing a tree

Start dates are on Saturdays and departure dates are on a following Saturday – this enables us to plan better for you and your fellow volunteers, and we will always pick you up from the airport on arrival. Should you wish to make alternative arrangements with us, we will always try and accommodate you. We can usually arrange pick-up on another day of the week other than Saturday, at an additional cost, please ask for details.

The dates below are provided as a guideline, but you can join this big cat volunteer project in South Africa starting on any Saturday throughout the year. Please email info@workingabroad.com if you have specific questions about dates or travel.

October 9th 2021 October 23rd 2021
October 23rd 2021 November 6th 2021
November 6th 2021 November 20th 2021
November 20th 2021 December 4th 2021
Big Cat Sanctuary Volunteer Project, South Africa

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