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Nature’s Valley Volunteer Programme, South Africa

1 to 12 weeks from

£415
17+
minimum age

  • Gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa
  • Work alongside a top African ornithologist and learn to ring birds
  • Take part in a grass roots project that brings real change to communities
  • Opportunities available for University students to carry out specific research projects
Overview

Overview

Join this hands on project as a conservation education or research ecology volunteer or intern and help protect the environmental integrity of Nature’s Valley. Volunteers will gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa.

Testimonial

Testimonial

My first impression of Natures Valley was “Wow, this place is beautiful! I can’t believe I’m going to be living here for the next month!”  The volunteer programme only ever has a maximum of 2-3 volunteers staying at one time. Because of this you are given much more responsibility within the organisation and are given a more tailored programme.
Olivia, UK

Video

Learn all about volunteering or interning at Nature’s Valley by watching this short clip and how you will get involved in ecological and conservation activities from day one!

Highlights

Highlights

Gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa. You will experience conservation based research in several different biomes and habitat types including beach, estuary, river, fynbos, forest and urban areas. This project will give you a range of experience, working with whales, dolphins, fish, aquatic macro invertebrates, seals, marine birds, primates and more!

Location

Location

Nature’s Valley is a small village on the Garden Route along the southern Cape coast of South Africa. Nature’s Valley lies between the Salt River, the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains, the Indian Ocean and the Groot River lagoon. Nature’s Valley has a balmy climate and is surrounded by the de Vasselot Nature Reserve which is part of the Tsitsikamma Park, and in turn part of the Garden Route National Park.

Free Time

Free Time

Volunteers can spend their time lounging on stretches of pristine golden beach, exploring the lagoons or experience the abundant wildlife on safari at a nearby game reserve. Whale and dolphin watching and swimming with seals also promise a once in a lifetime experience. Or for adrenaline junkies you can do the world’s highest bungy jump, mountain biking, abseiling and sky diving.

Nature’s Valley Volunteer Programme, South Africa

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