Join this hands-on project as a conservation, education and ecology intern and help protect the environmental integrity of Nature’s Valley. As an intern in South Africa, you will gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in Africa.
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.
Learn all about interning at Nature’s Valley by watching this short clip, and how you will get involved in ecological and conservation activities from day one as a volunteer in South Africa!
Gain experience in a wide range of skills whilst getting an insight into life as a conservationist in South 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 and marine birds.
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.
Interns 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 bungee jump, mountain biking, abseiling and sky diving.