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CONSERVATION AND MARINE CONSERVATION PROJECTS AVAILABLE IN SOUTH AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA
CONSERVATION

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WORTHWHILE AND REWARDING CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN SOUTH AFRICA, full of adventure and fun, too!  We have many conservation projects of all different types available. They are listed below, so please click on the ones that appeal to you to read detailed descriptions of the projects.

Get the total African experience while learning from and living with conservation experts. You can work with most of the famous Big 5 animals (Lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Rhinos and Leopard). We also have marine projects with sharks and whales, and hands-on projects with most species of animals.

NEW!   Whale and Dolphin Monitoring And Research in Knysna in South Africa
Joining this Marine Research programme will give you an opportunity to be exposed to all aspects of this exciting industry, from conservation and research of Whales and Dolphins, to all other aspects of the day-to-day running, including marketing, liaising with clients, crewing and guiding on the boats, doing land-to-sea observations/spotting, assisting with community projects and educating the local children about the sea and lagoon.

Conservation Research on Whales and Dolphins in South Africa

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation in KZN in South Africa
The best cage is an empty cage!
Work in a Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre that is also a wildlife hospital that cares for injured and orphaned wild animals and birds. You'll work with over 400 different animals and birds, and lots of monkeys!

Become part of an amazing team of wildlife experts specialising in the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of various wild animals that may have been injured or orphaned.

Care for Animals in a Wildlife Sanctuary near Port Elizabeth in South Africa
Hands-on work with injured or abandoned animals of all types. This is a very popular project. You'll assist in a very caring Sanctuary set in a small private game reserve in the Eastern Cape. You'll help in hand-rearing, feeding and generally looking after many different animal species, This is a very hands-on experience and one that leaves you immensely satisfied.

Vervet Monkey Care, Rehabilitation and Release Project in South Africa
Help to care for, rehabilitate and release injured and abandoned Vervet Monkeys back into the wild to live a free and natural life. This project encompasses all aspects of Vervet Monkey Rehabilitation and Conservation ... not to be missed!  Only available during certain periods of the year, please check the web page.

Multi-Marine Project with Dolphins, Whales and Sharks near Cape Town in South Africa
This placement is exciting! Work with Sharks, Whales, Penguins, Tourism, Research and Community Development, and you’ll also regularly see Dolphins and lots of Seals. You’ll be taught by skilled field teams. You'll go out to sea frequently and get involved with observing behaviour and interactions of marine species around the boat ... White beaches, blue ocean and two hours from Cape Town.

The Great White Shark Project, near Cape Town in South Africa
Come face to face with the Great White Shark! Work in an organisation dedicated to the exploration and conservation of Sharks and the preservation of their environment. Help to gather accurate data on sharks to assist in management programmes for the ensured survival of the species. Definitely one for your "Top 10 things to do in your lifetime" list! You'll get lots of training and much of the work is out at sea.  You'll learn a lot!

Work with great white sharks in Cape Town, South Africa

Cheetah and Predator Conservation in a Game Reserve in Northern South Africa
Help conserve Cheetahs and other predators in their natural environment. You'll live on a Game Reserve, in a delightful bush camp where you get up close and personal with the animals. You'll be given training in how to practically assist and will work closely with the field staff to really make a difference. The main aspects include tracking and monitoring predators, researching and collecting data, and assisting on the Roan and Sable breeding project,

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Zululand Wildlife and Game Reserve Conservation Expedition, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Work on four very different Game Reserves, each with their own unique beauty and attraction. You'll gain a wealth of conservation knowledge and experience working under qualified conservation experts and on location out in the bush. You'll get involved with some of the most exciting, endangered and priority species conservation work in the heart of Africa. This project is extremely popular and gets booked up very quickly, so we strongly advise that you book early!

Wildlife Veterinary Medicine Internship on a Game Reserve in Northern South Africa
This is a rare and unique opportunity to gain hands-on veterinary experience with wild animals on a Game Reserve! A wide range of situations that you'll deal with, across a few Game Reserves. You'll shadow the vet and you'll learn an unbelievable amount! 

Suitable for students studying veterinary medicine or an associated career path, or people who have qualified, or unqualified animal lovers.

Capturing a Sable on the Wildlife Conservation Project in South Africa

Marine Research Internship, near Cape Town in South Africa
An excellent marine internship program for interns working in the unique marine environment at the tip of Africa - home to one of the densest populations of Great White Sharks in the world.  It is the breeding area of the endangered Southern Right Whale and home of one of the threatened colonies of the African Penguin, as well as resident populations of Dolphins, Seals and thousands of Seabirds. Located near Cape Town.

The shark reserch vessel on the Multi-marine Voluntary Project in South Africa

Lion and Big Cat Sanctuary Conservation near Bethlehem in South Africa
Volunteer with the king of the beasts and other big cats in South Africa's largest Lion Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to other big cats and a rich variety of game species, including Zebra, Wildebeest, Impala, Springbok and many more. You'll contribute to valuable rescue and rehabilitation work

Combination Projects: Do one exciting project in one place ... and then do a second exciting project in a completely different part of the country.

Double your experience. Double your fun.
Double your help.

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OPTIONAL ADD-ONS
Tours and Safaris
Cage Dive with Sharks
Surfing Courses in Cape Town
Photography & Photoshop Courses
1-Week Wildlife Rehabilitation

1-Week Whales Sharks Dolphins