Kariega Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme, South Africa



Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Kenton on Sea
South Africa


The Kariega Big Five Game Reserve Volunteer Programme offers a once in a lifetime chance to get behind the scenes and involved with the conservation efforts of the Game Reserve. Wildlife conservation volunteers take part in lion prey selection monitoring, researching Cape Leopards, rhino surveys, elephant impact monitoring, conservation management and local community projects. The Reserve is located in a malaria-free environment. Wildlife Research Internship opportunities also available.

Volunteers can join year round from 1 to 12 weeks in duration.

Individuals, groups and students doing research all welcome.

For more details regarding pricing, scheduling and arrangements, please visit the main project page - http://www.workingabroad.com/projects/south-africa-wildlife-volunteer

Fee Required


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

If you are interested in joining this project to volunteer in South Africa as a wildlife conservation volunteer, you will need to fill out the online application form (you can also print it out and send it to us by post) – to secure a placement on the project, please complete and submit the form including two references and your deposit of £195. If for some reason, your application is declined, we would reimburse this deposit fully. However for those who are accepted, 25% of the full amount needs to be paid 14 days after you have been confirmed on the project, with the remainder (75%) to be paid two months before the start date. Once your place is confirmed, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information on your project, the region, suggested items to bring etc. including waiver/indemnity documents.