Family Volunteering Adventure

Key Information

Like all our social projects, the wildlife volunteering project operates in beautiful part of the Western Cape. South Africa has a conservation culture and this is at the core of this Wildlife Sanctuary about 5 hours outside of Cape Town. By volunteering at the sanctuary you will be involved in not only the care of predators that has suffered exploitation but also contribute to smaller community projects adopted by the sanctuary. 

1) Conscious travellers worldwide are increasingly aware not only of conservation but also of the culture and customs of the people around the reserve. We support this approach wholeheartedly. This conservation model creates opportunities for the adjacent communities, their businesses and cultural initiatives.

2) Your weekly fee covers comfortable accommodation, transfers from and to the airport, excursions and all meals on the farm. Overall, you can expect to be comfortable, and well looked after on the farm by our experienced staff. Your fees also include up to 5% donation towards conservation.

About the project

Unlike any of our other projects, this one is fully catered for the adventurous family who wants to have fun! This unique project will not only teach you about conservation, but encourage outdoor living and connecting with the locals. The 1650 hectare property is located down the Garden Route on a farm. The wildlife sanctuary has provided a safe haven for predators that have been exploited and held captive. The property is the ideal place where the 16 + lions can roam freely in an environment filled with fynbos and trees. Here the animals are free from poaching and exploitation and the facility provides the staff, training and care for the predators.

Your Impact

You will play an important part in supporting the work of the centre and given wonderful opportunities to learn about the species and their behaviours. As a family, you will contributed to the care and well-being of the animals.

Contributes to United Nations’ Sustainable Goal #15: Life on Land

The wildlife sanctuary plays an important role in the protection and restoration of exploited predators and the promotion of sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

Skills and Experiences required

No special skills are required. The camp curator will do a briefing on arrival with continuous information sessions held while volunteering.  All you need to have is a curiosity for wildlife, be flexible, a keen interest to help and your stay with leave a positive impact.

Arrival & Orientation

The wildlife program starts on a Sunday and runs throughout the year. Once your application has been approved for the project, screening checks are done, please book your flights to arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Your airport pick-up will be before or no later than 12 midday on arrival day and ready to take you to the facily which is about 5 hours out of the city.


Daily duties might also include:

A volunteer’s day starts early, at 8 am. There will be plenty to do and lots to learn!

From refilling water troughs, to cleaning predators enclosures, night shelters,
Preparing food and feeding animals
Engaging with the local community by volunteering one day serving meals
Enjoy enrichment workshops and excursions about predators, butterflies, birds of prey
Clearing vegetation, help with fencing when needed
Assist with farming activities, working in the vegetable garden

*Tasks and duties will be age appropriate

Accommodation & Location

Want to know about farm life in South Africa? This is a great opportunity to learn about it. This special  wildlife sanctuary is located down the Garden Route in the Western Cape. About a 5 hour drive from Cape Town International Airport. The farmhouse is situated on the sanctuary amongst the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains. Your accommodation is either a 3-bedroom modern farmhouse that is comfortable for 8 people to share, with 1 family room (sleeps 4) with en-suite, x2 bedrooms with shared bathroom OR 5 Safari tents (10-ppl) located on the property. Outside showers and ablution facilities next to the tents.

Meals will be provided and enjoyed in the farmhouse or around the Boma (outside enclosure). Facilities on the farm: Wifi, fully fitted kitchen, swimming pool, walking trails, and a dam. Amenities and shops are 30 minutes away.



Project Fees:

1 Week (Sunday – Saturday)

£1,175 per adult

£795 for kids (8-12 years)

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