• South Africa
    • Cape Town
    • Hoedspruit
2 weeks

Program Details

Age Min.
Age Max
Year Round
Medium Group (16-30)
Travel Type
Budget Family Older Travelers Solo Women


Price Details
Includes: 3 meals a day, accommodation, transport, orientation, 24 hr support and donation to the NPO
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
Jan 25, 2022
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About Program

SAVE Volunteering is a Non-Profit Organisation. We are NOT a booking agent: we run, manage and fund all of our Humanitarian and Wildlife Projects with the help of volunteers.
We believe in transparent and sustainable programs that impact our local community and wildlife.

The volunteer fees go towards, food, accommodation, transport, orientation and the rest of the money gets donated to the NPO for running costs such as stationary or meals for the children and meals for the Wildlife.

Join one of our amazing projects and leave with a life-changing experience!

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Program Highlights

  • African Pride.
  • Big 5 wildlife course.
  • Shark Conservation.
  • Wild Cat.
  • Bush School and Wildlife.

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Monitoring drive

This project offers you a unique experience in the African bush and allows you to observe and be a part of the research/monitoring teams on the reserve. The focus of the this project revolves around elephants, lions, hyenas and leopards. You'll also be involved with monitoring breeding initiatives comprising of buffalo, Livingston eland and nyala. Habitat work also plays an important part of the monitoring process and your work is vital for accurate management of the animals within the reserve.

Shark Cage Diving

This project is situated in Gansbaai – the shark cage diving capital of the world. The coast is home to multiple marine species. There are shark sightings all year, peaking in the Southern Hemisphere in winter (May – September). Southern Right Whales including their calves return every year in July and stay until December, when they return back to Antarctic waters.

Lion Sanctuary

The Lion Park is an internationally acclaimed sanctuary for captive-born lions who cannot be rehabilitated into the wild. It provides displaced lions with a lifelong home in an enriched environment, where they are allowed to live out their lives with dignity. The park is situated in the Cape Winelands and comprises of 50 acres of sprawling lion habitat. It's involved in improving the quality of life of lions in captivity, locally and internationally.

Agricultural livestock

The course is designed for individuals looking to explore or enter the professional field of veterinary science, animal welfare or animal management. Categorised into three distinct learning areas, the project provides a theoretical and hands-on approach to learning. Participants on the program will spend around one-third of their time in wildlife environments.

Seabird Rescue

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) was established in 1968 and is a non-profit organisation whose primary objective is to reverse the decline of seabird populations through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – especially endangered seabirds like the African penguin. With a limited staff component, SANCCOB relies heavily on the support of volunteers to achieve the mission of the organisation.


The project is located in the Free State province. The predator farm is situated only 30 km from the historical town of Kimberley, on the National Road (the N8). The farm is home to an abundance of animals. These animals are taken in to be cared for because of various reasons; some cannot live in the wild on their own if they are sick or were abandoned, and many are rescued from unethical processes like canned hunting and breeding for tourism purposes.

Monitoring Big 5

This project is ideal if you want to truly experience the wild side of Africa. The bush camp is based in a game reserve which is home to the 'Big 5', meaning you will get to encounter and live among, elephants, lions, rhino, leopards and buffalo while working on the project. You'll be taught basic bush survival skills and how to navigate your way through the African bush. During your stay, your days will be spent mostly on foot walking through the reserve, learning how to track the animals.


The Wildlife Farm is home to many orphaned and injured animals, offering care to young orphaned animals, as well as a haven for injured animals while they recover from their trauma. The farm is home to animals including elephants, lions, tigers, cheetahs, the spotted hyena, white lions, and hippo, as well as free-range game such as giraffes, wildebeest, zebras, warthogs, impalas, waterbucks, and the red hartebeest.

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