Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa

with Go Eco

newspaper Land Conservation Marine Conservation
location Africa
start date Weekly2 weeks to 12 weeks
salary Volunteer Project
accommodation includedAccommodation included
food and mealsMeals are included during weekdays
training providedTraining provided

GoEco vets each and every partner and only promotes programs with sustainable, long-term goals. All volunteers have an impact.

Our goal is for you to leave your host country with an even greater passion for volunteering and a desire to share your experience with others when you return home.

Wildlife Conservation Ranch in South Africa

gap year project highlights Highlights

Gain hands-on experience in wildlife care
Monitor animals' progress
Participate in creative activities such as creating toys for the animals
Discover nearby caves, ostrich farms and more in free time
Receive a Certificate of Completion upon successful program completion
Internship option is available!

typical day What's it like

A typical day on this gap year project

Volunteers will be involved in various tasks, from preparing food and feeding the animals to monitoring their progress. Volunteers will be largely involved in creating enrichment activities and toys and giving them to the animals. Other tasks include cleaning enclosures and maintaining the ranch itself. Volunteers will have the opportunity to get close to lemurs, crocodiles and more while working.

There is an internship option available for those who want to gain more professional experience! Interns will get to shadow a caretaker.


Arrival Day, Monday: Arrive at George Airport (GRJ). You will be picked up from the airport and taken on a brief orientation tour of the area.

Day 1, Tuesday: Orientation day.

Days 2-4, Wednesday-Friday: Rewarding volunteer work at the ranch, between 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM.

Days 5-6, Saturday-Sunday: Weekends are free.

Remaining Weeks: The remaining weeks will follow the schedule of volunteering for three days, Monday-Friday, and having weekends free. Departures are on a Monday.

ideal candidate Project Requirements

Who would be a suitable participant?

*Minimum age of 18
*Be at least 1.55m tall (if interacting with some adult cats)
*Fit and healthy
*Basic level of English
*Prepared to get dirty
*Be extremely passionate about wild animals
*Hardworking and diligent is a must

our offer Project Benefits

What we can offer you

Accommodations, most meals, airport transfers, orientation and training, 24/7 support from GoEco and the local team.


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