It is rare to find a project that combines nature, wildlife and marine conservation, but the Sibuya Wilderness team are doing just that. Offering rare experiences such as aquaponics farming, recycling and environmental sustainability projects, wildlife and vegetation surveys, wilderness and bush skills and so much more. Then after an inspiring day, you are accommodated not in a bunk bed or dormitory, but in the superb Intaka Bird Lodge.

Sibuya Wilderness Experience offers volunteers, as part of a gap year, sabbatical or eco-traveling, the unique and exciting opportunity to get behind the scenes and involved with the conservation efforts of Sibuya Game Reserve and surrounding areas.

They are a team of dedicated conservationists, working tirelessly to save our endangered and threatened wild and marine life from extinction. They want to share their knowledge and passion for nature with volunteers from all over the world, in order for you to gain a better understanding of nature and what we can all do to conserve it, whilst creating sustainability for generations to come. Volunteers will take part in short and long term projects where tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content. The volunteer program will run from 1 to 4 weeks, in order to guarantee an educational and impactful experience for each volunteer, you will work in small groups with a maximum number of 8 participants.

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Eco Volunteering and Coastal Wilderness Conservation

Together with the team, volunteers will be accommodated and hosted at the beautiful Intaka Bird Lodge (situated close to the reserve). Happy family vibes, expansive grounds to explore and a large swimming pool with BBQ area make it the perfect spot to relax and unwind from the adventures of the day. Participants will share comfortable twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, including full board (3 meals a day).

Program Highlights

  • Wildlife Tracking & Monitoring / Bush Knowledge
  • Rhino-Watch / Anti-Poaching Support
  • Reserve Sustainability Project
  • Alien Plant Control & Botanical Surveys
  • Marine Explorations, Research & Surveys
  • Community Engagement

Much of the conservation work will take place at the nearby Sibuya Game Reserve itself as well as at the nearby rivers and beaches. The reserve is located in Kenton-on-Sea, along the Sunshine Coast of the Eastern Cape in South Africa, about 120 km from Port Elizabeth. This renowned Reserve is home to a wide range of different species of Flora and Fauna, with the stunning Kariega River Estuary meandering through it.

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