Sibuya Wilderness Experience, Kenton on Sea

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, recycling and environmental sustainability projects, wildlife and vegetation surveys, wilderness and bush skills and so much more. And after an inspiring day, you are accommodated not in a bunk bed or dormitory, but in the superb Intaka Bird Lodge.

The 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.

They are a team of passionate conservationists working tirelessly to save our endangered and threatened wild and marine life from extinction. Volunteers will take part in short and long term projects which are intended to create sustainability for generations to come. Tasks may vary from physical work to interesting and interactive lecture-based content. Our volunteer program will run from 1 to 4 weeks. In order to guarantee an educational and impactful experience for each volunteer, we will work in small groups with a maximum number of 8 participants.

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Eco Volunteering in Nature and Coastal Wilderness Conservation

Together with the team, the 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-bedded rooms with en-suite bathrooms, including full board (3 meals a day).

Project 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 our 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.


Contact your programme co-ordinator here or via the enquiry form below for a volunteer information pack.

Find out more about the Sibuya Wilderness Experience on Instagram here or visit their website here.

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