Conservation Projects Road Trip

2+ Week Road Trip | Project Visits, Accommodation and Restaurant Bookings | Flight and Travel Support | Ideal for Groups | Additional Ad-Hoc Options

Ideal for explorers!

If you’ve been searching online for wildlife volunteering opportunities, you may be overwhelmed by the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for you. It’s built around a unique Wildlife Conservation Partnership involving several exceptional projects in South Africa. In fact, these are the most ethical and successful wildlife conservation projects we’ve visited over the past 10 years. Read more here.

Your road trip includes

Inspiring project and reserve visits

Accommodation bookings

Restaurant bookings

24-hour support crew

Pre-departure support

Local resident rates available (time of year dependent)

Complementing activities and conservation topics

How to join

  1. Complete a booking form here.
  2. Make your picks and add to your favourites here.
  3. Set up a call to discuss your preferences here.
  4. Planning begins!

Description

Design a two-weeks+ conservation projects road trip matching your interests and timescales.

If you’ve been searching online for wildlife volunteering opportunities, you may be overwhelmed by the options out there. For this reason, we’ve designed an exclusive package just for you. It’s built around a unique Wildlife Conservation Partnership involving several exceptional projects in South Africa. In fact, these are the most ethical and successful wildlife conservation projects we’ve visited over the past 10 years.

DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Project USP – Marine research and conservation

Programme summary – Marine wildlife & conservation | Research, rehabilitation, ecology, biology and veterinary medicine. More details here.

Airport pick up – Cape Town (International)

Nearest town – Gansbaai

Accommodation options – Gansbaai

NKONZO WILDLIFE RESEARCH

Project USP – Hands-off wildlife research and monitoring

Programme summary – Big 5 Wildlife & conservation | Tracking, animal behaviour & wildlife management training. More details here.

Airport pick up – George (Domestic)

Nearest town – Mossel Bay

Accommodation options – Mossel Bay

NATURE’S VALLEY TRUST

Project USP – Coastal & forest conservation and birds

Programme summary – Conservation education | Ecology research. More details here.

Airport pick up – George (Domestic)

Nearest town – Nature’s Valley

Accommodation options – Nature’s ValleyTsitsikamma and Plettenberg Bay

AMAKHALA FOUNDATION

Project USP – Community conservation education

Programme summary – Darting and relocations | Herbivore monitoring | Predator monitoring | Wetland And watering hole management | Alien plant control | General reserve maintenance | Erosion control | Plant monitoring | Conservation education. More details here.

Airport pick up – Port Elizabeth (Domestic)

Nearest town – Grahamstown

Accommodation options – Amakhala Reserve and Grahamstown

ZULULAND RHINO ORPHANAGE

Project USP – Rhinos and Hippos

Programme summary – Rhino conservation | Wildlife rehabilitation | Anti-poaching projects | 24-hour rhino and hippo care. More details here.

Airport pick up – Richard’s Bay (Domestic)

Nearest town – Mkuze

Accommodation options – Mkuze and more.

HOEDSPRUIT ENDANGERED SPECIES CENTRE

Project USP – Wildlife rehabilitation and cheetah breeding

Programme summary – Monitoring and care of Cheetah, Wild Dogs, White Rhino, Lion, African Wild Cats, Ground Hornbills, Sable Antelope and more | Cleaning, feeding and assisting with or observing veterinary activities. More details here.

Airport pick up – Hoedspruit (domestic)

Nearest town – Hoedspruit

Accommodation options – Hoedspruit

MOGALAKWENA RESEARCH CENTRE

Project USP – Giraffe research and bush living

Programme summary –  Feeding ecology, social behaviour, and movement patterns of animals | Alien plant species impact studies | Community support and education projects | Research methods, planning, statistical analyses, writing | Data collection and species identification | Bird ringing, nest box competition project | Social enterprise projects  – Craft Art Centre and Botanica Natural Products. More details here.

Airport pick up (if available) – Hoedspruit (domestic)

Nearest town – Alldays

Accommodation options – Alldays

 

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