Volunteer with wildlife in South Africa

Travel in South Africa for a life-changing experience!

Join this unique volunteer programme with animals in South Africa and discover the Big 5 (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros).


Discover extraordinary landscapes (savannah, forest, beaches…), a welcoming population and a wildlife known for being the most diverse of Africa!


The “rainbow” nation is a whole world in itself and it is waiting for you. Open your eyes to the world and join this eco-volunteer programme in South Africa.


Do not hesitate anymore, enroll now and travel to South Africa for a life changing experience!


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Who can volunteer in South Africa ?

Local time in South Africa :
Everybody can join this programme! We all have something to give, you just need to be 18 and have a good English level.
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The volunteer programmes in South Africa !

Globalong volunteer in south africaYou can choose between 4 different programmes in South Africa:

  • In the first one, you’ll join a centre involved in the protection of wildlife (more 300 species of birds, crocodiles, cheetahs etc.)
  • In the second programme, you’ll volunteer in a stud farm to take care of horses
  • The third one takes place in a monkey sanctuary
  • Finally, the last programme is a centre taking care of wild cats such as lions, tigers or jaguars

globalong volunteer abroad south africaThe programme in South Africa:

The first few days, you will observe and learn more about the tasks so you can participate actively afterwards.

Accommodation in South Africa:

You will stay near the project and will share the accommodation with other volunteers. You’ll find more information about the accommodation in the detail of each programme.

Activities in South Africa:

globalong volunteer programme in south africaDuring your free time, do not hesitate to discover South Africa and its multitude of activities:

  • Safari in the Kruger national park
  • Boat tour on St Lucie’s Lake
  • A trip along the “Garden Route”
  • Hiking in the Drakensberg mountains
  • Camp in the Cedarberg mountains
  • Discover “the Wild Coast”
  • Visit of the West Coast during the flowering season
  • Watching the whales in Hermanus

Useful information to your volunteer programme

Globalong volunteer programme in south africaIncluded in the programme in South Africa:

Initial membership fee (200 €) enrolment as a member of the GlobAlong Association is valid for a period of 9 years (renewable).

Accommodation :

  • Sheets, blanket, pillow, towels (under request, depending on the programme)
  • Mosquito net (if needed)
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry (depending on the project)
  • Wifi (depending on the project)

Programme, follow-up and customization :

  • Pick-up at the airport
  • Help and guidance from our team in Europe before your programme starts
  • Transfer to the accommodation
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board or full board for the duration of your stay
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  • Customization of your programme
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Introduction days
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay (depending on the project)
  • Certificate of attendance to an animal programme
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

volunteer programme with Monkeys in South AfricaNon-included in the programme in South Africa: 

  • Extra outings
  • Personnal items
  • Flights to and from South Africa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • Vaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Potential visa fees
  • Laundry

Bank Holiday 2017/2018 in South Africa:

  • 16th Décember 2017: Day of Reconciliation 
  • 25th Décember 2017: Christmas Day
  • Volunteering in Africa - Globalong26th Décember 2017: Day of Good Will
  • 1st January 2018: New Year’s Day
  • 21th March 2018: Human Rights Day
  • 30th March 2018: Good Friday
  • 02nd April 2018: Family Day
  • 27th April 2018: Freedom Day
  • 1st May 2018: Labour Day
  • 16th June 2018: Youth Day
  • 09th August 2018: National Women’s Day
  • 24th September 2018: Heritage Day
  • 16th December 2018: Day of Reconciliation
  • 17th December 2018: Public Holiday
  • 25th December 2018: Christmas DayGlobalong mission de bénévolat en Afrique du Sud
  • 26th December 2018: Boxing Day

Climate in South Africa:

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For further information, feel free to contact us at info@globalong.com

Collect money for your project thanks to Leetchi !

Photos non contractuals


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