Volunteer with wildlife in South Africa

Travel in South Africa for a life-changing experience !

Enrol now, join our eco-volunteer programme in South Africa and get a chance to discover the “Big 5” (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros) and the beautiful natural landscapes.


Join a local organization in Africa involved in environmental protection and rescuing wild animals (white lion, white sharks, wild cats etc.).


Many species in Africa are considered as endangered and the volunteers’ help is very important in the programmes that have been created to save them.


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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 at least 18 years old and have a good English level.

Bénévolat en Afrique du Sud

Accommodation and activities in South Africa !

Globalong volunteer in South AfricaAccommodation in South Africa:

You will always stay close to the project and you will share the accommodation with other volunteers. You will find more information about the accommodation in the detail of each programme.

The volunteer programme in South Africa:

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

The activities in South Africa:

Volunteer in South Africa GlobalongDuring your volunteer programme in South Africa, you’ll discover extraordinary landscapes and a multitude of activities during your free time (non included)!

Here are some examples:

  • 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
  • Whale-watching in Hermanus

Useful information to your volunteer programme

Globalong volunteer in South AfricaIncluded in South Africa's programme:

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

Accommodation :

  • A locked cupboard (depending on the project)
  • Sheets, blanket, pillow and towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry (depending on the project)

Program, 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
  • globalong volunteer programme in Africa Half board or full board for the duration of your stay (depending on the project)
  • In-country intro days to prepare for your project (depending on the project)
  • Customization of your programme
  • 7/7 support from the local coordinator
  • Transfer back to the airport at the end of your stay
  • Support from the Globalong team during your entire stay
  • Personal blog on our network
  • Advise on how to get a visa (if needed)
  • Country guide
  • Traveller’s guide
  • Volunteer programme in South africa with GlobalongCertificate of attendance to a volunteer programme
  • Donation for a project
  • Organization fees

Non-included in South Africa’s programme:

  • Extra outings
  • Personnal items
  • Flights to and from South Africa
  • Daily transport to and from your volunteer placement (if needed)
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (mandatory)
  • white shark project GlobalongVaccinations (click here for more information)
  • Potential visa fees

Bank holidays 2017/2018 in South Africa :

  • 1th 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
  • Wildlife conservation in South Africa - GlobAlong16th 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 Day
  • 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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  • Game Reserve Conservation Afrique du Sud - Faune sauvageDetails

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