Monitor cheetahs, hyenas, buffalos and leopards in a beautiful South African wildlife reserve
All food and accommodation provided
Gain great conservation experience in an amazing setting
Come face to face with cheetahs and other wildlife in a spectacular wildlife reserve
How you can help
Tracking, collaring and monitoring of cheetahs, hyenas, leopards and other wildlife
Game capturing, management and relocating
Reserve management and maintenance including fence monitoring and poaching prevention
Community education and awareness
Why your help is needed
Volunteers work on a conservation reserve and immediately get stuck into the day-to-day responsibilities. In order to protect South Africa’s incredible wildlife and habitats it’s vital that detailed information about its animals are collected and that reserves are maintained to a high standard.
Volunteers responsibilities include (but are not limited to) cheetah research and monitoring, leopard and hyena project assistance, buffalo monitoring, fence checks, reserve maintenance and all aspects of wildlife conservation and management. The range of responsibilities that volunteers hold means that they are able to make a number of genuine contributions to the reserve, making the project an extremely worthwhile and rewarding experience. The project is focussing their attention not just on cheetahs but across the board – they also do leopard research and brown hyena monitoring, for example.
How long can I go for? Placements last either 18 or 32 days and include a 4-day arrival orientation.
Working hours: 6 hours a day, 5 days a week
Eligibility: British/Irish, 18+ Volunteers must have a love of wildlife and be willing to get their hands dirty!