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Dolphin & Whale Research and Coastal Conservation in Africa

Program Duration

9-12 Week, 5-8 Week, 2-4 Week


Specific qualifications are not required, although this Initiative would definitely be of interest to and benefit those studying or working in the field of conservation. Volunteers need to have a passion for conservation and nature and a love for working with the community.
Volunteers need to be hard working, mature, motivated and able to show initiative. Good health and physical fitness are also required and volunteers must be comfortable with being at sea for long periods of time. Volunteers also need to be confident with speaking English.


  • English

Cost in US$:


Cost Includes:

  • In-country staff support
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

- All project operating costs, equipment, tools and resources
- Return Bus Ticket from Cape Town to Knysna
- Pick up & drop off from arrival points (George/ Knysna)
- 24/7 emergency support
- Orientation & Training
- Accommodation in our Volunteer House
- 3 Meals a day
- Project Related Transport
- Project T-shirts
- Dedicated coordinators to assist you daily
- Project support and feedback sessions throughout your stay
- Assistance with optional activities and tours
- Assistance obtaining a local SIM Card for your phone
- Additional cultural and outdoor activities on Friday afternoons (and some evenings)
- Free, unlimited Wi-Fi and computer access in the volunteer house
- Post-project involvement, and an exclusive return volunteer discount

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Wildlife

This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 2-6

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 week