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Amakhala Game Reserve

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 3-6 Months


Throughout the year

Travel Types

  • Eco Tours
  • Hiking
  • Nature Tours
  • River Kayaking
  • Trekking


No previous experience or knowledge is necessary to join the Amakhala program. The vision behind the volunteer program is to provide people with the opportunity to give something back to the environment and have a life changing experience, while providing the reserve with invaluable conservation assistance.

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Type of Programs

  • Community Service & Volunteering
  • Adventure Travel


  • Afrikaans
  • English

Cost in US$:

Costs Volunteer Contribution: 1 weeks: GBP 495 / USD 795, 2 weeks: GBP 695 / USD 1195, 3 weeks: GBP 945 / USD 1595, 4 weeks: GBP 1195 / USD 1995, Extra weeks: GBP 295 / USD 495 per week. Important Note: Due to fluctuations in the major currencies, Enkosini will be using the USD rates as our standard until further notice. Volunteers receive a USD 100 / GBP 50 discount when joining multiple Enkosini Eco Experience programmes (one discount only).

Cost Includes:

  • Written materials pre-departure
  • Food
  • Housing

Program Fees Include:

* Pre-departure support: You will have a staff member available to support you throughout your time preparing to go abroad. In addition, you will be provided with a detailed pre-departure email with information you need regarding your travel, preparation and destination.
* Accommodation at Amakhala
* Meals
* Activities on the reserve
* Project donation
* Reference letter and/or compliance with your college or university for course credit (upon request)

Not Included:
* Airfare
* Transportation between Port Elizabeth and Amakhala (Approx. 350 ZAR each way)
* Travel/medical Insurance
* Vaccinations
* Pocket money for personal purchases, excursions away from Amakhala, and pre/post project travel
* We do not have discounted rates for partial weeks

Credit Available




Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Law
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

15-30 minutes