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Lapolosa Wilderness : A True Wilderness / Work Experience

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks


Throughout the year



Travel Types

  • Eco Tours
  • Ecology
  • Hiking
  • Nature Tours
  • Rainforest Tours
  • Trekking

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$:

Lapolosa 2-Week Experience: GBP 595 / USD 995

Cost Includes:

  • 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.
* Transportation from Lydenburg to Lapolosa
* Accommodation at Lapolosa (dormitory private)
* Meals
* Activities
* Project donation
* Reference letter and/or compliance with your college or university for course credit (upon request)

Not Included:
* Airfare
* Bushveld Link Shuttle to and from airport
* Travel/medical Insurance
* Vaccinations
* Pocket money for personal purchases, social excursions away from Lapolosa, and pre/post project travel
* Pre project accommodation at The Manor Guesthouse in Lydenburg
* We do not have discounted rates for partial weeks

Credit Available




Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Building & Construction Projects
  • Conservation
  • Driving
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Law
  • Parks
  • Trail Building
  • Tree Planting
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

From all ages, from all walks of life, and from all over the world, Lapolosa volunteers have the experience of a lifetime while making a lasting impact on the environment. No previous experience is required, however all volunteers should have a love of nature, positive attitude, reasonable level of fitness, sensitivity and respect for other cultures, willingness to help and learn, and strong sense of humor. The sanctuary is run in a spirit of co-operation, and all are expected to give their best. There is no typical day at Lapolosa - each brings its own magical moments, trials and tribulations - all adding to the adventure and spirit of living and working in Africa. Families and groups are welcome to join!

Age Range


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Guest House
  • Dormitory

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