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Volunteer with Big Cats in South Africa

Program Duration

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


Volunteers are needed all year round, with arrival days on Mondays

Travel Types

  • Ecology
  • Vacation Packages


  • English

Cost in US$:

4 weeks costs £1465; each additional week costs £215 per week, excluding flights.

Program Fees Include:

Before booking: Dedicated period of time on the phone or in person to discuss the project, answer any questions that you might have and find out more about you

- Pre-departure information covering medical, safety and project advice
- Advice on visa requirements
- Help and advice from our UK office before departure and whilst away
- Pre-arranged voluntary work at the park with accommodation.
- A warm meet and greet at George airport and transfer to accommodation
- Accommodation with ensuite facilities, kitchen/lounge and internet access
- Project training
- Return transport to the airport
- Linen
- Weekly shopping trips to top up on supplies
- Last night of your stay in a 5 star luxury lodge overlooking the elephants for those who stay 4 weeks or more
- Oyster will prepare you thoroughly before you leave and support you while you are out there
- ATOL financial protection (if Oyster books your flight)
- Transport to town on a weekly basis to buy food (approx £30 per week)
- Free access to InterHealth’s Travel Health Advice Service
- Oyster Worldwide volunteer t-shirt

On your return:

- Welcome home pack
- Certificate of Recognition (on request)
- References (on request)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Wildlife

Age Range


This Program is open to

Asian, Worldwide, Kiwi, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living

Application Process Involves

  • Phone/Video Interview
  • In-Person Interview when Feasible
  • Online Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

1 day from recepit of form to booking interview

Post Services Include

  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home