South Africa - Wildlife Photography and Conservation
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South Africa - Wildlife Photography and Conservation

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South Africa: Cape Town

Program Summary

This project has a number of long-term goals, with the ultimate goals to raise awareness and help preserve the precious African environment. These goals include hands-on conservation efforts, creating a photographic database, and conservation research. Originally located in the heart of St Lucia, volunteers have made a significant contribution in the last three years. Recently moving to the beautiful settings of Thanda game reserve volunteers will continue to support and assist with the development of the local surroundings. Past volunteer photos have been used in conservation-education efforts, as local community involvement is a core belief in the methodology of conservation in this project.

Here is how a typical day might take shape. Please note that your itineraries may differ, depending on your own experience and the number of other volunteers on the placement at the same time; this is simply to give an example:

* 07:00 - Get up, eat breakfast, and start getting ready to depart for your ...

Adventure Types

  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Rafting


  • Photography


  • Arts
  • Conservation

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

Year Round

Age Requirement

Age Requirement Varies

Participation Guidelines

Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Couples.

Cost in USD per week

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Program Includes:

- Accommodation: Comfortable cabins on the reserve for 2 people
- Food: 3 meals a day
- Airport pickup: Included on arrival day
- Orientation Kit: Full project details will be sent following registration
- Training: Pre-departure preparation and In-country orientation
- Support: Local in-country team and 24hr emergency support

Accommodation Options

  • Guest House

Experience Required



Volunteers will need to bring their own photographic equipment. They should bring:

- an SLR digital camera with at least an 18-55 mm lens, battery charger and 2GB memory card. Through past feedback we now have listed a tripod and digital storage devices (in the form of at least a 4GB flash drive or external drive) as essential items to bring with you.
- Min age 18 - Max age 80
- Basic English
- Good physical fitness
- Full travel and medical insurance
- Immunizations (please consult your doctor)

Application Procedures

  • Online Application
  • Phone/Video Interview

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