Volunteer with Elephants in South Africa
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Volunteer with Elephants in South Africa

Adventure Types

  • Ecology


  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Environment
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Program Duration

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

Age Range


This Program is open to

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

Cost in USD

3 weeks costs USD 1566; each additional week costs USD 315 per week, excluding flights.

Program Includes:

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


Application Procedures

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