animals
south africa
intermediate english
From 2 to 12 weeks
18 years old
Volunteer in a wildlife rescue farm

Volunteer in a wildlife rescue farm

How to engage in sustainable tourism? At Kimberley’s refuge farm, a sanctuary for many animals that can no longer return to the wild, it’s the perfect project to participate in sustainable tourism! Volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the animals and participate in various tasks, including cleaning, enclosure construction, feeding the animals, gardening, and more. The volunteer schedule is flexible and will need to adapt to the needs of the refuge (usually 5 days per week).

Objective: Rescuing animals from illegal trade, trophy hunting, domestic uses, and animals threatened by surrounding agricultural operations, while learning about sustainable tourism practices.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (subject to change).


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included

Johannesburg welcome package: airport welcome, 2 nights' accommodation in a youth hostel and city tour
Round-trip bus transfer Johannesburg - Kimberley (flights at participants' expense).
Three meals a day
Multiple room accommodation
24 hour support and supervision
Donation to the project
Bed linen

Not included

Flights
Insurance
Wifi

Dates and prices

Arrivals every Saturday, all year long
Duration in weeks
Registration fees
2 weeks
1634 €
3 weeks
2184 €
4 weeks
2734 €
5 weeks
3334 €
6 weeks
3884 €
7 weeks
4434 €
8 weeks
4984 €
9 weeks
5534 €
10 weeks
6084 €
11 weeks
6634 €
12 weeks
7184 €

Reviews

tourisme durable et solidaire
5/5
Pauline
The best trip of my life! I met some incredible people, and forged bonds, both on a human level and with the animals. Between the rounds in 4X4s in the lions' enclosure, the braai (BBQ in South Africa) and the sunsets, the beautiful memories can't even be counted!
Protection des lions en Afrique du Sud
5/5
Julie
This trip was very rich in emotions and discoveries. I met a family who put the welfare of their shelter animals first, and who are also very open and welcoming.

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Your accommodation

Volunteers will be accommodated in the volunteer house, located 20m away from the main house. The volunteer house has recently been renovated and is equipped with a kitchen, a shared bathroom, and shared bedrooms for 1 to 6 people. Bed sheets are provided, but volunteers need to bring their own towels. During their free time, volunteers can enjoy the swimming pool, but they are not allowed to have visitors unless authorized by the project leader.

Additional Information

Meals

– Breakfast consists of cereals, fruits, yogurts, toast, and spreads.

– Lunch includes bread, cold cuts, salad, cheese, spreads, and fruits.

– Dinner consists of a hot meal, such as a traditional South African barbecue (braai). All dinners include meat, starches, and vegetables.

Tea and coffee are available for volunteers, as well as a refrigerator to store their own food and beverages.

On-Site Facilities

There is a laundry facility on-site. Volunteers can do their own laundry or we can wash it for 50.00 R per bundle. Please note: we are not responsible for any damages to clothes during washing or ironing.

There is no WiFi available in this project due to poor reception. We recommend buying a SIM card upon arrival to connect to the internet.

Conditions for Participation

– Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Typhus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, and Polio. Rabies and malaria prophylaxis are recommended but not mandatory.

– Copy of passport.


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Reviews

tourisme durable et solidaire
5/5
Pauline
The best trip of my life! I met some incredible people, and forged bonds, both on a human level and with the animals. Between the rounds in 4X4s in the lions' enclosure, the braai (BBQ in South Africa) and the sunsets, the beautiful memories can't even be counted!
Protection des lions en Afrique du Sud
5/5
Julie
This trip was very rich in emotions and discoveries. I met a family who put the welfare of their shelter animals first, and who are also very open and welcoming.

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