Living With Big Cats More Info -

Living With Big Cats More Info

Volunteers will stay in shared rooms with 2-8 people per room. Each room is equipped with comfortable beds and electrified blankets for the winter. There are several communal bathrooms in the accommodation for volunteers to utilize.
Our team ensures that each volunteer receives a premium experience and are happy to include the following items:

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • VSA Crew T-Shirt
  • Generous Program Donation
  • In Country 24 Hours Emergency Support
  • Laundry (1bag/week)
  • WIFI (1 GB/week)
  • Fun and Rewarding Lifetime Experience
Monday: Volunteers arrive at the facility and will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will learn about the weeks activities.

Tuesday – Saturday:
7:30AM – 9:00AM: Horse and Elephant Maintenance, Lion Trek or Elephant Walk
9AM – 10AM: Breakfast
10:00AM – 12:00PM: Morning activity; including, animal interaction, farm maintenance, lion training camp, enclosure cleaning etc.
12PM – 2PM: Lunch
2:00PM – 5:00PM: Afternoon activity: including, game drives, mud pool, bush walks, leopard’s cave hike etc.

Thursday: Excursion (TBD at the beginning of each week)

Sunday: Volunteers are given this day off to enjoy the pool and relax by the accommodation. Additional excursions can also be organized for this day.

*Schedule is subject to change

Included in this program are 3 meals daily; breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you have any dietary requirements, please make us aware prior to your arrival. Please note that if you wish to purchase any additional snacks there will be shop runs each week.
Each week volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in excursions. Program leaders will be happy to assist in organizing any of the below excursions:

  • Monkey Sanctuary
  • Quad Biking
  • Magalisberg Cable Car
  • Chameleon Village (curio shopping)
  • Sky Diving
  • Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Lesedi Cultural Village
  • Zip Lining
  • Many more!

Please note that excursions are at an additional cost and range from between $40US – $200US.

Arrival Airport: O. R. Tambo Johannesburg Airport
Arrival Time: Anytime before 11AM Monday morning
Volunteers who arrive after 11:00AM will need to arrange a special transfer for an additional $70US.

Departure Airport: O. R. Tambo Johannesburg Airport
Departure Time: Anytime on Sunday
We will run two departure airport transfers on Sunday dependent on flight times and numbers. Please ensure your flights are booked accordingly.