Living With Big Cats Quick Facts -

Living With Big Cats Quick Facts



icon_type-of-project Type of project: Animal conservation
icon_minimum Duration of the project: 1 – 12 week(s)
icon_minimum Safety: Safe and secure location
icon_location Location: Northwest Province, South Africa
icon_airport Airport: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (code: JNB)

If you arrive in Johannesburg prior to the start date we can pick you up from your accommodation on the start date of the program. Please note that we DO NOT pick up at Maboneng Precinct or downtown Johannesburg, if you stay in these areas then you will be required to get yourself to the airport.

icon_minimum_age Minimum Age: 18
icon_maximum_age Maximum Age: None. Volunteers help with animal feeding, general reserve maintenance, animal tracking, building enclosures, and providing for the animals. As long as volunteers are capable, they are welcome to join!
icon_included Included:
  • 3 meals daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Welcome Pack
  • VSA Crew t-shirt
  • Generous program donation
  • Volunteer Orientation on Arrival
  • In Country 24 Hour
  • Emergency Support
  • Pre-departure Guide
  • Fun and rewarding lifetime experience
icon_excluded Excluded:
  • Flights
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Visa (if required)
icon_laundry Laundry: Washing is done on site
icon_accommodation Accommodation: Volunteers will live in shared rooms (2-6 people/room) with comfortable beds and electrified cabins. Bathrooms will be right by the accommodation for volunteer usage.
icon_work_schedule Work Schedule: Monday – Saturday:

8AM – 9AM: Horse and Elephant Maintenance, Lion Trek or Elephant Walk

9AM – 10AM: Breakfast

10AM – 12PM: Cheetah Interaction, Farm Maintenance, Lion Training Camp etc.

12PM – 2PM: Lunch

2PM – 5PM: Farm maintenance, Game Drive, Mud Pool, Bush Walk etc.

Thursdays: Excursions

Sunday: Volunteers have OFF and are able to use the pool and additional lodge facilities.

*Please note that the schedule is subject to change

icon_menu Menu: All food will be provided for volunteers. Please make us aware of any dietary restrictions.
icon_outings Outings: Each week volunteers will go on one excursion. Options include a reptile center, monkey sanctuary, cultural village, Chameleon Village shopping, cable car, zip lining, Lesedi Cultural Village and many more!
icon_required Required Travel Insurance and Medical Insurance