Living with Orphaned Rhinos More Info -

Living with Orphaned Rhinos More Info

Volunteers will stay in shared cabins with 2-4 other volunteers. Each room is equipped with comfortable beds, en suite bathrooms and electrical outlets. Please note that volunteers will be provided bedding however will need to bring a towel.
Tuesday: 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.

Monday, Wednesday – Friday
6:30AM – 8:30AM: Volunteers will prepare the food and do the first feeding for all animals as well as clean the enclosures.
8:30AM – 10:00AM: Team Meeting and Breakfast
10:00AM – 12:30PM: Morning activity; including, preparing the feedings for the rest of the day and sanctuary maintenance.
12:30PM – 5:00PM: Lunch and afternoon activity which could include feeding animals, maintenance and game drives.

Saturday – Sunday: Volunteers have the option of helping with the rhinos or can use their weekends to plan an excursion.
*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 are able to organize and plan an excursion, options include:

  • Chimpanzee Sanctuary
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panoramic Route
  • Blyde River Canyon

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

Our team ensures that each volunteer receives a premium experience and we are happy to include the following items:

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers (via bus directly from O. R. Tambo International Airport to Nelspruit and return from Nelspruit directly to O. R. Tambo International Airport)
  • VSA Crew T-Shirt
  • Generous Program Donation
  • In Country 24 Hours Emergency Support
  • Laundry (1bag/week)
  • SIM Card (1 GB)
  • Fun and Rewarding Lifetime Experience
Arrival Airport: O. R. Tambo Johannesburg Airport
Arrival Time: Anytime before 9AM on Tuesday morning
Once your flight arrives in Johannesburg, you will take a shuttle bus up to Nelspruit where a driver will collect you and take you to the program.
Departure Airport: O. R. Tambo Johannesburg Airport
Departure Time: Anytime after 5PM on Wednesday evening.
Volunteers are shuttled from Nelspruit to the Johannesburg Airport on the day of their departure.