Living with Big Cats

1-12 Week(s)
Hartbeespoort, North West, South Africa
Fully Furnished Accommodation
Start Date
Volunteer Period
Starting From:
$ 000.00

Living with Big Cats

Program Overview

Living with Big Cats

This is the perfect program for any animal lover and is situated on a quiet sanctuary in beautiful South Africa. This program revolves around the care and maintenance of the many rescued and injured animals including elephants, lions, tigers, hyena, white lion and many more. In addition to caring for the animals, volunteers will assist with farm maintenance. During their time, volunteers are involved in a variety of projects that will improve the living conditions of all our animals.

Volunteers will be able to do elephant walks, horseback riding excursions, build shaded areas in the animal enclosures, assist with the exercise of the animals, watch the animal wranglers exercise the larger cats and help with various maintenance tasks around the sanctuary.

Program Videos

Accommodation And Menu

Wake up to lions roaring.

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.

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.

What’s Included

We take care of everything

  • 3 Meals Daily
  • Accommodation
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • VSA Crew T-shirt
  • Generous Program Donation
  • In Country 24 Hour Emergency Support
  • Laundry (1 bag/week)
  • WIFI (1 GB/week)
  • Fun and Rewarding Lifetime Experience

For more program information, check out our Pre Departure Guide.


Explore the area.

Monkey Sanctuary

Quad Biking

Magaliesberg Cable Car

Chameleon Village (curio shopping)

Zip Lining

Balloon Ride

Lesedi Cultural Village

Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves

Please note these excursions are at an additional cost.

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