Have you ever dreamed of volunteering in South Africa? A nation which is home to both the famous Kruger National Park and the imposing Table Mountain, South Africa is a bucket-list destination for many - especially those with the desire to aid wildlife conservation. Projects in South Africa are plentiful, and The Great Projects are proud to offer a selection of the very best that this beautiful country has to offer. From your ability to seek out the 'Big 5' at Shamwari, Amakhala, Kareiga or Zululand, to working with impoverished children and semi-tame species at the enchanting Wildlife Orphanage, working with animals in South Africa could not be more of a rewarding experience. Don't want to stay on dry land? Fear not: you can test your mettle whilst diving with beasts on The Great White Shark project - the perfect opportunity for thrill-seekers to make a difference to conservation efforts!
There are few countries as diverse as South Africa, and this great nation has something to offer to all kinds of adventurers. Taking part in volunteer work in South Africa with animals could be one of the most rewarding things that you ever choose to do - so what are you waiting for? Get in touch and start planning your South Africa holiday today!
Thanks to its diverse ecosystem, South Africa is home to a phenomenal array of wildlife species. As well as the famous 'Big 5' (lion, rhino, elephant, leopard, and buffalo), the following animals can be found across the country:
By becoming a conservation volunteer in South Africa, you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with some truly remarkable animals. Of course, the protection of the country's wildlife is paramount, so whether you're working to educate locals about the importance of marine conservation, educating children on the concept of harmonious living (alongside their native wildlife), or combatting issues such as poaching, your time spent on a project could not be more valuable.
South Africa is well-known for its ethnic and cultural diversity, with numerous demographics having their own language (no less than 11 exist throughout the country) and, of course, their own roots and traditions. While South Africa's history is peppered with major issues such as colonialism, apartheid, and financial disparity, populations across the nation had held on dearly to their unique ways of life and beliefs. A few examples of cultures and traditions that continue to remain (and that the country's citizens remain incredibly proud of) can be seen below:
South Africa has an incredibly impressive touristic landscape (you can read all about Cape Town's own offerings in this blog), and we've included a few of the country's highlights just below: