Big 5 Wildlife Reserve & Community Volunteering South Africa

Go Wild With The Big Five!



Stay in volunteer on big five game reserve in the heart of South Africa near Port Elizabeth. Learn all about the wildlife as you volunteer, helping out with lots of different activities. Care for big cats like lions and leopards. Look after elephants and unusually we even have tigers at the sanctuary.

This is hands on conservation work, living in the heart of the reserve in five-star accommodation. No days the same, as you make friends and have an incredible Africa gap year.


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Big 5 Wildlife Reserve & Community Volunteering South Africa: Trip Highlights


  • Get a behind the scenes look at life on a South African Game Reserve
  • Learn all about amazing African Wildlife while volunteering on an amazing game reserve
  • Large groups! This is the most popular wildlife conservation project we run. So its super social with large gap year groups you are sure to make friends.
  • Get up close to huge Elephants on game drives
  • Be a conservation volunteer and help the land revert back to its natural state
  • Everything is included so you don’t need loads of money on the project

Accommodation


You will be staying in a dedicated 5 star volunteer camp. We have single sex dorm rooms, and shared common areas. The camp dispensed which is important because it’s located right inside the game reserve. It’s not unusual to hear the call of Africa’s wild as you sit around the campfire. Looking up and 1 million stars the location is really special.

Meals are taken at the camp, hearty traditional South African food is freshly prepared every day. Vegetarians are well catered for as well.

A Rough Idea of Price

All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

2 Week - 

USD 1159

3 Week - 

USD 1799

4 Week - 

USD 2199

6 Week - 

USD 2899




What's Included?


  • Scheduled  transfer from Port Elizabeth (Departs PE at Monday at 5pm
  • Drop off on Saturday´s
  • Orientation on arrival
  • A branded Cap
  • A branded T-shirt
  • Luxury Dorm accommodation
  • All meals while at the reserve
  • Beverages with meals while on the reserve
  • Daily activities
  • Optional weekend excursions (transport and accommodation only)
  • Use of the various facilities such as swimming pool, sporting facilities and entertainment room

What's Excluded?


  • Day trips off reserve
  • flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional extras on the road trip
  • Lunch and dinner on the road trip

Frequently Asked Questions



  • You will not need much for this trip. All food and accommodation is included on the reserve.


  • Please do book well ahead as space is limited on the programme. Simply submit a booking form and you can hold your place with a deposit of £200. Full payment is not due until 12 weeks prior to departure.


  • We have capacity for up to 80 people. We do get full in peak season so it is a great programme if you are looking to meet lots of other gappers too!


  • You need to arrive in Port Elizabeth Airport before 3pm on the Monday. Then the transfer leaves the reserve at 9am on Saturday morning and it takes roughly two hrs to reach the airport. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to check-in for your flight.


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