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Volunteer at South Africa Lion Park

Posted: 20th January 2016 08:42

South Africa Lion Park gives international volunteers the life changing opportunity to interact with the world’s most impressive animals up close.  Volunteers will spend their time feeding and caring for lion and cheetah cubs, exploring South Africa on excursions organised by the park, and seeing wildlife in its natural habitat on game drives.  You will also help with introducing local school groups to the animals – enlightening and inspiring a next generation of people to respect and care for these powerful animals is a core principal of South Africa Lion Park.

During the time you spend at South Africa Lion Park you will form lifelong friendships with the other volunteers, experience real African culture and discover a different side to life.  The memories you make will stay with you for ever; enjoying a traditional South African braai (BBQ) accompanied by the sounds of roaring lions, sampling more exotic fare in an authentic African restaurant, or simply looking out over sun scorched plains roamed by zebra, gemsbok and ostrich.  Most importantly, you will leave with a new appreciation for the beauty of nature.


Interacting and caring for the cubs and other animals at the Lion Park

Preparing food for the animals on a daily basis and assist the park guides with feeding

Assist guests and school groups visiting the park on a daily basis

Assisting guides with general duties

Cleaning of nursery and cub world – cleaning of enclosures and general maintenance


South Africa Lion Park run free excursions to help you see the best that South Africa has to offer.  Depending on the length of your stay here are some of the amazing locations you could get to visit.

Pilansberg National Park

Elephant Sanctuary

Crocodile Farm

New Lion Park site

Included in package

Airport transfers

Dinner on arrival

Accommodation in tented camps

Daily breakfast and lunch

Volunteer T-shirts


What to Bring

Beige, green or khaki colour clothing you don’t mind getting torn or dirty

Comfortable walking shoes are a must

A raincoat for those wet Highveld thunderstorms in our summer months

Sunscreen and a sun hat as temperatures can reach 35 degrees in summer

Warm clothes are essential for the winter months

International adaptor plug for charging electronic items

Bedding is provided, but please bring your own towels

Bring along your own camera, iPod and laptop

Toiletries, medicine, personal items

A good quality torch to use in evenings


Please note: exact rates may vary with exchange rate fluctuations.

2 Weeks – $1,665
3 Weeks – $2,449
4 Weeks – $2,995
5 Weeks – $3,549
6 Weeks – $4,265
7 Weeks – $4,995
8 Weeks – $5,695
9 Weeks – $6,445
10 Weeks – $7,115


+27 87 150 0100

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