Big 5 Wildlife and Conservation

Get an all-round experience of life on a Big 5 Game Reserve.
Become one with nature as you learn about the conservation of local fauna and flora.

Your work will play a valuable part in the sustainability of the region, as you assist in general tasks on a day to day basis on the reserve. Gain skills and knowledge in conservation whilst working directly with our on-site conservation experts and zoologists, and during school terms you’ll get to work with the local community, making sure children receive nutritious meals and a helping hand.

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If you want to make a difference to the lives of animals, as well as the environment, while experiencing a range of activities, then this is the place for you.
As we try to give volunteers an insight into life on a game reserve, we vary the type of possible activities. These activities include: • Game Capture • Game Counting • Lion Monitoring • Removal of Alien Vegetation • Planting of Indigenous Trees • Assisting in the Caring of Orphaned Animals • Fence and Anti-poaching Patrols And much, much more
• Scheduled Transfers (one to the reserve and one back to PE/ airport – 2 trips in total) • Orientation on arrival • Kwantu Cap • Kwantu T-shirt • Accommodation • Meals while on the reserve • Beverages with meals • Weekend Excursions (Transport and Accommodation Only)
• 2 weeks + (starts on any Monday and ends on any Sunday)
Can I upgrade my accommodation to either sleep alone or share with a partner? Yes, this is no problem at an additional fee. Please however check availability with us as it is not always available. What if I arrive/ want to travel out of the scheduled times? This is no problem at an additional fee What is the age limit? 18+, however, we do sometimes allow younger volunteers (16+) with the correct paperwork and when we are not too busy as they normally require extra attention. Can I play with lion cubs? Kwantu has a strict no interaction/ touching policy, as all animals would ultimately be rewilded. Additionally, Kwantu does not breed with predators and administers contraceptives to avoid breeding. Can I do a private excursion while at Kwantu i.e. leave for a few extra days during my time? Yes, we have a private excursion form which they normally fill out and are welcome to explore SA should they wish to.