You will be staying in the lodge and sharing a chalet with only one other volunteer. The chalet is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, including a television with satellite. There’s a swimming pool with bar for those warm African days. The best part is that the lodge is only 50meters away from the lions. You’ll have the amazing time of lying in your bed and enjoying the African lion roar!
Volunteers will be taken at least once a week to town to do their own shopping. Meals are to be prepared by the volunteers themselves.
Volunteering work hours
You will be working are flexible but usually from 8am to 4pm a day with lunch and other breaks. Working days are flexible. Volunteers are able to have 2days off every second week. This can be used to enjoy some time in the town or do some site seeing. A lift to town can be arranged.
Telecommunication and medical facilities
There is cell phone reception. It’s best to buy a prepaid sim card in South Africa for R10 (1 Euro). There is no internet in the park, but internet is accessible in town. The nearest hospital in a case of emergency is only 15km away.
Qualification and Skills
Love for animals, conservation and wildlife No facial-piercing with studs or rings and heavy tattoos. Age: 18-50 Years
This depends on your spending habits. South Africa is not an expensive destination. 50euro’s a week in the park would cover more than the basics.
Immunization & Vaccination
This is a malaria free area. Volunteers can have rabies and anti-tetanus injections should they wish. It is best to contact your local physician before you leave your country.
Temperatures during the year:
Summers get really warm and winters very cold. This is a summer rain fall area. There is usually no snow in winter.
|Summer (Des, Jan and Feb):
||16 – 35 ˚ Celsius
|Autumn (Mar, April and May):
||10 - 32 ˚ Celsius
|Winter (June, July and Aug):
||-5 - 25 ˚ Celsius
|Spring (Sep, Oct and Nov):
||10 - 32 ˚ Celsius
It’s best to wear natural colour clothing. Bright colours might scare the animals. In winter time bring warm clothing and in summer remember the swimming costume! A hat is also of utmost importance.
It is recommended that you do some reading and research about white lions, lions, jaguars, tigers and other wild life. This will help you understand and learn allot more about the animals.
It can get very cold in the evenings during the African winter, so please bring a warm jacket and long trousers. Please be aware that your clothes are going to get dirty!
- Powerful flashlight
- Passport, Visas and Medical & Travel Insurance documents
- A willingness- to- learn- and- participate attitudes
- A sleeping bag and pillow
- Natural-coloured/camouflage clothing and hat
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Personal toiletries and towels
- Sunscreen lotion
- Insect repellent
- Malaria tablets (only if visiting a malaria-risk area)