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Wild Cat Project in South Africa

Wild Cat Project in South Africa

Wild Cat Project in South Africa

Trip Details:

Operator:   SAVE Volunteering
Price From: 1,515 USD
Ideal Age Range:  19 to 30, 31 to 50
Fitness Needs:  Moderately Fit
Program duration: 2 weeks

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About this program

Cat lovers, here’s your calling! Travel to South Africa and participate in a wild cats volunteer program. You’ll have the opportunity to care for and learn about Africa’s cats and other animals such as lions, meerkats, black back jackals, bat-eared foxes and more! 

After two days of orientation in Johannesburg, you’ll head to the farm, located on the border of the Northern Cape and Free State. The farm is also a sanctuary that cares for injured, abused or displaced animals. If they are unable to be rehabilitated to the point of release, they will spend their lives on the farm in good care. 

You’ll spend your days working towards the goal of rehabilitation and release of animals to the wild. The animals will contribute to the repopulation of their species. This program does not support canned hunting, so you can rest assured the rehabilitated animals are not being released into these conditions. 

Get ready for some hard work for a good cause, your presence on this program is needed and so very appreciated!

Itinerary

What to Expect

Working with animals requires flexibility as the needs of the program may change. Here's an idea of what your schedule may look like while on the program:

Monday:

  • Morning: Basic enclosure cleaning/ Working on projects to improve the farm.
  • Afternoon: Interaction time / Preparing food for feeding.

Tuesday:

  • Morning: Basic enclosure cleaning / Working on projects to improve the farm.
  • Afternoon: Interaction time / Preparing food for feeding.

Wednesday:

  • Morning: Cleaning big enclosure / Basic enclosure cleaning. 
  • Afternoon: Big cleaning / Preparing food for feeding / Feeding time all enclosures. 

Thursday: 

  • Morning: Basic enclosure cleaning / Working on projects to improve the farm. 
  • Afternoon: Interaction time / Preparing food for feeding / Feeding time all enclosures.

Friday: 

  • Free Day

Saturday:

  • Morning: Photo shoot / Tour #1
  • Afternoon: Tour #2 / Stock taking / Preparing food for feeding / Feeding time all enclosures

Sunday: 

  • Morning: Free Time
  • Afternoon: Tour / Preparing food for feeding / Feeding time all enclosures. 

 

Country Fast Facts

South Africa

Flag Flag_of_South_Africa.svg
Continent: Africa
Official Language(s) 11 - Afrikaans, Northern Sotho, English, Southern Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Swazi, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
Capital: No official capital. Three branches of government split between Cape Town, Pretoria and Bloemfontein
Population 54,956,900 (2015)
Climate(s) Desert (Warm/Cold), Semi-arid (Warm/Cold), Mediterranean (Warm/Temperate), Humid Subtropical, Oceanic (Subtropical/Warm/Temperate)
Major Airport(s): Cape Town (CPT), Johannesburg (JNB), Durban (DUR)
Economic Driver(s): Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Tourism

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