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 Big 5 Reserve Elephants and Lions <strong>Province</strong>: Eastern Cape <br />

Big 5 Reserve Elephants and Lions

Town: Port Elizabeth
Province: Eastern Cape

.: This is your opportunity to get involved in game reserve management working alongside top conservationists and wildlife, including Africa's Big Five species on a five star game reserve.

You'll find your experience stimulating, challenging and an exceptional learning experience that most people only dream of!

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Program: The Volunteer Project is designed to offer volunteers the opportunity to be involved in all conservation related projects on the reserve. During you stay, you may see yourselves as "assistant conservation managers" as all of the work done by you will improve the quality of the reserve and the data collected by you will be utilized by management in making important conservation decisions for the reserve.

As a volunteer you therefore derive a good deal of satisfaction from you work, as your efforts directly contribute to improving the reserve.

While getting involved in every aspect of hands-on conservation management on the reserve, you will learn many conservation skills and have the experience of a lifetime. To top it all off, we have a brilliant community outreach program. Our volunteers assist at a local rural farm school by providing food prepared by our chefs. Come and make a real difference and have fun doing so!

Game Introduction - There is an ongoing program for the introduction of additional different African mammal species.

Fire Management - An important driving force in savanna ecosystems (depending on the time of year and fire regimes).

Game Capture and Introduction - Our volunteers can have the amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to assist with the capture of Lion, Blesbuck, Wildebeest, Springbuck, Zebra, Impala and other species.
Program may include: The project on occasion do outreach programs to local schools
Animals: You will encounter the impressive white rhino as these monarchs of the African bush roam the plains as freely as if hundred of years ago. Delight in the entertaining squabbles and games of the playful Vervet monkeys of Chacma baboons, the original comedians of the wild!

Indulge your fascination as you stumble upon a family of warthog, digging for roots or speeding across the lains with their trademark "tails held high". You'll be awestruck by our zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, and many of the common and rare antelope who have roamed these plains for centuries. From the delicate solitary Blue duiker, who melts out of the brush at the edge of a clearing, to the towering kudu bull, who fixes his gaze on you as he browses nearby.

At night the porcupine, aardwolf, caracal, and other nocturnal explorers and predators patrol the silent, inky darkness. The adventurer may even be treated to the thrilling sight of a leopard.

The undisputed King of Jungle, African Lions (Panthera leo). Cheetahs (Acynonix jubatus) are among the worlds' fastest land animals, capable of speeds of over 100km an hour, using it's long tail for balance while running.

Our sanctuary elephants are a labor of love. Nearly culled in a Limpopo Game Reserve, the Reserve Family did all in their power to save the creatures and provide them with a new home in the Reserve. And as you see these colossal creatures amble in the glow of the Eastern Cape sun, there is little doubt that they have, indeed, found home.
Location: The Project is located one hour drive from Port Elizabeth South Africa.

Volunteers must arrange their flights to and from Port Elizabeth airport.
Getting to Project: Volunteers will be collected from Port Elizabeth Airport or your overnight at a lodge in Port Elizabeth and returned at completion of project to Port Elizabeth.
Accommodation: You will be comfortably housed in up market volunteer's accommodation, with your own dining room, lounge BBQ Area, swimming pool and entertainment area.

Three meals are prepared for you daily. Please note the reserve is a alcohol free area.
Upgrade to Single: Contact us for rates
Upgrade Dbl/Twin: Contact us for rates
Applicants: This project is open to anyone over the age of 18, fairly fit and in good health.

Includes: Accommodation (shared accommodation), transport to and from Port Elizabeth, all meals, uniform, and possible weekend excursions depending on your length of stay.
Excludes: All flights, all beverages, extra excursions, insurance.
Hours: Work days will be weekdays from 8-5 with two days of per week to relax or explore the area.
Freetime: A public pay phone is located in the main building and international calling cards are available from the local shop.

Internet is available to volunteers.

Volunteers will be able to join a selection of outings to surrounding attractions like Port Elizabeth, Jeffreys Bay and the Garden Route.
Volunteers Feedback: "I finished my volunteer work and traveled around for one more week along the Garden Route. Now I wanted to tell you that I arrived safely in Germany two days ago. During last week Sun and I had a good time without any complications. I really enjoyed my stay in South Africa especially my time at the project. I liked the work we had to do and got a good impression of how to manage a game reserve. The weekends were always interesting and relaxing.
Thank you that we got the possibility to experience so many different situations in your country. I will keep an eye on your forum because I love your place.
Yours sincerely
Rebecca Geyer

Rate in ZAR: 6500

Rate For: per week

Rate Extra Weeks in ZAR: Extra Weeks R 4000 per additional week when staying longer than one month

Duration: Min. 2 weeks. You can extend for any length of time.

Dates: This project can be joined at any time of the year. All arrivals will be collected on a Monday between 11am and 4am in Port Elizabeth.


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Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change

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Big 5 Reserve Elephants and Lions Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

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