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 Lion and Cheetah Rehab Gauteng <strong>Province</strong>: Gauteng <br />

Lion and Cheetah Rehab Gauteng

Town: Close to Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng

.: Working with Large Predators Lions etc as well as meercats, monkeys, antelope, and other wildlife
Working on a true African wildlife Sanctuary
Learning more about Africa and its wildlife and some of the problems and challenges they face

Program: The WAR rescue, rehabilitation centre and Sanctuary, based at our Lion and Cheetah Sanctuary, a 40 minute drive from OR Tambo international airport was be established to contribute to the conservation of endangered species as well as to the preservation of our local wildlife and its rehabilitation. WAR will accommodate and rehabilitate abandoned, injured, orphaned and poisoned wildlife. Our aim is to provide sanctuary with professional medical and behavioral care until the animals are healthy and fit enough for a successful release into the wild. This will take place within our game reserve. Those not so fortunate patients which cant survive anymore on their own in the wild will be provided with a safe, loving, and caring home in the sanctuary, our trustworthy organizations and sanctuaries has formed partnerships with various organizations both in Africa and around the world. Those permanent residents will be the ambassadors for our educational and conservation work for our visitors and volunteers from South Africa and abroad.
Program may include: Some activities volunteers will be involved in include some of the following:
Predator enclosure fence inspections;
Cleaning of the enclosures and water troughs;
Collection and preparation of meat for the Predators;
Hand rearing any orphaned babies we may have at the time of your stay;
Assisting with the care of any rescued and injured orphans that have been rescued;
Recording of food consumed and attending to any special dietary requirements as set out by our veterinarian;
Reserve fence patrols;
Animal husbandry;
Bush walks;
Game drives and reserve patrols;
Assist with our Lion research project, data capture and collection, field studies;
IT Volunteers can assist with our Facebook, Twitter, Blog, and website updates and weekly news letter;
Assist with our filming program, "Growing up Wild";
Reserve maintenance, which could include soil erosion, removal of invasive plant species, fence repairs, assisting with construction of new enclosures;
University students can also be accommodated for practical commitment work -thesis or dissertations for their degree;
We also get volunteers involved in our outreach work with the communities around the reserve;
We also do conservation educational talks with our volunteers;
Volunteers may also opt to do any of our 12 conservation courses we offer, at an additional cost per course.
Animals: Privately owned land with the Dinokeng Big 5 Reserve (All of the big five, buck and or planes game species)
Lion, Cheetah, Hyaena, Serval, Caracal, Tiger, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, to mention but a few.
Location: 40 minutes drive from OR Tambo international airport, just north east of Pretoria...On the South Eastern border of the Dinokeng reserve.
Getting to Project: All Volunteers will be transferred to and from the Sanctuary in out 12 seater bus at no additional cost to the volunteers.
Accommodation: In our very up market chalets with either one double or two single beds in each, with on suite bathroom (shower, bath, toilet and double hand basins). All with views over the reserve off private patio or balcony.
Upgrade to Single: no extra cost
Upgrade Dbl/Twin: no extra cost
Applicants: Any ages from 18 to 80 years of age are welcome, but must be in good health, from all corners of the world, but must have a passion for conservation, wildlife and able to work with other volunteers.
Includes: Project fees are split as follows: accommodation and food, transfers, maintenance and operational costs for predators, veterinarian costs, rehabilitation and predators food, outreach,
All transfers to and from OR Tambo international airport
Transport on the reserve and while at the Sanctuary
All meals and accommodation, tea coffee and cordials
Internet access
Laundry service
24 hour onsite volunteer support
1x Project shirt
Excludes: All alcohol and soft drinks, excursions or outings, personal insurance for the duration of your stay with us (must include cover for repatriation), VISA's if required
Hours: Monday to Friday
Work starts at 7H30 each morning after breakfast.
Lunch is from12H00 to 14H00
Finish of each day with a debriefing at 17H00
Because we are looking after the interests of these majestic animals and this is a 24/7 responsibility volunteers are also asked to help with any feeding requirements on Saturday mornings after breakfast. The rest of the day is free.
Freetime: Saturday and Sundays
These days are set aside for outings and or day visits to Sun City, Pilansberg game reserve, Gold Reef city, Maropeng and Sterkfontein caves, Zip line adventures, Hot air balloon trips, microlight flights, white water rafting, Game drives/walks in our reserve, shopping trips, or just taking the day off and relaxing with friends.
It must be remember that any volunteer wanting to do any of these adventure trips, it is for there own account, but we will always provide transport to and from these activities at no cost to volunteers.

Rate in ZAR: 9400

Rate For: 1 Week

Duration: Minimum 2 weeks

Dates: You can arrive any day in the week


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

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Created on 2016/14/04 Updated on 2017/31/03

Lion and Cheetah Rehab Gauteng Close to Johannesburg Gauteng

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