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Conservation of Cheetahs

Volunteering Program in South Africa

This South African project is on a mission to ensure the future of cheetahs. Here, you’ll play a vital role in rehabilitating captive-born cheetahs and preparing them for a life back in the wild.

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Project overview


Important information

  • Trip duration: 2 – 12 weeks
  • Minimum age requirement: 18
  • Arrival days: Mondays
  • Tour add-ons available: Yes

Price information

  • Starting from: 1109€ | 820£ | $1180
  • Included: Transfers, accommodation, some meals, and all volunteer-related activities.
  • Excluded: Flights, insurance, and some meals.

What you should know

Immerse Yourself in Cheetah Conservation: A Range of Volunteer Opportunities

This South African cheetah project offers a diverse volunteer experience, allowing you to contribute to their crucial rehabilitation efforts in a variety of ways. Get ready to get your hands dirty, learn new skills, and make a lasting impact!

Become a Cheetah Champion:

  • Enclosure Care: Maintain a healthy environment by cleaning enclosures, providing fresh water, and removing harmful plants.
  • Cheetah Cuisine: Prepare and distribute nutritious meals, handling raw meat responsibly.
  • Enrichment Architect: Design and implement stimulating activities (treats, toys, climbing structures) to keep cheetahs mentally and physically engaged.
  • Data Detective: Assist with data collection for long-term behavioral studies, observing interactions and visitor impact.
  • Future Guide: (For Long-Term Volunteers) Shadow experienced guides during educational tours, gaining knowledge to lead tours yourself.
  • Community Connection: Participate in “Education Days” for local children, fostering interest in cheetah conservation.
  • Helping Hands: Assist staff with hospitality tasks for visitors, the on-site café, or the boutique shop.
  • Garden Guru: (Optional) Pitch in with harvesting olives, guavas, and other produce from the project’s gardens.

Important Information:

  • Daily Schedule: Mornings begin with enclosure cleaning and a light breakfast, followed by task allocation. Working hours are flexible and can be long, requiring adaptability.
  • Time Off: Volunteers have the option for two days off per week to explore Cape Town. Working holiday volunteers can negotiate additional time off.

This program provides a unique opportunity to work closely with cheetahs and contribute to their future survival. Are you ready to join the cause?

Relax and recharge after a fulfilling day with cheetahs! The project provides comfortable on-site accommodation for volunteers:

  • Shared Units: (Up to 8 People) Ideal for socializing with fellow volunteers.
  • Double and Single Rooms: Offering privacy when needed.
  • Shared Amenities: Hot showers and electricity for your convenience.
  • Living Room with TV: Unwind and connect with others in the evenings.

Fuel Up for Your Volunteer Adventures:

  • Self-Service Breakfast: Start your day with a selection of cereals, toast, fruits, tea, and coffee.
  • Prepared Lunches: Enjoy delicious meals prepared by the project, perfect for fueling your volunteer activities.
  • Vegetarian Options: The project caters to vegetarian diets. Please indicate your dietary needs on your application form.

How our booking process works:

Ready to start planning your adventure? We’re thrilled to have you on board as a travel partner! To get started with booking your trip, simply complete our free, no-obligation application form. You can exit the process at any point before signing our final agreement.

1. Complete application form and confirm booking details

  • You complete our free application form below.
  • One of our representatives will contact you within 24 hours and confirm the details of your desired booking
  • Once all details are confirmed, we process your application and provide provisional booking confirmation.

2. Provisional confirmation, invoice, and contract

  • Once your placement is provisionally confirmed, we send your invoice and contractual agreement.
  • A deposit payment is required and the completed contractual agreement needs to be sent back to us before we can confirm your booking.

3. Booking confirmation

  • Once we receive your booking deposit and completed contractual agremeent, we’ll provide an updated invoice (reflecting your deposit payment), confirmation letter confirming your trip details, and volunteering handbook.
  • We’ll also provide guidelines on how you should book your flights and, if required, any additional transport required during your stay.

4. Balance payment, flights, and insurance

  • The balance of your invoice is payable once month prior to your arrival.
  • You also send us a copy of your flight details and insurance before you start your trip.
  • You’ll also have access to Claim Victory’s support team WhatsApp number before you depart.

Need more information? Get in touch!

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Wild cheetah roaming in South Africa
Volunteers testing elephant samples at the project in South Africa
Accommodation at the cheetah program in South Africa
Close up picture of a cheetah at the sanctuary in South Africa
Bathroom facilities at the cheetah conservation project in South Africa
Accommodation at the cheetah program in South Africa
Outside relaxation area of the cheetah conservation project in South Africa
Cheetah cub in the bushes at the project in South Africa

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