Volunteer with Children AND Animals

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100% of your payment goes to this charity

This educational project, which combines the education of underprivileged children and a wildlife orphanage, is a registered non-profit organisation located at the heart of the Limpopo Province of South Africa! This exceptional experience provides volunteers with the unique opportunity of not only caring for some of South Africa’s most iconic species, but also of using these animals as a tool to inspire a generation of underprivileged schoolchildren to become passionate about wildlife conservation.

You, alongside the other volunteers, will be in charge of leading the lessons as well as the activities, which the children are involved in. These include a lot more than just teaching the children, as the program is diverse and dynamic. Be it doing bush walks, learning about the negative aspects of poaching, or discussing the importance of respect, you will always be busy! Members of the project’s team will guide you and help you whenever needed, so you will never be alone!

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We recently received some generous donations! 

Powafix, a paint manufacturer, donate 20L of paint to us. We will use this paint to keep our bush camp up to date and keep DAKTARI's camp clean and pleasant for the volunteers and staff. 

Waltons also donated some laminated pouches to us. This donation will contribute to our work of educating underprivileged children about the importance of the environment. 

Build it Hoedspruit donated 3 rolls of wire mesh. This will keep our camp safe and functioning so we can continue to welcomes new animals, volunteers and children to DAKTARI. 

We are very grateful for all these amazing donations! Donations like these are important in keeping our camp up to date, improving the running of our environmental education program. 

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How does your trip to me help?

By volunteering at DAKTARI, you help us to cover the running cost of the project and therefore to invite more children for a week of education about environment and to accommodate more orphaned animals.

It’s a Win-Win situation for everyone involved. You will play a vital role in the successful implementation of children education curriculum.

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How to get there

By flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport during 1 hour. We can then organise a transfer to DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

By shuttle during around 6 hours. Then, we can pick up you from the town and organise a transfer to DAKTARI Bush School & Wildlfie Orphanage.

All details can be given to you once you enquire!!

How much does it cost?

1 week:  460 GBP          550 EURO

2 weeks: 660 GBP          790 EURO

3 weeks: 960 GBP         1190 EURO

4 weeks: 1190 GBP       1390 EURO

6 weeks: 1690 GBP       2090 EURO

8 weeks: 2290 GBP       2690 EURO

12 weeks: 3390 GBP     3990 EURO

Include transfer from Hoesdpruit airport/town to DAKTARI and return.


- Transfer return from the Hoedspruit Airport to the project site
- Accommodation
- 3 meals per day, tea, coffee, juice
- Laundry
- A trip to town each week
- Working in the community
- Training and supervision

Does not include

- Travel to and from Hoedspruit, South Africa
- Passport / visa
- Travel insurance, which is compulsory for all participants and a cancellation insurance
- Personal expenses such as telephone bills, Internet, souvenirs, etc.
- Any excursions undertaken by the volunteer

Available days/best time to come

You are welcome any time of the year, our seasons are as follow:


  • December to February = Summer
  • March to May = Autumn
  • June to August = Winter
  • September to November = Spring