Dayne Davey

When you join our Garden Route Conservation Volunteer Experience, your adventure starts with a mini road trip through the town of Knysna. Taking in all it has to offer and the spectacular views hidden in its depths. A little fun in the sun never hurt anybody and as you can see, it invites you in, welcoming you to the beautiful land of South Africa become a conservation volunteer South Africa.

On Elephant Sanctuary days, you will be waking before the crack of dawn to welcome the new day and an unforgettable African Elephant experience.

WE’RE HERE! Uhm… what do we do now? Grab your pitchfork and shovel because you’re off to assist with cleaning the pen of the elephants. Blocked nose? You can forget that as the deep inhalation of elephant dung through your nose will leave you breathing easy and also wondering whether you’re human or a dung beetle. Our volunteers Asha, Tammy, Chenxi and Maisie took pride in what they accomplished as they admired the fruits of their labor.

FaceTime with Ellies?! No you don’t need a WiFi connection for this but once you’ve encountered these magnificent beauties  you will definitely have a stronger connection to the wonders of nature. After all your hard work you get to experience what a morning stroll with an elephant holding your hand feels like, and trust me… it’s something else. Still feel like you don’t know much about them? “Hakuna Matata” man…. we got your back. We will give you presentations on elephant anatomy and conservation so you will be the new elephant expert!

And if that’s not enough, as a conservation volunteer South Africa you also get to experience working in the community at the local Swop Shop, doing tidal surveys, helping at with alien vegetation removal, making new friends and embracing different cultures. This is all part of your African Journey so the only question left to ask is… What are you waiting for?

Find out more about our Garden Route Conservation Volunteer Experience

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