Rhino monitoring & wildlife conservation

Project name:

Boots on the Ground

Project purpose:

​This adventure focuses on ethical research, positive human-wildlife coexistence, and the protection of natural ecosystems. Why should you join us? You will have the best of both worlds- the bush & the ocean. You will become a rhino warrior by helping us keeping an eye on them You will live the wild, spending most days on the bush and your evenings with a sea view You will do good while supporting research and monitoring of our endangered species

Project activities:

  • data collection/analysis

  • rhino monitoring, tracking, ethical conservation

Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gaining knowledge about conservation issues, benefits

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • support of Anti Poaching effort

Wild Sun Rescue Center


Dormitory & single rooms upon request

When does the project run?

All year


accommodation included, food included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, near-by medical, hot shower, western toilet, wifi. Weekends are off and there are many possibilities to explore in the vicinity. Stunning and comfortable little hostel. Clean. Supermarkets, affordable restaurants and pubs around the corner, beach is close, safe area and town..

How long can I stay?

minimum one week


  • None other than adventure spirit and interest in conservation and wildlife

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

This Wildlife Research & Conservation Program involves various initiatives and projects within the game reserve.
You will be monitoring rhinos, sometimes check fence lines, observe other wildlife like elephants and cape mountain zebras, help with necessary daily operations, data collection and entry and simply enjoy the wild. 

You will be part of a small team while participating in the project. 
On the weekends you are free to roam the surrounding area of the little town of Mosselbay, visit ethical wildlife sanctuaries, chill at the beach, get to know our great white sharks in the area or look out for our whales during season (june- November)

Reviews & ratings



5 Oct 2021

Great experience

Great experience. I have learned a lot about wild animals and the bush. The kids are super. Thanks to Michele and Ian but also I would like to thanks all the volunteers and local people.


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage



21 Mar 2020

Very Good Program

My week at Daktari was excellent and the program is very intense in the sense that we all get together with the kids and animals from 7am until 9 pm. It is an excellent choice for a first volunteering program abroad considering and I would definitely like to go back someday


Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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