Lion sanctuary

Project name:

Drakenstein Lion Park

Project purpose:

Lion sanctuary

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching


South Africa


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Weekly cost (approx USD):



Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:


Same sex shard unit (max 3)


basic understanding of English, be at least 18 years of age and reasonably fit.


communal kitchen / recreation room, accommodation included, electricity, western toilet, scheduled shopping trip to town

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

General volunteer activities will include but not be limited to the following:
• Monitoring visitors to the sanctuary to ensure our animals well being.
• Food preparation for the lions.
• Cleaning the grounds and facilities.
• Cleaning lion camps.
• Clearing alien vegetation.
• Clearing fence lines and general fence maintenance.
• Fence construction.
• Firebreak maintenance (and fire fighting in the summer!).

What should I pack?
 Sleeping bag (you are responsible for providing your own bedding)
 Small daypack
 Work gloves x 2
 Torch with extra batteries
 Towel
 Personal toiletries/medications

 Books
 Camera/film
 Warm clothes for cold nights
 Light clothes for hot days
 Hiking boots
 Underwear/socks
 Sunglasses/sunhat
 Cash/credit cards/travellers cheques
 Passport
 Driver’s license (if available)
 Travel insurance certificate
 Copies of important documents

How long can I stay?

When does the project run?

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