Lion sanctuary

Project name:

Drakenstein Lion Park

Project purpose:

Lion sanctuary

Project activities:

  • animal rehabilitation

  • habitat restoration/management

  • teaching

Weekly cost (approx USD):

$

140

Direct benefits you gain:

  • field research skills

  • remote scenic location

Noteworthy conservation points:

Wild Sun Rescue Center

Accommodation:

Same sex shard unit (max 3)

When does the project run?

Facilities:

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

How long can I stay?

Requirements:

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

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

Reviews & ratings

Francisco

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

An amazing project with amazing staff

I work as a travel agent, bringing volunteers to DAKTARI and other projects around the world. After helping a lot of volunteers fulfill their dreams of coming to South Africa, I managed to arrange 2 weeks to spend at the project. What a wonderful time I had starting with the staff who are so friendly and polite, the animals being taken care of as if they were family and the amazing food that was prepared catering to each of the volunteers individual needs. I can only say that if you are looking for an unique and quality experience involving a well thought out educational program and the preservation of native animal species, this is the one for you.

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

leslie

Volunteer

19 Dec 2021

great experience

i had an enjoyable stay here in DAKTARI. be surrounded by wild animals is a chance and i also loved the teaching part of my stay

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Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage

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