Our elephant, lion, monkey, shark and wildlife projects run all year round. See the sports coaching and childcare web page for information on the dates of these projects
For details call Anne on +44 (0) 1892 770771. Alternatively email anne@oysterworldwide.com

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Play, teach, save and conserve in South Africa

South Africa has to be one of the most diverse countries on earth. Home to the Big 5 and many other incredible creatures, from penguins to baboons, this is a great desination for wildlife and nature lovers. Its stunning coastline, soaring mountains and arid desert provide a fascinating landscape to explore and enjoy. Renowned for its delicious wines, South Africa is also known for its fine food and lively culture.

For lovers of sports, the country has no less appeal. The Rainbow Nation is the home of the mighty Springboks, hosted the 2010 football world cup and is a leading side in international cricket. Set amongst this backdrop, it is the perfect location for keen sportsmen and women to share their knowledge in some of the country's poorest townships.

From animal lovers to sports fans, Oyster has something to offer for everyone in South Africa.

Choose from working in Sports Coaching and Childcare, becoming a Game Ranger or Big 5 volunteer, volunteering at an Elephant Park or participating in Shark Conservation, Lion Conservation and Monkey Rehabilitation projects.


Coach sports and care for animals- combine any two projects and save 50

South Africa's popularity continues to grow, and there are more and opportunities for volunteers and visitors. With a year round warm climate and some of the best wildlife viewing combined with a genuine need for volunteers South Africa is worth considering for a gap year, career break or trip with a difference. Oyster have some fantastic options in South Africa that we feel would suit motivated volunteers who want to see real South Africa,

  • Sports coaching and childcare - Volunteer at a highly-regarded sports foundation in Port Elizabeth. If you have a passion for sports then this is for you! If sport is not your thing, then we have childcare opportunities in local school and orphanages. Read more...
  • LIONSROCK - Volunteer at the largest big cat sanctuary in South Africa, a place that offers a new home to big cats that have been abused, kept in cramped conditions or confiscated from hunters. Read more...
  • Elephant park - You'll get a real insight into the lives of these magnificent animals, helping with feeding, animal care and scientific research. Read more...
  • Shark conservation - Help to monitor and observe sharks along a beautiful area of South Africa's coast, in order to find out more about their behaviour. This research is crucial if we are to stop the continuing decline of shark populations around the world. Read more...
  • Monkey rehabilitation - Nurture and protect orphaned and abused monkeys and baboons in this haven in the depths of South Africa. You will form a close bond with these intelligent creatures, becoming an important part of their lives in their rehabilitation process. Read more...
  • Big 5 volunteering - Experience life in a Big 5 reserve, helping with maintaining the beautiful reserve, rehabilitating cubs and tracking lions. We also run a game ranger course here for those with a real passion for wildlife and conservation. Read more...

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