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Marine conservation in South Africa

Einsatzort: Südafrika, Afrika
Aktions-Bereich: Natur-und Umweltschutz
Get unrivalled access to sharks and other marine life on this conservation, research and eco-tourism venture. Spend your days out at sea, just off the dramatic South African coastline, monitoring shark and whale activity and educating tourists about the Marine Big 5.

Projekt und Rolle der Freiwilligen

The project

Sharks have long been a misunderstood creature. This venture aims to increase awareness of the shark, giving you the opportunity to work closely with and understand one of the mightiest sea creatures in the world.

The area that you will be based is called the “Great White Shark Capital of the World”, however that does not mean that you will only come across sharks. Between June and December the area sees whale migrations, and throughout the year you can see dolphins, seals and penguins. This project is a great way to learn about the marine environment and do your bit to help protect it.

What to expect

Each day you will be going out on the boats to monitor shark behaviour and activity. Between June and December, you will also be helping to monitor whale behaviour and activity.

Being the great white shark capital of the world, most days you will see at least 2 – 4 sharks. As your knowledge base grows, your role amongst the guests becomes increasingly important, telling them all about sharks, whales, the ocean and conservation issues.

As with immersive projects, you will be asked to help clean down the boat and the wetsuits, prepare the cage for divers and look after guests whilst out at sea. Photo and learning opportunities are frequent, and you are encouraged to get as involved as possible in all activities. On the shark boat, you will even have the opportunity to do some shark cage diving.

In addition to the boat activities, there are also land-based conservation tasks:

  • Helping out at the penguin rehabilitation centre
  • Doing beach clean ups
  • Painting penguin houses for nesting
  • Working in the local community
  • Attending lectures on the research that is being conducted


Just 90 minutes from Cape Town and a short drive from the Garden Route, many volunteers choose to spend some time exploring the local area. Famous for its delicious wines, South Africa’s vineyards are certainly worth a visit, as is the most southern point of Africa, the beautiful local beaches and wildlife reserves.

Important extra information about the organisation of this project

  • You will be with other international volunteers from around the world
  • There is 24/7 emergency support
  • Speak to someone who has done this project - our experienced team have volunteered on all of our projects and know them intimately
  • You will need travel insurance to be able to join this project - we can offer advice of what to look for in a travel insurance policy

Die Freiwilligen-Organisation stellt sich vor

This organisation specialises in arranging hand-picked ethical volunteering projects in 18 countries around the world. Projects mainly focus on animal welfare, conservation, and sustainability, with strong focus also on humanitarian and social care programmes. Their passionate and experienced team of travellers have been sending volunteers around the world since 2006.

We are able to accept bookings for all projects currently, however the situation is still evolving regarding when and where participants can travel. We are offering free trip changes, free date changes and also free unspecified date changes. This gives travellers maximum flexibility, whilst also giving them something to look forward to.

If participants cannot travel, their money is financially protected by ATOL or IPP. The money paid can be used towards any of our other trips within 18 months.

So wählen wir die Organisationen auf unserem Portal aus.


Südafrika, Afrika
Natur-und Umweltschutz
Minimum: 2 Wochen
Maximum: 3 Monate
(für vollständige Preisliste die Organisation kontaktieren)
2 Wochen: 1567 €
4 Wochen/1 Monat: 2544 €
8 Wochen/2 Monate: 4496 €
3 Monate: 6448 €
Warum für Freiwilligenarbeit Geld bezahlen?
* Alle Preisangaben ohne Gewähr nach Angaben der Freiwilligen-Organisation. Bei Organisationen, die nicht in Euro abrechnen, können Wechselkurs-Schwankungen auftreten.
Verfügbarkeit des Projekts:
Requested arrival day is a Sunday.
17 Jahre
kein Höchstalter
Individuell oder Gruppe?
Individuell / Gruppe
Understand and speak good English.
Besondere Qualifikationen:
nicht erforderlich
Unterbringung & Verpflegung:
The accommodation is comfortable and a short 15 minute walk from the coast. There is an outdoor pool, games room, living area and extensive garden that will become your home whilst you are on the project. Do expect to share a room with one or two others in small comfortable chalets. Breakfast and lunch are provided on days that you are on the boats. Full cooking facilities are available on site.

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  • Gratis unseren Ratgeber mit ausgefüllter Check-Liste
  • Einen Sprachführer als Dankeschön, wenn du dich später anmeldest
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