Veterinary participants learn about the life of a vet on a private game reserve in South Africa. At least 2 days per week participants work closely with the reserve vet, and on other days are working with the vet assistant or game rangers to gain comprehensive animal management and veterinary experience.
What’s it all about?
The life of a vet on a game reserve is varied, and everything you do will be demand-driven. Tasks can include:
– game counts and monitoring
– learning to use a dart gun
– relocating animals
– caring for the animals in the rehabilitation centre
– conservation activities such as erosion control and habitat regeneration
– working with the vet, vet assistant and game rangers
– theoretical and practical experience
– fence patrols
You can take part here throughout the year for 2 – 4 weeks.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is included within the grounds of the reserve. There is access to wifi, a games room, swimming pools and a tennis court. You will be divided between male and female dormitories with shared bathroom facilities.
3 meals a day are prepared for you by local cooks. The food includes , vegetables, meat, rice, fish, potatoes, pasta, curries, stir fry, and more.
At weekends, participants explore the beautiful area around the reserve. The team on the ground help to arrange trips to do shark cage diving, to the beautiful beaches and sights on the Garden Route or to do bungee jumping / sky diving.
How much does it cost?
2 weeks costs £1499 and each additional week costs £500
Volunteers must be 17+ to participate. The summer is very popular, so you are encouraged to book early to guarantee your space.
How do I get involved?
If you would like to take part in this programme then you can find more information on our website.
Alternatively, feel free to contact the team at [email protected]