Practical Conservation & Elephant Experience in South Africa

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


EDGE of AFRICAKnysna, Western Cape 6570ZA


This program aims to provide a world class conservation experience covering the key topics of basic ecology and biodiversity.

You will be living in the famous Garden Route, South Africa, studying a variety of forest species. By the end of the program you will have gained a well-rounded practical conservation experience.

You will also have the exciting opportunity to experience African elephants in close proximity.You will work at a local sanctuary, home to rescued elephants where you will acquire in-depth knowledge of African Elephants and assist with ongoing behavioural research.

Throughout the programme you will enjoy a variety of informative lectures, helping you to gain theoretical knowledge of basic ecological principles. You will also assist our conservation team with ongoing research projects based in both the surrounding natural forest and at the elephant sanctuary.

Join this program for 4 weeks or more and you will have the unforgettable experience of visiting Addo Elephant National Park, where you will contribute to ongoing research.


  • Research
  • People Skills
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • minimum 2 weeks
  • confident speaking English

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