Monitor Whales & Dolphins in South Africa with Budget Volunteering

Cause Areas


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


The Garden RouteKnysna, Western Cape 00000ZA
Whale & Dolphin Monitoring in South Africa
Whale & Dolphin Monitoring in South Africa


Much of your role will be to collect research material, including daily sightings of the various species of whales and dolphins, recurring visits and the migratory habits of the various whales and dolphins in the area. The fieldwork site is off the shores of Knysna and it's beautiful lagoon.

This Marine Research programme will expose you to all aspects of this exciting industry, from conservation and research to all other aspects of the day-to-day running, including

  • marketing of the marine tours provided to visitors,
  • liaising with clients,
  • crewing and guiding on the boats,
  • doing land to sea observations and whale spotting,
  • assisting with community projects and
  • educating the local children about the sea and lagoon.
Includes Arranging your program, meeting you at the airport, accommodation and food, full in-country support, and more. Minimum program duration is 1 week, minimum age is 16 unless accompanied by an adult.


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

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