Duration: 7 DAYS

Type: ADVENTURE – Tax deductible donation included in cost.

Minimum Age: 18 (or with a parent or guardian).

Service Level: STANDARD – Glam-tent or bungalow accommodation on a Game Park.

Physical Rating: Volunteer Physical Rating 2 – A reasonable level of fitness is required. Expect early rises and lots of walking.

Program cost excludes flights.

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For your program you will need to arrive and depart from the following airport/s. Please note you have different arrival and departure airports

Arrival: Durban King Shaka International (DUR) – you can arrive at any time between 8am and midnight on the first day of program and we’ll pick you up from the airport.

Departure: Richards Bay (RCB)- you can depart at any time between 8am and midnight on the final day of program and we will drop you off at the airport with time for your flight home.

If you haven’t travelled much, or booked flights before we also offer a flight assistance service in which we help you in booking your flights for program. We’ve booked hundreds of flights for our volunteers, and will make sure you get to where you need to be on the right date. After ten years of international travel we’ve gotten pretty good at it. For more information please take a look on your volunteer profile in the add ons section.


You will be on safari in a Big 5 reserve (lions, rhinos, elephants, buffalo and leopards) walking in the African bush, tracking animal footprints and sleeping in comfortable tents or huts while drifting off with the sounds of the animals in the distance. This is the real Africa!

Each day you will will walk in the bush with two armed guides for safety, this is a big 5 reserve! In the afternoon as the day cools you will set off to view the afternoon activity at a local watering hole. Before nightfall you return to take a warm shower if you choose and enjoy pre-dinner drinks prior to sitting down to your evening meal and lots of excited conversation under the African stars to the background “music” of the African wildlife. At all times you are accompanied by fully trained and professionally qualified, armed guides.

What's Included

  • All on ground transport incl. airport transfers
  • All main meals & drinking water
  • All accommodation
  • All transport to, from and between locations.
  • Cheetah Rehabilitation visit
  • ROV Project Leader
  • 1 x Free ROV T-Shirt

For more details see your Program Booklet.

Why ROV?

  • Your safety is our first priority
  • Our Charity is not for profit
  • Tax deductible donation included in price
  • Projects with integrity driven by village needs
  • 24/7 access to your Team Leader & ROV Head office
  • No "surprise costs" on program
  • Year round funding for the ROV schools & crèches

This is the real Africa!

Walking in the African bush, tracking animal footprints and sleeping in comfortable huts while drifting off with the sounds of the animals in the distance.

Basic Itinerary

Subject to change

For those who purchased the shark diving add on, this will occur first thing this morning. You need to arrive on the day before program (Saturday) if taking this up.

Your amazing Team Leader will be waiting for you at Durban International Airport (DUR) when you land. Look out for the friendly face wearing an ROV shirt.

Check in to your accommodation and then enjoy some time to relax and settle in after a long flight.

First group dinner at the accommodation.

Make sure to get a good night sleep as it will be an early start tomorrow.

Breakfast at the accommodation venue.

You will then be collected at the accommodation and transported to the Game Reserve. On route you will visit the Cheetah Rehabilitation and have the opportunity to get up and close with Cheetahs.

Lunch on arrival to the Game Park, followed by time to settle into your accommodation and an orientation of the reserve.

Dinner is on site at the Game Park.

Breakfast is bright and early at the Game Reserve.

Today you and your group will rotate between tasks at the Game Park consisting of animal tracking, alien plant identification and removal and much more.

Lunch at the Game Reserve.

You will rotate the morning’s tasks and be involved in animal tracking or alien plant identification and removal.

Dinner at the Game Park followed by a night drive.

Breakfast is on site at the Game Park

This morning you will have the opportunity to take part in the Elephant Experience visiting a rehabilitation centre for elephants. This is an optional activity (see add ons in your volunteer profile). Those who do not take part in this can enjoy some free time.

Lunch at the game reserve.

In the afternoon you will be involved in snare patrol walks, and removing alien plant species from the reserve. Both important tasks to protect the animals that call this place home.

Dinner at the Game Park followed by free time.

Breakfast at the Game Reserve

Today you will be learning new skills through an introduction to Telemetry, and Rhino tracking.

Lunch at the Game reserve, followed by a continuation of telemetry and rhino tracking.

Enjoy some free time to relax before dinner. You may want to read a good book, or play card games with others in your group.

Dinner at the reserve

Today will be an early breakfast at the game reserve.

You’ll then leave for an exciting morning going for a safari drive on a Big 5 Game Park – We’re talkin’ Lions, giraffes, elephants and more!!

After lunch you will say your goodbyes to the Game Park and make your way into St.Lucia for the next part of your adventure.

On arrival to St.Lucia you will have some time to settle into the accommodation before taking part in an orientation walk of St.Lucia.

Dinner will be at the accommodation.

Breakfast and lunch at the accommodation venue

Volunteers will be departing at various times throughout the day from Richards Bay (RCB) for their flights home.

For more details see your Program Booklet.


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