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Elephant project in South Africa

Du möchtest eine besondere Reise erleben und dich dabei sozial engagieren?

Über das Projekt

Have you always dreamed of experiencing majestic elephants in their natural environment? Our exciting elephant project in South Africa offers you the unique opportunity to volunteer. Immerse yourself in the world of these fascinating animals as you take part in their conservation and research. Experience first-hand how elephants interact in their herds and explore the breathtaking African landscape. Your help will help collect important data and support research efforts that contribute to the conservation of this endangered species. Realize your dream of a meaningful adventure trip and leave a lasting positive impact on wildlife. Join us and become part of our dedicated team at the elephant project South Africa!

  • Observe elephants in their natural environment and explore their behavior
  • Enjoy beautiful, modern accommodation together with other motivated volunteers
  • Make a lasting contribution to animal conservation with your stay and enjoy all the benefits of South Africa at the same time
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From 1,210.00

Pay a deposit of 150.00


In our elephant project you have the opportunity to experience first-hand how animal welfare works. After the natural elephant population was almost wiped out in many parts of the world, more and more people are committed to giving these fascinating creatures a safe home without restricting their freedom. So help our keepers and researchers in the field with their work and immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscape of South Africa’s national parks. You will be involved in investigating, researching and documenting. You will observe herds and record their movements and preferred locations. Collecting samples for the lab is also part of your job, so you can look forward to spending time in the fresh air. Cleaning the enclosures of injured elephants is also a part of you tasks. One of the most important work of the project is communication and working with the local population. The Goal is to creating a better awareness of the need to protect elephants.  So start your adventure abroad and become part of our wonderful team!

Duration of stay: 1 – 4 weeks
Start of the project: Saturday


  • Placement in a selected project
  • Airport transfer from/to Cape Town
  • Local accommodation in a volunteer accommodation, self-catering
  • English-speaking support on site with orientation day
  • Donation to the NPO
  • Help with flights
  • Provision of information material about the project and South Africa
  • Advice for the language school in Cape Town
  • Support also during the project period
  • Information and help with choosing a travel insurance
  • Certificate

Living arrangements

You will be accommodated in a spacious 2-3 bed room with an adjoining bathroom. You also have access to a fully equipped kitchen, a dining room, a lounge with a small library, a TV and WiFi. The roof terrace and campfire area invite you to get together in the evenings. Whether it’s game nights or jam sessions, there are no limits to your creativity. Volunteers provide their own meals, but there are regular shopping trips where you can go shopping with the others for exactly what you want to cook. There is also a restaurant on the reserve if you want to treat yourself after work. Beautiful hiking trails and the lagoon invite you to take a relaxing stroll. The weekly local markets are also worth a visit. For those who like action, there are many leisure activities in the area. Whether bungee jumping, zip-lining, boat tours or horse riding – there is something for everyone here.

Typical day in a project

Every day is different – that’s what makes your everyday life so exciting and varied. Your tasks will be varied and your working hours will adapt accordingly.

This is what a day as a volunteer in the elephant project in South Africa could look like:


07:00 Breakfast at the lodge
07:30 Project start

17:00 End of the working day
17:30 Cooking and dinner together
19:00 Free time, e.g. movie night, evening walk to the water, ..


Surf course in Cape Town

Echte Geschichten, echte Erlebnisse

Wir sorgen dafür, dass wir unseren Reisenden die bestmögliche Unterstützung und einen guten Einblick in die neue Kultur bieten können. Projekte im Ausland bieten dir eine einmalige Gelegenheit, ein neues Land und deinen Traumjob kennenzulernen.

Soth Africa - country information

South Africa - the fascinating country at the southern tip of Africa. Whether it's a safari in the majestic Kruger National Park, exploring the vibrant metropolis of Cape Town, encounters with the fascinating Big Five or relaxing on the endless coasts - South Africa offers unforgettable adventures! Immerse yourself in the diverse cultures, breathtaking nature and warm hospitality of this country. South Africa will delight you with its diversity and beauty.

Official language

Afrikaans and English


Cape Town


1.220.000 km²


59,39 million (2021)


Rand (ZAR), you can also pay with US-Dollar in the most shops

Telephone code




All programs can be booked with friends. If you would like to book a program as a group, we recommend that you enquire in advance. Each person must book the project individually.

Ideal for all programs are at least three months in advance. In principle it is also possible for us to place short-term applicants (volunteering and language study travel) in South Africa.

South Africa is a safe country and the people are very friendly and warmhearted. In big cities, as in every big city in the world, there is petty crime. When travelling, the following things should be taken into account: always keep an eye on valuables, always keep your hand luggage on your lap in buses, and at night you should not travel by bus or withdraw money from ATMs. Up-to-date information on the situation can be found at the Embassy or Foreign Office.

Please note that in South Africa all electronic devices can only be used with an adapter. They are available in many electronics stores.

In principle, no language course is mandatory in advance. However, depending on the volunteering program, certain levels of the language of your destination country may be required to complete the project. We would be happy to advise you individually on your chosen project.

Depending on the program, we work with host families in the vicinity or there are volunteer houses at the project site.

For all programs you have to be covered by foreign health insurance. We will be happy to help you find a suitable insurance policy.

During the language school and in the volunteering projects, you will always have a direct contact person to help you with any problems. Of course you can also always contact us.

Application process for a volunteering program

Apply for a project on our website.

Make your deposit to secure a place for your project - you are welcome to contact us in advance to make sure there is still a place available for this period.

You will receive a separate booking confirmation from us by e-mail with further information.

For some programs we still need your resume.

You will receive an information package with the confirmation e-mail and have a fixed contact person for questions.

We plan your journey and help you with your travel arrangements.

Let´s start - be ready! we will contact you again and you will receive final information about 3 weeks before the start.


Before you set off for South Africa, you should always take out travel health insurance, accident insurance, emergency insurance, liability insurance and, if possible, luggage insurance.

over 3 months

International health insurance for long-term trips

When you book a trip, you can conveniently book your international insurance with our insurance partner here. The international health insurance for long-term trips is particularly popular with our interns. This is particularly interesting for stays of more than 3 months. For all information, individual calculation and quick and easy booking, please click on the button on the right. Recommendation: Book comfort cover at a reasonable price and enjoy even more security*.

less than 3 months

All-round carefree protection

For travelers going abroad for a shorter period, less than 90 days, our partner offers a very good all-round carefree protection. For all information, individual calculation and easy booking, click on the button on the right.

*All insurance information and liability can be found on the website of our insurance partner. Please note that Jamso Trainee cannot accept any liability for the completeness and accuracy of linked pages. This is the responsibility of the respective insurance provider.

Are you ready to start your adventure abroad?

Apply today!

Would you like to start a project with us soon? Arrange an information appointment here.
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