Wild Cat Protection

gegründet 2007
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Koordinator | Shona
Koordinator | Shona
Buche mit der Flex-Option! Wähle ein neues Abreisedatum oder wechsel zu einem anderen Freiwilligenprogramm ohne zusätzliche Kosten.
Our goal is to raise the big cats that we have as naturally as possible so that they can be released into the wild. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Alter 18+

About the Program

The farm is situated on the border of the Free State and Northern Cape and is home to an abundance of big and small African cats, such as, Lions and African Wild Cats. The farm is not only a home for cats, but other animals as well. We have a large family of Meerkats who run free, there are Black Back Jackals, Bat-Eared Foxes, Vervet Monkeys and a few other interesting guests from the animal kingdom. The farm not just a home but a Sanctuary; we house animals that have been hurt, mistreated, or that need to be relocated. Animals that are not able to be relocated or released, will live their lives in peace on the farm.

Our goal is to raise the big cats that we have as naturally as possible so that they can be released into the wild, where they will be re-populating a diminishing population. Some cubs will be kept at the program as ambassadors that will help to educate people the importance of our animals!

Since we started in 2010, we have released 2 Caracals. Furthermore, We have released more animals on the Langberg Guest Farm, as well as on our own farm, such animals include; Jakkels, Meerkats, misseljaatkatte (Cape Genet), African Wild Cats, Muishonde and more.

We are completely against Canned Hunting and we can proudly say that we have saved 12 Lions from being hunted.

You will receive a 2 day Volunteer Johannesburg Orientation: Arrive in Joburg or Jozi, as it is known locally, and get shown around by people who know the city well. The Johannesburg Orientation is excellent for first-time visitors to find their feet the local way and meet other volunteers on your project. 


  • Arty districts of Newtown and Braamfontein
  • Constitutional Hill
  • Telkom Tower
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
  • Jazz Walk of Fame
  • Mary Fitzgerald Square
  • Traditional South African meal

Typical Tasks

  • First thing in the morning, you will be warmly greeted by all the cats with their calls
  • You will spend time getting to know the animals and other volunteers/staff personally
  • Feeding them will be sure to be a high-light, as you learn how, what, and when the cats eat
  • There will always be the sense of excitement in the air; as you help build new enclosures, you will know that you are helping an animal in dire need for safety
  • With the knowledge and experience you gain, you will be able to help on tours and educate others

Project Highlights

  • You will be able to listen to the sounds of cats calling throughout the night
  • Not only will you be privileged to work with these beautiful cats, but your accommodation is also situated in close proximity to all of the cat enclosures.
  • You will be accompanied by other people who are very passionate about animals.
  • You will have the opportunity to work face to face, with big cats and other wildlife. Learn and experience how each animal behaves, reacts and what their characters are like



A.M: Basic enclosure cleaning, working on projects to improve the farm / P.M: Interaction time, preparing food for feeding


A.M: Basic enclosure cleaning, working on projects to improve the farm / P.M: Interaction time, preparing food for feeding


A.M: Cleaning big enclosure, basic enclosure cleaning / P.M: Big cleaning, preparing food for feeding, feeding time all enclosures


A.M: Basic enclosure cleaning, working on projects to improve the farm / P.M: Interaction time, preparing food for feeding, feeding time all enclosures




A.M: Photo shoot, tour 1 / P.M: Tour 2, stock taking, preparing food for feeding, feeding time all enclosures


A.M: Off / P.M: Tour, preparing food for feeding, feeding time all enclosures


Kimberley is the capital of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. It is located approximately 110 km east of the confluence of the Vaal and Orange Rivers.

Tuesday nights
We have a movie and pizza night. Movies are R40 and pizza depends on what they order but is buy one get one free.

Friday nights
We visit a local steakhouse and the local bars: prices differ

Open Mine
The Big Hole, Open Mine or Kimberley Mine (Afrikaans: Groot Gat) is an open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley, South Africa and claimed to be the largest hole excavated by hand.
Cost: R100 per person

Mokala National Park is a reserve established in the Plooysburg area south-west of Kimberley in the Northern Cape, South Africa on 19 June 2007.
Cost: R250 whole day

Dronfield Nature Reserve
can be found on the N12 leaving Kimberley in close proximity to Kamfers Dam.
Cost: R450 for 2 hours (minimum of 4)

Shopping malls – free

Ghost tour
Kimberley’s ghost tours are renowned for the number and variety of their resident spirits. Many apparitions haunt some of the old mining town’s most historic houses and monuments, while on an Anglo-Boer battlefield just outside the town, a lonely phantom Scottish piper plays on moonlit nights. R150 per person (minimum of 10 people)

River rafting
Price on request



Um an diesem Programm teilzunehmen, musst du zu Programmbeginn mindestens 18 Jahre alt sein. Es kann Ausnahmen geben, wenn du die Erlaubnis deines/r Erziehungsberechtigten vorlegen kannst oder wenn du von deinen Eltern begleitet wirst
Du brauchst folgende Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch (Grundkenntnisse)
Polizeiliches Führungszeugnis
Es gibt keine Beschränkungen. Helfende Hände aus aller Welt sind willkommen.
Andere Fähigkeiten
Permission of the legal guardian is needed, medium fitness level.
Deine Hilfe wird an folgenden Tagen benötigt: Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Samstag und Sonntag von 08:00 - 16:00


Dienstleistungen von SAVE Foundation

Return Transfer from JHB to the project - All meals - Accommodation - 24 hour support and supervisor - Donation to the project - Braai once a week - 2 day orientation in Johannesburg

Abholung vom Flughafen Kimberley Airport

Volunteers will receive a shuttle ride from Johannesburg International airport to the orientation in Johannesburg. After the orientation, they will get a transfer to the bus terminal for the City Bug shuttle to Bloemfontein. The project leader will be waiting for the volunteers in Bloemfontein. However, we recommend that volunteers fly to and from Kimberley Airport (cost around R2000). We will organise a transfer from the airport to the project and back. Choosing this option will save you a six


Volunteers will stay in a volunteers house including its own kitchen facilities, bathroom, and bedroom.
All linen will be provided.
The volunteer house is roughly 20m away from the main-house, and is safe and secure.
Swimming pool is available.

Einzelzimmer Doppelzimmer

Volunteers will receive three meals a day.

At breakfast, you will have a substantial meal. Sandwiches will be for lunch. For dinner you receive a warm meal consisting of meat, starch and vegetables.
Tea and coffee will be available all day.
We do encourage you to bring along extra money to buy snacks and soft drinks in between meals
A refrigerator is available for you to use for your personal food and drinks

Limitierte Verbindung vor Ort
Was ist NICHT inklusive?
Visa, Flüge, Reiseversicherung und Impfungen sind NICHT in den Programmgebühren enthalten.
Der nächstgelegene Flughafen ist Kimberley Airport (KIM) in Kimberley. Wir helfen dir günstige Flüge nach Südafrika zu finden.
Ins Ausland zu gehen ist ein Abenteuer, auf das man sich stets gut vorbereiten sollte. Plötzliche Krankheit oder Verletzung, Stornierung oder Diebstahl - eine Reiseversicherung für Südafrika bietet die nötige Sicherheit.
Bevor du deine Freiwilligenarbeit in Südafrika antrittst, solltest du dich noch einmal von deinem Arzt beraten lassen und deine erforderlichen Impfungen für Südafrika überprüfen.

Termine & Preise

Jan Feb Mär Apr Mai Jun Jul Aug Sep Okt Nov Dez
2 - 24 Wochen


Kosten: Preise in USD
2 Wochen (Mindestaufenthalt)
4 Wochen
5 Wochen
7 Wochen
9 Wochen
24 Wochen (Maximaler Aufenthalt)
Durchschnittliche Gebühren
$716 /Woche

Bitte beachte, dass die oben angegebenen Gebühren geschätzt sind. SAVE Foundation wird dich während deines Bewerbungsprozesses über die endgültigen Programmgebühren informieren.
Anzahlung (15%)
Mit der Anzahlung reservierst du deinen Platz beim Freiwilligenprogramm. Zahlungen werden von PayPal abgewickelt, unserem vertrauenswürdigen globalen Zahlungsanbieter. Falls du keinen PayPal Account hast, kannst du die Anzahlung auch mit einer Kreditkarte bezahlen.
Restzahlung (85%)
Deine endgültige Zahlung vereinbarst du mit SAVE Foundation während des Bewerbungsprozesses. Normalerweise handelt es sich um eine Banküberweisung oder eine Barzahlung am Projektstandort.

Warum sollte ich über Volunteer World buchen

Zusätzliche Sicherheit und kostenloser Service
Volunteer World ist die weltweit führende Vergleichsplattform für internationale Freiwilligenarbeit. Wir führen dich durch einen sicheren und einfachen Bewerbungsprozess. Plane deine nächste sinnvolle Reise mit Volunteer World und erhalte freien Zugang zu:
Hohe ethische Mindeststandards
Flex Option
Ändere deine Reservierung ohne zusätzliche Kosten
Wir erstatten deine Gebühren, falls deine Reise von SAVE Foundation storniert wird
Unterstzützung & Vermittlung
Wir helfen dir und unterstützen dich in jeder Situation
Für dich ist unser Service kostenlos!
Die Programmgebühren werden unmittelbar durch SAVE Foundation erhoben.

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