Big Cats Sanctuary

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fondée en 2015
Panthera Africa
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Coordinateur | Sydney
Coordinateur | Sydney
When being a volunteer at Panthera Africa we will offer you the unique opportunity to be involved behind the scenes and you can learn what it takes to run a sanctuary. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

Our Unique Volunteer Program

Panthera Africa is an environmentally friendly sanctuary for any captive bred big cats, where they will be protected and prosper for the rest of their lives. We have found our 40 hectare paradise with a beautiful home for the animals, the owners and the many volunteers visiting. The land is filled with lots of large trees, a natural spring and an amazing 180 degree mountain view. Panthera Africa believes in the connection between both environmental and wildlife conservation, and aims to become the first "green" big cat sanctuary in South Africa, and run solely on solar energy.

One of Panthera Africa's main purposes is to be an educational platform where we create awareness about conditions big cats face in captivity, and how animal welfare and enrichment play a vital role in giving them the best captive life possible. We are a true sanctuary where no cub petting, breeding or trading takes place. We are a blue print of how a non-profit sanctuary, focusing on animal welfare, can become self-sufficient, and we aim to change all breeding facilities into sustainable ethical programs. 

We believe in the equal importance of both humans and animals, and we will do our absolute best to give you the experience of a lifetime. We know from personal experience that this includes both quality time with animals, as well as with staff and the other volunteers. Hearing a lion roar up close, getting love and recognition from a leopard, hearing the chuffing of a tiger, or seeing them appreciate and love the toys you make to enrich their lives = BLISS.

In addition to the indescribable bonds you will form with the animals, friendships will be formed and together at the end of the day we all can share stories, hopes and dreams around the bonfire with a cold drink watching the famous African sunset.

The international volunteer program will offer you the unique opportunity to be involved behind the scenes - daily tasks will include:

  • Caring for the amazing big cats
  • Enrichment program
  • Preparation of food and feeding
  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures
  • General farm work
  • Educating visitors

You will work together with our staff throughout the day, who will guide and supervise you so that you will learn as much as possible from their experience.


Our Pride

Our pride consists of 18 big cats and jackals, namely:

  • Sheeba (Leopard)
  • Pardus  (Black Leopard)
  • Arabella and Raise (Tigers)
  • Oliver, Obi, Jubatus, Neptune, Elsa, Zakara, Lei-ah, Jade, Achilles, Chaka, Baguira (Lions)
  • Jampa and Pema (Cheetahs)
  • Cody, Lucy and Maya (Jackals)
  • Amy, Max and Jack (Caracals)

(Plus our little house pride consisting of our dogs Scorgo, Kira and Leo and our cats Tarzan and Neo).

All of our animals have been rescued from breeding facilities, and most of them have been taken away from their mothers to be hand-raised by humans for the profit of money. The whole Panthera Africa pride is now living the rest of their days with us given love, respect and the best life possible in captivity.”


Home Sweet Home

During your stay you will enjoy our modern, yet cozy home. The house consists of 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for everyone to cook, a big living and dining room area where we enjoy dinners together, games nights, film evening or just relaxing with a nice book. Outside we have a traditional South African braai (BBQ) area, and a lovely pool with a garden to sunbath for the hot summer days!

So can we start to look forward to meeting you in beautiful Stanford? Are you ready for that life changing experience? We can promise you a lot of fun and magical moments – both with animals and your new friends from all around the world! 

Being situated close to many of South Africa's top tourist attractions - Cape Town with its Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point to mention some, Hermanus with its unbelievable whale watching cove and wine tasting, Gansbaai with its spectacular white shark diving, and some of the world's most amazing beaches on your door step, we and our passionate staff will do our upmost best to make this experience the best holiday of your life!


Bookings

We request bookings to be made at least 30 days before the intended arrival date, although due to the popularity of the project, we recommend further in advance. However, should you have an immediate booking request, please just send us your wish and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

We would recommend that your stay will be a minimum of 2 weeks to ensure a full experience. Shorter or longer stays can be arranged and price varies accordingly.

Our start- and end dates are on Saturdays, so please arrive and depart at Cape Town International airport between 10am and 2pm on the specific date.  Should you, however, like to make alternative arrangements with us, we will do our best to accommodate you. We can either arrange pick-up and drop-off in Cape Town at an additional cost of R 350 per trip, or on alternative days at an additional cost of R 1500 per trip. 


Journée Typique

Please find below a general outline of your days with us. We believe in not having a fixed schedule for everything, and have also learnt that plans can change every day, so the days with us are varied. There will be a difference between summer and winter months due to temperature and hours of light during the day. 

We have a morning meeting where we go through every day's schedule so everything will be planned and set up for you. There will be plenty of breaks during the different tasks, and flexibility for off sight activities, so you can expect a good variety of work and relaxation! 

Daily Schedule

6/7:00 Breakfast – Make your own with food provided

7/8:00 Morning Meeting

7/8:15 Morning Tasks

12-2/3:00 Lunch – Meal provided by Panthera Africa

2/3:00 Afternoon Tasks

6:00 Dinner – Make and purchase your own food for meal, then leisure time!

Sundays and Tuesdays are normally your days off. Tuesdays are your activity days, where you might do some small work on the farm, but most of the days you will be enjoying the amazing Overberg area together with the other volunteers􏰀. 

Activités de Loisir

Being situated close to many of South Africa's top tourist attractions - Cape Town with its Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point to mention some, Hermanus with its unbelievable whale watching cove and wine tasting, Gansbaai with its spectacular white shark diving, and some of the world's most amazing beaches on your door step, makes this experience a perfect volunteer stay.


Water Sports
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Hiking
Riding
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 18 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
The main requirement we have is that there is a love for animals!
We also require a good physical and mental health as much of the work entail outside work that requires a lot of consentration and focus.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, jeudi, vendredi et samedi

Services inclus

Services de Panthera Africa

  • Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport for arrival and departure
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Weekly transport to grocery shop
  • One social activity per week


Transfert de l'aéroport Cape Town International Airport

Our start- and end dates are on Saturdays, so please arrive and depart at Cape Town International airport between 10am and 2pm on the specific date.  Should you, however, like to make alternative arrangements with us, we will do our best to accommodate you. We can either arrange pick-up and drop-off in Cape Town at an additional cost of R 350 per trip, or on alternative days at an additional cost of R 1500 per trip.Once you booked your flights, please communicate your flight details with us.

Logement

During your stay you will enjoy our modern, yet cozy home. The house consists of 4 bedrooms with twin beds and 4 bathrooms, a spacious and fully equipped kitchen for everyone to cook, a big living and dining room area where we enjoy dinners together, games nights, film evening or just relaxing with a nice book.  

Outside we have a traditional South African braai (BBQ) area, and a lovely pool with a garden to sunbath for the hot summer days! 

Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons
Shopping takes place once a week to buy food for dinners and snacks, and we will take you on a small shopping trip on the way to the farm on the pick-up day so you can fill up a little bit. Please let us know at your convenience if there are any special requirements with regards to food or medical conditions so we can make arrangement should there be any.

Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est Cape Town International Airport (CPT) à Cape Town. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Afrique du Sud.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Afrique du Sud te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Afrique du Sud, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Afrique du Sud.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Our start- and end dates are on Saturdays, so please arrive and depart at Cape Town International airport between 10am and 2pm on the specific date. Should you, however, like to make alternative arrangements with us, we will do our best to accommodate you. We can either arrange pick-up and drop-off in Cape Town at an additional cost of R 350 per trip, or on alternative days at an additional cost of R 1500 per trip.
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$ 1 100
3 sem
$ 1 575
4 sem
$ 2 000
5 sem
$ 2 325
6 sem
$ 2 550
7 sem
$ 2 975
12 sem (durée max.)
$ 5 100
Coût moyen
$ 488 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. Panthera Africa t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
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Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Panthera Africa durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Assurance qualité
Normes éthiques élevées & impact social vérifiable
Option Flex
Modifie ta réservation sans frais supplémentaires
Garantie de remboursement
Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Panthera Africa.

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Big Cats Sanctuary

When being a volunteer at Panthera Africa we will offer you the unique opportunity to be involved behind the scenes and you can learn what it takes to run a sanctuary.

$488/week

Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.

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