Wild Cat Protection

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fondée en 2007
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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:
Âge 18+
Seul voyageur

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

Journée Typique


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

Activités de Loisir

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

Safari /


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)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Autres Compétences
Permission of the legal guardian is needed, medium fitness level.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi, samedi et dimanche de 08:00 - 16:00

Services inclus

Services de 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

Transfert de l'aéroport 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.

Chambre simple Chambre double
Aliments & Boissons

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

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 Kimberley Airport (KIM) à Kimberley. 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.
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


Ce programme est en pause pendant Corona

janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
2 - 24 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$1 647
4 sem
$2 222
5 sem
$2 858
7 sem
$3 785
9 sem
$5 057
24 sem (durée max.)
$14 597
Coût moyen
$716 /sem

Merci de noter que les prix ci-dessus sont des prix estimés et qu'ils sont soumis aux fluctuations des taux de change. SAVE Foundation t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec SAVE Foundation durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Wild Cat Protection

Our goal is to raise the big cats that we have as naturally as possible so that they can be released into the wild.


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