LIVING WITH HORSES ON SAFARI

Program Overview

Where better to learn how to ride a beautiful horse than in the middle of the secluded African bush? Volunteers will surely have a unique nature experience, emphasizing conservation of both animals and ecosystems, with activities like tracking, identification, learning animal behavior, and much more. Our volunteers will gain immense knowledge, while having had an incredible and relaxing experience in one of Africa’s wildest areas.

Your Role

Explore a Big 5 Game Reserve while on horseback! This program offers volunteers a chance to experience natural African wildlife while also going on exciting horseback safaris through the bush. Volunteers will take horses for a swim in a dam, gallop through the winding paths of the property, or take a quiet stroll through the bush, meeting impala and giraffe on the way. For beginner riders, lessons are provided to teach advanced riding and jumping to improve volunteer’s comfort and riding ability.

Big 5 Game Reserve
20+ Horses
3 Hour Horseback Safari's

Monday

All Day
Volunteers arrive at the facility. Upon arrival, volunteers will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will near about the weeks activities.

Tuesday - Friday

All Day
The day begins early with coffee and rusks and then volunteers are transported to their the equestrian center or deep into the nature reserve to begin a day of learning. Volunteers will break for lunch and continue with either a game drive, bush walk or equestiran work in the afternoon.

Saturday - Sunday

All Day
Volunteers are given these days off to enjoy their accommodation and the surrounding area. Excursions can be planned for the weekend with the help of the staff.
Monday Volunteers arrive at the facility. Upon arrival, volunteers will be welcomed and shown to their accommodation. Once settled in, volunteers are given a full orientation and will near about the weeks activities.
Tuesday - Friday The day begins early with coffee and rusks and then volunteers are transported to their the equestrian center or deep into the nature reserve to begin a day of learning. Volunteers will break for lunch and continue with either a game drive, bush walk or equestiran work in the afternoon.
Saturday - Sunday Volunteers are given these days off to enjoy their accommodation and the surrounding area. Excursions can be planned for the weekend with the help of the staff.
*Please note that the schedule is subject to change.

Accommodation & Meals

Listen to the wild at night.

Volunteers live in comfortable chalets with two or three other volunteers and en suite bathrooms. Included in the accommodation is a separate kitchen, boma, and fireplace which overlooks a waterhole in the bush, where many animals come to drink.

Volunteers are provided with three home cooked meals. We are able to accommodate dietary restrictions, but please tell us prior to your arrival.

Program Outings

Explore SA's dense wildlife.

  • Wildlife rehabilitation center
  • Cheetah Breeding Project
  • Leopard & Lion Breeding Project
  • White Water Rafting
  • Reptile Center
  • Blyde River Canyon boat trip
  • Hiking
  • Quad Biking
  • Kruger National Park

Please note that excursions are at an additional cost.

What's Included

We take care of everything.

  • 3 meals daily
  • WIFI
  • Accommodation
  • 24 Hour Emergency Contact
  • Generous program donation
  • Laundry
  • Conservation fees
  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Fun and exciting lifetime experience

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