CountrySouth AfricaCategoryAnimals OrganisationKhaya Volunteer Costs€ 401 - € 500 per weekMinimum stay2 weeks HightlightsKroonstad is a breeding park for Lions, tigers, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Leopards and other carnivores. You’ll have the amazing experience of working closely with these majestic animals by feeding and caring for them, raising the cubs by hand and being involved in all the day to day activities of a lion park. This is a once in a life time opportunity. You will be working alongside people with years of experience and who are experts in the lion breeding and caring business.
Kroonstad is a breeding park for Lions, tigers, Jaguars, Cheetahs, Leopards and other carnivores. You’ll have the amazing experience of working closely with these majestic animals by feeding and caring for them, raising the cubs by hand and being involved in all the day to day activities of a lion park. This is a once in a life time opportunity.
You will be working alongside people with years of experience and who are experts in the lion breeding and caring business. Cubs need lots of attention and you’ll have the opportunity to be closely involved in raising them. The breeding park is 1100 hectares big. You will come face to face with lions, jaguars, cheetahs and tigers. It is an amazing experience being accepted by these wild animals. The breeding park is in constant need of assistance and you will be of great help to these cats. You will have the opportunity to travel and experience South Africa. You will also meeting other volunteers from all over the world.
Role of Volunteer
Activities You will be working for 6-8hours a day with lunch and other breaks and depending on the needs at the given time. Days off can be arranged with the project coordinator and will depend on the amount of volunteers at the reserve at the time of your stay. This can be used to enjoy some time in the town or do some site seeing. A lift to town can be arranged.
The first week will involve training to feed, handle and care for these carnivores. Your trainers have years of experience and they dedicate their lives to these amazing cats. Your task will include the following:
Hand feeding and comforting cubs
Being a mother to the cubs
Playing with young cubs
Feeding the lions, jaguars and tigers
Improvement and maintenance of the lion enclosures.
Taking day visitors on a guided tour to the lions.
Assisting in all aspects of lion, jaguar and tiger care.
Requirements / Conditions
Love for animals, conservation and wildlife.
No facial-piercing with studs or rings and heavy tattoos.
No high expectations to safe the African Lion, but to work close with these beautiful animals.
Age over 18 years.
The park is situated 15 km from the nearest town in the hart of South Africa. The area has superb bush and grasslands. It is easy to reach and to travel to other destinations. This is also a malaria free area.
You will be staying in a chalet with a bathroom and kitchen, sharing with a maximum of 4 other volunteers. The chalet has an outside porch where meals can be enjoyed. The chalet is fully equipped with everything you’ll need, including a television with satellite. There’s a swimming pool with bar for those warm African days.
The best part is that the lodge is only 50 meters away from the lions. You’ll have the amazing time of lying in your bed and enjoying the African lion roar!
Normally you wil land at Johannesburg airport, from here we will arange the transfer to and from Kroonstad, this is not included with the price so it will cost you an additional fee.
The prices are included accommodation and daily supervision. The fee is excluded your flight, food and other personal expenses, visa, immunization and transport to the project from OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg (price: ± 300 ZAR).
Minimum weeks of staying is 2 weeks.
2 weeks ZAR 8800
3 weeks ZAR 13.200
4 weeks ZAR 17.500
All extra weeks will be charged ZAR 4000 per week. Because of the currency fluctuation the donations given should be made in South African Rand (ZAR). Currency conversion information can be obtained from www.xe.com. Your donation will not only be helpful for the support of these projects but will also be used for the maintenance of buildings in the area, food for animals and for the organization of activities.