This incredible sanctuary on Cape Town’s doorstep is the largest bird park in Africa. Over 400 species are rehabilitated in more than 100 spacious landscaped walk-through aviaries, allowing intimate closeness with nature.
|Location||Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Duration||From 2 weeks|
|Dates||All year round|
|Documents required||Enrolment form, curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, passport copy, proof of medical insurance|
|Day of arrival||Saturday|
|Day of departure||Saturday|
The Wildlife and Bird sanctuary seeks to bring people and animals closer together and to foster respect for and understanding of nature. Many of the birds seen at the project arrive injured, sick or as babies needing to be hand reared, and the sanctuary is responsible for their care.
In the sanctuary there is an element of surprise around every corner. Experience delight when parrots chat back or when the bat-eared fox plays with the meerkats, or amazement when you are face-to-face with owls and storks and monkeys without a separating fence. You will be placed with a keeper and will be trained in your first week. After this training, you will be used as one of the staff. You will mainly be involved with primates.
You will be placed with a keeper and will be trained in your first week. After this training, you will be used as one of the staff. You will mainly be involved with primates.
A possible work schedule could be:
You work 5 days (Monday – Friday) with 2 days off each week.
It is important to note that this description serves as an example only. The daily tasks and challenges depend on the volunteer and the work that needs to be done. The final job description can therefore vary from the above substantially.
You will stay in a communal house just 10 minutes drive from the project. The house has a dorm that sleeps 5 and a shared bathroom. There's a fully equipped communal kitchen with a microwave, BBQ facilities, oven and a washing machine. The house has great views of the bay, a fireplace and pool. There are musical instruments as well as a TV and WiFi. There's also a large garden. Linen and towels are provided. Laundry (self-service) is available.