Great White Shark Volunteering in South Africa

Go for a trip in South Africa and work with Great Shark Volunteering, in our marine conservation project. The project is located in Kleinbaai, 180 km south east of Cape Town.

Today the population of sharks worldwide is under threat. This is your opportunity to play a vital role in helping to monitor and conserve one of the most incredible creatures of the marine world, the Great White.

You will be working alongside marine biologists researching and Big White Shark Volunteering in South Africaobserving these magnificent predators and their environment. You will have the task of sharing this research and knowledge with visitors going shark diving, and may get the chance to assist in tagging and tracking sharks.

Most exciting of all, you have the unforgettable experience of going cage diving to meet your subject face to face – just try not to drop your camera! In your spare time you will be free to enjoy and get to know the beautiful Western Cape and even travel further afield to explore the rest of South Africa.

Qualifications and requirements for Marine Conservation:

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • You must bring a copy of your passport and travel documents.
  • You need to provide your CV.
  • You must be flexible and have a good attitude – Boat excursions are weather-dependant.
  • Be prepared to get up early in the morining – although these can be the most beautiful time of day in Africa.
  • Bring your own snorkel, mask & flippers (these will also be available to rent in country).
  • You must have a passion for the ocean and love marine wildlife.

 

 

Start Dates & Arrival

Our programs to volunteer in South Africa start on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month. Therefore, you should plan to arrive before 4:15pm. If you can’t make it, we suggest you fly in a day early. We can arrange airport pickup and extra night of accommodation.

  • Location of project: Kleinbaai, 180 km south east of Cape Town
  • Arrival airport: Cape Town (code CPT)
  • Shared room in a chalet sleeping shared by four and six people. Each chalet has a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.
  • Food: Breakfast included (cereal, tea, coffee and sugar) and lunch if on the boat. All other meals are self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week).
  • Available from 2 to 4 weeks.

Fees

What is included in the volunteer program fee?

  • Airport Pickup
  • Orientation
  • Accommodation for all projects
  • Support from local staff & Program supervision
  • In-country 24/7 support throughout your stay
  • In-country administration costs
  • Donation to support the local project

Accommodation & Meals

  • Shared room in a chalet sleeping shared by four and six people. Each chalet has a kitchen, lounge, bathroom and 2 bedrooms.
  • Food: Breakfast included (cereal, tea, coffee and sugar) and lunch if on the boat. All other meals are self-catering (budget approximately US$50 per week).

Requirements for Marine Conservation Volunteers:

  • You must be 18+ years old.
  • You must bring a copy of your passport and travel documents.
  • You need to provide your CV.
  • You must be flexible and have a good attitude – Boat excursions are weather-dependant.
  • Be prepared to get up early in the morining – although these can be the most beautiful time of day in Africa.
  • Bring your own snorkel, mask & flippers (these will also be available to rent in country).
  • You must have a passion for the ocean and love marine wildlife.

South Africa Volunteer Programs

Find out about all the programs to volunteer in South Africa here.

Volunteering with animal conservation

You may also have a look at the Animal Conservation page, with all the volunteer programs with animals.