This programme is a mix of exclusive exposure that brings you hands-on experience of animal caring and appreciating South Africa’s scenic environment. You will stay in the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC) for 1 week and form part of the team which mediates the well-being of all animals including cheetah, rhino, wild dogs and African wild cats. You will learn extremely valuable information and make a difference in these animals’ lives. This will be one incredible experience of your life.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1-7

Wildlife Conservation Experience (1 week program)

The focus of the program is on endangered species and during the course you are involved with the everyday care of the animals at the centre. This includes, cleaning, feeding, and where required, assisting with or observing any veterinary activities that may occur during your stay. The knowledge gained about the animals and work of the HESC through this kind of participation is both specific and a very personal experience.

Day 8-10

Going to Johannesburg

Farewell to HESC and to the beautiful animals you may have left your heart with. You will be collected and transferred to Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch in Johannesburg where you will be spending the next two nights. On your second day in Johannesburg you will be embarking on the Half Day Johannesburg City Tour. Day 10 will be transferred to OR Tambo Airport and set you journey home.


  • Shuttle Return Transfers between O.R Tambo International Airport and Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • 6 Nights at HESC Nungu Camp, Thatched Rondavel – Accommodation, all meals and activities
  • Transfer from O.R Tambo International Airport to Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
  • 2 Nights at Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Standard Room – Daily Breakfast
  • Johannesburg Half day city tour
  • Transfer From Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch to O.R Tambo International Airport


  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Tips and porterage
  • Visas
  • Any international or domestic airfare
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch is blocked out on the 03 Jan 2017
  • Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch Exclusions: Lunch, Dinner and Drinks
  • Nungu’s Camp Exclusions: Drinks and all personal extra’s