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Africa Horse Safari Adventure Project

Love horses? Love wildlife? Love to learn a bit about conservation? Then this is the project for you! Riding horses into this African reserve means you get closer to these beautiful animals than ever before.

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At a glance:

Volunteering: Helping look after and ride horses

Accommodation: Shared cottage 

Meals: x3 varied and delicious meals a day included

Dates: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month

Minimum stay: 14 days plus orientation of 3 days


What animals will I look after? 

The Africa Horse Safari Adventure volunteer project is offered to those who would like to spend their time living and working alongside horses. You will have the opportunity to participate in a fun and unique experience, make friends for life and return home with lots of new knowledge and experiences.

If you like horses and love to ride as well as be surrounded by the African wildlife and learn more about the animals, then this project is for you!

About the African Horse Safari Adventure

The Africa Horse Safari Adventure is situated in the Limpopo Province of South Africa near Phalaborwa and Gravelotte on a 4100 hectare reserve close to the Kruger National Park.

There are currently 10 horses at the Safari Adventure, which are let out during the day for roaming, and the horses and stables are in walking distance from the volunteer accommodation. There’s plenty of time to relax and unwind here during your stay.

There are up to 6 volunteers at any one time to make sure the experience is unique and valuable for each person. The owner, and her team will look after you and the other volunteers like you're family!


What will I be doing at The African Horse Safari Adventure? 

Some of the things you'll be doing as a volunteer include:

  • Assisting in daily care of horses,
  • Looking after and cleaning equipment and tack
  • Ground work with the horses*
  • Riding the horses - you’ll be matched with a horse for your ability
  • Camping out with the horses
  • Assisting in Anti-poaching exercises such as ‘snare sweeps’, either by foot or on horseback, fence patrols and night drives, especially during full moon!
  • Assisting in the special species breeding program as the need arises
  • One visit to the community every fortnight
  • One overnight visit to the famous Kruger National park 

*The level of your engagement with the horse training will depend on your level of horse training education.

Breeding Camps for Antelope:

This project also has a breeding camp for antelopes which you'll get to see and be involved in during your stay! Volunteers can observe the animals up close and assist with additional feeding, vet trips etc.These antelope will be released back into the reserve once the numbers are up and the drought has receded for the land capacity.

There will also be staff members with you 24/7 during your stay at the Safari Adventure.


  • You’ll stay in a cottage on the river, along with other volunteers.
  • You will have the opportunity to do an outride and camp in the bush overnight - a chance to sleep under the stars with your horse, amongst the wildlife of Africa (not predators!)
  • Animals wander about - but don’t worry, these are only grazers like antelope.



  • You’ll get three meals a day; including a braii (BBQ)
  • A kitchen, bar and pool are all in walking distance 

​​Weekend Activities

  • There’s a good amount of free time here, so you can catch up on any online activities or social media or simply relax outside with your book. 
  •  At the weekends, you have the giving you the opportunity to do some sightseeing, some shopping, to go on an excursion or simply to relax or spend time at the near by pool.

​ Things to consider:

  • There is plenty of spare riding gear but you are welcome to bring your own helmet and boots.
  • It is a low risk Malaria area. It is recommended to take anti-malaria pills or purchase Incognito natural anti-mosquito range.
  • There is a weight limit of 85kg.
  • Self medication / first aid kit
  • Hat, sun cream, water bottle and adaptor
  • Personal First Aid Kit and medication - if required
  • Drug Use will not be tolerated

What's Included?

  • Orientation
  • Transfers
  • 3 meals a day
  • Accommodation
  • All riding activities
  • Overnight trip to Kruger National Park
  • Basic Laundry

Check out the prices and project lengths


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