Volunteering at Out in Africa (Horse Safari)

Company : Auersperg Safaris
Activity: Horse Riding Holidays
Country: South Africa
Location : Limpopo, South Africa
Duration: 2 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 500 to 1000 £ Pound (UK)

We welcome volunteers to take part in the day to day of our operation, either on safari, or at our base inbetween safaris.

The Placement: Equestrian division

Volunteers will have to a have high standard of riding to join and assist on safaris. They must ride regularly, and be able to feel comfortable and in control of horses which they are not habituated to. Our horses are predominantly Boerperd crosses, a home-grown breed that is well adapted to South African conditions. Riding is done in English tack. We will need a description of your riding experience to determine if this program is suited for you.

Activities around the horses will include the following

Grooming and tacking up, lunging at times and hacks in the bush.  General assistance in taking care of the yard would be expected, as well as work with the safari ground team if your dates coincide with a safari we are running. you will take part in logistics and catering to guests while on safari as well as riding in a nature reserve.

Community visits

Depending on the duration of stay, you may visit the local community and school to share your knowledge with them

Game viewing

Due to the nature of the experience, you will be in an area where you will be exposed to animals. The guides and team will be available to give you a better insight into your surroundings, safety briefs and answering queries. Trips to Kruger can be arranged during your stay (subject to availability)

Meals

Shopping will be done in town upon arrival and will be at the volunteers cost for the time not spent on safari. Volunteers will cook their own meals then. While on safari with guests, food will be prepared by the chef.

Arrival, Departure, Town trips

We have a minimum stay policy of 2 weeks. Let us know in which in which month you would like to travel as well as duration of stay and we will get back to you with optional dates and type of experience bing either on safaris or at our base. 

Start Dates

If wanting to join on safari volunteers will arrive 3 days prior to commencement and depart 4 days after finish. Please contact us for safari dates.
If wanting to join at our base, please specify so and we will get back to you with available dates.

Costs / Benefits

- Two week placement 600 Euro
- 4 week placement 1200 Euro
- Meals are not included at our base camp

Requirements

If you wish to join on safari please get back to us with your riding experience, as we can only take confident riders who ride on a regular basis. If your riding ability does not suit our criteria you may be able to join us at our base in between safaris

Booking / Enquiry

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