The project

1. Working with lions and cheetah's

The unique lion and cheetah conservation project is situated on a beautiful 260 ha bush veld boasting a variety of wildlife species, including predator and antelope species, giraffe, zebra and more.

UKUTULA Conservation Centre (UCC) focuses on wildlife/mammal research and Predator Conservation  (BigCat) and include the brand new BIO-Bank and Cheetah Clinic. Conservation through Research and education.

Lions and cheetah’s will be your primary goal, and you’ll have the opportunity to actively monitor these big cats and get up close to these amazing animals.

Your contribution, like your memories, will last long after you return home. Ukutula agency hosts this unique volunteer program that allows participants to work in close contact with the lions and cheetah’s.

Our volunteers get to care for the lion and cheetah cubs and hyena pups-this includes bathing,  bottle feeding every 3 hours and assisting with guest interaction.
You will also get the opportunity to assist our trained staff in the care of the adult lions and cheetah’s, caracals, servals, tiger and hyena’s. Walking with some of the younger lions; cleaning and maintaining the enclosures as well as helping with the feeding program.

2. Facts & project information

Project duration:
Min 2 weeks – max 6 weeks; starting tuesday. Any other day is possible but will cost extra for transfer.

Project duration:
€ 1.350 for 2 weeks, € 550. For every week thereafter.

Location of project:
Ukutula lodge is situated on a beautiful 260 ha bushveld farm 2 hours drive away from johannesburg airport; tambo

Arrival date & airport:
Johannesburg (tambo) on every Tuesday. Transfer included.

Taking care of our lion cubs, walking with younger lions, feeding lions, cheetah’s and our other animals. Cleaning and maintaining the enclosures and more “animal related” work.

Minimum age 18

3. What's included?

Shared luxury chalets with luxury beds and a bathroom; towels provided. There is a swimming pool and tennis court and don’t forget our famous Pub.


The food is really fantastic. We have a big professional kitchen were the meals will be prepared for you 3 times a day. Every day you will enjoy 2 hot meals.

Airport pickup and drop off:
Included on arrival and departure day.

You can book at the lodge some extra amazing trips:
Walking with elephants at Glen Afric ZAR 400
Bush Babies Monkey sanctionary ZAR 275
Pilanusberg national park for a safari ZAR 950

Sun City; sightseeing Palace of the lost City ZAR 400


4. What's not included?

Flights, insurance, visas, personal expenses.

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