The project

1. Working with lions and cheetahs

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 cheetahs 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 cheetahs.

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 cheetahs, 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. Prices & project information. Book now! 15% discount for 2 weeks and longer. For returning volunteers 20% discount

Project duration:
Min 1 week – max 4 weeks.

Project duration:

€ 1.100  for 1 week

€ 1.700 for 2 weeks; 15% discount

Returning volunteers 20% discount

€ 2.450 for 3 weeks; 15% discount

Returning volunteers 20% discount

€ 3.200 for 4 weeks; 15% discount

Returning volunteers 20% discount

Location of project:
Ukutula lodge is situated on a beautiful 260 ha bushveld farm 2 hours drive away from Johannesburg; OR Tambo Airport

Johannesburg OR Tambo. Transfer is included in the price.

Taking care of our lion cubs, walking with younger lions, feeding lions, cheetahs 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.

More luxury accommodation or for couples is available on special request. Please contact us:


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.


At the lodge, you can book some extra amazing trips:
Walking with elephants at Glen Afric ZAR 400
Bush Babies Monkey Sanctionary and the African souvenir market Cameleon City 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.

5. Book now 15% discount! For returning volunteers 20% discount.