• Transport from George Airport (domestic airport) on Monday and back again on Monday.
  • All accommodation (shared)
  • Breakfast ingredients supplied at lodge
  • Lunch and dinner supplied by Ranch from Monday’s to Friday’s
  • Fresh linen given weekly (ie bedding & towels)
  • Free Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Washing machine and iron
  • Firewood in winter (lovely roaring fireplace)
  • Twice weekly transport to town to stock up on any supplies you may need
  • 2 Ranch volunteer T-shirts/Golf shirts (peak caps, wind-breakers/rain jackets & winter fleece tops are available to purchase from us at discounted prices)
  • Complete 24-hour support and assistance from our volunteer team
  • A Certificate to take home with you on completion of your placement
  • Memories and friendships of a lifetime


 Your International flights to or from Johannesburg or Cape Town Airports as well as you domestic flights, or coach trip to or from George.

  • Visas
  • Your personal, medical and travel insurance which must cover you for the entire duration of the program, and should include cover for repatriation and any additional activities you may wish to undertake, including working with wild animals. You will NOT be admitted to our program without the correct medical cover
  • Medical expenses/Insurance
  • Any additional trips, tours or activities you may do.
  • Items of a personal nature, i.e. alcohol, refreshments, gifts, curios and additional food drinks and snacks not supplied by us at the Lodge or Ranch
  • Entertainment
  • Weekend meals (Saturday’s & Sunday’s) when you are not working at the Ranch
  • Washing Powder for your laundry


You can get a refund, subject to the following:(Please remember that when you cancel we need to find a replacement for you and this may not always be possible at short notice)

  • The 25% deposit is non-refundable at anytime
  • If you cancel your placement at least 40 days prior to your commencement date of your placement, we will refund you 50% of your fees paid (excluding your deposit) but you will be responsible for all bank charges in returning your money to you.
  • Notice of cancellation only takes effect when received by us in writing/email.
  • If you cancel your placement less than 40 days prior to the commencement date of your placement, no refund will be given.
  • You are also welcome to change your dates subject to availability


  • ARRIVE on any MONDAY in the year and DEPART on any MONDAY
  • We prefer that you should arrive or depart on a Monday however should you need to arrive on an alternative day of the week, we will organise a taxi for you from the airport/bus stop, but the cost will be for your account.


  • Rates are quotes per week
  • Subject to change without prior notice
  • Subject to availability

A non-refundable deposit of 25% is payable to confirm placement. Prices are subject to change without prior notice and exchange rates are subject to fluctuation. 



Our highly successful intern program is perfect for those wanting a curated learning experience relevant to studies and interests.

We have a limited capacity, and we recommend booking as far in advance as possible in order to secure a spot.

Please note that the rates for our intern program are as per our standard rates with a 15% surcharge.


Complete an application form and email it to us:



We will confirm availability for your chosen dates, price confirmation and payment details for your deposit.
Once you have received this confirmation from us, and before you pay your deposit, you need to establish that you are able to secure flights
Please ensure that your preparation includes visas or inoculation/immunization if so required

You will then need to pay a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the total fee to confirm your placement, with the balance of your arrival date.
Once the booking is complete and the deposit is paid, we will send you all the necessary information to help you prepare for your time with us.


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