Apr 8, 5 years ago

A Colobus Monkey and a Gap Year.

It is just about that time of year when university students are thinking hard about three things: 1, End of year exams; 2, What degree they will achieve; 3, Whether to take a gap year or go straight into the workplace. Gap year projects are, of cours…

Apr 1, 5 years ago

A gap year to make your mark with the Masai Mara.

Everyone that I have ever spoken to about gap year volunteering with animals has made the very strong point that at the end of their gap year they want to be quite certain that they have made their mark somewhere in the world. The Masai Mara Big Cat …

Mar 25, 5 years ago

Gap year projects with cheetahs

If you are planning a gap year and have always had a passion for the fastest cat in the world and you want to get close to them then the Hoedspruit cheetah project is the one for you! You will be able to get involved in various aspects of animal reha…

Mar 18, 5 years ago

Gap Year Projects – Game Ranger Training.

When you make the decision to take a gap year there are now so many opportunities available it can be almost impossible to make up your mind. Incidentally, it doesn’t have to be a year…there are many projects available for six or eight months…

Mar 11, 5 years ago

Gap year volunteer work with animals in Croatia.

Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch (LT) is the only genuine working guest ranch in Croatia, surrounded by 2 million acres of UNESCO protected pristine wilderness. Intimate and very private, the guest ranch offers a huge range of the very best eco-advent…

Mar 4, 5 years ago

Rhinos – the mindless slaughter continues.

The South African government, last year, announced plans to deploy armed troops into its wildlife parks in a bid to protect the country’s rhinos from poachers targeting the animals’ famous horns. The plans – which could see helicopter gunsh…

Feb 25, 5 years ago

Elephants care about each other.

Elephants care about each other and here on the Kariega Game Reserve we care about elephants. Recent research has shown that elephants comfort distressed members of their group with reassuring trunk touches and sounds that could be the equivalent of …

Feb 18, 5 years ago

Is a snap year the new gap year?

Many people hesitate in taking a gap year because they do not want to be out of work or away from home for such a long period of time. Many spend their gap year working in order to pay for University or saving money for other reasons. In these cases …

Feb 11, 5 years ago

Help us to look after our lions.

An article in the press this week emphasised the importance of the work we do in South Africa. The loss of animals such as the lion, rhino, and elephant is a huge problem worldwide. This highlights just how important our work here on the Kariega Game…

Feb 4, 5 years ago

How zebras use their stripes.

Why zebras have their stripes is one of the oldest mysteries in evolutionary biology. Here on the Kariega Game Reserve we have spent many an evening around a camp fire discussing exactly why Zebras are striped, and now it looks as if  the puzzle may…