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Umkhondo Big Five

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Absolutely amazing!!

Had an incredible time at Umkhondo, everyone was really friendly and we got to get close up with... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2015
Incredible gap year experience!

I came to Umkhondo recommended by a friend as she said it was amazing! I totally I agree with her... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2015
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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2 Apr 2015
“Absolutely amazing!!”
2 Apr 2015
“Incredible gap year experience!”
Off the N2 Garden Route Game Lodge | ., Albertina 6695, South Africa
+27 82 923 8855
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Reviewed 2 April 2015

Had an incredible time at Umkhondo, everyone was really friendly and we got to get close up with loads of the animals, including the cheetahs, giraffes and elephants! Really hands on experience doing different things every day. We especially loved doing the survival camp on...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

I came to Umkhondo recommended by a friend as she said it was amazing! I totally I agree with her! I had the best time of my life with you guys for 6 weeks, and would absolutely love to come back. Everyone who works here...More

Thank claudiadenny96
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Had an amazing month at Umkhondo! Made so many brilliant experiences and every day is different. Working throughout the week is really fun - cutting meat to feed the cheetahs, cleaning the reptile enclosures, helping feed the elephants, erosion control... even road maintenance is made...More

1  Thank Melon_Noble
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

This experience was the most amazing month of my life. I met some really great people who had a similar passion for conservation and wildlife, I did things I would of only dreamt of. I learnt so much from Leizel, Hein and Kim. I can't...More

Thank bartlena
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I visited umkhondo in April 2010 but can still remember it like it was yesterday. I went with a group of friends but would definitely recommend this for a single traveller as well. You are made to feel safe and like part of the family...More

Thank helenp294
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Umkhondo was the most amazing thing I've done in my short life. I learnt so much and everyone was always more than willing to help me eith whatever I needed. We were welcomed from the get go and it felt like a home away from...More

1  Thank pagan_child
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Before embarking on the Umkhondo Big Five Project I considered myself a seasoned traveller, having visited 5 of the world's continents on various trips, however it was this trip which took the cake for my best travel experience to date! I saw this project as...More

Thank Nataliejayne262
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I had a fantastic experience!! I was with the Umkhondo Big 5 for a month and was very sad to leave when it finished. Met some wonderful people, learnt lots of new skills and enjoyed the variety of African wildlife I worked with. The accommodation...More

Thank Michele H
Reviewed 16 November 2013

I just recently participated in a two week volunteer program with Umkhondo Big Five and it far exceeded my expectations. In a nutshell the people, variety and safe environment made this a trip I will never forget. The people are very friendly, accommodating, welcoming, and...More

Thank Mely991
Reviewed 6 November 2013

I honestly have to rate this program as Excellent as a returning volunteer! My first visit was early 2012 for 2 weeks, and it was such a nice experience that I returned for another 5 weeks at the end of 2012. Having done 3 different...More

1  Thank Tintin_be
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