The Bhejane Marine and Wildlife Conservation Experiences create an opportunity for you to make a difference in conservation. Whether you are a student, a corporate group or fulfilling a lifelong dream of working in conservation, the BMW volunteer programme rewards you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to make a significant contribution to the conservation our threatened wildlife and marine species.


When you volunteer with BMW Conservation Experience you create an opportunity to make a difference. There is so much that needs to be done to ensure the longevity and continued existence of our precious marine and wildlife and not enough workers on the ground or funds to keep the momentum going. That’s where you come in.

Your hard earned money and hands-on assistance goes a long way to contributing to the daily expenses of our projects as well as assisting with projects that include:

  • Animal/marine monitoring
  • Animal ID KIts
  • Ecological surveys
  • Geological surveys
  • General research
  • Data collection
  • General repair and maintenance of facilities
  • Community projects
  • Game Counts
  • The setting of camera traps
  • Removal of alien vegetation
  • Birding surveys


  • An opportunity to make a difference by collecting meaningful data
  • You gain insight into diverse cultures while learning about wildlife and it’s conservation
  • Collect meaningful data on endangered species which goes a long way to ensuring their long term survival
What does each day look like

That’s the best thing. No day will be the same. You will experience new things every day. Your days will be scheduled around the projects that need to be completed each day. Sundays will generally be set aside for the capturing of all the data collected during the week.

What skills and training do I need

As long as you are older than 16 years and can speak and write English we’ll teach you everything else you need to know.

 Some of the skills you will master during your time with us will include :

  • How to track animals either through traditional methods which include learning about animal tracks and signs or through the use of telemetry equipment
  • How to read animal behaviour and collect appropriate data
  • How to correctly set camera traps in order to monitor endangered species
  • How to create animal identification kits
  • Plant identification
What does it cost

Cost:  R17 000 per person / two week stint ( Enquire about our long stay discounted rates )

Conservation Experience Dates

25 February – 11 March 2019

11 March – 25 March 2019

25 March – 08 April 2019

08 April – 22 April 2019

22 April – 06 May 2019

06 May – 20 May 2019

20 May – 03 June 2019

03 June – 17 June 2019

17 June – 01 July 2019

01 July – 15 July 2019

15 July – 29 July 2019

29 July – 12 August 2019

12 August – 26 August 2019

26 August – 09 September 2019

09 September – 23 September 2019

23 September – 07 October 2019

07 October – 21 October 2019

21 October – 04 November 2019

04 November – 18 November 2019

18 November – 02 December 2019



How Do I Get There

Arrival :

Volunteers are collected from King Shaka International Airport – Durban on a Monday and transferred to the camp. All arriving volunteers must ensure they arrive in Durban no later than 12h30 on a Monday. If you arrive later than 12h30 then you will be required to pay for a private transfer.

Departure :

Volunteers will depart camp after breakfast on Mondays to arrive at King Shaka International Airport at approximately 12h00. Please ensure you therefore book your outbound flight no earlier than 14h00

What do I need to bring
  • Small day backpack to carry personal items, water and or snacks while out in the field
  • Own Toiletries – enviro-friendly, biodegradable
  • Binoculars, Camera ( pref DSLR )
  • Sleeping Bags and Pillows.
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Slops, sandals for use around camp
  • Hat, Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Sufficient Neutral coloured clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimming Costume ( optional )
  • Rain Coat
  • Torch / Headlamp with sufficient spare batteries
  • Power packs for charging cell phones
  • Warm wind-proof jacket
  • Socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Small personal medical kit with personal medicines
  • Nature books ( optional )
  • Pen and paper
  • Solar phone /laptop charger (optional but recommended)
What’s included
  • Accommodation in two-man canvas dome tents.
  • Comfortable bed with sheets and duvet/blanket.
  • Transport from King Shaka International Airport.
  • T – Shirt
  • All meals and tea/coffee.  (3 Meals per day, Snacks while out in the field )  



Telephone: +27 (0) 76 182 3484 or 071 446 4264