Monkeyland-KZN is the first organisation that we worked with to design internships that truly meet the academic needs of undergraduate and postgraduate students.
This 23-hectare free-roaming primate sanctuary is part of the award-winning South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance. The sanctuary is home to more than 100 primates who were raised in captivity, whether in zoos, as pets or even for testing in medical laboratories, the entertainment industry etc. New arrivals to Monkeyland-KZN are rehabilitated following the Eden Syndrome before being released into the large indigenous forest. This stunning forest is also home to a plethora of indigenous wildlife including red duiker, blue duiker, bushbuck, suni, mongoose, vervet monkeys, thick-tailed hushbabies, reptiles, insects and birds.
Whether you have a research project to complete, are looking to volunteer during a placement year or just gain relevant experience during the holidays, this could be the perfect place to volunteer.
Contact us to check availability and book your internship.
Conduct your undergraduate or postgraduate research at Monkeyland-KZN. If you haven't decided on your research topic yet, just let us know and we can suggest some topics for you.
Perfect for students of zoology, animal welfare, animal keeping and similar. Work alongside our animal keeping team. You will prepare and distribute food for the primates, clean feeding platforms and pre-release enclosures, monitor the primates for changes in behaviour or any injuries or health issues.
If you are studying a business-related discipline, we can design an internship for you, based upon your areas of interest and/or specialisation.
The Monkeyland-KZN forest is a photographer's dream but can also be a challenging environment. Hone your skills during an internship, complete your own project in line with your studies or take on a project requested by the sanctuary.
Volunteers stay in a privately owned house in the town of Shakaskraal in South Africa's Dolphin Coast. The house is 10km from the sanctuary and 10kms from the beaches, restaurants, shopping malls and cinema of Ballito. It is also just 26kms from Durban's international airport.
The house has one en-suite quad room, two en-suite twin rooms and a further twin room with a large shower room just across the hall. Volunteers can also make full use of the communal areas which include a large dining room, a TV lounge with full DSTV satellite package, a book swap library, board games, playing cards, gardens and a well stocked honesty bar.
The volunteer coordinaor lives on-site and as well as ensuring your placement runs smoothly can suggest things to do in the area and help you to book them