Siyakwamukela! Welcome!

The Thula Thula Volunteers Academy

Do you like the bush? Are you a fan of conservation? Would you like to learn more about nature? And do you want to “get your hands dirty” and make the difference? Is it your aim to give something back to conservation? Then we welcome you to the Thula Thula Volunteers Academy!

The home of the Elephant Whisperer and An Elephant in My Kitchen, paradise to the most unique elephant family, two hand-raised orphaned rhinos (Thabo and Ntombi as well as Mona and Sissi), an abundance of antelope, giraffe, hyena, a hippo family, many other animals and a vast array of birds. Yet it is a paradise under threat.
Poachers have declared war onto the African wildlife, be it for the “pot” or to harm our rhino to murder them for their horns and superstitions. Invasive plants and species also need to be cleared as they threaten indigenous plants.

And our local communities need to be educated about the importance of conservation, and at times simply need a hand from us in their day to day lives.

At the Thula Thula Volunteer Academy you slip into the role of an Assistant Conservation Manager and assist our dedicated and passionate rangers with every role in African conservation and nature preservation.
We welcome you to make the difference and give back to Africa!
And yes… our Volunteers Camp probably offers one of the best views in Africa where you can share your experiences with fellow Volunteers, the locals who join the Academy and our magnificent rangers!

Do you like the bush? Are you a fan of conservation? Would you like to learn more about nature? And do you want to “get your hands dirty” and make the difference? Is it your aim to give something back to conservation? Then we welcome you to the Thula Thula Volunteers Academy!

The home of the Elephant Whisperer and An Elephant in My Kitchen, paradise to the most unique elephant family, two hand-raised orphaned rhinos, an abundance of antelope, giraffe, hyena, a hippo family, many other animals and a vast array of birds. Yet it is a paradise under threat.
Poachers have declared war onto the African wildlife, be it for the “pot” or to harm our rhino to murder them for their horns and superstitions. Invasive plants and species also need to be cleared as they threaten indigenous plants.

And our local communities need to be educated about the importance of conservation, and at times simply need a hand from us in their day to day lives.

At the Thula Thula Volunteer Academy you slip into the role of an Assistant Conservation Manager and assist our dedicated and passionate rangers with every role in African conservation and nature preservation.
We welcome you to make the difference and give back to Africa!
And yes… our Volunteers Camp probably offers one of the best views in Africa where you can share your experiences with fellow Volunteers, the locals who join the Academy and our magnificent rangers!

Ready for your Volunteer Academy Adventure? Our special elephant family is waiting for your arrival!

  • Volunteer Academy Courses
  • Specialist Birding Courses
  • Photographic Specialist Courses

THULA THULA COMMITMENT
TO LOCAL COMMUNITIES

As of the 5th of February 2020 a 1.5% community conservation fee will be charged in support to our local communities. This conservation fee will be contributing to uplift the local communities that surround Thula Thula, and utilized by the Fundimvelo Community Conservation Trust. Thula Thula’s commitment in enhancing the lives of our local communities is an integral part of our dedication to succeed in our conservation efforts.

We thank you for your continued support!
The Francoise and Lawrence Anthony Foundation

The Next Volunteers Courses

Our Volunteer
Courses 2021

January 1-23
February 8-28
March 7-27
April  4-24
May 1-21
June  3-23
July 3-23
August  3-23
September 3-23
October  3-23
November 1-9 & 20-30
December 9-30
Learn More…

Availability

You are interested in one of our courses please contact academy at thulathula dot com – thank you!

The course dates for 2021 you can find below!

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP AT THULA THULA

Join professional photographer Kim Mcleod Photography for an Intermediate, Creative, Wildlife Photography Workshop running at the Thula Thula Volunteers Academy.

You will be learning about photography in the most beautiful & photogenic game reserve with the famous herd of Thula Thula elephants and other wildlife as your subjects…..

The course is limited to a max of 7 people and includes accommodation and food, daily activities for practical lessons and theory. For further information please contact us!

See some of the incredible pictures from the Photography Workshop in our Gallery!

2021

January 26-31
February 1-6
March 1-6
March 28 – April 2
May 26-31
June 25-30
July 26-31
August 26-31
September 25-30
October 26-31
November 13-18
December 1-6

Learn More…

Volunteers academy

and photography courses for 2022

        

Month Volunteer Photography
January 2022 1 – 22  24 – 29
February 2022 1 – 22 No Session
March 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
April 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
May 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
June  2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
July  2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
August 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
September 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
October 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
November 2022 1 – 22 24 – 29
December 2022 1 – 22 No session

Picture Gallery

Would you like to find more about photography courses at Thula Thula?

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    Would you like to find more about volunteering at Thula Thula?

    Or you are ready to do the difference and join us in the remarkable work for conservation, nature and community?

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