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Sunday was an exciting day for our winners of the week from the past 8 weeks!

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 11:45

How DAKTARI influenced Catherine Hauw's life

Catherine was only 18 years old and had just finished high school when she came to volunteer at DAKTARI for 3 weeks in summer. She had always dreamt about South Africa and DAKTARI was the perfect mix between teaching kids and taking care of wild animals.

Friday, 02 August 2019 12:37

Doing some maintenance around the camp

July was a busy month here at DAKTARI. With a big group of volunteers we couldn't possibly let everyone teach the whole day. But luckily there was still a lot to be done around the camp!

Monday, 15 July 2019 08:59

Thelma can see again!

Last week our volunteers that Thelma, one of the children that stayed with us for the week, couldn't see well. Volunteer Maria "Madu" jumped in right away to help her.

Tuesday, 02 July 2019 07:38

Farewell, Lily

The end of May was quite rough here at DAKTARI.

Those of you who came to volunteer with us in the last couple of years will definitely know Lily.

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 07:54

We're on Airbnb!

You can now find us on Airbnb!

My name is Marjo Kommeren, aged 55 years and I’m Dutch. I stayed at DAKTARI for 4 weeks.


I always wanted to come to South Africa, to work as a nurse, but it never happened because I got married, got kids etc. Now my kids are grown up en independent, I decided to go traveling to places I always wanted to go. But when I researched travel arrangements I did not like them, I wanted to do something more active. My son then said: do volunteer work! He showed me DAKTARI's website and I was exited immediately. It gives me the opportunity to contribute to education and nature conservation at the same time.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 07:46

Our kitchen is finished!

Back in November, we set up a campaign to collect funds for a new kitchen. A few months later, we are excited to announce that it is finally ready!

Monday, 18 March 2019 14:06

A happy ending for this little bush baby

Here at DAKTARI, we are always saving baby animals… some we find and some are brought to us. A few of the most common animals include; squirrels, bats, mongooses, bushbucks, klipspringers and bush babies. Bush babies are my personal favorite. Who wouldn’t love that little face with the big eyes?

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