Welcome to Modgaji Conservation and Rehabilitation Projects

We invite you to become a part of a unique conservation project bordering the Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area and forming part of the Baviaans Mega Reserve in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Participants, ranging from volunteers to students, partake in the whole spectrum of Reserve development; conservation management and wildlife rehabilitation, specializing in cheetah and other endangered species rehabilitation and release.



Hundreds of years back, wild game roamed these vast areas of the Karoo, but due to human and agricultural activities, their numbers were decimated. Through concerted conservation practises, passion, participation, and reintroduction, our goal is to restore land and wildlife back to its original splendour.

Past initiatives of the Modgaji Project have resulted in the successful rehabilitation and release of Cheetah, Lion, both Spotted and Brown Hyena, Caracal, Serval, Cape Fox, African Wild Cat, Elephant, Black and White Rhino and Buffalo on several Game Reserves around South Africa.

- An experience of a lifetime that will remain with you forever -

The Modgaji conservation and animal rehabilitation programme welcomes all motivated participants, i.e: gap year students, volunteers, anyone on a career break/sabbatical or holiday and anyone with a passion for wildlife and/or conservation.

This programme is targeted at people who want to experience life behind the scenes on a wildlife reserve and do meaningful, hands on work to achieve the rehabilitation, release, and monitoring of various animals, back into the wild. Participants will also be in involved the maintenance and conservation on the reserve. With your contribution, animals such as leopard, kudu, baboon and many other indigenous species will be brought back to the area and restore this beautiful landscape to how nature intended it to be.


Gert (left) and Luhka (right) taking a break on a cheetah walk.