Not everyone can take long periods of time off from work or their studies, so a working holiday would be perfect!

The Perfect Working Holiday

Days can be spent working or relaxing on the sanctuary, exploring the nearby area (including the Winelands or Cape Town itself), or spending time peacefully overseeing our resident cheetahs. Of course, if you like, you are more than welcome to participate in helping the staff with the daily duties.

Daily duties include cleaning of enclosures, enrichment, feeding all animals as well as general maintenance and gardening work.
Our volunteer coordinator will be more than happy to assist you with anything you need to know.

The overall cost includes all accommodation, bedding, laundry, breakfast and lunch on Monday to Friday.

You will receive training material, a volunteer manual and an Ashia t-shirts. Wi-Fi is available at all Working holiday units and certain areas on the Sanctuary.

Working Holiday Cost / PERSON

1 Week2 Weeks3 Weeks4 Weeks5+ Weeks


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2 bedrooms
For 2 or more people sharing only (max 4)

Cheetah Suite

Complete with kitchenette, a king-sized bed, two single beds, a single bathroom, shower, and a separate lounge.

1 bedroom
(max 2 Guests)

Caracal Suite

Complete with kitchenette, a king-sized bed, single bathroom, shower and a separate sitting area.

1 bedroom
(max 2 guests)

Serval Suite

Complete with kitchenette, a king-sized bed, separate sitting area, single bathroom, shower, and a bath.

1 bedroom
(max 2 guests)

Leopard Suite

Complete with kitchenette, a king-sized bed, single bathroom, shower and a separate lounge.

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A 50% deposit is required to confirm your booking once your application form has been accepted. The remaining 50% of your payment is due 1 month prior to your arrival. Banking details will be provided upon confirmation of your application.

Cancellation Policy

Your 50% deposit will not be refunded should you cancel your participation in the program at any time. If you cancel your booking less than 30 days before your start date, you will not be eligible for a refund of any kind. We can put all money paid towards a different date if you wish to reschedule your volunteer experience. Fees are to cover administration work and the opportunity cost of being unable to fill your position at last minute. Once you arrive, if you decide to leave the program early for any reason, Ashia will be unable to refund you in any way.

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Volunteering for a day at the sanctuary during the holidays at Ashia, Western Cape.

Volunteer at the Cheetah Center

  +27 (0) 72 956 3282  |   Email Us
NPO 208-285, PBO 930064486, Co. No. 2018/026304/08
Eben Farm 633, Sonstraal Road, 7646 Paarl, WC, South Africa
Tel.: +27 (72) 956-3282‬,,
Directors: CMM Rischard, SM Illenberger, M Smit, JP Phillips