About Zangarna Student Program

A program designed for students

The Zangarna student volunteer program has been designed for students to discover the magic of the African bush and live a unique adventure immersing themselves in a new way of life and culture. Zangarna game farm has an exclusive setting nestled in the malaria free Waterberg and home to a great variety of African animals and more over than 250 species of birds.

Gerhardt the manager and his assistant Dewet, will communicate their absolute passion for the bush while teaching you all the skills of a game ranger. If you are a student in your gap year, seeking voluntary work with wild animals in a pristine natural setting, then this program is just for you.

An exclusive and personalised program

We only take 6 students at a time and you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks all with responsibility and rewarning experience. You will have close encounters with a range of fascinating creatures and learn the unique bushman’s skill of tracking. You will be listening to the deafening silence of the bush while watching the most amazing sunsets.

Our program will make you live the experience of a lifetime and you heart will be forever in Africa.

  • I had the most memorable stay on Zangarna game Farm, in the four weeks I stayed I learn what it means to run or manage a game farm. There are so many little things that I would never have thought about and it’s so interesting that it all ties up in the greater good of the farm. Gerhardt and Dewet went out of their way to make us feel welcome and part of the team.  I am glad to think that my small contribution helps them in conserving and maintaining this beautiful piece of Africa.

    Good luck and I hope to be back on Zangarna soon!

    Loïc (age 21) Mauritius
  • My experience at Zangarna was truly memorable. It was fascinating to discover the African bush which was another world for me. As a nature lover, it seems there is no better place to go to experience this very special bond with the wild natural world. The close contact with all those fascinating animals and birds was so very special and it seems I’ve learned so much about the wild in such a short time. Our guides Gerhardt and Dewet were just amazing and always making us feel at home.
    I’ll keep forever a very special memory of my stay at Zangarna.

    Andrew (24) Norway
  • What an amazing stay! From the minute I arrived at Zangarna I was immediately enthralled by the tranquil beauty of the wilderness around me. The staff, Dewet and Gerhardt all gave me a VIP treatment and went above and beyond to make my stay as comfortable as possible.

    The student program that I attended was simply a once in a lifetime experience.
    I attended the program in hopes of refining my knowledge of my degree course in a practical environment, but what I received in return was tenfold whatever I could have ever hoped. I learned more about ecology, agriculture and animal nutrition while in the student program than I would ever have learned in class and textbooks.
    On top of it all I received training in general farm maintenance, equipment maintenance and I got a look at the farm ‘s breeding program and their special upkeep and maintenance.

    Brandon ( age 20) South Africa
  • My experience at Zangarna was truly memorable. It was fascinating to discover the African bush which was another world for me.
    As a nature lover, it seems there is no better place to go to experience this very special bond with the wild natural world.
    The close contact with all those fascinating animals and birds was so very special and it seems I’ve learned so much about the wild in such a short time.
    Our guides Gerhardt and Dewet were just amazing and always making us feel at home. I’ll keep forever a very special memory of my stay at Zangarna.

    Olivia (age 22) UK

Any Questions?

Zangarna is a volunteer program dedicated to students who are looking for adventure. If you have any question regarding next sessions, accommodation, etc. feel free to contact us.