We also provide short courses & training...

These courses could include the following:

Nature Training & Field Guide Course

Theoretical Training:

  • Animal immobilisation - A short course in drugs, methods and equipment (optional)

  • Tracking - A course on the basics of animal tracking

  • Bird, insect and plant identification - Volunteers will learn to identify the different types of birds, insects, fauna and flora

  • Wildlife management: learn all the facets of managing a big5 game reserve.

  • Anti poaching

  • These are all basic courses, more detailed courses on all the above is an optional extra, request info and prices on these short courses

Practical Training:

  • Approaching game on foot - Learn how to safely approach animals on foot, while being conscious of their comfort zones

  • Tracking - The practical basics of training

  • Survival camp – learn how to survive in the wild. (only for volunteers here for more than 3 weeks weather dependant)

  • Understanding the enclosure structure and the upkeep and improvement thereof.


  • Full day chemical restraint and darting course (with or without a helicopter)

  • A half day weapon handling course

  • Anti-poaching

  • Rifle Handling

  • Tracking

  • Wilderness camp and basic survival skills (only for volunteers here for more than 4 weeks weather dependant)

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For more information contact: 


+27 (0)82 923 8855


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