Welcome to Africa Nature Training!

“In the end we conserve only that which we love, We love only that which we understand, We understand only that which we are taught”
Baba Dioum – Senegalise Ecologist

Calling all prospective field guides, trails guides and nature enthusiasts…

Are you wanting to pursue a career as a field guide or are you simply keen to learn more about the amazing natural world in which we live?

From our camp in the heart of Zululand – Intibane, Thanda Safari – a 14,500 ha Big-Five Reserve – we offer courses that provide field guides and nature enthusiasts alike the opportunity to improve their knowledge whilst immersing themselves in the magic of the African bushveld…

To celebrate the launch of our new website take a look at the special offers on our Track and Sign Course and Distance Learning Course – theory.

Training Courses & Educational Vacations

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Educational vacations – ‘A week in the wild’

Wanting a bush experience that allows you to get the dust of Africa on your feet? Join us for “a week in the wild” and learn about our amazing flora and fauna; find out how to read the ‘bush newspaper’, marvel at breathtaking sunsets and the wonders of an unpolluted night sky. This and so much more awaits you on our unique bush experience.

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Kids go Wild

Calling all nature loving kids. Check out Codex - the enviroant's - antics. Join him for adventures in nature, discovering cool facts on all sorts of amazing wildlife topics. Work towards a Junior Ranger Certificate to show your family and friends how much you care about nature.

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Distance Learning Course – Practical

This course is suited to anyone who would like to spend two weeks learning about the wonders of African Wildlife as well as our Correspondence Course theory students who are wanting to obtain a Guiding qualification.

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Field Guide Course

This course is designed primarily for people who want to qualify and work as a field guide. It is however also suited to researchers, nature enthusiasts, school leavers, gap year students and as an educational vacation for anyone who loves the African bush.

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Trails Guide Course

Designed for guides who wish to take their career to the next level this course is also suitable for anyone who wants to spend time walking in a Big Five Reserve. Any one wishing to obtain the qualification has to meet the necessary pre-requisite qualifications.

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Track and Sign Course

The course has been designed for guides and nature enthusaists alike and will add to all your future walking experiences in the bush. Since the course falls over a weekend, anyone can attend, no matter what your occupation.

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R 3,999.00

Distance Learning Course – Theory

Learn just for the fun of it, get a qualification or supplement your knowledge from a distance...

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