Trails Guide qualification

Published on 2 May 2017

The Nature College Trails Guide theory and practical selection training (1 month), is designed to produce a skilled Trails Guide. One who would be prepared for the demands of specialised trails operations conducted in Dangerous Game Areas. Phase 1 consists…

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January 2017 Development program

Published on 7 April 2017

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Johan Fourie, a beginning

Published on 20 March 2017

Johan Fourie started his conservation career in the early 1980’s as a trails ranger, doing duty for 4 years on the Wolhuter and Olifants Trails in the Kruger National Park . After that he progressed into the field of environmental…

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Thank you…

Published on 6 March 2017

Kobus, Are you still training at The Nature College? I sincerely hope so, because if you can touch and mould young lives as you did mine, society is growing greater. I just want to take a moment out of my…

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Student feedback

Published on 6 March 2017

In 2014 I did a short modular course/workshop at The Nature College. The modules and books were sent to me in the post while I was still working in the Lowveld and later on I came to do a two…

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Hop on Guides for Bwabwata National Park, Namibia

Published on 4 January 2017

Johan Fourie spent 7 days in the Bwabwata National Park at Nambwa Tented Lodge. Training commenced to evaluate 5 local conservancy members. The main goal is to empower these students with the skills to act as guides for self drive guests to…

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Published on 14 November 2016

This year, the full moons of October, November and December all take place when the moon is at its closest point of approach in its orbit around Earth — a so-called supermoon. The next supermoon will be November’s full Beaver…


Sanbona excursions

Published on 17 September 2016

Sanbona Excurions for The Nature College Students Nestled in the heart of the Little Karoo, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a three-hour drive from Cape Town along Route 62. At the foot of the Warmwaterberg Mountains, Sanbona boasts Cape Fold Mountains,…

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Juig / Joy magazine

Published on 9 September 2016

The Nature College proudly features in the Juig Magazine’s Gap Year issue!

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Porcupine Capture & Release

Published on 8 September 2016

Porcupines are the largest rodents in Southern Africa. Porcupines measure 63 to 81 centimetres long from the head to the base of the tail, with the tail adding a further 11–20 centimetres.  They are heavily built animals, with stocky bodies, short…

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