Life-changing, Educational Wilderness Programs

Creating guides and guardians of our natural world

Whether you’d like to pursue a career in field guiding or simply spend some time in the bush and connect with nature, EcoTraining can help you gain the relevant qualifications and skills, while providing you with unforgettable wilderness experiences.

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
Nelson Mandela



Blog: from the field

Guilty pleasures in the bush
October 14, 2016

When living and working in the bush, one does not always have luxuries at hand, but that does not mean that you can’t improvise and embrace what the bush has to offer!  I asked some of our instructors to share their ‘guilty pleasures’ with us. Some were to the point, some profoundly philosophical, and others described pleasures that instantly made us want to join in on the fun!

Why the buffalo?
October 07, 2016

Anton Lategan, co-owner and managing director of EcoTraining, is more than passionate about his company, EcoTraining. Having owned it since 1993, he is the DNA of EcoTraining and all that it stands for. Anton feels that there are certain attributes of EcoTraining that should never change, no matter the influences of technology, outside opinions or current trends.     

Have you ever seen a 'jumping bean'?
October 05, 2016

While walking through the African bush you may often come across some surprising elements. Some of them are not always self-explanatory and get one contemplating and curious, especially when you see seeds jumping all over the ground! 

Henry Parsons: the bush, EcoTraining and I
September 26, 2016

We handpick our instructors to make sure we offer our students the best possible experience on course. Henry Parsons is one of those inspiring and motivational instructors that you do not find around every corner. In this blog Henry tells us all about his love for the bush and why he loves working for EcoTraining.

Raymond Khoza: an inspirational story about passion for a guiding career
September 20, 2016

If you ever were to meet a person oozing with a love for life,  an engaging manner and an ease with meeting people, it would be Raymond Khosa, seasoned field and trails guide in the Kruger Park.  In the few minutes of talking to him, you will realise his razor sharp memory for facts, people’s journeys and his career that started with an EcoTraining course 14 years ago.    

A day in the life of Mashatu camp staff
September 15, 2016

There is a lot going on behind the scenes at our camps that most people are not aware of.  From early morning to late night our staff are dedicated to the well-being of our students. This is how it is done at our Mashatu camp.