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Lodge Life with Sean Harris
March 23, 2017

As part of his lodge placement, Sean Harris has been working at Singita Lebombo, Kruger National Park. It has been an unforgettable experience so far and Sean has come to realise the true meaning of this statement: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life...” 

Through the eyes of a Trails Guide student
March 20, 2017

Isabella Barreca recently completed her Trails Guide course at Mashatu as part of her one year Professional Field Guide qualification. She describes her morning from the first waking call to experiencing the wonders of Mother Nature on foot.

The Wonders of Mashatu
March 15, 2017

From the moment you step foot into Mashatu game reserve, you will be in awe. With its beautiful landscapes, world famous rock formations, baobabs and a vast variety of game, you will not be disappointed.

Life at Makuleke camp
March 08, 2017

The Makuleke camp is located in the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park and offers a variety of wildlife, vegetation and landscapes, not to mention the welcoming staff and good standard of accommodation in this camp.

The Magic of Makuleke
February 28, 2017

I will admit that there is definitely something special about Makuleke. The combination of baobabs, nyala trees and fever trees makes for a magical forest.

Wild dogs arrive at Mashatu
February 24, 2017

It was an exciting week at our camp as a pack of eight wild dogs were released on the Mashatu Game Reserve. With a little luck on our side the students got to be the very first people to see them after being released.

Phoebe Mottram: A Conservationist in the making
February 22, 2017

Since her first course with EcoTraining in 2015, Phoebe Mottram was hooked and came back for three other courses afterwards. “To put it simply EcoTraining has changed my life and I can’t thank them enough for that”!

Love lessons from the bush
February 14, 2017

Love takes its shape and form in a countless number of ways, be it between humans or animals. In the past 23 years, our trainers and students learning amidst wildlife, have been lucky enough to witness and capture all sorts of love lessons from the bush. What better way to learn than from nature itself. 

Seeing your first elephant in the wild
February 06, 2017

Abbie got to see her very first elephant in the African bush, all the while driving a game drive vehicle for the first time. What would seem like a daunting experience turned out to be an unforgettable moment that will be remembered for a lifetime.