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Leana Oosthuizen
Enquiries, sales and bookings

Leana responds to enquiries received by email, walk-in and phone. She is the first point of contact and provides course and camp information, as well as answering the many questions that precede a course booking. Leana also provides live course availability for agents.

Telephone: +27 (0)13 752 2532

Cornè Schalkwyk
Sales and Product Manager

Cornè recruits and manages new agents and clients, working closely with Eugene and Leana in the Sales team.

Telephone: +27 (0)13 752 5248
Mobile number: +27 (0)83 738 0966

Eugene Relling

Eugene assists agents, universities and colleges that require group bookings or custom courses. He sources availability for particular requested dates and arranges customised itineraries and curricula, as well as handles the groups’ requirements from Johannesburg to our camps and back again.

Telephone: +27 (0)13 752 5248

Maritza Jardine
Administration Manager

Maritza processes booking administration, payments for courses, FGASA liaison and the issuing of certificates upon completion of courses.

Telephone: +27 (0)13 752 6320

Wilhelm Espach
General Manager

Wilhelm manages all operational aspects of the office and camps.


Amanda Hattingh
Student Support

Amanda oversees all student-related matters, including the administration of the Lodge Placement Programme which forms part of the one-year Professional Field Guide course. She also assists students with logistical requirements, such as transfers to the camps.

Telephone: +27 (0)13 752 2532
Mobile number: +27 (0)71 895 8658

Natashia Brittion
Marketing Manager

Natashia's main marketing role is to manage our overall brand style and positioning – to ensure, along with the marketing assistant, that EcoTraining is known globally. Natashia continually reviews and enhances the website, works with media locally and internationally to gain exposure about our mission and courses, develops marketing material, finds new markets, and manages advertising and other print exposure. 

Mobile number: +27 (0)82 738 6634

Annemi Zaaiman

Annemi communicates with students to obtain their images, articles and writing of their course experiences for us to share on social media. She ensures EcoTraining’s presence across all social media channels, receives students' feedback and ensures appropriate responses, manages our school marketing programme, and co-ordinates our trade and travel shows.

Mobile number: +27 (0)78 137 6038

Samantha Davies
Media and Filming

Sam is responsible for filming the student and blog videos as well as for our professional photography of the courses.