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Wildlife and nature guide experts

Your EcoTraining team

Our field and nature guide instructors have a combined 150 years of experience, making them some of the most skilled in the business.

We’re a team, passionate about wildlife conservation, ready and willing to share our experiences with the next generation of nature and field guides.

The directors

The alphas and the leaders of the pack who make the EcoTraining experience unforgettable.

Anton Lategan

Managing Director

Alex van den Heever

Director

John Seymour

Director and Chairman of the Board

The EcoTraining team

The team behind the scenes

Arno Fourie

General Manager – Nelspruit

Brett Heasman

General Manager – EcoTraining Camps

Anèl Landman

Bookings and Enquiries

Meagan Gilfillan

Sales Assistant

Wilhelm Espach

Operation Manager

David Havemann

Training Manager

Maritza Jardine

Administration Manager

Annemi Zaaiman

Marketing Manager

Dries Kemp

Bush Bus Guide

Jaclyn Marx

Student Support

Averil Arnot

Bookkeeper

Heide Grobler

Marketing Coordinator

Keisha Kleynhans

Marketing Assistant & E-Learning Coordinator

Nicholas Ferreira

Media and Filming

Ashleigh Heasman

Ashleigh Heasman

Sales Agent

The camp team

Our on-the-ground team, leading all nature guides and guardians around our pristine camps.

Nyiko Maluleke

Camp Coordinator

Rosemary Maluleke

Camp Coordinator

Victoria Maluleke

Camp Coordinator

Keina Mmolawa

Camp Coordinator

Vinolia Makhubele

Vinolia Makhubele

Camp Coordinator

Melissa Chaney

Melissa Chaney

Camp Coordinator

Nicolene Swart Camp Coordinator

Nicolene Swart

Camp Coordinator

The instructors

Our experienced instructors are experts in their fields.

Ross Hawkins

Head Instructor

Michael Anderson

Head Instructor

Richard Davis

e-Learning Instructor

Craig Beaton

Head Instructor

Jocasta Bobeng

Head Instructor

Andre Pretorius

Head Instructor

John Roff

Instructor

Jolande Schoen

Instructor

Tsundzukani Hlungwane

Tracker Instructor

Morris Chovede

Morris Chovede

Instructor

Nathan Ingram

Instructor

Norman Chauke

Head Instructor

Jon-Jon van Zyl

Jon-Jon van Zyl

Instructor

Sandra Amon

Sandra Amon

Instructor

Charles Trennery

Charles Trennery

Instructor

Start your wildlife career

Want to become a field or nature guide? Explore our immersive courses and training programmes for professional safari guides and guardians of nature, taught and led by experts in the industry.

EcoTraining offers career and accredited courses, wildlife enthusiast courses, gap year programmes and customised group travel courses.

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