Chinese whispers

EcoTraining is pioneering a new venture with partners in China, to educate curious travellers in the delights of the natural world.

Making a difference

Tourists spend millions of rand every year to come and visit South Africa, with a visit to the bush or a safari usually being high on their list.

Wilderness Trail Skills course – Makuleke Concession

The group arrived at camp with loads of kit and after a brief on the trail ahead, loads of kit were left behind. Packing, unpacking and sorting commenced before we were ready to head off on the start of the trail. After the obligatory "before" photos, we headed south-east towards Lala Palm Windmill and the fever tree forest beyond. It was humid going, but fantastic being in the forest.

Fascinating facts and beliefs about the devil’s thorn

The devil’s thorn is a common, ground creeping plant with purple trumpet-shaped flowers that is often found in the Lowveld, in disturbed areas and on roadsides. For a guide, this pretty little plants offers a great opportunity to get your guests involved first-hand in some of the more surprising and useful aspects of the African Bush.

10 interesting facts about the leopard tortoise

The leopard tortoise is a member of the Small 5 – and there's a lot more to know about it besides.

A phenomenal lion kill – defying the textbooks

Seeing a predator make a kill is often high on the wish list of safari-goers. Managing these lofty expectations is a major part of a guide’s job, and especially important during the guest briefings prior to an activity.