EcoTraining currently have the below positions available.

1. Head Instructors should have a minimum of:

  • NQF 4, VPDA, FGASA Level 3, Advanced Trails Guide and Current Advanced Rifle Handling (or very close to attain these)
  • 5 years related industry experience
  • Current NDT Registration
  • Current PDP
  • Current FGASA Membership

2. Assistant Instructors should have a minimum of:

  • NQF 2, FGASA Level 1 preferably Level 2, FGASA Trails Guide and Current Advanced Rifle Handling
  • Guiding and other related industry experience
  • Current NDT Registration
  • Current PDP (desirable)
  • Current FGASA MembershipClick here to add your own text

The vacancies are for our Karongwe, Selati, Pridelands, Botswana, Makuleke camp but also any other venue we might utilise for training. It depends on the calibre of instructor we get, where they will be stationed and if they want a roaming/relief role.

  • Accommodation provided – Single Tented Accommodation
  • Other benefits: Bonus Incentive based on Personal and Company Performance
  • What would the start date be: As soon as possible
  • Who would do the first round of interviews: Will be done with the GM
  • Interview method, on-site, Skype, telephonic: First interview will be by telephone/Skype, unless candidate is in the vicinity
  • Second round of interview will be in Nelspruit with the MD – Anton Lategan
  • All appointments comes with a 3 month probation period.


An Instructor at any of our EcoTraining Camps will be responsible for the general management and running of the camps. This includes the planning and management of maintenance on infrastructure, vehicles and equipment. Instructors are also responsible for all firearms and ammunition and they are to make sure all firearms are safe, well maintained and in a good working order.

Instructors are also to liaise with Reserve Management on concession matters.

Each camp has a cook, cleaner and Camp Coordinators. Cooks and Cleaners report to Camp Coordinators who in turn report to the Head Instructor, and if there is no Head Instructor present, they report to the Assistant Instructor. There are also students in camp on work experience placement or on volunteer basis. Instructors are responsible to make sure these students are mentored and their development programmes are followed


The most important part of an Instructor position is to provide an inspirational and immersive learning experience to all course participants, in order for them to reconnect to nature. Instructors need to plan and facilitate the daily activities. They also need to make sure the correct academic requirements are met with regards to lectures, lecture content, tests, assessments and the required administration processes are correctly followed and completed.

3. Camp Coordinator

We also have a temporary vacancy for a camp coordinator for a 4 month contract. We are looking for a vibrant, self-motivated person to join their team on a 4 month contract. This is a live-in position and you will be based at one of our unfenced bush camps, surrounded by the beautiful African bush.

  • General running of camp, responsible for menu planning, kitchen and cleaning staff, food orders and delivery.
  • General Admin duties and reconciliation of petty cash.
  • Quality control in terms of food, cleanliness and equipment.
  • Effective communication between staff, office and other camps.
  • Hosting and welcoming of students and guests.
  • Assist and offer support to trainers and senior staff

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a vibrant person that cares for people, loves hosting and being outdoors.

You must be responsible, reliable and a team player.

Experience in the hospitality/lodge industry is essential, plus own transport.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience (Market Related)

If you are interested in any of the above-mentioned positions, please send your CV to Wilhelm Espach at