Training in a reserve in South Africa
Training in a reserve in South Africa
Training in a reserve in South Africa

Useful information

Participants will assist the founders of the reserve in their daily tasks with this training to work for sustainable development. Their days are full, they participate in various and varied activities: control of animal movements in the reserve, species census, data collection and analysis, surveillance, etc. This program is part of the career module, and includes, in addition to field experience, theoretical learning and in-depth follow-up.

NGO Project Coordinator
Nature Animator
Chargé de mission/environmental study
Environmental consultant
Environmental manager
Forest ranger
Forest engineer
Local developer
Access to Job Board
Support from a Career Coach




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Description of the program

The study and observation of wildlife, the interactions with the animals of the reserve are the basis for all those who intend to work for sustainable development. This training, which includes 2 expeditions per day with researchers and guides in the heart of South Africa, provides access to a unique practical and theoretical education while contributing to the protection of threatened species. Expect to see buffalo, leopards, rhinos, elephants and the famous Big 5!

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Like all of our training courses for working in the environment abroad , this project in South Africa allows you to benefit from complete learning while contributing to the preservation of the region's ecosystems.

This project is part of the so-called career training:

This vocational training program is part of the so-called “career” projects. In addition to the mission that you carry out on site, it allows you to benefit from real support, and to access the position of project coordinator in 6 months. Here you combine theoretical training with practical learning, with online modules to be completed after the end of the mission. At the end of the program, you obtain an international certification recognized and issued by the University of Richmond, in the United States.

The accompaniment is therefore present upstream, on site but also downstream of the project. During the course of the mission, you will also have a remote project to carry out: you will have to solve a problem with other partner organizations in marine conservation, environment, animal protection... A coach will follow you and support you in solving these problems, and at the end of the project you will have access to a platform of job offers in NGOs to work for sustainable development.

Remote projects included in professional training will be carried out AFTER having carried out the mission in the field.

If your training lasts 4-11 weeks, you will work on a remote project for a period of 4 weeks after completing the field assignment.
If your training lasts 12 weeks or more, you will work on 2 remote projects for a duration of 8 weeks after completing the field mission.

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Conditions on the job guarantee

Take a closer look at all the specificities of this training as a career program !

The strengths of the program:

  • Learn how to preserve wildlife in South Africa
  • Follow the animals of the reserve daily
  • Understand the importance of wildlife and their natural environment
  • Identify the predators of herbivores (lions, cheetahs VS elephants, rhinoceroses...)
  • Mastering telemetry and learning to record animal movements

Objective of the mission in the nature reserve

Our reserve is committed to the conservation of the local ecosystem, to face the various challenges now present. Indeed, for many years human encroachment has only increased, leading to the destruction of the habitat of these animals, developing poaching which causes the decline of these species.

This environmental training aims to:

  • Contribute to research and studies on local fauna and flora.
  • Raise awareness and encourage local communities to collaborate in conservation efforts.
  • Monitor all species (lions, buffaloes, elephants, hyenas, cheetahs...) to collect data on their movements, behaviors.
  • Follow with the anti-poaching unit the white rhinos on a daily basis.
  • Control, maintain and renovate the fence to ensure the safety of the animals.
  • Protect habitats by eradicating invasive alien plants.
  • Raising awareness of environmental conservation within community schools.
  • Train yourself to work for sustainable development.

Training: working for sustainable development

All training is included in this program, no specific skills are required to participate in the project. You will benefit from a complete information session upon your arrival at the camp.

The project takes place in the heart of the Limpopo reserve in South Africa, 5 hours by car from Johannesburg airport. Recognized as one of the richest regions in terms of varieties of wild species, many organizations wish to protect the environment and the animals on site.

The objective of this training is to sensitize the participants and to instruct them on the various stakes of the protection of the local ecosystem, so that they in turn transmit this message and to enable them to work for the sustainable development. There are no small actions, every gesture counts!

Host organization

This training to work for sustainable development is certified by a large number of international organizations for the protection of species and the environment.
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The research work carried out by volunteers, students and professionals allows for better management of the reserve but also for the implementation of long-term research projects (e.g. elephant contraception project).

Our partner organisation sits on the United Nations International Commission on Sustainable Tourism. All their initiatives are led by experts in collaboration with the local population and national governments.


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