Why Are People Choosing Us?
– Glynnis Dickinson (Mom to Graeme Jan 2010)
Just a short note to thank you and Schalk for the growth in my son.
The knowledge that he has gained in a couple of short months is absolutely amazing. Thank you to Schalk for his wonderful teaching skills and to you for always being available to do the “mom” things.
You guys are absolutely amazing!
– Charl and Hermien du Plessis (Kobus Jan 2010)
Dear Schalk and Candice
Just to say thank you once again for the wonderful time we spent at Ulovane. We really enjoyed our visit!
Thank you very much for your input into Kobus’s life during the past three months – we really appreciate it and were very impressed with the knowledge and skills that he has acquired.
– Karen and Glen Mackie (Matt Jan 2010)
Thanks so much for a wonderful few days. We loved every minute of it and it was great meeting you and Schalk, and your lovely family. Mat is very lucky to be with you and I can see that he is so happy and loving every minute of being there. Keep up the good work!!
– Pieter and Cynthia Kies (Grandparents to William Sept 2009)
Dear Schalk and Candice,
Just a short note to say thank you so much for the invitation to William’s graduation yesterday. We as grandparents are very proud to see just how William has matured and enjoying his time at Ulovane. Thanks for the great game drive and boat ride – I managed to get some stunning photos of the fish eagle (my favorite) and the rhino!
We wish you all the very best for the future.
– Martin, Cyndy & Raymond (Parents to William Sept 2009)
Dear People of Ulovane,
We would like to thank you for the wonderful weekend and time we spent with you all.
Thank you for your kind hospitality … you became our friends; and you are just like family to us.
Lots of love
– Groete Zelda Erasmus (Werner Erasmus June 2009)
Dit is met die grootse waardering en dankbaarheid wat ek vandag vir julle skryf. My naam is Zelda en ook ma van Werner (een van julle nuwe seuns). Werner het die mees ongelooflikste tyd van sy lewe by Ulovane. Daarvoor wil ek vir julle dankie sê. Julle doen ongelooflike werk en ons waardeer dit baie. Ons is ook saam met Werner baie opgewonde en dankbaar vir die geleentheid om by Kichaka te Kan begin werk. Hy is ‘n ongelooflike blessing vir ons en glo hy gaan dieselfde uitwerking op Kichaka se mense hê. Ons gaan hom vreeslike baie mis (soos ons nou ook doen) maar gun hom elke oomblik van sy. Wonderlike nuwe toekoms in die natuur.
Baie dankie vir julle en ons sal aanhou bid dat julle instansie net van krag to krag sal groei.
– Joan ~ Chris s mum ( Christopher Roberts Sept 2008)
Great News! Chris got 3 (all) A’s A Level! He is starting at Manchester U 23rd reading BioMed. Thanks for the fabulous experience you gave him and encouragement to do life sciences. It definitely affected his choices and commitment.
– Tania Lochner (Mom to Christiaan Jan 2009)
I know this is a VERY LATE time and way to say thank you for all your care during the time Christiaan was there. But the reason I have an urge to say a BIG THANK YOU to Erica and Chris and you and Schalk , is that I only can see it now what an impact the course has had on his life.
He has more confidence and of course more knowledge, but also more social skills. So thank you again for expanding his life in so many ways. Please tell it to the others.
Fondest regards. Hope its going just fine with you and the team.
– Mat Dry – Jan 2007
Schalk and Candice, Chris and Erica, how can I thank you enough for creating a program and imbuing it with your hearts and souls that not only has enriched my education, helped fulfill a dream, but has also deepened my understanding of how to be a better person? You have taught me to unveil the beauty in things that could not previously be seen or known, to be smart and perceptive in ways that will abet me my every step of my way, and most thankfully, you have shown me new ways in which to love the world I have not imagined possible. I leave here forever in your debt for the wealth of knowledge, experience, and joy I have garnered because you made your own dream a reality. Thank you, thank you, and thank you…
– Andi Avery – July 2007
Id like to take this opportunity to thank you both for your patience, passion and enthusiasm and for all the opportunities and sights, sounds and smells you have opened my mind to. I wish Ulovane goes from strength to strength and that Amakhala becomes a mecca for the natural world in the E cape. You guys have so much passion and I respect that you put your all into what you do. It is a fantastic enterprise you guys are running and like I said I wish you all the very best.
– My love and thanks, Bev (Mom to Robyn Curtiss – July 2007)
I am very thankful to you both – she is being pushed, gently, to stand on her own feet and I know this time with you will be the making of her. The course itself is fantastic, teaching things you could never be taught elsewhere, but even more than that, it offers scope to develop in a controlled, safe environment. I know I will see a huge difference in her – she will have matured into a woman.
– Gavin O’Connell-Jones – (Dad to Graeme O’Connell-Jones January 2008)
Anne and I would like to thank you most sincerely for having Graeme on your course. Based upon our limited exposure to the course, on Graeme’s comments and the comments of others, our impression is that it is a very comprehensive, well structured and well managed course. I might add that if I could take the 3 months leave it is something that I would absolutely love to do.
We would like to wish you both everything of the best with Ulovane. We will certainly do our best to promote it in any way we can.
– Jacki Micola – January 2008
Thank you so much for an amazing three months. I’ve had so many incredible experiences that I struggle to think how I can possibly relay them all to family and friends. It truly exceeded my expectations.
– Mike LaBombard – April 2008
Thank you to you and Schalk for everything these past 3 months. Like I said in the newsletter, it really has been a dream come true for me here.
– Nkosi Kakulu – Rita Thomas April 2008
I really appreciate the work you guys are doing, and I really mean that! Ulovane turn out excellent guides, and that’s not boasting at how good I am, just what a good job you guys do.
I am sure we will meet again! I will be back for ARH if Schalk will have me! Please know that I really value the time and investment you guys put into our education and training.
– Rianda van Niekerk – Nanaga Pre primary school
I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful outing with the children at Ulovane. The information was given on the level of the children and made very child friendly! The children could understand and felt comfortable to ask questions.
I don’t know who enjoyed it more: The moms or the children! We received such a warm welcome and were really fortunate to be invited to such a beautiful place.
Good luck with all you’re things and everything that is involved – thank you again for giving back!
– Love Rosie (January 2013)
Dear Candice and Schalk,
I still don’t know how to express quite how thankful I am to both you and Schalk, Mike, Heidi and everyone at Ulovane for the most amazing experience ever. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and have so many special memories that I will cherish forever. After much deliberation I have made the decision to spend the next 18 months in England. I got a place at the Royal Veterinary College in London to do my masters in Wild Animal Biology which I have just accepted today. It was a difficult decision to not come back to Amakhala and spend a considerable amount of time with you all, but in the long run I feel as though my masters will serve me very well. HOWEVER, I will be back to complete my trails and marine next year as I would love to spend some time being a guide. The main thing that I only realised towards the end of the course was what an incredible feeling it is to be able to teach others about wildlife and how rewarding it is to see the faces of utter amazement from your guests. Good luck with everything over the next few weeks. Very much looking forward to hearing from you soon and send all my love to Heidi, Mike and the rest of the gang when you next see them.
– Victor Loftie-Eaton ( April 2013)
Dear Schalk & Candice,
I hereby would like to thank you for looking after our daughter, Megan: Thank you for all the valuable teaching and training. I think this was one of the best experiences of her life and certainly a life changing experience. Hope and trust that everything goes well with you all.
– Mike and the King family (2010)
It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since Ulovane. My memories and feelings of you guys are still so close to my mind and heart. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss the learning and adventure we all went through. I take my hat off to you Ulovane, you are truly a magical course, the best.
Kind regards and loads of love
– Nkwichi Lodge Mozambique (long distant FGASA level one training July 2012)
Thanks again for the time spent at Nkwichi Lodge Candice and Schalk! It was an amazing experience for everyone involved and we’re all thrilled that our team now have their FGASA certificates – roll on Level 2!