What are the benefits of choosing Ulovane Environmental Training?

Highly qualified trainers

Throughout your time with us, our permanent staff will encourage and support you. Every one of our trainers is an FGASA assessor, which is extremely beneficial since you will continue to work with the same trainer all through your course. Sharing knowledge and skills with you that they have gained over the years, of guiding and training, is done with passion and dedication.

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Schalk has been a FGASA member since 1996, and his involvement with FGASA has led to his current position as a FGASA director. He is vital to the ongoing development of guiding standards and the training of all guides across the country

Diversity of Biomes

Explore the Biome Diversity of the Eastern Cape with Ulovane

The Eastern Cape of South Africa is a region renowned for its remarkable biome diversity, offering a tapestry of landscapes and ecosystems that are as diverse as they are captivating. At Ulovane Environmental Training, we are privileged to be situated in the heart of this biodiversity hotspot, providing our students with unparalleled opportunities to immerse themselves in the natural wonders of the Eastern Cape.

Spanning an area of approximately 169,580 square kilometers, the Eastern Cape boasts a diverse range of biomes, including grasslands, savannas, forests, and coastal ecosystems. This rich variety of habitats supports an extraordinary array of plant and animal species, making it a haven for biodiversity enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

One of the defining features of the Eastern Cape is its unique combination of terrestrial and marine environments. Along its coastline, the Eastern Cape is blessed with pristine beaches, rocky shores, and extensive estuarine systems, all teeming with life. From the majestic Southern Right Whales that grace our shores during the winter months to the abundant birdlife that inhabits our wetlands and coastal forests, the Eastern Cape offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery.

Inland, the landscape transforms into a mosaic of grassy plains, rugged mountains, and lush forests, each supporting its own unique assemblage of flora and fauna. Whether you’re trekking through the iconic Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, traversing the rolling hills of the Karoo, or exploring the dense forests of the Amatola Mountains, you’ll be captivated by the sheer beauty and diversity of the Eastern Cape’s terrestrial landscapes.

At Ulovane Environmental Training, we are dedicated to showcasing the incredible biome diversity of the Eastern Cape and instilling in our students a deep appreciation for the natural world. Through our hands-on training programs and field-based learning experiences, we provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration they need to become passionate advocates for conservation and environmental stewardship.

Join us at Ulovane Environmental Training and embark on a journey of discovery through the breathtaking biomes of the Eastern Cape. From the rugged coastline to the rugged mountains, the Eastern Cape offers a world of wonders waiting to be explored.

Personal Interest

Our team’s flexibility and interest according to personal development and career path are what sets us apart because we take a personal interest in each individual student. We are here to assist you in achieving your goals and becoming successful in your life. We believe that to become a successful guide one needs to be a successful leader and therefore focus on developing the personal traits needed to develop leaders. Punctuality, responsibility, accountability, forward planning, and taking control of situations are some of the key areas that we focus on which will ensure you become successful in life, no matter what you decide to do afterward.

Our mission is to be the best training provider for you the learner, to be able to be the best guide and human you can be.

Owner Run and Managed – A family affair

At Ulovane, we pride ourselves on being owner-run and managed, with Schalk, and Candice, deeply involved in every aspect of our operation. From interacting with learners and facilitating training to overseeing campus life, reservations, and daily operations, we are dedicated to ensuring that every student receives the highest level of support and guidance.

Our commitment to excellence extends beyond professional obligations; it is a reflection of our genuine passion for what we do. We consider it a privilege to be actively involved in our students’ lives, witnessing their growth and success firsthand. Each student’s journey is a source of inspiration for us, driving us to continuously strive for excellence and to provide an environment where they can thrive.

We derive immense satisfaction from the knowledge that we have the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives, empowering them to achieve their goals and aspirations. This sense of purpose fuels our dedication and motivates us to constantly improve and evolve as educators and mentors.

At Ulovane, we are more than just a training institution – we are a family committed to nurturing the next generation of conservation leaders. Join us on this incredible journey, where passion, dedication, and personal connection are at the heart of everything we do.

Unique Assessment Process

At Ulovane Environmental Training, we pride ourselves on our unique and comprehensive assessment process, meticulously designed to equip our students with the skills and confidence needed to excel in the field of guiding. Unlike many other training providers, we offer our students the invaluable opportunity to conduct real game drives with guests as part of their assessment process.

This hands-on approach sets us apart, as it allows our students to experience the realities of guiding in a real-world setting, complete with the unpredictability and challenges that come with it. By interacting with actual guests and navigating encounters with wildlife, our students gain invaluable practical experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom setting alone.

Throughout your training at Ulovane, you will have the opportunity to operate on various Eastern Cape game reserves as a guide, immersing yourself in the day-to-day operations of a professional guide. From managing wildlife sightings to coordinating with fellow guides and conservation teams, you will gain firsthand insight into the responsibilities and demands of the role.

By exposing our students to diverse environments and scenarios during their training, we ensure that they graduate with a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to succeed as a guide. Whether it’s navigating a game drive, interpreting animal behavior, or engaging with guests, our assessment process is designed to prepare you for every aspect of guiding.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide our students with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they need to thrive in their guiding careers. With our unique assessment process, you can be confident that you will graduate from Ulovane Environmental Training fully competent and ready to embark on a successful career in guiding.

Ulovane Alumni

Once you begin your career in the Ecotourism industry, we will continue to be your support system, guiding you through the challenges and triumphs that come with the profession. At Ulovane, we believe that learning extends far beyond the classroom, and as such, we are committed to providing ongoing assistance and mentorship to all our graduates.

Our philosophy is simple: once you embark on your journey with us, you forever remain part of the Ulovane family. Whether you need advice, resources, or simply a friendly ear to listen, we are here for you every step of the way. As a member of the Ulovane family, you will have access to a network of fellow alumni, industry experts, and lifelong friends who share your passion for conservation and guiding.

Together, we will continue to uphold the values of excellence, integrity, and stewardship that define the Ulovane experience. With our unwavering support, you can confidently navigate your career path, knowing that you have a dedicated team behind you, cheering you on to success.

Welcome to the Ulovane family – where your journey is just beginning.