About Ulovane

The Ulovane Mission is to provide exceptional field, trails and marine guide training throughout South Africa. At Ulovane, we offer dedicated, professional and career orientated training with the development of the learner as the priority.

Ulovane Environmental Training was started in 2005 by Schalk and Candice Pretorius. By providing top of the range field guides to the guiding industry, we hope to increase the ethics of professionalism, excellence and conservation-minded guides who ensure guests receive a life changing guided experience.

With 20 years experience in the hospitality, field Guiding, and training industry; Schalk, Candice and the Ulovane Team are striving to become the leader in developing the guides of the future. We take a personal interest in each and every student and enjoy sharing our passion and dedication with them. Click here to meet the team.

We specialize in UNIQUE experiences! Click here to find out more about our latest courses.

Amakhala Game Reserve and Ulovane Reserve

Field guide training

Our operating reserve, Amakhala Game Reserve, and surrounding areas are set in the country’s most interesting and diverse biome, the evergreen Albany Thicket. The Albany Thicket is characterized by rolling coastal dune formations, deep river valleys and large quartzite ridges giving rise to a diversity of different habitats resulting in the amazing diversity of fauna and flora including the Big 5, cheetah and hyenas. Receiving all year rainfall and being at such a low altitude, the area is productive all year round with food and water being available for all the resident and visiting animals even during winter.

The Ulovane campus is situated on its own reserve sharing borders with Amakhala and Kwantu Game Reserves. The Ulovane Reserve is a conservation area focusing strongly on vegetation management and on re-establishing Cape Mountain Zebra and smaller mammals like Blue Duiker populations for the area. There are no large potentially dangerous animals on Ulovane Reserve which gives our students the freedom to explore the area’s beauty or go for a run safely. Ulovane camp has the most stunning 180-degree view of Amakhala Game Reserve and the position of the camp allows you to see the herds of antelope roaming the plains below. Click here to find out more about the camp facilities and our location.

Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)

Ulovane Environmental Training is an accredited training and assessment provider under the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA). Our facilitators have the up to date FGASA, *CATHSSETA and *ETQA qualifications to provide your training needs. We have built up a great relationship and reputation with FGASA for twenty years and they can be contacted for a reference at any time.

*CATHSSETA – the Culture Art Tourism Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority established under the Skills Development Act (No 97 of 1998) [the Skills Act] for the Tourism, Hospitality, and Sports Economic Sector.

* ETQA – Education and Training Quality Assurance