Tag Archives: animal behaviour

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 9

10 Sep
Wes (7)

Apprentice Field Guides And just like that everything starts coming to an end. Our second last week where everything we learned gets put to the test in the form of our final assessment game drives, in which we host and guide real guests who have been invited to Ulovane especially for the game drives. The […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 7

27 Aug
Melle (4)

Apprentice Field Guides Week seven of our course started off with a mammals lecture and I learnt why the ‘Big 5’ animals are called the big five!! They coined their distinctions a long time ago for being the most dangerous animals to hunt on foot. This week we also started with our mock drives in […]

Wildlife Wednesday: The Chameleon

03 Jul
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Wildlife Wednesday: The Chameleon (Ulovane) We all know about chameleons, but very few people grasp the iconic value of chameleons to Africa and particularly South Africa. Our namesake, “Ulovane” is the isiXhosa word for Chameleon. And what a fascinating creature indeed! 15 out of 19 chameleon species in South Africa are dwarf chameleons, that are […]

Ulovane Update: The Reality behind Trails Guiding

30 May
Piet 52

The reality behind trails guiding It is an early winters morning and a blanket of mist is hanging low over the bushveld. The first few golden rays of the sun reflects off the blanket creating a magical feeling, a picturesque scene unfolds as the bush becomes alive with the dawn chorus of the birds as […]

Ulovane Update: Field Guides Week 7 & Final Wrap Backup Trails

07 Mar
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Field Guides Week 7 This week has been exciting! It’s unbelievable this is already our 7th week here at the campus, life at Ulovane flies past not leaving you with a moment to blink.   We started off with lectures about mammals which is what most of us have all been waiting for since week […]