Tag Archives: Guides in training

Ulovane Update: July Semester Final Week

24 Sep
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We come to yet another end of a great Marine guide course here at Ulovane Environmental Training and with that, also the end of six months for Therien, Ben and Wesly. We cannot believe how fast the time is going, there is only one more course for this year, and then we go and buy […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 10

17 Sep
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Marine Guides: Week 3 This week has been such a wholesome experience filled with all kinds of amounts of new information. Our eyes were opened to the good and bad facets of the ocean, thinking of all the years of being so scared of “aggressive” sharks, only to realise the aggressive predator is humankind. Something […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 7

27 Aug
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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 […]

Ulovane Update: July Semester Week 6

21 Aug
Piet (5)

Apprentice Trails Guides With one more week to go of our Apprentice Trails guide course, our second last one was packed with the always exciting and fascinating world of tracking! A qualified Cybertracker assessor Taryn Ingram-Gillson, spent the weekend with us here at Ulovane to conduct the assessment for us. It is held over a […]

Wildlife Wednesday: Matriach Special Spotted Hyena

07 Aug
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Wildlife Wednesday: Women’s Month Matriach Special Spotted Hyena – Crocuta crocuta Scientific name translations from either Latin or Greek are fascinating as they usually accurately describe one or more of the animals’ characteristics. In the case of the Spotted Hyaena, it translates to ‘saffron-coloured one’ in reference to its coat. This very misunderstood gregarious carnivore […]