About Ulovane

The Ulovane Mission is committed to the conservation and eco-tourism industries in Africa by training exceptional Nature, Trails, Marine, and Bird Guides. We provide dedicated, professional, and career-oriented training with the primary goal of developing you, the learner.

Our learners’ success is ensured by our attention to detail and personal, hands-on approach.

Ulovane Environmental Training has been developing and supporting the guiding industry with highly competent, professional, and knowledgeable Guides since 2005.

The Directors of the Company, Schalk and Candice Pretorius believe passionately that all their learners must leave Ulovane with an amazing, exciting, and satisfying learning experience. 

The Ulovane Team hopes to improve the ethics, professionalism, and excellence of guides in the Eco-Tourism industry by providing exceptional nature guides. It is critical that we encourage you, the learner, to be exceptional not only as naturalists but also as earth ambassadors and good people.

We take an individual interest in each student and enjoy sharing our passion and dedication with you.

Above all, the Ulovane team hopes that our student’s enthusiasm for the African bush and its wildlife is ignited and grows into a natural force!

Our Team

The Ulovane Team is committed to the continuous development of ethical, knowledgeable, and professional guides for the guiding industry. 

Amakhala Game Reserve and Ulovane Reserve

Our operating reserve, the 8605-hectare 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. Click here to find out more about the beautiful Amakhala Game Reserve.

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 populations of Cape Mountain Zebra and smaller mammals like the 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 campus 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