Training Facilities & Locations

Most of our theoretical training is done at our campuses  in the Bospoort area (between Ottosdal and Lichtenburg). Here we use Sancia Lodge and Steyn’s Lion Lodge. Both Sancia Lodge as well as Steyn’s Lion Lodge have game camps where we do our practical sessions during the theoretical phase.

We do most of our training at Lindbergh Lodge to the south of Wolmaransstad. With its beautiful camel-thorn trees it is also known as South Africa’s “Serengeti”. It is a very popular venue for film shoots as well as overseas publicity companies use it for shooting infomercials with a typical East African flavour.

We also use a variety of other locations for practical preparation of the learner (see PRACTICAL TOURS). We focus to work in various substrates for tracking, but each different substrate also have different vegetation types, different plants and animals.   

 

Tented Camp at The Boma at Lindbergh Lodge Lindbergh Lodge Chalet

 

Lindbergh Lodge Chalet

 

Typical habitat at Lindbergh Lodge

 

Sancia Lodge Accommodation

 

Steyn’s Lion Lodge Accommodation

 (1,5 km from Sancia Lodge) 

 

Sleeping Room

 

Classroom, Kitchen, Dining Room, Games and Snoepie-Bar 

 

Sancia Lodge from balcony of Classroom

 

Okavango Delta

 

Okavango Delta

 

Kanetuta Lodge

65km from Vic Falls in the Matetsi Area of Zimbabwe with 4 chalets each sleeping 3 people, but it is spacious enough to easily sleep up to 8 people per chalet. We also have a farm house right next to the camp, where more people can sleep. 7 km away we have another camp, Bingwa Ranch Lodge, where we can accommodate more people. This is really a very beautiful area with 15-18 meter high mopane trees (what we call “cathedral mopane”), good elephant activity. Our botanist on site with 30 years experience, Christopher Bruno Sibanda, is a real encyclopedia on plants and their medicinal uses. This area is also known for its very prolific bird life.  

 

Malindi Railway Lodge 

3 railway carriages with 3 sleeping quarters each, with en-suite shower toilet – 15 km from Hwange Main Camp and 500m away from Hwange National Park (no fences) . Often from July until first rains end of October, it is the only drinking water at our springs, for animals in this western section of the park, and then we have herds of elephants, sables and buffaloes drinking here. The buffaloes tend to bed down right in front of our camp under the floodlights. Often we have lions hunting buffaloes at night right in front of our dining/sitting room.