Northern Cape

Nature Academy

Field guide, lodge and game farm management.

Young people with pride and integrity

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Location and Purpose

Northern Cape Nature Academy is situated on a private game farm, ​approximately 120km from Kimberley and 50km from Douglas in the ​Northern Cape. Here, we offer future Nature and Game Managers the ​opportunity to become part of a professional team with years of ​experience in the Wildlife and Tourism industry, driven by a passion ​for their work. Our aim is to provide professional training to young ​people with an unquenchable passion for nature and the conservation ​of all natural environments.

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Course Overview

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Game Ranch Management ​(Accredited)

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  • Capturing and relocating wildlife using ​various techniques
  • General farm management and ​maintenance
  • Breeding certain wildlife species
  • The role of nutrition and water in wildlife
  • Disease management in wildlife
  • Sustainable land and veld management
  • Marketing and economic aspects of the ​wildlife industry in South Africa
  • The role of sustainable hunting and ​conservation
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Game Lodge Management

  • Food and catering
  • Reservations
  • Quality control
  • Administration
  • Client services

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Field Guiding NQF 2 ​(Accredited)

  • Geology, Animal Behavior, ​Weather and Climate, ​Astronomy, Trees and Grasses, ​Tracks and Signs, Mammals, ​Birds, Ecology, and more
  • Guided walks and game drives ​for practical training

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First Aid Level 1 ​(Accredited)

  • Round trip airfare
  • 4D/3N Twin share room
  • Half board meals
  • Guided nature tour
  • Welcome drink
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Safari Kitchen

  • Round trip airfare
  • 4D/3N Twin share room
  • Full board meals
  • Spa & massage session
  • Couples meditation
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Goal Setting & ​Presentation Skills

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  • Round trip airfare
  • 4D/3N Family suite
  • Full board meals
  • Guided nature tour
  • Choice group activity
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Comfortably accommodates 14 ​students, two per room, with en-​suite facilities.

Braai Area:

Wood not included; students ​must provide their own.

Lecture Hall:

Fully equipped.

Vehicle Parking:

Available upon request.


Automatic​ washing machines and cloth​eslines.


Breakfast and dinner provided; ​students must arrange their own ​lunch and weekend meals

Snack Shop:

Light lunches, cold drinks, ​chocolates, chips, etc.

Campus Vehicles:

Provided for practical training.


Includes golf shirts, formal ​shirts, a warm jacket, and a cap.



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Request an application form via email:

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Submit the completed application form along with a short CV, exam results, two references, matric ​certificate, and ID copy.

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Schedule a campus visit for an interview.

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Upon approval, a letter of acceptance is issued.

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Pay a R25,000 deposit to secure your place.

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Registration and further documentation follow.


  • Fluent in Afrikaans (main language of ​instruction, materials in English) South ​African
  • National Matric Certificate
  • Age: 18 – 25 years
  • Campus visit for an interview before ​approval
  • Necessary documentation
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For more information or to ​arrange a visit, please contact:

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Bernadette Visser

Phone: +27 83 660 1148

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Email: ​

“Wanneer jy hierdie kursus oorweeg, maak jouself gereed vir ‘n opwindende en lewensverrykende ervaring wat jou in ​staat sal stel om enige iets te vermag. By Northern Cape Nature Academy is jy nie ‘n nommer nie. Jy en jou loopbaan ​is ons prioriteit. Ons werk is ons Passie.”

– Bernadette Visser, Direkteur & Program Koördineerder

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