Students of Nature offer custom made trips to South Africa to further our learner’s nature education.

OUR TOURS

We create a ‘working holiday’ for our learners, where they will study to complete a range of wildlife courses to gain industry recognised quaifications, that will ultimately greatly enhance their Curriculum Vitae.

Land-based, this tour incorporates bush walks, game drives and sleeping under the stars. Discover the ancient culture of the Zulu and gain knowledge about the indigenous flora & fauna.

Includes wildlife and conservation workshops addressing pressures facing Africa’s wildlife. A wonderfully comprehensive taste of South Africa.

For the budding marine enthusiast. We’ll teach you how to identify marine species and how to interpret their environments.

Visit Sodwana Bay one of the top 5 best dive destinations in the world. The Indian Ocean awaits ensuring perfect snorkelling and diving conditions.

This itinerary is suited for anyone who shares a passion for the great outdoors and truly ‘roughing it’ under the stars. A love of camping and adventure is a must.

This itinerary would be ideal for army cadets (CCF) and Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) students in particular.

Land-based, this tour incorporates bush walks, game drives and sleeping under the stars. Discover the ancient culture of the Zulu and gain knowledge about the indigenous flora & fauna.

Includes wildlife and conservation workshops addressing pressures facing Africa’s wildlife. A wonderfully comprehensive taste of South Africa.

For the budding marine enthusiast. We’ll teach you how to identify marine species and how to interpret their environments.

Visit Sodwana Bay one of the top 5 best dive destinations in the world. The Indian Ocean awaits ensuring perfect snorkelling and diving conditions.

Book an engaging talk for your group with guest speaker Josie Easton, Nature Guide and Owner of Student of Nature ltd.

These great presentations open your eyes to a range of current African conservation issues.

Book Josie Easton, Nature Guide and S.O.N. Ltd's Owner, for a facinating lecture.

Great for schools, colleges, universities, societies and clubs.

Discover and gain inside knowledge of the problems facing African wildife. Learn about the environmental pressures impacting native ecosystems from a qualified Nature Guide with over 8 years experience under her belt.

Josie delivers engaging and interactive presentations to a wide number of groups including: educational centres, photographic and art societies, business networking groups, Women’s Institute (WI), Scouts, Guides and Cadets.

"Conservation through education has been my motivational motto for the last 8 years of guiding and teaching." - Josie Easton

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS

Our students spend magical nights under stars, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the wilderness.

Bhejane Base Camp in Kuleni Game reserve is situated amongst rare sand forest vegetation, creating a wonderful peaceful atmosphere for learning.

After a full day of exciting activities, nothing beats drifting off to sleep and awakening to start a new day, to the soothing sounds of the forest.

Bhejane Ebandla wilderness camp is situated inside Amakhosi Private Game Reserve. Amakhosi reserve is a big five game reserve, with rhino species, buffalo, elephant, leopard, cheetah and a very healthy population of lion on the property.

It is also rich in incredible plant and bird life.

Coral Divers is a marine camp where guests new to the world of scuba diving can comfortably gain underwater pool and ocean experience and PADI certified qualifications.

Located in Sodwana Bay, one of the worlds most renowned diving destinations.

Based in the grounds of the Shark Life discover project complex, Occi lodge is great base camp for guests on our marine tours. Relax between dives making full use of the facilities including swimming pool, self catering kitchen, social lounge and braai (BBQ) area.

Located in Sodwana Bay, one of the worlds most renowned diving destinations.

AWESOME ACTIVITIES

Our adventures are packed full of fun, learning and friendship.

Gain qualifications
Track and study wildlife
Guided safaris
Experienced guides
ABTA & ATOL Protected Tours
Meet the Zulu

MEET THE TEAM

You'll be looked after and taught by our team of certified professional experts in the field.

JOSIE EASTON

Josie Easton is a qualified Nature Guide for both the terrestrial (land) and marine (sea) environments.

She is also the Owner of Students of Nature Ltd.

DYLAN PANOS

Dylan has got over 18 years of experience as Nature Guide and Trainer. He started his career in the Lowveld where he started working as a Trainee Guide under the mentorship of Master Tracker Wilson Masia.

Creator and Owner of Bhejane Nature Training.

CHRISTA PANOS

Christa has spent years working with her husband Dylan in South African game reserves and lecturing for Damelin about Game Ranging and Lodge Management.

Creator and Owner of Bhejane Nature Training.

OUR DESTINATION

Come with us on an adventure to Kwazulu-Natal.

Welcome to Zululand!

Come join us on one of our exciting tours and explore Zululand, the pride of the Zulu people, in the heart of Kwazulu-Natal province. This special area is located along the picturesque Elephant Coast.

Our destination is perfectly placed to enjoy both the African bush, with incredible game reserves on our doorstep and the Indian Ocean, with opportunities for a range of relaxing marine based activities.

The Zulu people and the climate couldn’t be more welcoming and our destination is blessed with glorious sunshine throughout the year. Kwazulu-Natal province is equally as pleasant in the winter months (May - September) as it is in the summer months (October - April). The warm sea temperature of 20°C, makes for some fantastic swimming and diving. During certain times of the year you can also take advantage of Whale Watching & Turtle Tours.

Zululand has all of your wildlife and adventure needs covered, promising the best blend of both bush and beach.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...

Don't just take our word for it.

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Rebecca Brackpool

"Camping in the wilderness of South Africa may sound like madness to some people, but to me it was perfect. A trip I will never forget!"

Sharni Halford

"Our trip was 100% worth every penny and I absolutely recommend choosing Josie as your guide!"

Deborah Collingwood

"Now home, I have found myself looking at our native wildlife in a completely different way and I have a new found respect for trees! The greatest part was connecting with the others in the group."

Heather Coburn

"My highlights were following and tracking the lion pride, the view at Ebandla camp and getting to go to St. Lucia on a day trip. Amazing!"

Hannah Robinson

"Our week at Ebandla camp was something I will never forget. Good food, good company, amazing guides and tour leader."

Anya Towers

"The trip to Bhejane Nature Training, South Africa was an experience of a lifetime."

ARE YOU READY FOR AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME?

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A cheeky young elephant bull to brighten up your morning.

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Our clients, learning the art of animal tracking.

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