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

OUR TOURS

We create ‘working holidays’ for our guests, where they can study to complete a range of wildlife courses, to gain unique life experiences and industry recognised skills certificates and qualifications, that will greatly enhance their appreciation for the natural world.

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 Air Force & Army cadets (CCF) and Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) students in particular.

Birding is fast becoming a new and exciting hobby, for people of all ages looking for a challenge. Birding is surprisingly thrilling and people new to birding, quickly find it satisfying to be able to correctly identify and try to locate, as many bird species as possible.

South africa boasts an impressive 850 bird species, ensuring birders prime opportunities to spot something special.

If nothing makes you happier than being outdoors, surrounded by nature with your camera, then we have a tour for you!

Our Students of Nature Photographic Safari Experience is geared up to expose you to spectacular scenery and wildlife.

Let us help you find your inspiration.

Treat your corporate team to a tailor-made team building experience. Groups will work together developing new skills and working relationships, whilst learning about the natural world.

This itinerary can be created to fit your specific company goals and requirements.

Students of Nature tailor-make all of our Experience Tours, due to this pricing is dependant on activities chosen, duration of your tour, time of year and flights.
Please note when paying for your tour that we only accept credit and debit cards for initial tour deposit. Full balance payments must be made by bank transfer.

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

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

Josie delivers interactive presentations to a wide number of groups including: schools, colleges and universities, photographic and art societies, business networking groups, Women’s Institute (WI), Rotary clubs, scouts, guides and cadets.

"Conservation through education has been my motivational motto for the last 10 years of both nature 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 birdlife.

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

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

Located next door to  the SharkLife discover project complex, Occi Lodge the perfect base camp for guests on our marine tours. Relax between dives making full use of the facilities, including a 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 and has over 8 years experience under her belt.

She is also the Creator & 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?

Contact us now to discuss your tour.

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