The Southern African Wildlife College campus is located within the Greater Kruger National Park.
Our eco-friendly campus is designed to blend in to the natural environment and to use minimal resources like water and electricity without compromising on the comfort of our students. It is also designed to meet the academic, practical, and recreational needs of the people who live, study and work here. We are continuously looking at ways to lighten our footprint even further.
The campus has accommodation and catering facilities on site and is enclosed by a perimeter fence so that students can walk or exercise safely, while wild animals are seen and heard on the other side of the fence.
Our unique location means we can offer our students direct access to the natural environment and train in an outdoor classroom that emulates their work places in parks and reserves throughout southern Africa. We are also surrounded by other land-use types, such as community-owned agricultural land and community trust areas, bringing even more diversity to our on-site training opportunities.
The free-roaming wildlife and protected landscapes on our doorstep are what empower and inspire people from Africa and beyond to conserve our biologically diverse areas.
Our students and guests will be comfortably accommodated on campus in one of our 52 en-suite twin bedrooms. There are also six permanent tents on the fence-line for visiting researchers and guests. Our Field Ranger trainees are accommodated at the tented Field Ranger Training Base, which was developed especially for this purpose. The base can accommodate 100 rangers in shared accommodation at any one time.
A fully equipped hospitality department runs an efficient canteen kitchen with two dining areas for students and visiting guests or functions. The kitchen prepares all meals, including packed meals as required on field trips. The hospitality department is also able to cater for conferences and workshops, which can be hosted on site.
Our facilities include five lecture rooms, a conference facility, a laboratory, and a dedicated resource centre including computer room and library. There is also a workshop, welding facility, and a 100-metre accredited outdoor shooting range specially adapted to limit noise pollution. WiFi hotspots are located across campus.
Recreational facilities on campus include soccer and volleyball fields, a swimming pool, and a fitness facility kitted out with gym equipment. The recreational area also includes a television, pool table and dart board.