Conservation Academy

PO Box 361
Grahamstown, 6140

Tel : 084 313 3817/073 566 2809
Fax : (046) 622 3505
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Wildlife Management and Conservation Courses:

1-6 weeks in duration – wildlife management, conservation, wildlife ecology, field guiding (6 weeks), natural history.

Cost: R3500 per week

2 and 4 week courses are also run.

Other courses:

  • Bush survival – 1 week course
  • Environmental education – school groups
  • Trails and expeditions – Duke of Edinburgh expedition challenge for gold award
  • “Tailor-made” conservation courses

Other services:

  • Botanical and vegetation surveys
  • Veld and fire management guidelines
  • Residential courses on Craig Doone taught by experienced naturalist Dr Wayne Vos. Lectures and field exercises. Basic accommodation and meals provided.

Get Directions

Directions to Conservation Academy on Craig Doone

From Grahamstown:
Craig Doone is 10km from Grahamstown travelling towards Port Elizabeth, take a sharp right off the N2 into the driveway, about 800m after passing Stone Crescent Hotel (on your left). If you reach the Kenton-on Sea/Alexandria junction off the N2 (on your left) you have gone too far. Be warned; this is a dangerous turning off the N2 highway.

From Port Elizabeth:
Craig Doone is about 10km from Grahamstown on the left off the N2 travelling from PE. About 1km after the Kenton-on-Sea/Alexandria T-junction (on your right) take a sharp left into the Craig Doone driveway. If you reach Stone Crescent Hotel you've gone too far. Be warned; this is a dangerous turning off the N2 highway.

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