Conservation & Hospitality Management School


Do you want to be one of the individuals that aid in the conservation of our natural world? Then consider a career in conservation. 

This way, you can make a sizeable impact in the protection and preservation of the world we live in, as well as its natural resources.

There are various careers centred around wildlife conservation to choose from, be it Tourist Guiding, Conservation- or Hospitality- Management...

The ABT BUSH CAREER PROGRAMS will provide you with a firm foundation for career success in the industry as it exposes students to all the different facets of the industry...



2 Years = 20 Certificates + 1 Year Work Placement

This is the ultimate BUSH CAREER kick-starter...With no prior knowledge or experience needed, this 2-YEAR EXCLUSIVE BUSH CAREER PROGRAM could help you take the biggest step in your life towards a successful career in the African bush...

There are few global sectors as large, lucrative or resilient as the Field Guiding, Wildlife and Hospitality industry. An incredibly diverse sector that creates millions of job openings each year, offering career opportunities that are enjoyable, accessible and rewarding in the extreme. 

Lodges, reserves and operators throughout Southern Africa and Africa are constantly on the lookout for talented individuals and leadership figures to add to their ranks. More importantly, the wildlife and hospitality sector is known for its commitment to promoting from within, investing heavily in the career development of employees at all levels. Even from an entry-level position, it’s perfectly possible to climb the ladder to management in no time. 

Professional Field Guide (NQF2), Environmental Education, Bush Craft & Survival, Wildlife Photography, Snake Handling, Wilderness Tracks & Signs and Advanced Birds & Birding

● TERM TWO: 3 Months 
Game Lodge Management, Accommodation Services, Professional Cookery & Kitchen Operations, Front-Of-House (Hospitality Reception),  Food & Beverage Services, Function Management/Coordination, and Customer Service/Guest Relations. 

● TERM THREE:  3 Months 
Building High Performance Teams, Advanced Communication,Inspirational Leadership, Motivation Training, People Management, Performance Coaching, Service Excellence, Maintaining Employee Relations, Customer Service, Emotional Intelligence, Hospitality Manager Etiquette,  Job-role Suitability Testing, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Time Management, Trainers Training &  Best Practice Activation 

● TERM FOUR: 3 Months 
Environmental Education, Wildlife Management, Wilderness Protection (Anti-poaching), Wildlife Research, Field Ranger Training, Game Management, Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation Action Planning

SECOND YEAR: 12 Months Experiential Volunteer/Work Placement

STUDENT FEE: R 284 500:00 (Payment Plan Available)

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees. 


1 YEAR = 11 Certificates + 6 Months Work Placement

The SAFARI RANGER PROGRAM is the opportunity of a lifetime for individuals wanting to kick-start a career in conservation; students looking for a unique gap-year opportunity; or for those just wanting to experience the African bush.

For one year you will be fully submerged into the African wilderness as you learn about; and experience life in the African wilderness.

During the first six months of the program, students are subjected to an intensive induction and training phase acquiring new skills and knowledge about the African Safari Lodge and Wildlife Conservation industry followed by an 5/6 month experiential work placement period on a wildlife reserve in Southern Africa, or Africa.

Whether you are dreaming of becoming a game ranger - working on a wildlife reserve to protect animals in their natural habitat, or working as a park warden in your home country, a safari guide taking guest on walks/drives in the wilderness, or hosting guests at one of the top safari lodges in Africa - a course of this depth of experience and learning will give you the footing you need for these inspirational careers.

Apart from the experience gained - students will be rewarded with a National Qualification and no less than 7 Learning-programme certificates which is suitable for international “credit point” accumulation and ideal for resume (CV) purposes.


Professional Field Guide (NQF2)

Wildlife/Reserve Management

Game Lodge Management

Game Ranch Management

Wilderness protection (Anti-poaching) 

First Aid

Snake Handling

Wilderness Tracking

Birds & Birding

Bush Craft & Survival

Wildlife Rehabilitation. 

STUDENT FEE: R 169 000:00 (Payment Plan Available)

INCLUDED: Meals, Accommodation, Study Material, Uniform Contribution, Membership-, Exam-, Assessment- & Moderation- Fees.