Bhejane Nature Training KZN

Bhejane Nature Training, owned and managed by Dylan & Christa Panos, draws its inspiration from the majestic African Black Rhino, known as “uBhejane” in Zulu, which serves as a symbol of conservation efforts in northern KZN. The establishment of Bhejane Nature Training is rooted in the remarkable history of the Black Rhino’s resurgence in Zululand, driven by the unwavering dedication and high standards of the KwaZulu Natal Game Rangers. Against formidable odds, these rangers’ passion and determination led to the successful re-establishment of Black Rhino populations in South Africa, epitomizing a triumph of conservation.

As South Africa experiences rapid growth in ecotourism, there arises a continual demand for professional services. Bhejane Nature Training endeavors to meet this demand by offering comprehensive training and education services to individuals of all ages aspiring to pursue careers in guiding and related fields.

Operating in the rural expanse of Northern Zululand, characterized by diverse landscapes, rich history, and abundant wildlife, Bhejane not only provides training but also collaborates with various organizations to uplift and educate local communities. This collaboration aims to enhance the quality of life and foster a shared commitment to conservation among these communities, amidst prevalent poverty and unemployment.

Bhejane actively seeks sponsorship to train members of the local community, while also sponsoring a select number of students for different training courses each year. Moreover, every paying student participating in their programs automatically contributes to sponsoring a local student from the surrounding community.

Led by professional instructors who are duly qualified and registered with relevant authorities and standards-setting bodies in South Africa such as CATHSSETA (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Education and Training Authority) and FGASA (Field Guides Association of South Africa), Bhejane Nature Training ensures high-quality education and certification for its students.