Who are we?

Chrysalis Nature College is a nature training college that focuses on providing quality, relevant and practical education and training in the fields of marine, adventure, nature and wildlife conservation for enthusiasts and prospective career guides

Our passionate, highly qualified academic staff and guest speakers ensure that our clients not only gain knowledge, but also learn their own strengths and areas for development, enabling them to unleash their potential and spread their wings.

All of our courses are practically focused and aligned to Nationally Recognised Skills Programmes and Qualifications on the South African National Qualifications Framework.
We are currently undergoing the process of registering as an accredited Training Provider and will soon be able to offer accreditation for our courses directly– eliminating the need to go through a third-party provider.

Short Courses

Marine Conservation and Ecology Certificate

A 10-week practical course on marine conservation and ecology

Introduction to Field Research and Monitoring Techniques

A 2-week introductory course

Terrestrial Field Research and Monitoring Techniques

A 4-week course with a focus on practical application of techniques

Terrestrial and Marine Field Research and Monitoring Techniques

A 6-week practical terrestrial and marine monitoring techniques course

Conservation and Ecotourism Certificate

A 3 Year Career focused Certificate Course

A 3-year career focused course that includes nature, adventure and marine guiding qualifications, with a focus on conservation and reserve management with a total of 18 months industry experience while on course. The course includes requirements for a Nationally recognised certificate in tourism: Guiding

This course meets the need for  South Africa's growing travel and tourism industry's need to provide the relevant skills and competencies to address the continuous growth in the tourism market.

Why Nature, Adventure and Marine Guiding?

Training providers typically offer only Nature guide training courses. This narrow focus can limit opportunities for those who want a diverse career in the Ecotourism Industry.

The Ecotourism industry is in demand of career guides who are more diversely qualified

The Chrysalis Conservation and Ecotourism Certificate meets this need by offering a career focused course that gives participants the opportunity to qualify as:

  • Nature & Marine tourist guide
  • Adventure tourist guide
  • Culture tourist guide

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