Open Days


You are most welcome to visit us at any of our popular FREE Open Days at Sondela where you can see for yourself how we offer our training and what it entails.

Sondela Nature Reserve sleeps up to 1800 guests per night, is a Gold Crown RCI resort. As Sondela Academy is on the reserve, our learners benefit from direct and continuous contact with our resort guests, thereby making our workplace a big part of their “classroom”.

We present National and International Qualifications in training in Nature Conservation, FGASA, as well as National and City & Guilds qualifications in Hospitality training.

Students who successfully complete their Diploma qualification in Hospitality now also have the opportunity to be placed in the USA and other countries by Placement – International.

Please note that our Open Days fill up rather quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.  Please let us know a.s.a.p. which date you’d prefer so we could book you. We also need to know how many people will be attending and what your vehicle’s registration number is (for the Security guy at the Main Gate).

Our Open Day starts at 10H00, but it would be highly appreciated if you can be at our Main Gate by 09H30, where you will be directed to our Wildlife Centre, where I will meet you and where your Open Day will start.

  • 09 January
  • 16 January
  • 30 January
  • 6 February
  • 20 February
  • 06 March
  • 17 April
  • 08 May
  • 05 June
  • 17 July
  • 21 August
  • 11 September
  • 09 October
  • 13 November
  • 04 December

Each Open Day runs from 10:00 – 12:00. If you are interested please contact Sondela Academy at

Map & Directions
Open Day Invitation
Application for a Quotation