Trackers & Ranger's Apprenticeship Programme | The Royal Portfolio

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Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 5502
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The Royal Malewane Apprenticeship Programme takes on two apprentice rangers with aptitude and potential on a rolling two-year cycle before sending them out into the industry in order to raise the quality of guiding in Southern Africa. Our tracker and ranger’s apprenticeship programmes ensure that valuable knowledge about wildlife is passed down to the next generation.

The aim of this 2 year apprenticeship is for a mentor, who has a minimum of ten years’ experience, to share and impart critical knowledge and an understanding of the complex nature of professional field guiding. Skills such as dealing with guest interactions, animal behaviour, and associated fauna and flora of the wilderness are passed on to our apprentice rangers. The mentors provide enthusiastic and motivated individuals with an opportunity to learn and understand critical practical skills.

Should you wish to learn more or make a donation please contact trpfoundation@trp.travel

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The Royal Portfolio is doing all we can to assist our guests, staff and travel partners at this challenging time. We are taking measures to ensure the sustainability of our business so that we can continue to provide employment, salaries and medical aid for our team of over 600 here in South Africa. We are reviewing the situation daily.

The Royal Portfolio Foundation remains committed to supporting numerous conservation and community projects through this difficult time including our counter-poaching initiatives at Royal Malewane.

We encourage those with existing bookings to postpone rather than cancel their trips where possible. Our Reservations Team is available to assist with enquiries Mon – Fri | 8am to 5pm (GMT +2).

Thank you to our guests, staff, suppliers and business partners for your understanding and incredible support as we work together to get through this.

Please visit the South African government's dedicated Covid-19 portal for the latest South African information.

We look forward to a time when we are all able to travel safely and responsibly once again and hope that you will remain inspired by the amazing natural beauty and wildlife of Africa during this difficult time.