Southern African Wildlife College

The Challenge

As the threats to the protection of our natural resources continue to escalate, and the sum total of factors that influence the sustainability of conservation areas become increasingly more complex, it is crucial to develop and grow a skilled workforce that can take on modern conservation challenges.

Our Solution

The Southern African Wildlife College (est. 1997) is a registered Private Further Education and Training (FET) College and Private Higher Education and Training (HET) institution that specialises in conservation education, training, and skills development. The College equips people with the qualifications, practical experience, and thought leadership to manage complex ecosystems, conserve wildlife, and empower local communities.

The college is proudly supported by Peace Parks Foundation and WWF South Africa, who share the vision of building the capacity of staff in wildlife areas.

The programmes presented at the college cover the full spectrum of skills needed to sustain and rehabilitate wildlife areas. Through testing and ensuring best practice for conservation organisations, the college remains abreast of current conservation challenges. Its courses not only develop and open up career opportunities for conservation personnel, but also help to transform the biodiversity economy of the region and open up southern Africa’s existing protected area network and TFCAs.


The main campus of the Southern African Wildlife College is situated 10 km west of Kruger National Park’s Orpen Gate.





South African Wildlife College

South African Wildlife College



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Supporting the College

Peace Parks Foundation has been supporting the college since its inception. Today this includes:


09 Sep 2019

Southern African Wildlife College’s sustainability strategy boosted by a €2.5m grant

The Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) has been awarded the largest grant in its history,...

31 Jul 2019

Honouring our bravest on World Ranger Day

This World Ranger Day, Peace Parks Foundation pays tribute to the brave men and women...

03 May 2019

Sustainable conservation in the hands of the youth

Learners from Mozambique, South Africa and The Kingdom of eSwatini recently crossed borders to engage...


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