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A leading educator in the Hospitality, Nature Conservation, Events, and Culinary Arts Contact Us
A leading educator in the Hospitality, Nature Conservation, Events, and Culinary Arts Contact Us

''Home of Hospitality, Conservation, Culinary Learning''

Sondela Academy enables young, enthusiastic and experienced students to enter the hospitality, conservation, events and chef industry as leading managers.

Whether you want to be a game ranger or a front office manager, we provide the extensive “on-campus” training you need. We are also very proud to provide online studies in South Africa. With some of our online short courses, we give aspiring students more in-depth knowledge of what they will do, and we also provide students with the opportunity to upskill with our national and international accredited short courses.

We look forward to welcoming students to our campus, which is an entire nature reserve, or to our online short courses and have them make their mark in the hospitality, conservations, events and chef industry.

We want to educate competent and passionate hospitality industry specialists. From the most meticulous food and beverage manager to out-of-the-box event organisers to the most capable game ranch manager. This earth belongs to the future, and we want to make sure that those in the hospitality industry can not only provide a wonderful experience to customers but also do so sustainably and in a manner that lets this earth flourish.

Sondela Academy was born from a need to create an environment specifically aimed at the development of students/graduates who are integrated into the workplace while studying. To this end, we have been applying the WIL (Work Integrated Learning) process since 2007. The qualification outcomes are combined with business processes in the workplace to both achieve and exceed Award Bodies and Industry standards.

The result is a successful vocational qualification obtained through an integrated approach between theory, practicals, and workplace exposure. Sondela Academy prides itself on developing skilled and qualified young Managers who are already succeeding in the workplace by the time they graduate.

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Rangers And Restaurant Workers

Our training includes:

- National recognised qualifications
- Internationally recognised qualifications
- Practical training on a 4800ha nature reserve
- Workplace experience in one of the top RCI resorts
- Boutique hotel training
- Interpersonal skills development
- Leadership and management development
- Entrepreneurial and business development
- Education and training devevelopment in your field of expertise