* Career Guidance

Need Help in Choosing a Career/Right Course in Ecology/Nature that best suits you.

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 * Presentations and Workshops

Do you want Nicola Schwim to conduct a presentation or workshop on Environmental Topics to a desired group?

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 * Alien Vegetation on Your Property

Need Help to Identify and Manage Alien Vegetation in your Garden or Estate

Nicola resides in George and frequents Port Elizabeth area

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Average Garden – Identify and Advise only     R120/hour

Estate –                     Identify and Advise only     R220/hour

Control plans and actual removal can be arranged at agreed rate on consultation. 


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About Nicola Schwim


Meet your facilitator: Nicola Schwim

Nicola Schwim is a Qualified Wilderness and Trails Game Ranger, Ranger Trainer and Assessor, and Published Author, with over eighteen years of experience operating in various South African National Parks and Private Concessions.

Having obtained her original Game Ranger & Lodge Management, and Adv Game Ranger and Game Farm Management Qualifications with distinction in 1999 and 2000, Nicola went on to later achieve the

FGASA Level 1, 2, 3, SKS and Wilderness Trails Qualifications

Nicola qualified as a Ranger Trainer and Assessor in 2005, and is DEAT and CATHSSETA Registered, and is a Member of WESSA, and Ambassador of SANBI.

Nicola is a four times published author and wildlife photographer.

Nicola has been operating in the Organic and Sustainable Farming Movements, as well as Biodiversity Conservation and EIA Movements in Eastern Cape for past eight years.

Nicola Schwim has operated and actively promoted Conservation in:

Kruger National Park & Sabi San

Madikwe Game Reserve
Marakele National Park
Hluhluwe/Umfolozi National Park
Greater Addo Elephant National Park (Main and Primary focus the last decade)

Her passion lies in several fields, Environmental Education and Alien Vegetation Control being her primary objectives.




Facilitator Nicola Schwim is a Published Author and Wildlife Photographer. 

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Personal Reference: Nicola Schwim

To whom it may concern,

I have known Nicola for about 10 years. Our first meeting was her taking me around Addo National Park, where her enthusiasm for the reserve, wildlife and little things was immediately captivating and had me, someone who had been living with wildlife since a very young age, at the edge of my seat, wanting to know more.

Her passion and knowledge of wildlife influenced my decision to bring her in some years later to train our young rangers at a lodge where I was General Manager at the time – 2008/9 at Kuzuko Lodge. Here she shared her knowledge with the guides, the guests and the rest of the staff – everyone was hooked.

Nicola has a unique and wonderful way of showing and interpreting nature in a way which is specific to each individual person regardless of their background, and getting them enthusiastic about conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

This all make her an excellent trainer, guide and an attentive, caring and empathetic teacher who is able to turn even the most stubborn person into a conservationist.

She is one of those unique and special people who you look forward to sitting around a fire with, discussing conservation, wildlife, people and places; this in itself creates an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Apart from the above she is also a very talented photographer and writer and her love of wildlife and conservation is shown in all her work.

I have worked in Conservation and Hospitality for almost 25 years now and she is one of a handful of people who inspire me and remind me, when things get tough (long hours), about why it’s all worth it.

Please feel free to contact me for further information,

Nichola G Waterhouse

Hospitality Trainer and Consultant

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