Welcome to the Wolwedans Desert Academy

'The Living Classroom'

Vocational Training in the heart of the NamibRand Nature Reserve is your perfect springboard to a career in the hospitality sector.  The academy , along with NICE(Namibia Institute of Culninary Education), is a vocational training provider governed and managed by the Wolwedans Foundation Trust. The Desert Academy and NICE, focus on the Namibia Training Authority(NTA) curriculum level 1-3 qualifications in Hospitality & Tourism, with specialisation in accommodation services, food & beverage service operations and commercial cookery skills.

The Desert Academy(DA) is a lodge based training academy and teaches young Namibians all aspects of the lodge-based operations and hospitality, including courses on food and beverage service, kitchen operations, housekeeping and laundry opera†ions,maintenance,guiding, and front office and administration.

Trainees are exposed to a variety of departments in the lodge based operation and learn the importance of working together and the essence of teamwork. Multi-skilling is an important aspect in lodges and this is done with the trainees to ensure well rounded individuals that can slot into a variety of positions in any organisation.