In my first week at ANT, I thought, "I can't remember another week in which I've learned so much." And things just got better from there. This is one of the best, most professional organizations I know.
Luke Fadem, USA
Field Guide Student,
|Who is this course suited to?|
Although this course is designed primarily for people who want to qualify and work as a field guide it is also suited to researchers, nature enthusiasts, school leavers and as an educational vacation for anyone who loves the African bush.
FGASA's 'Field Guide' qualification is the minimum entry requirement into the workplace as a field guide. Please refer to our FAQ page to read about the difference between a 'field guide' and a 'game ranger'.
18+; Drivers licence; Able to comfortably walk 2km
Additional qualifications included in our Field Guide Course
Department of labour recognised First Aid Course
4 x 4 driving qualification issued by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) - NQF 3
|Additional Activities included in our Field Guide Course|
Work related experience
You will get to spend some time during your course involved in reserve managment and behind the scenes lodge activities. Exactly what these activities entail will depend is what is happening at the time.
Intibane Camp! Thanda Safari (pictured left). Nestled between bush and beach our camp is located on a 15,000ha Big Five Reserve in the heart of Zululand.
Accommodation in thatched chalets with fan, air conditioner and en suite bathroom.
The ultimate luxury training facility!
2017 Course dates
08 May - 11 July
27 September - 30 November
|No of students per course|
Maximum 10 students per course to ensure the best possible learning experience
Please note that you need to contact us to find out if there is space before you pay the (non-refundable) registration fee - space is limited!
Certification and Accreditation
Africa Nature Training is a Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) accredited training provider that is accredited by CATHSSETA. We will faciliate your registration with FGASA. FGASA will register you with CATHSSETA if you successfully complete the course.
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