Nature Guide Training


Nature Guide Training Courses

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy is the best choice if you are looking for a professional nature guide training course. Our specially designed courses help you to reconnect with nature. You get to participate in educational and exciting activities to prepare you for a career in the African wilderness. The training is designed for individuals who are looking to pursue a career in nature guiding in the African wilderness.

One of the unique attributes of our training is the fact that it exposes you to the real situations that you are likely to face while you are working as a nature guide.  Our courses have been endorsed by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA).

Nature Guide Training Courses Available

There are various course options to choose from when you enrol for nature guide training with Limpopo Field Guiding Academy. These courses include basic field guiding, advanced field guiding, trails guide, birding, dangerous game, and tracking courses. You have to attain Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) qualifications to get a job in the industry, and the FGASA route is the most widely accepted by the industry.

These courses cover a variety of topics to make sure you have all the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the bush. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Animal behaviour

    Nature Guide Training Courses

    Students enjoying the outdoors

  • Reptiles
  • Amphibians
  • Weather and Climate
  • Basic ecology
  • Basic taxonomy
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Plants and grasses
  • Conservation management
  • Historical human habitation
  • Astronomy
  • Geology
  • Developing guided experiences
  • Introduction to biomes
  • Introduction to natural environment

During the course, participants learn valuable skills such as applying conservation management strategies, orientation and navigation, off-road driving, identifying signs and tracks while in the wild, radio procedures, and how to guide and host clients.

Benefits Of Our Training

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy offers a variety of benefits for those who enrol for the nature guide training courses. You get individual attention from the instructors, making it easy for you to master the skills and information offered.  Students are divided into small groups during the theoretical and practical classes.

Students have access to 9 essential courses each year. You also have an opportunity to enrol for more courses if you want to specialize in a particular area.

Nature Guide Training Qualification

You get a FGASA practical assessment at no charge when you complete the two-month course. Students can also take a theoretical exam after the course to allow them to get qualification to work as nature guides. The academy offers CATHSSETA national qualification evaluation for free on the two-month course.

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy has highly qualified and experienced nature guides and trainers to offer instructions to students. Our students get the best job opportunities after completing the courses.

The nature guide training courses give you value for your money. You get quality training at an affordable price and best of all you get real life experience during our training that you can apply to your nature guiding career.

Students get practical training in the bush and instructors ensure that there is no adverse impact on the environment during the lessons. You have an opportunity to learn about environmental conservation first hand. Students are taught how to make the most of available resources including fuel and water.

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy gives you an opportunity to learn about the environment in one of the most diverse parts of the country. Our nature guiding training courses are offered in the foothills of the great Waterberg Mountains of Limpopo to give you a memorable experience as you learn.

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