This 55 days FGASA endorsed, CATHSSETA accredited full Apprentice Field Guide course (formerly Field Guide Level 1) is your entry level qualification for field guiding. Once qualified, you as a guide are able to identify and interpret biodiverse elements of the natural environment and conduct game drives in dangerous and non-dangerous game areas for guest.

The syllabus covers a broad spectrum of subjects including animal behaviour, birding, 4x4 game vehicle skills, species identification or tracking - just to name a few.

The course varies between classroom based theory and practical session out in the African bush, the proportions of which depend on the module and course requirements.

There is a maximum of eight participants per course, ensuring personalised attention and first-hand experience for everyone. Creating a comfortable learning environment and a culture of respect and ethics surrounding guiding is important to us!

In order to be able to get your FGASA qualification on this course, you have to:

  • Be over 18

  • Be competent in the English language

  • Have a valid drivers license

  • Have experience in manual transmission driving

  • Have valid medical aid

  • Enjoy a reasonable level of fitness

  • Have a high level of dedication and be able to successfully self-study


Course 2020

Date: Oct 1 - Nov 24 

Venue: Bayala Lodge, KwaZulu Natal (SA)

For more information download our brochure:

Apprentice Field Guide Course South Africa

Please contact us for availability and prices.


Tel. +27 (0) 83 501 2377