Training Providers


Bushwise is a leading FGASA-accredited training provider in the safari industry, offering the most comprehensive Field Guide Training Courses available, together with Hospitality Internships at Luxury Game Lodges across South Africa.

Bushwise has built a reputation of excellence proving career training and placement opportunities that are unparalleled in the industry.

  • 23 and 50 week FGASA-Level 1 courses (with FGASA Level 2 knowledge base) including optional 6 month work placement.
  • 10 and 19 week Hospitality Internships at some of South Africa’s finest luxury safari lodges. 

Last year the Bushwise graduates achieved the highest marks out of all long term FGASA training schools and are considered some of THE best trained guides in the industry.

Train with the best on the idyllic Bushwise campus, adjacent to the Greater Makalaki Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province.

For more information visit or contact us at: or 021 782 2386.




EcoTraining - Pioneer & Leader in Field Guide Training. EcoTraining has been in the business of training guides and offering nature courses since 1993 with a 100% safety record. EcoTraining conducts their courses in the remote wilderness areas of Karongwe GR, Selati GR and in the far north of Kruger National Park on the Makuleke concession.

EcoTraining is owned and managed by Anton Lategan and Lex Hes who have both spent most of their lives working, visiting and living in wilderness areas. EcoTraining Instructors are all highly experienced in the fields of training, camp operations, guiding and their knowledge of their course subjects is astounding!

EcoTraining offers a wide variety of FGASA accredited career courses and a few comprehensive short nature courses, all of the highest standard and quality.EcoTraining has partnered in Australia and Kenya to expand and uplift field guiding standards in these two ecotourism countries.
For more info visit: or Contact 



Bhejane Nature Training:

KwaZulu Natal has been recognised as a leader in wildlife conservation since the 1800’s. From the days of King Shaka, when wildlife sanctuaries were first proclaimed, to the establishment of South Africa’s first National Park, and projects such as Save the Rhino . Zululand’s wildlife and reserves were protected by conservation legends like Jan Oelofse, Nick Steele, Dr. Ian Player and Mgqubu Ntombela.

Become a part of this legacy – let Bhejane Nature Training guide you to follow in the footsteps of these great rangers and trails guides, so that you in turn can teach your guests awareness through wilderness!

6 months, 21 days, 7 days, including a Marine Guiding courses,

go to to find out how we can meet your training needs!

Contact us:
Dylan  079 887 0419
Christa 083 726 3826



Africa Nature Training (ANT):

Africa Nature Training (ANT) was founded in South Africa in 2002 and dedicated to conservation and environmental training. ANT's programmes focus on providing quality education for both the nature enthusiast and those individuals wishing to pursue a career in nature guiding. Our courses are aligned with the curricula set by the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) and the relevant unit standards of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Africa Nature Training offers a variety of different courses, including a year long Nature Enthusiast Course, dedicated birding courses, fun filled bush basics weekend courses and career courses for prospective field guides. Our career courses include a month long FGASA Level I course, a month long Trail Guide Course, FGASA advanced rifle handling course as well as First Aid Training. Africa Nature Training also conducts FGASA and THETA assessments at industry related prices.

Africa Nature Training is well known for producing exceptional field guides based on two core fundamental principles: integrity and excellence.

For further info go to or call Andre van Zyl on 012 667 5440. 



Jonathan Leeming - Scorpions of Southern Africa:


Jonathan Leeming is one of southern Africa leading authorities on southern African spiders and scorpions. Jonathan widely renown as the author of Scorpions of Southern Africa, and co-author of The Bushveld – a Comprehensive Guide to the Waterberg. Through Scorpion Adventures, Jonathan gives field guide training in southern Africa to various lodges and covering all aspects of spiders and scorpions.

With over 25 years of working with southern African spiders and scorpions, Jonathan can offer your training like no other. Training is very practical and consists of field trips, UV light fieldwork, identification workshops, presentations, guiding for spiders and scorpions, scorpion handling, medical considerations and first aid. Jonathan is associate lecturer for various FGASA certified training providers and runs courses in conjunction with other field guide training organisations.

For more information as to what Scorpion Adventures can offer your organisation or lodge , please visit or contact Jonathan on Tel +27(0)82 338-4381 or Email,



Colin Patrick Training


Colin Patrick training specialist in tracker training and assessments for the tourism, hunting and security industries as well as specialist guide training in dangerous game areas.

Contact me on 076 813 3475 or email




Firearm Managment Services

We are a small company operated by Bob Nixon and Peter Wells who have a combined firearms and shooting background spanning more than 100 years. We are able to provide training and support on virtually all firearm, shooting, maintenance, reloading and training needs for all shooting disciplines. We are SASSETA registered Range Officers and firearms Proficiency (all disciplines) assessors as well as FGASA Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) assessors.


Based in Gauteng, we use the JMPD shooting Range in Maraisburg but are able to travel help with all ARH requirements. While ARH assessments are done according to FGASA rules, we believe our strength lies in the quality coaching we provide – this leads to better than average success rates.


We believe in regular training for all guides and, to this end, encourage lodges and individuals to reload their training ammunition and thereby save at least 50% on ammunition costs – or practice twice as much for the same cost!  For this we can provide a full theoretical and practical reloading course and logistical support.    

You are welcome to contact us at 083 307 0837 (Bob) or 083 983 6082 (Peter) or email us / Alternatively we are available on facebook @firearm management services or throug our website   



NJ MORE Field Guide College


Career or Gap year?
We train professional Safari Guides.

Our wilderness camp is situated within the malaria-freeMarakele National Park where the Big Five roam free. We offer toptraining facilities and accomodation in spacious tents on stilts with en-suite bathroom,electricity and cell-phone reception.Internet access available.

One falls asleep to the grunt of hippos and can watch Elephants swim whilst studying.

6 and 12 month courses are FGASA/CATHSSETA accredited.
- FGASA level 1
- FGASA Trails Guide Back up
- Advanced Rifle Handling
- Cyber Tracking
- Wilderness First Aid
- Photography
- Astronomy
- Birding and more

12 month course includes a placement in a top lodge.

We provide assistance with Visa's for foreigners. The Camp is 30 minutes from Thabazimbi with all infrastructure needed and is 3.5 hours from Gauteng.

Stephanie Kulak
078 865 0951

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