Field Guide Training Centers

A list of field guide training companies throughout South Africa.

Western Cape

African Bush Company offer authentic wilderness safaris, walking Trails and professional field guide training services.

The Nature College is a CATHSSETA (SAQA) accredited training provider for Field Guides and Game Rangers.


WildlifeCampus is a FGASA Endorsed, International Online Virtual Campus. We offer a wide variety of Guiding, Wildlife-related, Natural Science and Ecotourism Courses.

Bushveld Training is a green company, leaving no negative impact on the environment in any of the ecosystems that we operate.

We are preparing people for a life beyond guiding. We are in the business of helping red-blooded young people recognize and exploit windows of opportunity through the medium of guiding.


Campfire Academy operate within the Greater Kruger National Park. We embrace each student in personalised mentorship that develops individual interests and strengths. Our ethos centres on holistic experiences that inspire every wild soul with purpose and welcome diversity in people as much as we celebrate the biodiversity of the planet. Our programme is reviewed regularly to ensure that it remains conscious of industry requirements and relevant amid shifting realities. 

Bushwise provides the most comprehensive field guide training courses and wildlife conservation experiences in South Africa. Courses are CATHSSETA-accredited and FGASA-endorsed.

Limpopo Field Guiding Academy (LFGA) prides itself on being an industry leader in the training and development of Safari Guides in Africa.

Nightjar Training & Consulting is based in Southern Africa and our services are specifically aimed at the Game Lodge industry in Africa as a whole.

Our guides all have more than 10 years experience conducting high-end safaris in a diverse array of wildlife destinations in Africa.

Born from the need to create an environment specifically aimed at the development of students/graduates who are integrated into the workplace while studying, Sondela Academy has been in existence since 2007.

We strive to bring home Wilderness experiences through thorough and Holistic MENTORING and training as well as by giving fantastically exceptional Wilderness Safaris.

Established by MORE Lodges & Hotels, we pride ourselves in producing professional guides of an exceptional calibre and give students from around the world the life-enriching experience of living their African dream and become ambassadors for the industry.


Operating for more than two decades, EcoTraining is the pioneer and leader in safari guide and wildlife training in Africa and is widely recognised by the safari industry for its credibility and standard of excellence in nature guide training

Kwazulu Natal

Dhumukwa Guide Training Facility is dedicated and committed to the training and development of the best Field Guides for the industry.

The Nature Guide course is a one year, part-time course, that uses weekly evening lectures, combined with practical field work/weekends away.

At Bhejane we embrace the many opportunities that our rapidly changing world offer young people to change the attitudes and views of people toward natural systems and wildlife.

Eastern Cape

Ulovane Environmental Training prides itself on offering courses with great success in creating knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ethical guides.

The Spirit of the Wild training programme was initiated by Princess Irene van Lippe of the Netherlands and takes place on Bergplaas Nature Reserve in the Sneeuberg mountains of the Eastern Cape