Dhumukwa is a Field Guide Association of Southern Africa (FGASA)-endorsed training institute. Established by Darran Myers ----- , we produce exceptionally high caliber, professional guides and give students from around the world the life-enriching experience of living and fulfilling their African dream.
We have a vast knowledge of the environment, a passion for guiding and we are committed and dedicated to teaching people and watching them succeed. In conducting safaris, our guides never cause unnecessary stress to the wildlife, and they are careful to maintain a balance between human presence and the ecosystem health
Darran Myers has been involved in the guiding industry for over 20 years and as the years went by, he assessed and trained many guides. He came to realize that the quality of guides that were entering the industry was drastically decreasing, and he wanted to change and rectify that by starting Dhumukwa Guide Training.
He wanted to give back to the industry that meant a great deal to him and train guides of quality and not quantity. This has become the motto of Dhumukwa.
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY.
The answer is simple – WHY NOT
We develop the best Safari guides for the industry; right here on the BIG 5 Manyoni Game Reserve- the home of more than 10 beautiful lodges employing guides.
You have an employment opportunity right where you received the best training!
The fact that we are based in Zululand at Luthuli, a privately managed section of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, means that we offer you in-the-field training and invaluable learning experiences.
Our courses are FGASA (Field Guide Association of Southern Africa) accredited and are widely recognised across Africa, as well as in the USA, UK and UAE.
Our trainers are exceptional and highly-qualified, and also well-respected in the industry.
Anddddd we can also BOAST with an absolutely outstanding pass rate!
MEET THE TEAM
So WE'LL SAY IT AGAIN...
WHY NOT ?
FGASA TRAILS AND FIELD GUIDE MENTOR AND PRINCIPAL TRAINER
He has been guiding since 1996 in top lodges all around Southern Africa and brings his vast knowledge and experience into the training of guides. He holds the FGASA Professional Field Guide (level 3), SKS DG and Tracker 3 qualifications.
Since 2001 he has been a FGASA registered assessor and trainer. He has worked on wildlife productions for Discovery TV; both in front of and behind camera.
SALES , MARKETING and STUDENT LIASON
Shozelle is the first point of contact for most of our students when making an enquiry.
She will help with any and all questions, facilitate your booking and be in constant contact throughout the process until your arrival.
Dhumukwa is located within the Manyoni Private Game Reserve, in the heart of Zululand. Manyoni is to be found between the towns of Hluhluwe and Mkuze, KZN.