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Whether you would like to pursue a career in field guiding or simply attend a course to escape to the bush and improve your nature knowledge, we have a course for you.

Dhumukwa is a FGASA-endorsed training institute, known in the industry for its full-length and short-term courses, providing excellent grounding and upskilling in field guiding.

FGASA is a registered provider with CATHSSETA (South Africa’s Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority).

Our on-site courses are designed to develop in-depth knowledge and practical learning experiences, and have great success in producing exceptional nature ambassadors and field guides with a passion for the industry




Our full-length courses give Dhumukwa students opportunities to attain FGASA-certified qualifications and irreplaceable experience in the field. Graduates have the option to further enter more advanced courses or to get work experience at a top safari lodge, setting them on the right track to a guiding career.


Our short courses are an excellent introduction for those considering a career in field guiding, as well as perfect for qualified field guides who want to keep up with the newest developments within the industry. They also offer those just looking for an on-the-ground adventure, in Africa, an inspiring bush experience.


Apprentice Field Guide NQF 2                     60 days

Apprentice Field Guide Preparation           30 days





Bush Experience                                          14 days



Apprentice Field Guide NQF2

- 17 Modules of Theory and 35 days of practical

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