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Our Courses

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

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide

Level 1 / NQF 2

  • Duration - 2 Months
  • Cost – R 59 000
  • Next start date – 26 April 2020

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide

Level 1 / Mentorship

  • Duration - 4 Weeks
  • Cost – R 29 500
  • Next Start Date - 26 April 2020

FGASA Apprentice Field Guide

Level 1 / Mentorship

  • Duration - 3 Weeks
  • Cost – R 22 000
  • Next Start Date -26 April 2020

FGASA Apprentice Trails Guide

  • Duration - 4 Weeks
  • Cost – R 34 500
  • Next Start Date - On Request
  • Next Start Date - 19 July 2020

Specialist Courses

Birding / Tracking / Dangerous Game / Weapon Handling

  • Duration - 1 Week
  • Cost - Variable
  • Next Start Date - See Course Details

Correspondence Course

Level 1 Theory

  • Duration - 3 to 6 Months
  • Cost - R4 500
  • Next Start Date - Anytime

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Limpopo Field Guiding Academy

Game Ranger training in the heart of the African bush! Come and join us for the Safari of your life!
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***In Flockdown with BirdLife South Africa – Day 7***

Thrush'ing out the difference…

🐦The Karoo Thrush (Turdus smithii) is one of the most typical small birds found in the garden. They are an early morning riser, vocalising while in their search for worms, small insects and fruit. They are conspicuous in their movements and are often seen flying short sprint-like flights across the garden.

🐦The Karoo Thrush and the Olive Thrush (Turdus olivaceus) were once considered to be a single species but have since been split. The Karoo Thrush occurs in dry arid regions, while the Olive Thrush occurs in the moist coastal and eastern regions of South Africa. Keep an eye on their throat to tell the two apart.

🐦The Karoo Thrush has adapted well to the suburban landscape and has even made the top-10 list of the most common birds in Johannesburg. They enjoy an afternoon bath, so let’s make sure to keep those birdbaths brimming.

📸(Top Left): Melissa Howes-Whitecross
📸(Bottom Right): Albert Froneman

If you have managed to capture a picture of our #FlockDown #BirdOfTheDay, please post your photos in support of this magnificent garden bird. #GetToKnowYourGardenBirds #BackyardBirder #BackyardBirdLife #KeepingCommonBirdsCommon #LookALittleCloser



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Success stories

Greg Schmidt 

General Manager, Lions Valley Lodge

“ Limpopo Field Guiding Academies extensive FGASA courses given by the experienced training team is TOP-NOTCH. I left LFGA with a base of Knowledge that allowed myself to enter into the Industry with the confidence of success! And the passion to learn. Now after nearly 10 years in the industry, I can confidently say “I think LFGA is one of, if not the best training academy in operation.”  

Isaiah Banda

Reserve Manager, Madjuma Lion Reserve

My LFGA course made it possible to realise my dream of becoming a field guide. I went all the way to reserve manager because of the key that LFGA gave me to open the door that seemed to be heavily locked. With the LFGA course that door was opened with ease.”

Alessandra Roveri

Field Guide at
Mongena Game Lodge

Alessandra attended our FGASA endorsed Field Guide course and passed with flying colours. Her passion and dedication was noticed while on internship at Mongena Game Lodge and she was offered a one year contract there.

Alessandra is from Italy and was able to secure a year-long student permit which enabled her to gain practical experience as a Field Guide apprentice.