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Congratulations to Togara, Safari Guide of the Year 2021 winner !

The awards ceremony for the Safari Guide of the Year was held at The Farmery in Hoedspruit as a fitting finale to the 10th annual event, hosted at NJ MORE Field Guide College. Powered by The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa  (FGASA), the Safari Guide of the Year’s goal is [...]

Oct 11th, 2021|

Celebrating FGASA Women in 2021

As we come to the end of Women’s month, FGASA would like to salute some of the female guides in our industry. David Batzofin got to chat with Melanie Groenewald, Zanelle Ovendale and Emily Whiting. Melanie D.B: Tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Melanie Groenewald and I am [...]

Aug 31st, 2021|

The FGASA Trails Guide Journey – What you need to know

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BEGIN MY TRAILS GUIDE JOURNEY You need to have achieved  the Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 qualification as a self study guide or be on course with a FGASA endorsed training program with a Training Provider. Comply to all legal requirements (CATHSSETA) as well as [...]

Aug 22nd, 2021|

Open letter from the FGASA Managing Director

Hello to all FGASA members, supporting lodges, businesses, volunteers and staff, As we navigate this pandemic and the impact it has had on our guides and the tourism industry as a whole, I am overwhelmed by the unquestionable character, support and strength of our community. Like other industry organisations devastated by [...]

Aug 21st, 2021|

Kloofendal Nature Reserve ads value to FGASA members in Gauteng

FGASA is very excited to announce a new collaboration between Friends of Kloofendal at Kloofendal Nature Reserve and FGASA. There are many learners in the Gauteng area, who opt for the self-study option for the theory component of the Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2), but then have difficulty with being able to [...]

Aug 20th, 2021|