FGASA Q & A Sessions with David Batzofin

 Julius Mkize Julius was one of the finalists in the Safari Guide of the Year 2019 and he walked away as the proud recipient of the Ambassador Award. He is one of the highly trained FGASA guides working in the industry currently. D.B: Tell me your name and your FGASA qualifications? [...]

Dec 24th, 2020|

FGASA Festive Season Office Closure

The FGASA Offices will be closed as follows: Head Office 18th December 2020 Hoedspruit 15th December 2020 Port Elisabeth 15th December 2020 Namibia 15th December 2020 All offices open on 11 January 2021. We wish you a wonderful and safe festive season. The FGASA Team

Dec 10th, 2020|

FGASA endorsed Bhejane collaborates with Somkhanda Community Game Reserve

As the Covid-19 restrictions on movement and activities are gradually eased, the Somkhanda Community Game Reserve is turning its attention to re-opening its hospitality facilities and resuming its training activities. The preparation includes Somkhanda collaborating with Bhejane Nature Training in a three-year partnership to empower young people in the northern KZN [...]

Jul 15th, 2020|

Changing a leopard’s spots: The adventures of two wildlife trackers

World-renowned wildlife trackers Alex van den Heever and Renias Mhlongo have spent more than two decades working together, tracking leopards and lions at Londolozi, jaguars in South America and grizzly bears in the United States. In Changing a Leopard’s Spots, Alex shares stories from his life with Renias, including the successes, failures, [...]

Jul 15th, 2020|


The effect of the Worldwide Covid19 pandemic on Tourism is catastrophic and has left thousands of FGASA guides and their families in a terrible financial situation. Many of our guides have been laid off, had their salaries cut and, in some cases, have not been paid at all. The dire situation [...]

May 13th, 2020|

FGASA June Exam & Covid19 Stage 4 Operating Procedures

FGASA Head Office continues to operate and is able to function administratively as an essential service to despatch educational learning materials and books to all our members. The team is working on a rotational basis at Head Office ( not open to the public)  whilst complying to all regulations.  Please contact [...]

May 7th, 2020|