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|

FGASA launches Astronomy Course for all FGASA guides

The new and updated FGASA Advanced Astronomy Qualification is now available. The aim of the qualification has always been to prep field guides with the necessary skills to deliver an entertaining and factually correct star gazing experience as part of every guest’s stay. The night sky has always fascinated people, and [...]

May 7th, 2020|

FGASA updated operating procedures: COVID-19

Lockdown 3 January 2021 Dear FGASA member, In the light of the lockdown regulations, FGASA would like to firstly wish you all well during this challenging time, and secondly to let you know that our team is committed to operate effectively during this period. Should you wish to call, contact the [...]

Mar 25th, 2020|