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Ferndale, Johannesburg

Box 27, Private Bag X4006,
Ferndale , 2160 , South Africa




Inkuba Field Guide Training

FGASA Endorsed Training Providers
Part-time course

The Inkuba part-time Nature Guide Course is designed to improve the student’s knowledge and understanding of the natural heritage of Southern Africa. To teach the interpretation of all aspects of our natural heritage, allowing the transfer of good knowledge.

We aim to create an awareness of conservation and its practices and our impact as people on the environment. With the outcome being the growth of love and care for our natural heritage. We aim to create a learning experience that is life changing.


Any adult who wishes to have a career as a field guide or in the wildlife industry. Any adult already working in the guiding industry who wishes to up the standard of their skills. Any adult nature lovers or wildlife enthusiasts who wish to learn more. Any adult who has a passion for conserving our natural heritage. Any tour operators looking to increase their knowledge. Any Nature Conservation students wishing to learn the practical aspects of identification and interpretation.


The Nature Guide course is a one year, part-time course, that uses weekly evening lectures, combined with practical field work/weekends away and written tests and assignments to provide a comprehensive insight into our natural heritage.

The practical learning experience is essential for deepening knowledge and practicing interpretation skills. The theoretical learning experience provides the necessary background knowledge to complete the tasks and assignments and participate confidently in the practical sessions. Practical experiences help prepare the student for their final assessments.


  • Knowing my work environment
  • Planning and preparation for guiding
  • Guiding skills
  • Geology
  • Weather and climate
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology
  • Biomes
  • Taxonomy
  • Grasses
  • Trees 
  • Arthropods
  • Spiders and scorpions
  • Amphibians
  • Reptiles
  • Mammals
  • Birds
  • Conservation management
  • Historical human habitation

Level 1 First Aid is an optional extra


Students complete assignments and tests throughout the year, and participate in regular practical assessments under the guidance of a qualified leader. Assignments and tests are required to prepare the student for their FGASA exam and practical assessment.


Lectures are held on Thursday evenings at our training venue at Celtiskloof Lifestyle Centre, Howick, KZN. Lectures start at 18:00 and generally finish at 20:30.

Weekend practical’s will be held at various venues, to give the learner exposure to different habitats, flora and fauna and geology. This allows us to give our students practical skills that can be used wherever they are.


18+ years of age, valid driver’s license, ability to walk 2km easily, good command of written and spoken English, valid membership with FGASA.


Telephone: 082 707 9970 / 078 801 0896



  • Field Guide (NQF2)