Field Guide Courses South Africa: Your Game Ranger Training in the Wild

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Colorful metropolises, breathtaking natural spectacles, and cultural diversity – South Africa has always been attracting visitors from all over the world. Particularly the untouched wilderness with incomparably rich flora and fauna fascinates people. If you are an adventure seeker and nature lover who would like to be more than a tourist, Natucate gives you the chance to experience Southern Africa’s bush in a more intense way.

We offer different educational wilderness courses in South Africa enabling its students to gain valuable insights into the work of a real safari guide. When joining a Field Guide, Trails Guide or Marine Guide training, you will learn how to read tracks, to navigate in a wilderness area, to safely approach wild animals and to interact with safari guests. Experienced guides will always support and instruct you. At the end of each course,, you can do a test to acquire an official FGASA certificate helping you on your way to becoming a professional nature guide.

  • Get to know South Africa’s incredible biodiversity
  • Enjoy an in-depth guide training, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes
  • Witness South Africa’s wild animals in their natural habitat
  • Live and learn as part of an international team
  • Obtain an official certificate at the end of your guide adventure

Natucate Conservation Scholarship 2020

You want to become active in conservation work abroad and broaden your hands-on conservation know-how? You would like to volunteer and would benefit greatly from financial assistance? Then apply for a Natucate Conservation Scholarship! This way you can expand your academic knowledge and receive fundings for your educational volunteer experience! Natucate awards three 500 US$ scholarships each year. Learn more about our 2020 scholarship options

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