The course

The course is done over a 1 year period starting  15 January 2020 and ending 27 November 2020. We run with the school terms so holidays will fall during the same times as the government schools.

Therefore the course is divided into 4 terms. During each term there will be a major project as well as an exciting trip.

Study material is divided into 4 major categories / subjects:

Hospitality and Tourism

  • Trip planning
  • Wedding & Event planning
  • Customer service
  • Meal preparation / catering
  • Meal Planning
  • Decor
  • Lodge & Event marketing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budgeting
  • Reception
  • Lodge Management
  • Staff management & Leadership
  • 4x4 driving
  • Basic lodge repairs & maintenance
  • Time keeping
  • Stock taking & Planning
  • Shop keeping
  • Booking management
  • Cleaning & Quality control

Qualifications you will get:

Supervisor (TT)

Hygiene in Food handling (TT)

Hospitality & Tourism certificate (SABALTA)

Farming and Agriculture

  • Fence building & upkeep
  • Animal feed & Nutrition
  • Basic Animal medicine & disease prevention
  • Livestock & Game farming
  • Agriculture
  • Land preparation, planting & harvesting
  • Heavy machinery operation
  • Basic farm repairs & Maintenance
  • Building basics
  • Staff management
  • Auction operation
  • Firefighting & fire breaks
  • Thatching
  • Water management
  • Borehole repair & management
  • Basic Tswana & Funagalore
  • Farm Safety
  • Basic mechanical repairs & maintenance

Qualifications you will get:

CETA TLB licence

CETA Tractor & Implements

CETA Power tools

Fire fighting & fire breaks certificate (Fire Association)

Farming and Agriculture certificate (SABALTA)

Several OBARO certificates

Recreation and Adventure

  • Team Building
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain biking
  • Camp Facilitation
  • River rafting
  • High and low ropes
  • Orienteering
  • Zip line
  • Camping
  • Survival
  • Wilderness First Aid

Qualifications you will get:

ARA certificate (Adventure & Recreation Association)

Wilderness First Aid

Camp Facilitator cerificate (Karee Krans)

Recreation & Adventure certificate (SABALTA)

Field guiding and hunting

  • Firearm competency & handling
  • Darting and darting medicine
  • Butchery & Slaughtering
  • Tracking
  • PDP (Public driving permit) - over 21 only
  • Photography
  • Conservation
  • Taxidermy
  • Anti poaching
  • Hunting
  • Fauna & Flora
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology & Geology
  • Exotic game
  • Food chain
  • Rock types
  • Game drives
  • Compass & Direction
  • Phonetic alphabet
  • Radio protocol

Qualifications you will get:

Firearm Competency

Firearm and Rifle handling

PDP (Professional driving permit) - over 21 only

FAGASA field guide NQF2



In order to be able to enroll into this course you need to fill the following requirements:

  • You must be able to swim
  • You must be between over the age of 18
  • You must be able to speak, read and write English
  • You must provide a medical clearance certificate (a letter from your doctor saying you are fit and healthy)
  • You must provide a police clearance certificate (a certificate from the police station saying you have no criminal record)
  • You must have a valid driver's licence or be able to get it during the year
  • You must be able to bring your own laptop
  • You must have medical aid

Term dates

15 January 2020 - 20 March 2020

31 March 2019 - 12 June 2019

7 July 2019 - 18 September 2019

29 Sep 2019 - 27 November 2019

Exciting trips

Rock climbing in Waterval Boven

Marikele Game Reserve

River rafting on the Orange river

Kruger park


Build a mountain bike trail

Build a civil structure

Organize a major event

Plan a farm project

Please note:

This course does not give you a diploma but rather several small qualification from several institutes which can be used  in various ways in the industry. We are not a college but rather an organizer of specialty qualifications in the industry. All the certificates you will receive are from registered institutions and are internationally accredited. 

The main qualification you will get is your FAGASA certificate which qualifies you as a field ranger and your ARA certificate which qualifies you to work in various adventure and recreation fields. 

Secondary qualifications include:

Wilderness first aid

Life guarding

PDP driver's Licence

Camp facilitator certificate

Firearm competency

Firearm and rifle handling


Fire fighting & fire breaks

Hygiene & Food handling (TT)

Supervisor (TT)

TLB Driver (CETA)

Tractor & Implements (CETA)

Power tools (CETA)

Agriculture certificates (OBARO)

We will also supply a certificate of completion along with a log book for each of the 4 subjects:

Hospitality & Tourism

Recreation & Adventure

Farming & Agriculture

Field guiding and hunting