for red-blooded people with infectious enthusiasm
BY Louis Willemse
Guiding equips red-blooded young people with the stepping stones to recognize and exploit windows of opportunity.
You are unique. The course provides an opportunity to expand this uniqueness while contributing to your team, community and the world.
To be considered for the selection process to our next fully-accredited February 2019 FGASA course, conducted with the support of Cape Winelands Biosphere Reserve and Nomad tours, mail us an exciting CV.
Success of people, organizations and communities
we are associated with
On-going innovation to keep ahead of rapidly
changing tourism demands
Be universally employable
Getting past the aptitude test is the very first step. Once accepted into the programme, we will explore the following exciting fields:
The science of the origin and development of the universe. Celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole. Stay in tune with a rapidly evolving space program.
Study the physical features of the earth, its atmosphere and human activity as it affects and is affected by these, including the distribution of populations and resources and political and economic activities.
The art of applying science and technology to predict the conditions of the atmosphere for a given location and time.
Relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes, typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation, include grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rainforest, and deciduous and coniferous forests.
The study of how animals interact with each other and their environments. (Remember humans are animals too)
A study of past events, particularly in human affairs. The driving forces of history: Greed | Power | Fear | Environmental change | Spirit of adventure
Self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal.
The art of accurately ascertaining one's position and planning and following a route. Determining position by observing landmarks, Stars, planets and the sun. We will construct and use an astrolabe, Viking compass and Indian Kamal.
Trained by professional chef. A must have skill for anyone. Includes wine education.
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Help given to a sick or injured person until full medical treatment is available. Includes Emergency Management.
Intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.
Spread sheets, presentations, communication by letter and email, report writing.
Bookings, itinerary planning and writing.
Leaders exhibit honesty, integrity, trustworthiness and ethics. Leaders act in line with how they speak, have clear communication skills and earn the right to be responsible for others’ success.
Public speaking, lecturing, effective presentations, research, general knowledge.
Once you know what a window of opportunity is, you suddenly see hundreds
We conduct education in a series of waves. Students have to ride the wave before it breaks and then have to paddle like hell to get into the next wave. Each wave represents an investment in progressive education to equip guides to ride bigger and better waves. The period between waves is used for self-study and/or practical field work. The candidate needs to drive this. Each wave of success leads to better benefits and opportunities. For example, a guide who makes it to wave five is ready to guide on luxury tours, but a guide should first prove he/she can ride wave four to be considered.
I have been involved in education for a large slice of my working life.
We are not in the business of training professional guides. We are preparing people for a life beyond guiding.
We are not in the business of training professional guides. We are preparing people for a life beyond guiding. We are in the business of helping red-blooded young people recognize and exploit windows of opportunity through the medium of guiding. There are no roads a competent guide cannot embark on.