Part-time Evening Course

Bushveld Training Adventures invites all prospective field guides, nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to a life changing training and learning experience about wildlife and the natural environment. Whether you are a nature enthusiast or planning to pursue a career in guiding and conservation you will receive the most professional and most enjoyable nature training experience.

Course Objectives

  • The Environmentalist Course is aimed at providing the necessary knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing a career in guiding and/or conservation.
  • It will provide the nature lover, game farm or nature reserve owner or operator, as well as the general environmentalist with the knowledge and skills to better understand nature and the processes that govern it.
  • Most important is to instill in people an interest in and love for nature and the many things that constitute the natural environment.

Course structure

The Course is a one year, part-time course that combines weekly evening lectures with practical field work and weekends away, followed by written tests and/or assignments for those who want to acquire a nationally recognised certificate at the end of the year. It comprises different modules, each with a number of subjects carefully selected to provide the nature enthusiast with a comprehensive insight into the natural environment.  You will learn about Ecology, Soil, Astronomy, Weather, Classification, Wild Flowers, Trees, Grasses, Goggas, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, Signs and Sounds of the Wilderness, Bush Skills and a range of other fascinating topics. Each course is presented by one of South Africa’s leading specialists in the field supported by an experienced and well-qualified training team.(Basic Rifle Training and First Aid Training are optional extras)