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How to Become a Tourist Guide

Tourist guides in South Africa are some of the most important people in the travel trade. They interact on a personal level daily with tourists, and a good tourist guide can make a holiday visit really memorable.  In this article, ...

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Zen Guide Training

Field guiding stalwart, Grant Hine stepped down as the CEO of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) after 14 years and has launched his own specialised guiding programme, which he has aptly termed ‘Zen’ Guiding. By Des Langkilde. ...

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A personal view on Guiding

Guiding in South Africa was a pretty haphazard affair until Don Briscoe filmed a “candid camera” video of a guide giving commentary on a tour, which was aired in the early days of TV – about 1970.  Alarmed at what ...

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