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Lockdown Through the Eyes of a Nature Guide

Lockdown SA by Frank Watts book covers

Kruger National Park, 03 May 2020 – South Africas’ Tourism Minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, would do well to spend just R30 of her R200k monthly salary to buy nature guiding veteran Frank Watts’ short story, ‘Lockdown SA: Through the Eyes of a ...

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Guide Academy Fosters Local Communities

Tourvest Guide Academy campsite

The Tourvest Field Guide Academy, which opened in September 2019, welcomed its first 16 candidates – nine female and seven male recruits, each of whom had undergone a rigorous selection process. These deserving young people all came from communities surrounding ...

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How to Become a Tourist Guide in South Africa

Tourist guide with a cycling group

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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Inaugural Tourist Guide Indaba Set for April 19

The Institute for Professional Tourist Guides Southern Africa will be hosting a first in the Southern African tourism industry: a Tourist Guide Indaba. The aim is to bring the tourist guides in direct contact with tour operators and start an ...

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