For the man in the bush, more important than having a sound knowledge of firearms, is having an intimate knowledge of the behaviour of dangerous game species. It is far better to avoid a dangerous situation than have to face the consequences of a confrontation.
To view potentially dangerous animals on foot, a hands-on practical course, where Africa’s dangerous game are tracked down and approach is most practical on foot. Learn the golden rules, animal behaviour, anatomy and danger signs / displays and how to let your clients have an unforgettable safe experience, also learn and
“Show your Competence through superior knowledge rather than firepower” but just for in case you do need it ... ......Advance Weapon Handling for Guiding on Heavy Calibre Rifles (375, 458, 416) Learn how to use your big bore rifle fast and accurate under pressure on short distances with the correct shot placement to “drop” charging dangerous game. You also qualify for the National Competency Certificate on Act 60 of 2000 on Use of a Rifle.
View Potentialy Dangerous Animals (VPDA) with Advance Weapon Handling on Heavy calibers
NQF4 (Previous NQF 6: THETA) of CATHS SETA - SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) accredited
VPDA is the ONLY Courses according to Law (Tourism Act 70 of 2000) that’s legal to register as a Guide
with DEAT (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism). No other rating or qualification is necessary!
Kruger Park will require an Advance Weapon Assessment that are assessed by their staff additional.
Eco Ranger Interative and Live-Lazer Shooting and AWH Assesment will prepare you well!