Practical Tours

Most of our training is done at our campus near Bospoort between Ottosdal and Lichtenburg in the North West Province which have game camps. We however do most of our training and practical work on Lindbergh Lodge which is situated to the south of Wolmaransstad, also known as South Africa’s Serengeti, due to the East African atmosphere. We have a really beautiful farm in the beautiful Klein Marico Bushveld, which is very close to where the Battle of Mosega between the Voortrekkers and the Matabeles of Mzilikazi took place, where we will spend time camping in the bush.

Provincial- and Biome Tours

During the training courses, we do practical tours where we visit both culture- and nature  destinations looking at the different biomes. We also concentrate on different aspects around specialized tourism as well, like architecture, archaeology, wine estates, water-based tourism, battlefields & history, astronomy & geology, ethnical destinations and birding.

We camp out during these tours.

Wilderness Tourism

We visit our camps we have in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, were we do water-based tourism with mokoros and power boats. We also do game walks on foot in Big Five area.

We also visit at least one of our camps in Zimbabwe, depending on the movement of the buffaloes. Lions tend to move with the buffaloes. Also here we focus on trails guiding in the presence of dangerous  game. We visit the Victoria Falls and also do tiger fishing on the Upper Zambezi above the Falls.

Fish River Canyon

For those fit enough to pass the medical examination, they will hike the Fish River Canyon (we call it “Die Vis”) during the months of May-June, which will be the practical of astronomy and geology in Advanced Nature Guiding.

With our descend of 800 meters at Hobas into the canyon, we move a few billion years back into geological history. Throughout the whole hike, we will look in more depth at the astonishing geology of the canyon.

At night we will spend time doing star gazing, which is incredible. You will see stars here with the naked eye that you will not see elsewhere. Unfortunately, due to being down in the canyon, we don’t have the normal wide arc of view to view all the constellations possible.

Kjeld is a member of a hiking club in Lichtenburg, which have being hiking the Fish River Canyon annually for the past 26 years.