Courses

CURRENT TRAINING

New courses are constantly on offer. Below are summaries of courses on offer annually. Click on what interests you.

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RIVER GUIDE TRAINING

Doring River 5-day      and     2021 Training Trip
Orange River 7-day    and     2021 Training Trips
Vaal River 4-day

WILDERNESS FIRST AID – 5-day

ADVENTURE PROGRAMME

First Aid – 5-day
Cycling – 2-day
Hiking – 2-day
Rafting – 4-day

YOUTH INTERNSHIPS – 10-day

River guiding

The "River Professor" Graeme Addison
The “River Professor” Graeme Addison

The best way to learn to be a professional river guide is to do a trip with one of South Africa’s most experienced rivermen: Prof Graeme Addison. You will be taken through the AsAfrica River Guide Curriculum and mentored during the expedition. Learn by doing all the things that guides must do to organise, play safe and report back.

No experience is required for any of these course. They are credits towards the Generic Adventure Site Guide skills programme – the only legal route to become a qualified working guide.

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Doring River 5-day – August

The Mini-Grand Canyon of the Doring River, with towering cliffs and Namaqualand daisies, is in the Cederberg 250km north of Cape Town. This is a magnificent whitewater river, ideal for rafting and kayaking, it’s often called the “Tugela River of the Cape”. Class 2-3-4. Route is  65km.

Scheduled for anytime in the first three weeks of August. Put your name down and be ready for the call. We go when the river has had good rains. Read the

Frequently Asked Questions leaflet here.

Further details of the trip here.

Dates and details on Facebook Events here.

Orange River 7-day – October

The stunning Orange Gorge with its waterfall and surging rapids lies about 130km West of Kakamas in a rugged desert landscape on the edge of the Namib. In this moonscape, camps are made under brilliant starry skies, with hikes to scenic viewpoints. Class 2-3-4. Route is 90km.

Trainees arrive a day before the trip departs and leave a day afterwards, giving time to learn the routines of expedition work. Friends or other clients may accompany us.

Dates and details on Facebook Events here.

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WILDERNESS FIRST AID – 5-day November

Learn to handle emergencies in the outdoors, far from help. Training is by Adventure Medics, expert first responders who support boating, biking and hiking events in South Africa. The course covers all body systems and goes into scenarios of outdoor accidents and casualty evacuation.

Anyone may attend. If you are aiming to become a pro guide in any field (from abseiling to ziplining, hiking to rafting etc) you must have a current wilderness first aid certificate.

Dates and details on Facebook Events here.

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ADVENTURE PROGRAMME – (optional selection,  12 days in all)

Dates and details on Facebook Events here.

You can do all or any of these courses.

First Aid – 5-day

Run at our base near Parys, the course covers all body systems. First responders, far from help in the wilderness.

Cycling – 2-day

Off-road trails in the Dome, from veld paths to mountain tracks. Learn what it takes to organise and lead cycling adventures.

Hiking – 2-day

We hike in the mountains of the Dome World Heritage Site near Parys. Techniques of trail guiding, environmental care and safety.

Rafting – 4-day

Vaal River course at Otters Haunt, Parys. The course follows the river guide curriculum and is the preparation for Assessment.

YOUTH INTERNSHIPS – 10-day

Join this school holidays set of courses to learn the professional techniques and ethics of adventure. Anyone 14-25 interested in organising or leading trips in the outdoors may attend. The course comprises two days mountain biking (easy routes), two days hiking in the Dome Bergland, and four days river rafting on the Vaal. The setting is the magnificent Vredefort Dome about an hour south of Johannesburg.

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