Bushwise consists of two branches – Bushwise Field Guides (training professional FGASA Field Guides) and Bushwise Hospitality (placing trained professionals into culinary & hospitality placements within Luxury lodges in Africa).
Bushwise Field Guides offer 23 week and 50 week (includes a 6 month placement at a luxury lodge or predator research base in Southern Africa) FGASA Level 1 professional Field Guide courses. On these courses you can expect to complete practical’s (game drives and bush walks) in prime game viewing areas in Limpopo, offering the ‘Big 5’, as well as to achieve qualifications such as FGASA Level 1, Cathsseta Level 2, Advanced Rifle Handling, First Aid Level 1, 4 x 4 experience, SASSETA competency, Cybertracker Track and Sign and much more. By much more, Bushwise means they do not just teach the basics and send their students on their way – Bushwise Field Guides train their students to a FGASA Level 2 standard, ensuring highly knowledgeable, well-rounded field guides have the best opportunities in the South African job market after the completion of each course.
Bushwise Hospitality - This unique programme offers 10 and 20 week hospitality positions/placements within luxury Game Lodges across South Africa, with a guaranteed internship placement prior to departure. This programme is an exciting and unique way to build international work experience and skills in the culinary, hospitality, or tourism industry, whilst living alongside African wildlife and wilderness. You will also have the opportunity to explore one of the most breath-taking and diverse countries in the world. A 2 week bush orientation course is included for certain programmes.