Guide Boot Camp
Our aim with this initiative is to up-skill disadvantaged young South Africans, and help them gain employment in the tourism industry, specifically as tour guides and/or drivers. In order to participate in this course, you MUST have a valid Professional Drivers Permit (PDP), and have completed a professional guiding course. This course is offered by Earthstompers Adventures, a tour operator based in Somerset West. There is no cost to attend the course.
14 & 15 August 2019: Classroom training in Somerset West on how we conduct tours, safety management, vehicle checks, tourism destinations, sustainability, guide ethics, diversity training, and history.
16-19 August 2019: 4 Day Garden Route training tour. More tour training dates available, depending on schedule.
Trainees will gain some basic experience guiding in the tourism industry by going on tour with Earthstompers guides. Trainees will have the chance to interact with paying international guests, and practice guiding small sections of the tour if they feel comfortable.
By completing this course, trainees will be better prepared to apply for entry-level positions in the tourism industry.
To apply, please complete the relevant application form for GUIDING on https://tourismbootcamp.co.za/apply-now/.
Please note: Earthstompers Adventures and Tourism Boot Camp is not an official training facility or institution. In no way do we undermine work done by official guide training establishments. Completing a formal guiding course and having a valid Professional Driving Permit (PDP) are prerequisites for Guide Boot Camp. Our efforts in offering Guide Boot Camp are voluntary, and our way of giving back and sharing what we’ve learned over many years in the tourism industry.