Field Guides Association of Southern Africa
The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) was formally established in 1992. It is a non-profit organisation representing individual field guides, trackers and organisations involved in offering professional field guiding services to members of the public. FGASA aims to promote a culture of professional guiding based on a strong ethical well-informed, safety conscious approach to provide the visitor to the African bush with a pleasant and memorable experience.
Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Meaning ‘love’ in isiZulu, Thanda is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and multiple winner of World’s Leading Luxury Lodge. ANT’s training is conducted on Thanda Safari – Private Game Reserve.
Ulwazi means ‘place of learning in isiZulu and this is the ethos of the Ulwazi Research Programme.
Will of Africa
Will of Africa offers professional driving courses to the guiding and mining industries. ANT uses their expertise to offer a 4 x 4 driving course certified by the Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) to their Field Guide Students. This ensures that once the student has completed the course they are equipped with the basic skills and knowledge to safely operate a 4 x 4 vehicle in an off-road environment.
Adventure Qualifications Network
Adventures Qualification Network (AQN) is the only CATHSSETA accredited adventure guide training company in South Africa.
Endangered Wildlife Trust
The mission of the Endangered Wildlife Trust is to conserve the diversity of plant and animal species in Southern Africa. The Trust seeks to achieve its mission by conducting a programme of research, awareness and conservation action, which is implemented by many specialist Working Groups.
BirdLife South Africa
BirdLife South Africa (BLSA) strives to conserve birds and their habitats. BLSA works with people to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources. It is a registered non-profit, public benefit environmental organisation, and the only dedicated bird-conservation organisation in South Africa. BLSA has more than 6,000 members in 40 bird clubs and branches throughout South Africa.
Adventures With Nature Books
Official supplier of all books to Africa Nature Training and supplier of books to students at very competitive pricing. Take a look at his website.
African Pangolin Working Group
The African Pangolin Working Group was established on 27 June 2011, following an inaugural meeting by a diverse group of people who all have one passion in common – understanding and protecting pangolins in Africa. We are the official African representative to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature – Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group (IUCN-SSC PSG ).
African Reptiles & Venom
Mike Perry the owner of ‘African Reptiles & Venom’ has been supplying snake venom to the South African Vaccine Producers (SAVP) for serum production since 1999. He runs FGASA accredited snake courses, sells snake and reptile equipment, removes snakes from Gauteng premises, breeds and supplies reptiles for the international market and leads herpetological safaris.
Friends of Rietfontein
Made up of members of City Parks, FreeMe, and the Paulshof Residents & Ratepayers Association and helps to preserve Rietfontein Nature Reserve. The pristine 24 hectare bushveld nature reserve stretches over a rocky ridge and forms part of the green belt that runs all the way to Kyalami in the north.The Reserve is home to FreeMe Wildlife Rehabilition Centre, and is located at 138 Holkam Street, Rietfontein Ridge, Paulshof, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Andreas Karlsson Photo
Andreas Karlsson is a Swedish photo journalist working throughout Europe and Africa, covering conflicts, peace building and human rights, as well as environmental and climate issues, for leading European magazines. He has done a FGASA level 1 course with Africa Nature Training and he has provided photos for ANT publications, including our website.
Chris Martin Wildlife Photography
Chris is a qualified Field Guide and has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in the UK. He was a member of the Africa Nature Training team, helping students to better both their wildlife photography and that of their future clients. He now offers guided wildlife photographic safaris and workshops for photographers of all abilities who want more than a standard safari experience – an opportunity to extend their photographic creativity and capture unique wildlife images.
Christian Sperka Animal Art Photography
Christian Sperka, who qualified as a nature guide through ANT, is a wildlife photographer based at Thanda Private Game Reserve, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. He works as a Specialist Photography Guide and Field Guide (Ranger) and also teaches wildlife photography at the reserve. Any Thanda guest can request a complementary photography session with Christian, who will help them with the correct camera setup and the most important rules of wildlife photography.
Justin Grant Photographer
Professional Commercial and Advertising Photography services catering for most of your photographic needs. Specialising in studio and technical sets, but all other categories receive the same attention and care to assist with your business success. Justin qualified as a field guide through ANT and is the official Nature Enthusiast Course photographer.
Sandra and Gary Hughes are both qualified Field Guides (through ANT) who enjoy photography and share a deep passion for the Wildlife and the African bush. Since 2011, they have been driving a Toyota Landcruiser Trooper which they customised into a photographic vehicle. They make regular photographic trips with professional Canon Digital SLA cameras and lenses.
Trevor Kleyn Photography & Guiding
Trevor Kleyn is a professional photographer, specialising in wildlife. He is available on a freelance basis as well as for lessons. He also completed his FGASA level 1 and Trails Guide qualification through Africa Nature Training. He guides for the Kruger National Park on a voluntary basis and is available as a freelance guide.
Wild Web Africa
Wild Web Africa’s purpose is to educate, inform and create a greater awareness of the African Wildlife experience in southern Africa through an easy to use, attractive and up to date website maintained by wildlife experts.