Guide school  

  Accredited adventure guide training & qualifications for serious outdoor professionals  

The adventure guiding industry in Africa is growing at a fast pace and requires specialist adventure guides with a high level of competence and training. If you want to enter this exciting industry and become a professional adventure guide you need to be legally qualified and registered. A high level of industry appropriate training and qualifications will prepare you for a successful career in the adventure industry.


At Venture Forth's Guide School we will make sure you get training, experience, assessment and career guidance from the most experienced instructors in the industry. We offer various national qualifications and also industry body certifications such as MDT awards for mountain leadership .

Mountain guide, river guide, ABL facilitator, 4x4 guide, largest guide school in Africa
  Venture Forth guideschool   
Rock climbing Table Mountain, adventures in South Africa

We offer a comprehensive range of mountain guide training and assessment programmes covering both the legally required National Qualifications and the MDT Awards for recreational mountain leaders. Course to choose from include:


Rock climbing Table Mountain, adventures in South Africa

We offer training and assessment for various other adventure guiding qualifications.

Based around the core foundation of the Generic Adventure Site Guide course we offer guiding electives in the following technical fields:


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Listening to industry and student needs,

we have created two comprehensive courses. Longer in duration, these include a wide spectrum of guiding skills and also includes the all important aspects of personal experience and workplace experience.


An all-in-one qualification solutions:


“The personal and individual training scheme you provided was exactly what I was looking for. I found the experiences very rewarding and your instructors were so professional and knowledgeable.”


                                 Adrian Bennett, Kenya

“Hi Walther. I’ve tremendously enjoyed the Advanced Mountain Leader course and the skills learned. I can’t really explain either to myself or others why the mountains hold such a fascination with me, nor do I know exactly where this passion may take me. Your enthusiasm and experience have been an inspiration.”

                                             Alan Weber, RSA

“Walt, I really enjoyed the course and can’t believe it’s already over! I thought it was very thorough and much more in depth than I was expecting so that is a bonus.”


                         Lauren Kaminskas, USA