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Drum Beat Academy
For those wishing to enrol in South African tourist guide training, the Drum Beat Academy specialises in equipping individuals for a career in the hospitality, event and tourism industries. The company trains 400 to 500 guides each year and focuses on learning through experience.
Courses include tour operator workshops, first aid programmes and guiding schedules for Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Specialist curricula include studying to become a nature and nature site guide, knowledgeable in the environment, flora and fauna, or a cultural guide, adept at conveying the cultural and historical nuances of communities, places and peoples. If you’re more of a thrill seeker, embark on the adventure guide course.
- Its facilities at Eagle’s Nest and Lion’s Den are available for venue hire to individuals, organisations and conferences
- Course guides include culture guides, culture site guides, nature guides, nature site guides, adventure guides and professional nature guides
- The team consists of assessors, facilitators, moderators and designers