South Africa

Cape Town
What are the basic qualifications for a guide?: 

Grade 12 minimum

Is licensing for Guides required? How is it obtained? How often must it be renewed?: 

Yes

Who is responsible for certification?: 

Private Training Providers.

Training by Whom? Theory & Practice.: 

Yes, 3 years,
Theory: 60% by Private Trainers.
Practical 40% by Qualified Assessors.

Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Full Day: 
60-100
Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Half Day: 
30-60
Fees decided by tourism authority, association, or guide?: 

Guide Assn.

Problems faced by guides at this location: 

Illegal Guiding Foreign Tour Guides No Social Security Too Many Guides Lack of Mutual Co-Operation

Entry prepared by: 
Federation of South African Tourist Guide Associations (FSATGA)
Disclaimer: This entry is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. Neither the WFTGA nor the Member Association is responsible for any errors, omissions or opinions expressed by the contributing author.
Updated on: 04/08/14

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