TRAINING

The Training Task Team reviews training requirements and considers potential gaps in training available to enhance skills and quality of the visitor experience.

It has been identified that greater communication and information is required to and by Guides and implementation of the Guide Register was consulted and agreed upon for implementation in 2019.

Further training needs have been noted and the Training Task Team shall during 2019 review opportunities for such enhanced training in consultation with industry and these shall be implemented as identified.

KNP Orientation Training

All OSV Guides operating in the Kruger National Park must attend KNP Orientation Training.

This exciting training was developed by Vanessa Strydom from SANParks and covers all park management issues including, among others, topics such as elephant population management, anti-rhino poaching efforts, fire and water management with talks by KNP specialists. The aim of the training is to ensure that all Guides communicate accurate messages and speak with one voice on park issues.

The cost of the training for 2019 is R800 for a full two and a half days course and includes the full course manual and handouts. Tea, coffee and sandwiches are provided in the mornings. Affordable overnight accommodation arrangements are also available with costs and choices on the application form. Park entry will be arranged.

Every KNP Orientation Training session includes a “bring and braai” function for all attendees to share an evening together and swap stories and experiences. The braais are lit and pap, sheba and salads are provided.

KNP Orientation Training Programme details for 2019:

29 – 31 January 2019 Skukuza – Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre
26 – 28 February 2019 Skukuza – Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre
12 – 14 April 2019 Skukuza – Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre
22 – 24 July 2019 Skukuza – Game Capture Hall
27 – 29 August 2019 Letaba – Elephant Hall
22 – 24 October 2019 Skukuza – Nombolo Mdluli Conference Centre

Please click here for the Training Application Form

For training enquiries and affordable accommodation bookings please contact:

Vanessa Strydom
082 887 8058
vanessa.strydom@sanparks.org

Ingrid Kitshoff
078 099 6106
iekitshoff@gmail.com