GIFT TRAINING ( GET INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING)
General Information and Facts
Arrival at Logde and Book in for the 2 nights
Conference Room - Admin
09h15-13h00: Facts and Skills
14h00-16h00: Self Esteem
Wildlife and Nature
19h00-21h00: Prepare Supper
at the 4x4 Training Course
11h00: Tyre training
14h00-18h00: Practical driving
19h00-21h00 Bake bread and Braai
Practical training, Exercises and Work session
08h00-10h00: Map & GPS Exercise
10h30-12h00: Tours and Packing list
Conclusion & The way forward
Guests free to depart
OUR OWN TRAINING FOR STUDENTS
AND TRAVELLERS / PEOPLE / GUESTS WHO WANT TO GET THE KNOWLEGDE BEFORE TOURING
First Type of Training from ECO4X4AFRICA: GENERAL INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLING
GIFT Training: "Saves
you school money!
GIFT Training: "Done by me, because I want to help you"! I
can after 200 Safaris in Africa
TRAINING DATES : ON HOLD FOR 2014 AND 2015 - BECAUSE THE TOURS
ARE FULLY BOOKED, Sorry!!!
#3: Western Cape / Langebaan
Timings:The course start daily at 07h30 for 08h00 and end at 17h00 except 1 day,
when we will work after hours till 21h00 for night training.
1. You have to organise your own stationery – pen and paper for notes
and food are included and supper for 2 nights.
3. Own 4x4 vehicle and recovery gear(Dont buy gear, first get information and buy then)
4. More instructions will be forwarded to
those who make the 5 vehicles.
5. Lecture venue is on a sand based floor
under a Boma – NB!!! bring a chair, a small table if you want (not a necessity)
but useful to write on
6. Own snacks and drinks (water / cool drink) for during the day
7. Weather affected, so bring appropriate
clothing. Old clothing is better because of water and mud.
8. CATHSETA stands for Culture Arts
Tourism Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.
It is the new name for THETA (Tourism and Hospitality Education Authority).
Costing: The cost is R2000 per person and Couples are R1500
per person sharing and includes the following
1. Accommodation (Couples R1050 for 2 nights)(Singles R780 for 2 nights)
2. Breakfast at Lodge, Lunch at Lodge
and Tea & Coffee at Lecture place
3. Dinner (2) is made by yourself with the ingredients supplied by Eco4x4africa
4. Course material
Lectures are presented
in Bronkhorstspruit / Langebaan - practical on different venues.
6. Eco route
driving on the farm at Bronkhorstspruit / Atlantis
Registration is essential and must be done 4
weeks before the course starts, by sending Alex an email and request the registration form.
Payments are due in 2 parts R500 with the registration
(not refundable) and R1500 3 weeks before the course.
Basic curriculum / Outcome Based Training for GIFT training
Will cover the
following subjects in theory / work sessions and then practical
touring with Alex for you to gain experience followed by 4 work Assignments (not compulsory)
4X4 driving – Course training for a 4WB
Navigation - Map reading / GPS / Route Planning / Route tracking / Tourist maps /
Recovery – Equipment / Use / Practically deployment /
– Trailers / Caravans/ Off-road towing / Roof tops
– Preparation / First parade / Maintenance / Tyers / Carnet de Passages / PDP
Field Cooking - Planning / Menus / Cooking / Fridges / Cooling / Field Preparation /
Health and Safety - Fire fighting / own health / Kitchen cleaning
/ Pot maintenance
Service and Etiquette – Table layout / Wine Tasting / General Tourism / Operators
Wildlife and Nature
Animals – Mammals in Southern Africa / Recognition /
Birds – Birds in Southern Africa / Birding / Equipment / iPAQ /
Self Esteem and Skills
– ICASA/ Radios / Frequencies / Hand and Flag signs / Batteries
– Scheduling / Planning / Booking / Tools / Execution / Follow-up / Results
Insurance – Legal stuff / Food poison / 3rd Party / Cross border / Accidents / Medical
Itineraries – Plan / File / Bundle / Multi Media / Presentation
at House or Public Venue
Advertising – TV / Printed / Ad Poles
/ Competitions / Raffles / Awards / Incentives /
Equipment / Buying and Renting / Maintenance /
SADEC / East Africa / North Africa / Middle East / West Africa / Politics
– Medical Bag / Medical evacuation / Medical funds /
– Tracks / Day trips / Weekends / Tours / Safaris / Expeditions / Overlanding
Immigration and Customs – Border posts / Documentation /
Legal stuff / Runners / Arrests
Immunization – Yellow
card / Malaria / Cholera / Visit a Travel Clinic / Fever
Int Airports – Location / Parking / Procedures / Reservations / Drop and Go /
Medical support - First aid – Level 1 AND 2 / Packing
/ Transport / Prescribtions
Photography - Cameras / Films / SD Cards /
VCR’S / Tripods / Batteries / Solar panels
– Plans / Input in Money / Getting out / Tour Pricing /
Visas – Embassies / Applications / Motivations / Renewal / Visit to an Embassy
Work permits – Namibia / Tanzania / Malawi / 2010 Botswana Practical Training
Practical – Assignments on (1) Your
region (2) Namibia (3) Botswana (4) Mozambique
This is highly recommended but not compulsory. You
can only do proper planning and put together
a honest itinerary once you have visited the destinations. Only then you can answer your guests!
Training – Going on Tour with Alex and Alta – This is highly recommended but not compulsory.
You cannot talk with confidence if you did not visit
the destinations beforehand.
Practical Exhibiting at Beeld Show / Getaway 2012. This is compulsory and in Feb/Aug
2012 and you have to work at the show
for 3 days to understand how to handle guests before you take them on tour.
Additional Courses – Accredited and supplementary to the
about course and recommend for own development
Aid Course – Compulsory to register as a Tour Guide
c. FGASA Course
Course at ECO4X4AFRICA for ECO adventure Training
1. Sand and Dune driving
2. Water and Mud driving
3. 4X4 Bush Mechanics
4. Survival and Navigation