Tourist Guide Courses Cape Town

Cape Academy of Guiding Services – The market leader in South African Cultural and Tourist Guide education. At the Cape Academy of Guiding Services, we train learners to excel at becoming knowledgeable, professional tourist guides. We strive to help each candidate reach their ultimate goal to become a tourist-guide who can make a difference.  Tourist guides are the ambassadors of South Africa’s tourism industry. They are often the first, and invariably the last, person that tourists come into contact with and are therefore responsible for creating lasting impressions and fond memories of the country. Join one of our courses to become a Cathsseta registered tour guide – Live the dream!

Steps to Become a Tourist Guide - Starting 07Feb2022

First Aid Course

Our course covers all the theoretical and practical knowledge and required to become an outstanding tourist guide. Each learner receives individual and personalized attention of our subject-matter experts, preparing them for their tasks and assessments. Learners are provided with a handbook, course content notes, integrated training and career guidance.

Guide Education

By law, all tourist guides are required to have completed a level one first aid course, which must be renewed every three years. First Aid Level 1 Training is for persons required to assess the emergency situation and providing basic Life Support and basic First Aid in order to stabilise patients prior to the arrival of Emergency Services.

Deat Registration

Tour guides are required to register every 3 years with DEAT in Cape Town. The following are required: A certificate of competence from the Cape Academy of Guiding Services Cathsseta, certificate First Aid Certificate, Four colour ID photographs.


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