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The Top Tourist Guide School in Cape Town

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Your South African Tourism Guide success begins with our Training and Expertise

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For over 20 years tourism guide training in South Africa is our pride and passion.Tourism Guide Students on a excursion in StellenboschLivingstone Tourism Academy is fully accredited by CATHSSETA (Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Education and Training Authority of South Africa).

We offer full time and part time courses. After our training you will be able to show and explain visitors places of interest, such as Cape Town’s and the Western Cape’s historic buildings, gardens, religious sites, museums, monuments and art galleries. If you’re good at public speaking, and you are interested in history and arts, this will be the ideal profession for you. The number of tourists visiting South Africa is growing as you can see in our Info graphic and good Tourist Guides are needed desperately.
NEW: Add value to your qualification with our Tourist Guide Wine Course.

Employers, Tour operators and Tourists will ask for your CATHSSETA accreditation obtained from Livingstone Academy. Our courses in tourist guiding will enable you to provide the skills and knowledge of a Top Guide in Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa.

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Course Dates, Fees, Registration

Cape Town Tour Guide Students at the V+A Waterfront

At Tourism Academy Cape Town you can choose between full-time and part-time courses.
You can become an South African Tourism Board accredited Tour Guide in a short period of time at
very affordable fees. Course Fee for 2015/16 is R 5,950.00 and R 6,250.00 for 2017/18.
Why wait ?  
Become a CATHSSETA registered Tourist Guide in South Africa now.
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What you will learn

History of Stellenbosch for tourist guide students in Cape Town

To become a CULTURE SITE TOUR GUIDE (LEVEL 4 SAQA ID: TGD/CulSGd/4/0031, Western Cape Province Regional Guide)
the prescribed unit standards must be achieved as well as the embedded knowledge of the various areas.
After the two-week course and the first written examination, you will qualify as a Culture Site Guide and will be
able to guide in the first five sub regions. More details about the tourist guide course. Livingstone is now offering Wine courses for Tour Guides. Learn about South African wines and be enabled to tell Tourists more about this important industry.

What does a Tourist Guide do?

A group of Tourist Guide students in Stellenbosch

Tour guides are responsible for informing and entertaining visitors. They must be well-educated in the subjects they are discussing. Guides can work in a variety of settings, including museums, historical landmarks, self-employed or with a travel company. They must select the most important and interesting information about the subject and present it to the visitors in a simple, yet appealing, way. Tour guides keep their assigned groups comfortable and stimulated over the whole time.

Read the Cathsseta Tourist Guide Brochure HERE

Full Time and Part Time Course dates

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Testimonials for Livingstone Tour Guide Academy

Cape Town Tour Guide Students on a field trip

Dear Tour Guides, Dear Jeanette, Dear Jacques,

thank you to All of you.
It was an Honor, a Pleasure and lots of Fun to be part of this group.
I want to wish you all well and the best for your future in the Tourism Industry.
To Jacques and Jeanette I want to say a huge huge huge THANK YOU.
For your hard work, excellent knowledge and patience.

You Guys ROCK !


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