Livingstone and Partners
We help you to start your Tourist Guide career with job placements

At Livingstone Tourist Guide Academy we don’t just let you be out there after you have finished your Tourist Guide Training with us. We have partnered with several companies where you can start guiding and get real life experience.

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Windward Charters

Windward Charters & Livingstone Tour Guide Academy have formed a partnership. This partnership will give newly qualified guides the opportunity to be allocated on tours.

Guides will be allocated a maximum of 3 tours (including overland) without remuneration. The placements shall enhance the guiding skills for both – local and overland touring.

Windward endeavors to assist with job shadowing to all newly qualified guides (English or foreign speaking).
Windward will provide the opportunity of a job placement at the company for the selected guides.
The company will expose and train the selected Tour Guides by allocating them on tours including the Garden Route areas.

The allocation of the guides are up to Windward Charters discretion.

Call: 082 411 5319
Email: info@windward.co.za

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Lucky and Lost

Lucky and Lost Tours is looking for new freelance guides. Ideally looking for persons between the ages of 23 and 40. 

All applicants to have valid Tourist Guide card, First Aid and Drivers License with PDP.

This is a driver/guide position. Experience driving a Quantum preferable.

After meeting guides will shadow 2-3 tours. Guides will be asked to drive vehicle during these tours to asses driving confidence.

If deemed ready, guides will be given the opportunity to lead a tour with one of the owners observing the tour at a discounted guide rate of R300 for the day. This may take more than one tour and is at the discretion of Lucky and Lost.
Once deemed ready the guides will lead their own tour at full renumeration, to be agreed between Lucky and Lost and guide.
Lucky and Lost endeavours to assist with job shadowing with the intention of a freelance relationship between said guide and Lucky and Lost.

We will expose and train the selected guides by allocating them on tours.

Applicants please send CV, Photograph, Copies of Guide Card and Valid PDP to hello@luckyandlost.co.za

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Scout Africa

Scout Africa would like to give you the opportunity to become a better equipped and more confident Tour Guide.
Your training provider gives you a lot of information in a very short time. Due to time constrains in the training schedule
they are not able to provide you with additional practical training and the experience needed to be an excellent guide.
In conjunction with your Tourist Guide training we will provide you with an additional practical experience. Providing
you with the opportunity to see how a tour is conducted. You will have the experience through the eyes of a tourist and
also be given the opportunity to ask questions on possible scenarios, and practically prepare yourself for your first tour.

Applicants please send CV, Photograph, Copies of Guide Card and Valid PDP to scoutafrica360@gmail.com

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Escape and Explore

Join our team of Africa’s Top Adventure Guides

Escape+Explore’s guiding team are made up exclusively from the best in Africa in their specialist fields. With a wealth of experience our team are able to think outside of the box to help tailor each adventure to perfectly suit the individual client, showing the client a unique perspective of Cape Town few visitors experience.

To apply for a position to join Escape+Explore’s Adventure Guides we want to hear about you:  your professional accomplishments, your travels, your guiding interests, any relevant skills, what languages you speak, and most importantly why do you feel you would be a good fit for the elite Escape+Explore guiding team.

Note: Please attach a resume as well as a cover letter/ email to your submission.

Why Join us?

The role will involve guiding Private Cape Adventure Tours to different areas of the Cape.

  • Take interesting clients off the beaten tourist track and break the run of the mill Cape touring.
  • Responsibility and flexibility to add your own twist to create days to remember.
  • Opportunity for multi day tours further into Africa.
  • Learn and grow within a team of Africa’s top guides.
  • Professional back up and support from Escape+Explore HQ.
  • Top Guiding Fees. High End Clients.

Ideal Adventure Guides are:

·         Athletic

·         Outdoor enthusiasts

·         Confident

·         Creative

·         Detail oriented

·         Seasoned travelers

·         Problem solvers

·         Outgoing

·         Personable

·         Quick thinkers

·         Avid adventurous

·         Experienced in the hospitality industry

All Escape+Explore guides also require the relevant qualifications in order to guide in the Western Cape.

  • Valid driver’s license and PDP
  • Western Guiding Qualification
  • Valid passport
  • Valid first aid/CPR certification

Additional specialist adventure sports qualifications (Surf, Lifesaving, FAGSA etc.) beneficial but not essential.

Top Safari Rangers and Adventurers: To the Ex Top Safari Rangers, Adventure Expedition Pioneers and Adventure Sports Specialists – if you have in-depth knowledge of Cape Town and serious about guiding, please get in touch as we also offer training options.

So, you think you have what it takes to join the ranks?  Don’t just believe what we say, Afar Magazine listed our Private Cape Adventures as the no.1 way to experience Cape Town and Outside Magazine this month listed our guiding team and style of adventuring as one of 7 ideas shaping the future of travel.

Send your resume  and cover letter to escape@escapeexplore.com and you could be guiding with us this season.

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