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Moholoholo offers exciting practice-based and accredited FGASA courses that introduce you to a wonderful world of tracks, signs and trailing of Africa’s wild animals. Whether you are pursuing a career in conservation or looking to further your knowledge as a nature enthusiast, Moholoholo has the perfect course for you
Our courses include the following:

Track & Sign: 11 – 17 April

Track & Sign: 20 – 26 June
Trailing: 6 – 12 June

Track & Sign: 8 – 14 August

The courses are designed to benefit both the enthusiastic observer as well as the serious conservationist looking to further their expertise. While on course you might get the opportunity to trial some of Africa’s Big Five like Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Sleep-out under the African stars are a big highlight of the course, but be warned – sleeping usually isn’t much of a priority…

Colin Patrick conducts and oversees all courses. He is an accredited FGASA trainer and assessor. As a field guide, he has achieved the top qualification of “scout” and is also a senior tracker and external evaluator with over 20 years of experience in the conservation industry. Colin heads up the Moholoholo team who are extremely passionate about teaching and sharing their knowledge and experiences.

Minimum age 16 years.


Our tracking courses are recognized by Cyber tracker.

Students who successfully pass the final practical evaluation are registered with Cyber Tracker and their names are published on the Cyber Tracker website.


Our courses are conducted on the Moholoholo Game Reserves, which lie at the foot of the mighty Drakensburg in the Lowveld region of South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

Attendees are accommodated in comfortable thatched chalets which have all the standard amenities and en suite bathrooms consisting of a shower, toilet and wash basin.

Moholoholo is home to a wide variety of animals and birds and courses attendees are sure to have some unforgettable encounters.


For full information on the different courses please click on the button below

How Long Is The Course?

The tracking course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive learning experience. Our focus on tracking animals and understanding their behaviours spans a period of time that allows for an in-depth exploration of the subject matter. Feel free to contact us for specific details regarding the duration of the course.

Do I Need Any Prior Tracking Experience?

No prior tracking experience is required to enrol in the course. Our dedicated instructors are committed to providing comprehensive training, ensuring that you can confidently engage in tracking wildlife even if you’re starting from scratch.

What Will I Learn In The Tracking Course?

Throughout the course, you will gain the skills to track endangered species like the African wild dog and even elusive animals such as the black rhino. You’ll dive into both practical tracking techniques and essential theoretical knowledge that covers a range of topics, from traditional tracking methods to wildlife monitoring and conservation management.

What Accreditation Does The Course Have, And What Certification Will I Receive?

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion. This certificate is accredited by CATHSSETA and recognises your acquired skills in tracking animals and engaging in wildlife monitoring.

Will I Have The Chance To Work With Experienced Trackers During The Course?

Absolutely! Our course provides a unique opportunity to learn from experienced trackers who possess extensive field knowledge. These skilled trackers will not only mentor you but also share their insights and expertise, enhancing your animal tracking abilities.