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25-27 Oct 2024

Western Cape & Gauteng

3 DAY Primitive Skills Course

This practical bushcraft course is open to anyone over the age of 16 years.

On this internationally accredited training course you will learn how to use natural resources to make useful kit for survival. The skills you will learn include …

  • The basics of bushcraft.

  • How to select and use the right bushcraft tools and kit.

  • How to select the right wood for carving and making kit.

  • How to make fire using primitive techniques.

  • How to make shelter from natural materials.

  • How to carve a beautiful spoon.

  • How to make charcloth for flint and steel fire lighting.

  • How to make survival candles and rucksack tinder.

  • How to make a compass from a piece of wood.

  • How to thrive in the outdoors with skills and knowledge.

Student reviews (5)

” This course helped me to think out of the box and I will be able to improvise kit in the field as needed “
Riaan Fourie, 19 February 2023
” Boswa is an amazing school of survival and you are not treated as just another student. We all left as friends after this course”
Danie Truter, 18 June 2023
“I experienced what it feels like to use primitive skills in the outdoors. I will recommend this course to anyone “
Warren van Rooyen, 18 June 2023
” This was an incredible experience and it felt as if I walked back in time for this course with all the primitive skills and old-school ways of doing things. Highly recommended “
Pierre de Villiers, 22 October 2023
” This course was one of the best experiences of my life ! “
Bianca Wild, 22 March 2024



STASA Certification, meals, accommodation and course badge included.


25-27 October


25-27 April / 12-14 September

This is a 3-day extreme primitive skills course.

We start at 18h00 on day 1 and finish at 12h00 on day 3.

You will need the following kit to complete the course :

  • Survival knife

  • 15ft Paracord

  • Folding saw

  • Multitool

  • Water bottle

  • Cooking pot

  • Mug and spoon

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping bag

  • Groundsheet

  • Small rucksack

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Hat or cap

  • Notebook and pen

You will build and sleep in your own survival shelter on this course.

We provide survival rations and food for preparing meals on the fire.

Simply e-mail us at to book your place.

We will send you an invoice for secure EFT payment to confirm your place.

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