“Your journey of discovery begins here”
“Your journey of discovery begins here”


Begin your journey of discovery on this weekend survival course where you will learn all the fundamental skills to be able to survive on your own.

Survival techniques are expertly demonstrated by our instructors before you try the skills for yourself.

This course is not an endurance course but is conducted in a safe and comfortable bush camp where you will learn all the important skills and enjoy a weekend in the outdoors.

This course is open to anyone regardless of age or physical ability.  Kids under 16 years of age need parental consent to join and kids under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Course Information


Survival MRE-ration food pack, logbook, STASA certification and course badge included.


2-3 July / 6-7 August / 3-4 September / 8-9 October / 5-6 November / 3-4 December


7-8 January / 11-12 February / 11-12 March / 1-2 April / 6-7 May / 10-11 June / 1-2 July / 12-13 August / 2-3 September / 14-15 October / 4-5 November / 9-10 December

2 Days and 1 Night. We take only 15 students per course to ensure safety and personal attention to each student.

Starts: Saturday – 08h00
Ends: Sunday – 12h00

Kids under 16 years of age need parental consent to join and kids under the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult. This course is ideal to share with your friends or family.

Secure online payment with PayFast
or EFT. E-mail us at sales@boswa.co.za for invoice and banking details.


Frequently Asked Questions

This course is available at any of our training branches. Please go to our BRANCHES page to find the nearest branch to your location.

Every student receives a food ration pack for the course with a breakfast, lunch, main meal and snacks included. You will not eat insects and weird foods unless you want to try it when we find it.

You will be issued with a waterproof survival basha that will be your shelter for the one night on the course. You will sleep dry, warm and comfortable.

No, you do not need to be fit to do this course as the skills learned does not require a lot of physical activity. You do the skills at your own pace.

You do not need allot of expensive kit to do the course. Download your free printable course kit checklist below to check if you have the required kit items.

Save on unnecessary expenses and hire your full course kit from us, or build and hire your own custom kit according to your unique requirements.

If you are not sure of a kit item, please contact us and we will gladly advise.

Any person over the age of 16 years can attend the course on his/her own and if you are under the age of 16 you need to be accompanied by an adult. As long as you can hold a knife and understand the skills you can join the course.

Yes. The course is STASA (Survival Training Association of South-Africa) certified and you can add the qualification to your CV. You can also talk to the instructor on the course if you want more information on how to become involved in a career with Boswa Survival.

Skills you will acquire on this 2 day course:

  • Surviving in the outdoors
  • Selecting and packing your own survival kit
  • Knife safety and cutting techniques
  • Selecting and preparing natural tinder
  • Lighting a fire using a firesteel
  • Lighting a fire with friction
  • Creating a shelter against the elements
  • Knife safety and cutting techniques
  • Finding water in the wild
  • Making survival bread on a fire
  • Tying survival knots
  • Navigating with nature signs
  • Signaling for rescue

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