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Next course date

7-13 Sep 2024

Western Cape & Gauteng

7 DAY Survival Course

This ultimate professional survival training course is open to anyone over the age of 16 years.

On this internationally accredited training course you will learn how to survive in the outdoors and become a survival ranger and leader. The skills you will learn include …

  • The basics of survival and your human needs in the outdoors.

  • How to select and pack a professional survival kit.

  • How to select and safely use a survival knife and cutting tools.

  • How to make fire using modern and primitive techniques.

  • How to use bushcraft to make tools and items from natural resources.

  • How to forge, trap, fish and hunt for food.

  • How to build a shelter and protect yourself against the elements.

  • How to find and make water safe to drink in the outdoors.

  • How to navigate using a map, compass and nature signs.

  • How to set up rescue signals and get rescued in an emergency.

Student reviews (10)

“I did this course with my husband and we have grown as a couple on this course having to work together to survive and get through the challenges. I would recommend this to any single person or couple that want to have an incredible outdoor training experience “
Danel Schmidt, 21 July 2022
“I am a soldier in the US army and I found this course on google and thought I would give it a try as I was visiting South-Africa anyway. This course exceeded my wildest expectations in terms of quality of training and the incredible experiences that I had on this course. It is definitely a course of the highest quality and worth doing !”
Justin Gates, 25 September 2023
“I booked this course via the internet from Buhrain and flew to South-Africa for the course. This was the best trip that I ever made as the skills and knowledge that I gained from this course made every second worth it !”
Abdull Rahal, 25 September 2023
“This was an awesome course and I would recommend the course to anyone !”
Francois Potgieter, 25 September 2023
“I completed the ranger course and I never thought that it would be possible as I was under the impression that you need to be a super human to do this. Not so. I felt confident and looked after the entire time by the instructor and I was allowed to learn the skills at my own pace. Highly recommended course “
Christopher Wrigley, 19 February 2023
” The ranger course was an unexpected experience that I found tested me to my extreme. I will never regret having done this course as I have grown in confidence tremendously in such a short time “
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 friend after this course”
Danie Truter, 18 June 2023
“I experienced survival on this course as I belive it was meant to be. Tough and rewarding. I will recommend this course to anyone “
Warren van Rooyen, 18 June 2023
” I found this course to be more than I ever imagined. I wanted to test myself and the course certainly did that and much more. I discovered that I have more ability than I thought and it is all thanks to the incredible skills that the instructor have taught me on this course “
Pierre de Villiers, 22 October 2023

” This course was tough but extremely rewarding “

Bianca Wild, 22 March 2024




Normal price R9950

STASA Certification, meals, accommodation and course badge included.


7-13 September / 2-8 November 


1-7 February / 10-16 May / 2-8 August / 1-7 November

This is a 3-day extreme survival adventure course.

We start at 08h00 on day 1 and finish at 12h00 on day 3.

You will need the following kit to complete the course :

  • Survival knife

  • Firesteel

  • 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 shelte ron this course.

We provide meals and you will have to forage, trap, fish and hunt for food on the course.

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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