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17-18 Aug 2024

Western Cape & Gauteng

2 DAY Tracking & Counter Tracking Course

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

On this internationally accredited training course you will learn how to track animals and people in the field and how to counter-track to throw people off your trail if you are followed. The skills you will learn include …

  • The basics of tracking and what tracking is used for.

  • How to make and pack a useful tracking kit.

  • How to read nature signs in tracking.

  • How to read animal signs in tracking.

  • How to identify animal tracks.

  • How to identify human tracks.

  • How to determine the age of tracks.

  • How to perform counter-tracking to throw people off your trail.

  • How to track at night.

Student reviews (8)

” The tracking course is one of the best courses that I have ever done and the skills that I have learned was more than I ever imagined possible “
Riaan Fourie, 19 February 2023
” The Boswa instructor made me feel welcome and I was allowed to learn at my own pace without rushing skills. It is a great course and experience “
Danie Truter, 18 June 2023
“I booked this course to learn how to counter track to stay away from people contact in an emergency. This part of the course was just as amazing as the rest of the course and I would recommend this course to anyone “
Warren van Rooyen, 8 September 2023
” I am glad that I did this course as I feel confident now to be able to track animals and people in the field “
Pierre de Villiers, 22 October 2023
” This course was well worth it and I learned more than I expected “
John du Plooy, 18 February 2024
” I joined this course without knowing what to expect and I am well pleased with the skills I have learned. Great course “
Jan Gerber, 28 April 2024
” This course is great fun and you learn so much in the 2 days. I will be back for the next course with Boswa soon ! “
Annemarie Visser, 28 April 2024
” I did the tracking course as part of the survive life camp and the skills I learned will be used in the future I am sure. Thank you Boswa for an amazing course and experience “
Myles Williams, 20 May 2024



STASA Certification, meals, accommodation and course badge included.


17-18 August


17-18 May / 15-16 November

This is a 2-day tracking course.

We start at 09h00 on day 1 and finish at 12h00 on day 2.

You will need the following kit to complete the course :

  • Survival knife

  • Water bottle

  • Cooking pot

  • Mug and spoon

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping bag

  • Groundsheet

  • Small rucksack

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Hat or cap

  • Notebook and pen

You will sleep under a waterproof survival tarp for this course.

We have safari tent accommodation available at our Western Cape training branch if you want to sleep more comfortably. Enquire about our special student rates.

We provide meals for this course but you are also welcome to bring your own food if you prefer to do so.

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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