Mrs Gaynor Rupert made Tracker Academy possible in 2010 – a bold and visionary action that has benefitted hundreds of wildlife trackers.
Tracker Academy trains disadvantaged rural people in traditional skills of wildlife tracking.
Our training programme is accredited by CATHSSETA (Sector Education and Training Authority) and endorsed by FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa). Tracker Academy is the first tracker training school to achieve this distinction in South Africa.
The academy stands as a training division of the SA College for Tourism (SACT) which operates under the auspices of the Peace Parks Foundation.
Buy our book – The Tracker Manual
It presents the more concrete and obvious wildlife signs for some 160 animals and teams them with a host of seemingly unrelated details to give a comprehensive picture of recent – and not-so-recent – track through the bush.
Donors of the Tracker Academy
Foremost we would like to thank our generous donors for their contributions since Tracker Academy’s inception.
Website photo credits: Ian Thomas, Joe Grosel and Alex van den Heever