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Restoring The Indigenous Knowledge of
Wildlife Tracking

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

This practical guide to animal tracking is a one-of-its-kind manual, based on information developed with the help of southern Africa’s few remaining traditional trackers and their centuries-old wisdom in the field.

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.

Rupert Family Foundations

Patricia de Lara

Animal Friends

Cape Union Mart

Escape Safari

Hilary Rolton

Irene Staehelin

Jeremy & Britta Lloyd

Francois Smith

Singita Game Reserve

Alex van den Heever

Nedbank Private Wealth

Koos & Rona Rupert Education Trust

Rawles Family

Ulrich & Doris Gerber

Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust

Krijger Consult and Coaching

JJM (Boetie) & Caroline van Zyl

Samara Game Reserve

Londolozi Game Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Dag Skattum

Website photo credits: Ian Thomas, Joe Grosel and Alex van den Heever

Enquiries and Contact Details

SA College for Tourism - Tracker Academy

Magazine Hill
PO Box 314



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