Antares is perfectly suited to offer backpackers and other nature loving enthusiasts the opportunity for an affordable and relaxing breakaway in the African bush. Our accommodation is set up within the 3000Ha Big 5 Grietjie Nature Reserve and we can cater for a maximum of 12 self-catering guests at any one time, depending on gender ratios. The reserve is a member of the Balule Nature Reserve which borders onto the Kruger National Park.
Antares has also been running FGASA endorsed Field Guide training courses (also known as Game Ranger courses) since 2000 and we have seen over 240 students pass through our doors since then.
Our students, who have come from every continent in the world and a great variety of countries, spend 88 days living and learning at the field guide training centre. We accommodate a maximum of 8 students at any one time.
In the early days of guiding, we were affectionately referred to as Game Rangers and to many of the old school this name is still used. However over the past 15-20 years the guiding industry has become more professional and there are now different levels of guiding qualifications that one can aspire to.