Bush Survival Skills

Bush survival techniques, approaching Africa’s Big 5, and bush driving skills… all rolled into one!


Think you can cut it out there in the bush? After this course you will be 100% ready to travel out on your own and successfully survive in the bush – by spending three days learning tracking, navigation, and safety skills.

Experience an adrenaline rush and confidence learning how to approach and interact safely with the apex predators of Africa. Technique, skill, and patience are key in coming face to face with lions, buffalo and other incredible African species.

4×4 driving is not as easy as it looks! A lot goes into safely navigating in and out of treacherous terrain. This part of the course will outline the basics of driving in the bush by going out there and actually experiencing it.

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Bush Survival Skills costs

R 3, 750

The price includes:

  • Tuition and instruction
  • Accreditation
  • Gear and equipment
  • Course notes
  • Program instructors
  • Transport

Oceans Campus Programs and Edutours

Our short courses are available to participants in either our training programs or education tours. They are designed to augment existing programs without interferring greatly. Thus most of the work is conducted either in the weekends, on bad weather days or after hours.

Volunteer programs and internships in Mossel Bay, South Africa

Based in Mossel Bay, South Africa, Oceans Campus is your gateway to wild Africa. We host a wide variety of courses which are designed to bring aspiring adventure and discovery enthusiasts as close as is safely possible to the amazing wildlife of South Africa. From courses focussed on the study of and interaction with great white sharks, elephants, whales, dolphins, to internships based on education, adventure racing, environmental conservation and sky diving. We also offer facilities to make our guests and students stay as pleasant and worthwhile as possible, including a dedicated research centre, spa, lecture room, business centre, conference room, lecture room, restaurant and bar, adventure centre and more. This variety of courses and facilities makes Oceans Campus one of the most broad and exciting places to be, and your gateway to wild Africa.