Average Salary For Tour Guide In South Africa

A tour guide is a person employed to show tourists around places of interest.


Tour Guide Salary In South Africa

The average tour guide salary in South Africa is R 258 000 per year or R 132 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 244 500 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 278 250 per year.

How do I become a tour guide in South Africa?

In order to be registered as a tourist guide in South Africa, a person must meet the following minimum requirements:

must be at least 21 years of age;

must be a South African citizen or be in possession of a valid work permit;

must have undergone training with a CATHSSETA-accredited training provider;

Classification of Tour  Guides

Adventure Guides – conduct a guided adventure experience e.g. rock climbing, paddling, abseiling, etc.

Nature Guides – conduct a guided nature experience in areas such as  Game Reserves, National Parks, nature conservation areas, trails, and the like.

Cultural Guides – conduct a guided cultural experience in a limited geographical area such as a  museum, community, wine farm, town, or city.

What grades do you need to be a tour guide?

Entry requirements

2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course.

4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course.

Is a tour guide a good career?

A tour guide gets the opportunity to see the world. It is a job with no time limit.

You have to work for a long 12 hours in a day and maybe on the next day, you will be free.

It is a good career industry but very competitive.