The experienced team at Lowveld Trails Co. are accredited Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) assessors that conduct Advanced Rifle Handling (ARH) assessments. As per FGASA, all Trails Guides are required to successfully complete an ARH assessment, and remain current, before they can be declared competent to conduct guided walks in a dangerous game environment.

Each candidate will be required to have a Field Guide qualification in place, and will have to attain the required Unit Standards through the Professional Firearm Trainers Council (PFTC) before an ARH assessment may take place. The three Unit Standards are:

  • 117705 | Knowledge of the Firearms Control Act.
  • 119651 | Handle & use a manually operated rifle or carbine.
  • 123519 | Handle & use a manually operated rifle or carbine for business purposes.

Each candidate will additionally have to be a paid-up member of FGASA, and have a valid First Aid Certificate in order to secure an assessment date.

Each assessment is preceded by a practice day. This gives candidates the opportunity to brush-up on their ARH skills, and participate in some training with the assessors, prior to their assessment.

Our ARH Practice and Assessment days take place at Zandspruit Shooting Range. The meeting point will be at the Maroela Bar parking area (in Hoedspruit) at 8am on the scheduled dates; the day will conclude around lunch time.

ARH Assessments | ZAR 1600 /person/day
ARH Practice | ZAR 800 /person/day
Rifle & Ammunition Rental (optional) | ZAR 1600 /person/day

2021 Scheduled ARH Practice & Assessment Dates 
19 & 20 January | 16 & 17 February | 09 & 10 March | 04 & 05 May | 29 & 30 June | 19 & 20 July | 10 & 11 August | 07 & 08 September | 19 & 20 October

View the 2021 ARH Brochure for more information.


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