Game Ranger, Field Guide & Training Provider

Les Brett

Les Brett has 30 years’ experience in Africa working in countries such as Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


International, private and public-sector organisations often seek his counsel and guidance when travelling and taking part in expeditions in Africa. Les has gained his qualifications, experience and training from being a former member of the South African Special Forces and Police Service. Les has trained HM army forces, HM Customs and Excise and US Special Forces.


His qualifications include:


  • Level V1 THETA (Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Education & Training Authority) & DEAT (Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism)
  • Registered with SETA Training, South Africa Tourism, PHASA (Professional Hunters Association of SA) & PSIRA (Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority)
  • Level 5 Specialist Game Ranger & Survival Expert (dangerous game), (GP0415) (NQF6)
  • SASSETA (Safety & Security, Sector Education & Training Authority) Desert and Arid Region Training Provider
  • SASSETA Accredited Skills Development Facilitator
  • Medical First Aid (Level 2), The American Health & Safety Institute
  • Trauma Management
  • Advanced Driving
  • Close Protection Officer
  • Armed Response & Firearms Training Officer
  • Advanced Weapons Handling, (TG18) handgun, shotgun, rifle and machine carbine
  • Unarmed Combat and Self-Defense (NQF6) (SAQA)
  • Poslec (Police & Security Sector) training provider
  • SAPS (South African Police Service) competency in all categories
  • Trueways Anti-Poaching Instructor
  • Education, training and development practitioner (NQF6)
  • Special Weapons and Techniques (Koga Training)
  • South African Ninjistu Federation (Koga Training)
  • South Africa Maritime safety Authority Skippers License, Certificate No. 025387
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