Tour Guiding is governed by the Tourism Act no.72 of 1993. This act states that any person or body who wishes to operate as a tourist guide for reward, whether monetary or otherwise, must:
The definition of a Tourist Guide is as follows: (taken from the Act)
“Means any person who for reward, whether monitory or otherwise, accompanies any person who travels within or visits any place within the Republic and who furnishes such person with information or comments with regard to any matter”.
This is a very broad description, but we have it from the controlling authority, the Department of National Tourism (DNT) that adventure guides are included in this definition (Adventure Qualifications Network).
Insurance and/or liability claims, for example, may be impacted negatively if your tourist guide is not legal.
Johan du Plooy is qualified as a National 4x4 And Overlanding Adventure Guide - Overnight Camping and is registered with the Department of Tourism (registration number GP 6210).
Johan du Plooy - Tourist Guide ID Card