Tracking my own progress

Tracking My Own Progress with NJ MORE Field Guide College

An opportunity to be sponsored for the NJ MORE Field Guide College intake was advertised on the noticeboard at Tinga Lodge. I applied and after the selection process, I was chosen to be a participant. I was beyond excited, I could finally follow my dream of becoming a field guide.

As a tracker, I always thought that to become a field-guide would be easy – well…what a wakeup call I got! I was surprised to see the amount of studying, information, hard work and commitment it requires to become an exceptional guide.

And so, my journey began…However, with the training and guidance of Phillip Wessels (N.J. MORE Head Trainer), I am not only tracking my own progress but I am developing my skills more every day after being exposed to proper guiding ethics.

Because of this I can now proudly stand in front of people and say, “YES I CAN DO IT!” I would like to thank MORE, Phillip Wessels, Arin Wessels, fellow students and all the staff at Lion Sands for supporting me through the duration of this course.

I feel so privileged to be one of the intakes at N.J. MORE Field Guide College. I am hoping to be a good practical example to the rest of the staff that hard work always pays off.

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Our Career Course and Guide & Trails Experience students are out and about in the reserve doing their photography course. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to get the perfect shot.

📷: Head Trainer Phillip Wessels

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A huge welcome to our very first intake of 60-day students, who have hit the ground running as their training begins! Watch this space for more about their exciting journey with us...

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The art of tracking… This is a crucial skill for guides to have, as they use these signs to interpret what animals have done, and what their next move might be. This part of the course is taught by industry leader Colin Patrick, who shared his extensive tracking knowledge with the students.

📷: Head Trainer Phillip Wessels

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We are thrilled to announce that, for the second consecutive year, we have been chosen by The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa to host the Safari Guide Of The Year competition! ... See MoreSee Less

The students are back from their well-deserved break, and got back into the swing of things – or more accurately, the slither of things – with a snake-handling talk. The snake the students are handling is the non-venomous Brown House snake. It is called a 'constrictor' because it uses its muscles to squeeze its prey before eating it.

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