Field Guide

Through The Eyes Of An NJ More Field Guide Student.

The time I spent at NJ More Field Guide College was amazing. We got to see and learn a lot of interesting things out here in the bush and learn from the best trainer and mentor, Phillip Wessels.

I had the privilege of getting a placement at Marataba Safari Lodge with some of my great friends from the course. It has been an experience of a lifetime.

The mentorship and guidance from the senior guides are priceless. The work we do together has made me realise the importance of guiding alongside a good team and how important it is to be in sync with the others to be able to successfully guide and track wildlife. I have also learned that all of the departments are essential to the lodge’s success and have a lot of respect for seeing how everyone comes together to deliver the best guest experience possible.

As part of my placement, a large part of my time is spent out in the bush observing and helping in areas that I would be doing here as a guide. For example, I do the set up for the Miss Mara boat safari and then join the guides on the boat trips. During these rides, we often see wildlife from the river so it is a very enjoyable way to spend a morning or afternoon.

During our placement, we have also had the opportunity to guide guests. This has been one of the most interesting and valuable parts of our placement because, at the end of the day, this is what we are here to do.

I can honestly say that no time was wasted when I chose to go to NJ More.

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Today, we raise awareness around the plight of Southern Africa’s critically-endangered rhinos and commemorate all those involved in conservation efforts to keep them safe on a daily basis. We hope that one day these remarkable creatures, who have survived for aeons, will again roam freely in the wild.
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We are thrilled to announce that we can welcome international students back to NJ MORE Field Guide College from 1 October 2020! Although our friends in higher-risk countries will need to wait a little longer to visit our college, we are optimistic that ALL students will be able to join us soon!

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"A new young male lion joined us while we were busy with assessment drive preparation. What a beauty!" - Head Trainer Phillip Wessels

📸: Head Trainer Phillip Wessels

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We're offering 30% off our Guide & Trails Experience, Guide Experience and Adventure courses, and 20% off our 60 Day Apprentice Field Guide Experience course! Email francois@more.co.za for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Unable to join us in the bush? That's okay, because we are thrilled to announce that we have launched our online platform for the FGASA Apprentice Field Guide Theory Online Course. For more information on the online course and how to register, please contact Francois Fourie at francois@more.co.za. We can't wait for you to join us virtually!

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