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Apprentice Trail Guide Course

Apprentice Trail Guide Course 2019- NJ MORE Field Guide College

On the morning of the 21st of May, there was a lot of excitement in the air at Schotia Camp as it was the first day of our apprentice trail guide course. Everyone was amped up as we started our journey to become Apprentice Trails Guides. We started the first few days with a 3-hour …
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NJ MORE experience

My NJ MORE Experience – “You Never Know What You Have Until It’s Gone”

“You never know what you have until it’s gone” – My NJ MORE Experience A cliché saying that applies marvellously to the situation I find myself in now, reflecting on the last six months as the course comes to an end. I sit and think of all the new things I’ve learned and how I’ve …
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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 …
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Conservation

Conservation Adventures Out In The Field

It was with eager anticipation that all 15 NJ MORE students gathered early on a Wednesday morning for their Conservation Management practical module, which involved two days in the field with the Marataba Conservation team (MPCo). As the 25,000ha Marataba section of the Marakele National Park is privately owned and managed, it is the responsibility …
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MORE Lodges and Hotels

Learning all About The MORE Lodges And Hotels With Dan Hartman

Field Guide Dan Hartman recently joined the Marataba team after completing his training at the lodge. Here he speaks about what his training taught him: When deciding which field guide college to attend, I chose NJ MORE because of the rapid growth of the company, as well as the overall model that each of the …
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Field Guide

The Rocky Road To Becoming A Field Guide

On a hot and sunny afternoon, all 15 NJ More Field Guide College students headed into the Marakele National Park for some four-wheel drive training, accompanied by their two experienced trainers, Ben and Stohm. With the group consisting of a real cross-section of ages, nationalities and backgrounds, there were a few confident souls who had previous …
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NJ MORE

Living The Life Of An NJ MORE Field Guide Student

I started out at the NJ MORE Field Guide college in the June-December intake of 2017 with high hopes and big dreams. I didn’t have any idea of what was in store, and it turned out to nothing as I expected. My college time gave me some of the most memorable months of my life. Just …
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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 …
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Guiding future guides

Guiding Future Guides – NJ MORE Field Guide College

As a broad and in-depth subject, guiding is as beautiful as it is tough. Seen from an outside point of view, it may seem simple and easy. I think most guides will say that it is easy because it’s a passion that we as people develop; to inform the public and enhance their experience. Although …
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Leopards

Leopards, Leopards And More Leopards

My journey at MORE started this past January when I was selected to attend as one of the 8 career guides at the NJ More Field Guide College in Marataba. The last 8 months have flown by in a blur of learning, new experiences, friendships and feeding an existing but always-hungry passion for the bush. …
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With the Marataba reserve as not only their backdrop but also your backyard, students have the perfect opportunity to spot and capture a pic of an array of wildlife. Could gaining knowledge on how to become guide be more exciting? We think not!

📷: NJ MORE Student Gwen Singleton
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This week we said goodbye to Isabelle and Philip, who were part of the NJ MORE Guide Experience course. They made such a positive impact on the rest of the students during their time spent with us. Thank you for not only being wonderful students, lovely friends and teammates too! Good luck with the rest of your journey.

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This cheetah and her adorable cub were spotted relaxing in the shade, after a successful Impala hunt.

This awesome image was captured by NJ MORE student Gwen Singleton.

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Just another day in the office for our NJMORE students, as they prepare for their The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa Apprentice Field Guide exam and assessment.

📷: Student, Gwen Singleton
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Our students are busy preparing for their The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa Apprentice Field Guide exams. Part of their assessment is being able to interpret their surroundings, and convey their interpretations to their guests. Here you can see student Werner Lilje working on his skills.

Good luck to all the students!

📷: Nic Human
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