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Meet Our Captain – Lead Trainer Phillip Wessels

With over 20 years of guiding experience, our Lead Trainer Phillip Wessels is the perfect mentor for our students. We chatted to him about his work, his passions, and more… We know that you have a wealth of experience in guiding. How did your passion for nature begin? I grew up on a farm, and …
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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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An epic start to the year for our January students!

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🎥: NJ More Student, Thomas Rihm.
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New year, new uniform, new journey... Our 2020 students have started the new year looking sharp!

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Say hello to our new intake for 2020! Welcome to the team and good luck with your exciting adventure.

Watch this space to see their journey unfold.

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While trekking through the bush, students captured some awesome images of the NJ MORE team and magical Marataba.

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We have just 2 spots left for the Jan intake of our 60-Day Apprentice Field Guide Course! Book now to avoid missing out on the adventure of a lifetime!

Click the link for more information 👉https://www.njmorefieldguidecollege.co.za/choose-your-course/60-day-field-guide-course/
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