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It Takes A Safari Lodge To Raise A Guide

Field Guide Student | 18th Feb 2020

Previous NJ MORE student Nic Human – now a field guide at Madikwe Safari Lodge – writes about his experience of becoming a field guide at one of the country’s top safari lodges. “So far, my time at Madikwe has been nothing short of amazing. The warm and welcoming nature of the staff has made …
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Meet Our Captain – Lead Trainer Phillip Wessels

Uncategorised | 19th Sep 2019

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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Safari Guide Of The Year 2019

Marataba South Africa | 18th Sep 2019

This year, we were honoured to be chosen by FGASA as the hosts for the Safari Guide of the Year (SGOTY) competition. Watch the video below to meet all of the candidates, and then read NJ MORE Sales Manager, Francois Fourie’s blog on how the event unfolded… Day 1 It was with great excitement that …
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Living Her Dream: Tovhi Mudau On Being A Field Guide

Field Guide Student | 9th Sep 2019

Senior Field Guide and Mentor Guide at Lion Sands Game Reserve Tovhowani (Tovhi) Mudau is an NJ MORE Field Guide College graduate. Here she tells us more about her time at Lion Sands, as well as what her first few weeks as an NJ MORE placement were like. “My time at Lion Sands Game Reserve …
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Tovhi Mudau: My Journey To Becoming A Senior Field Guide

Field Guide Student | 22nd Aug 2019

The Field Guides Association of South Africa (FGASA) recently interviewed Senior Field Guide and Mentor Guide at Lion Sands Game Reserve, Tovhowani (Tovhi) Mudau. Tovhi is an NJ MORE graduate, and a shining example of what hard work and dedication can achieve. Here’s her story: “I had always wanted to be a medical doctor, however, …
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Apprentice Trail Guide Course

Apprentice Trail Guide Course 2019- NJ MORE Field Guide College

Uncategorised | 20th Jun 2019

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

Field Guide Student | 20th Jun 2019

“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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Through The Eyes Of An NJ More Field Guide Student.

Field Guide Student | 15th May 2019

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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Our students are deep into their Apprentice Trails Guide Course. With 51 hours logged and 28 encounters under their belts, they are gaining invaluable knowledge from Trainers Phillip Wessels and Bjinse Visser.
Walking through rivers, gorges and dense summer vegetation will ensure that they are more than ready to take on the guiding world!

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We have left the best for last, as during their final month at our college, our students will be gaining invaluable skills for becoming an Apprentice Trails Guide.
Day 1 has passed with 12 km under their belts, and about 8 hours of walking and numerous elephant encounters. There are sure to be many more sightings, and even more hours on foot as students enjoy the African bush from a different perspective.

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🛑 Are you looking for a life changing experience? Are you passionate about nature and people?

If you answered yes, then we have a course for you! And we are offering some great discounts for our 2021 intakes.

✅ Located at Marataba (Big 5 Reserve)
✅ 3.5 hours from Joburg
✅ Learn from SA's top industry experts
✅ Includes all meals
✅ Superior tented accommodation (fenced)
✅ Swimming pool
✅ Wifi

‼️ Access to a portfolio of award winning 5 star lodges for practical experience‼️

👉👉 In addition to the FGASA qualification, you will also get the following bonus courses 👈👈

⭐️ Wilderness First Aid Level 2
⭐️ Advanced Birding
⭐️ Wildlife Photography
⭐️ Night Sky Safari Skills
⭐️ Navigation and Orientation
⭐️ 4 x 4 Driving
⭐️ Basic Mechanics
⭐️ Nature Conservation (principals and practical application)
⭐️ Hospitality Skills (hosting guests on a five-star safari)
⭐️ Emotional Intelligence

Amazing adventures, new friends, and a world of opportunity await...

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Our college is located in the Marataba Game Reserve, a private section of the Marakele National Park in the Waterberg Biosphere. This offers our students the opportunity to explore a 23 000ha paradise that is one of the most diverse areas in Southern Africa, which helps them to broaden their knowledge of our natural world.

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During our Wildlife Photography Training with @richard.degouveia and @sonyalphasa , we were in the process of trying get a photograph of a wildebeest on the plains with the beautiful Waterberg as a backdrop, when suddenly we saw a cloud of dust being kicked up in the distance.
A herd of zebra came running through the plains like their lives depended on it. Guide Trainer Bjinse Visser then heard the alarm calls of some impala, and we were lucky to spot this beautiful lioness and her 2 sub-adult youngsters.
Sometimes standing and listening to nature's cues is all you need to find the unexpected.

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