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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 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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It's not often that we get to see the elusive brown hyena, but student Marco Egli managed to capture this video of one of our residents making his way through the reserve.

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Our students are learning all about tracks and signs in order to better understand the movement of wildlife in the bush. They also took a moment to pause at Weaver Dam and enjoy the spectacular views offered by their ‘classroom’, Magical Marataba in the Marakele National Park.

📸: Trainer Bjinse Visser

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While out on their morning drive, our students were alerted by guinea fowls making alarm calls that a predator might be nearby. They weren’t disappointed when they found out what the noise was all about…

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We are offering a 20% discount to the first four students who book a spot for the August intake of our 60-Day Apprentice Field Guide Course! Escape to the bush and learn about wildlife, field guiding and the natural world. Secure your spot and enjoy your adventure in the open spaces of Magical Marataba in the Marakele National Park. It will be a journey you will never forget! Email francois@more.co.za for more info.

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While you may not be able to join us in the bush, your thirst for knowledge about our natural world can still be quenched. We are thrilled to announce that NJ MORE Field Guide College will be releasing a FGASA accredited, Apprentice Field Guide Online Theory Course soon! Engage with our trainers through virtual Q&As, and get a head start on your field guiding career with our user-friendly online material. Email francois@more.za for more info

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