NJ MORE Field Guide College Blog

Conservation

Conservation Adventures Out In The Field

Conservation | 13th Mar 2019

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

Marataba South Africa | 19th Feb 2019

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

Field Guide Student | 1st Feb 2019

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

Field Guide Student | 19th Oct 2018

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

Uncategorised | 5th Oct 2018

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

Field Guide Student | 28th Sep 2018

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

Field Guide Student | 20th Sep 2018

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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The Hippo King

The Hippo – King of African waters

Wildlife | 5th Sep 2018

Hippos are very large amphibious mammals, found in the southern half of the African continent. They were originally native to everywhere south of the Sahara, but are now mostly living in parks and reserves. The hippopotamus amphibious, as it is known taxonomically, is in the Hippopotamidae Family. Hippos are large creatures with some males weighing …
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