Category Archives: Field Guide Student

An internship opportunity of a lifetime…

Graduates of the Career Course at NJ MORE Field Guide College are given the opportunity of a six-month internship at a top safari lodge, setting them on the right track to a guiding career. Student Gino Spano, together with TshuXekani Gumede, is on placement at Lion Sands Game Reserve, part of the MORE Family Collection, …
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Thanks NJMORE team – It’s a wrap!

“What an honour to have been part of the first six months of this course. Now on to the next chapter… Placements here we go.👊🏻 “I would like to thank the NJ More team for everything they have done for us at the college. It was an amazing experience, from the staff working nonstop to …
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STEPPING UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

One of the more difficult qualifications in the guiding industry, is advanced rifle handling (ARH). My fellow students and I from the NJ MORE Field Guide College at Marataba, in the Marakele National Park, were put to the task on the 4th of May. I knew exactly what was needed to pass — mainly a …
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ADVANCED BIRDING AT NJ MORE FIELD COLLEGE

As a lead instructor and resident ‘bird nerd’, I took the students at NJ MORE Field College on a birding campout with an exciting programme in store for them. We were joined by Dr Derek Engelbrecht, a well-known ornithologist and lecturer at the University of Limpopo, who was accompanied by his family. Over the course …
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Getting to Know our Students – Larene Moolman

When I first decided to move to the bush, it was because of the big things, the sunsets, the horizons, the love of the outdoors, the stillness, the space. Not for one second did I expect that I would fall in love with the little things. I have lived in London for more than a …
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Senior Field Guide Kim le Hanie: My journey with NJ MORE

When I first came to Marataba Luxury Lodges as a guest, I found this beautiful pamphlet placed in our tented suite with the headline, “Live Your African Dream”. It had always been an ambition of mine to become a guide, and at the time I was thinking of leaving the corporate world. Our Field Guide, …
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How to Change A Life

During the chaos of lockdown, I took a long, hard look at my life and decided it was time for a change. At the ripe old age of twenty-four. I’d spent three years working in the music industry and while the excitement of dealing with artists and contracts had sustained me post-university, I had a …
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It Takes A Safari Lodge To Raise A Guide

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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Living Her Dream: Tovhi Mudau On Being A Field Guide

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

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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