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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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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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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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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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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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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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