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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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Getting to Know our Students – Seelye Arms

First, a bit of background on me. I’ve spent most of my life in cities: from New York to Seattle to Southern California and the last 10 years in London. I love big cities as melting pots of creativity, culture and ideas, but I also need to balance the hectic city pace with time in …
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Marataba – A land of magic, memories and nature at its best

The Waterberg Biosphere Reserve is an incredibly diverse, inclusive and massive area covering much of the central north of South Africa. Named after the mountain range on which we here at Marataba gaze, the Waterberg is a large scale transitional zone. It’s a ‘jack of all trades’ so to speak – a region comprising of …
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Marataba’s ever-changing lion dynamics

We have known the Scotia males, a pair of lions who are seemingly brothers, since early March 2021. They were first only spotted from time to time – mostly at night, and from their tracks left behind the following morning – and were initially very wary, and even skittish, of our vehicles. They were named …
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The shy and secretive Leucistic bushpig

Our students at NJ MORE Field Guide college have come across the Leucistic bushpig multiple times. Shy and secretive, most certainly one of the less known inhabitants of the African savannah, bushpigs are rarely seen in the open during daylight and at night most experiences with them are fleeting and brief. Imagine the shock in …
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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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Safari Guide Of The Year 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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Learning all About The MORE Lodges And Hotels With Dan Hartman

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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