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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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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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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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Conservation Adventures Out In The Field

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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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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