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Meet Our Captain – Lead Trainer Phillip Wessels

With over 20 years of guiding experience, our Lead Trainer Phillip Wessels is the perfect mentor for our students. We chatted to him about his work, his passions, and more… We know that you have a wealth of experience in guiding. How did your passion for nature begin? I grew up on a farm, and …
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Apprentice Trail Guide Course

Apprentice Trail Guide Course 2019- NJ MORE Field Guide College

On the morning of the 21st of May, there was a lot of excitement in the air at Schotia Camp as it was the first day of our apprentice trail guide course. Everyone was amped up as we started our journey to become Apprentice Trails Guides. We started the first few days with a 3-hour …
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Tracking my own progress

Tracking My Own Progress with NJ MORE Field Guide College

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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NJ MORE Field Guide College

My journey at NJMORE Field Guide College

It is always gratifying to get feedback from our students about what they’ve learnt and experienced during their time with us. William Knight, one of the students from our January intake had this to say: “When I joined NJ More Field Guide College I had the amazing opportunity to follow my dream of becoming a …
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Placement

Placement at Madikwe Safari Lodge – A Hands On Experience

Going into the last cycle of my placement at Madikwe Safari Lodge, I can hardly believe how fast time went and how much I’ve grown. Almost a year ago I started this life-changing experience, not really knowing what to expect but with an eager to learn and a passion to follow. During my first six …
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It's not often that we get to see the elusive brown hyena, but student Marco Egli managed to capture this video of one of our residents making his way through the reserve.

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Our students are learning all about tracks and signs in order to better understand the movement of wildlife in the bush. They also took a moment to pause at Weaver Dam and enjoy the spectacular views offered by their ‘classroom’, Magical Marataba in the Marakele National Park.

📸: Trainer Bjinse Visser

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While out on their morning drive, our students were alerted by guinea fowls making alarm calls that a predator might be nearby. They weren’t disappointed when they found out what the noise was all about…

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We are offering a 20% discount to the first four students who book a spot for the August intake of our 60-Day Apprentice Field Guide Course! Escape to the bush and learn about wildlife, field guiding and the natural world. Secure your spot and enjoy your adventure in the open spaces of Magical Marataba in the Marakele National Park. It will be a journey you will never forget! Email francois@more.co.za for more info.

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While you may not be able to join us in the bush, your thirst for knowledge about our natural world can still be quenched. We are thrilled to announce that NJ MORE Field Guide College will be releasing a FGASA accredited, Apprentice Field Guide Online Theory Course soon! Engage with our trainers through virtual Q&As, and get a head start on your field guiding career with our user-friendly online material. Email francois@more.za for more info

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