Gap Year

What next? If the answer is as far off as the horizon but exploring seems enticing, NJ MORE can set you on the right path. Our courses combine the best of what a gap year can offer nature-loving, eco-conscious school-leavers – adventurous travel, short-term learning opportunities, giving back through conservation, and interning in a field you’re interested in. Return home (or not) with something meaningful on your CV and a new direction.

NJ MORE Guide & Trails Experience

Full-length course – 6 month with 6 month placement on meeting requirements and acquiring the correct VISA

Steer your career off the beaten track and become a field guide! You’ll spend an unforgettable time in the African bush, learning about the wildlife, environment, how to conduct safaris both on game drives and trails, and other essential skills.

Our trainees are:

  • Career seekers who have found their calling in field guiding
  • Adventure seekers taking a gap year or sabbatical to pursue a guiding path
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Guide Experience

Short course – 3 months

Embark on an incredible outdoor adventure and set your sights on becoming an Apprentice Field Guide, picking up diverse skills and knowledge as you go. This course is limited to a few students; make sure you’re one!

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and those on a career break looking to truly experience the African bush
  • Aspiring field guides wanting to lay a good foundation for a career in the ecotourism industry
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Adventure

Short course – 3 months

Embark on a true learning and life experience in the African bush to become an Apprentice Trails Guide, gaining valuable knowledge and associated skills along the way. Places on the course are limited – secure yours now!

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and those on a career break looking to spend a meaningful time out in nature
  • Qualified guides, who want to enhance their qualifications and gain more experience in different fields, like tracking
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Apprentice Trails Guide

Short course – 1 month

Headed in a new direction? This course offers you the opportunity to experience the African bush on foot, bringing you closer to nature, while training for your Apprentice Trails Guide qualification.

Our trainees are:

  • Gap year students and travellers on an authentic bush experience, learning what it takes to be a trails guide
  • Qualified field guides, adding ‘trails guide’ to their résumés
  • Both South African and international citizens

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NJ MORE Extra

Short course – 1 to 4 weeks (subject to availability)

Take your guiding up a gear or get a taste for adventure with our extra course modules. Either way, they will expand your horizons.

Our trainees are:

  • Anyone looking to experience some of the most exciting aspects of our courses, and enjoy time away in the bush
  • Qualified field guides looking to become more skilled and access new opportunities
  • Both South African and international citizens

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