The late Nick More (1967 – 2013) is the inspiration behind the NJ MORE Field Guide College, which embodies our wish to continue our long legacy of passionate, highly skilled and authentic natural ambassadors who believe in conservation, and take pleasure in sharing their passion with other people.
The NJ MORE Field Guide College is situated within the malaria-free Marakele National Park (76,000 ha), which forms part of the pristine Waterberg Biosphere. Contrasting majestic mountains landscapes, grass-clad hills, plains and valleys characterize this spectacular area. The big five roam free, and the reserve is heaven to an impressive variety of wildlife, including rare species like aardwolf, bat-eared foxes or pangolin.
The camp is situated within a pristine wilderness area, overlooking a beautiful mountain ridge! One can fall asleep to the call of lions and watch elephants walk past whilst studying. The College offers top training facilities and very comfortable accommodation in spacious tents on stilts, each with en-suite bathroom, electricity…and a personal study-deck.
Courses are FGASA/CATHSSETA accredited. Students on occasion can also be exposed to wildlife management as the College works closely with the ecologists in the park.
NJ MORE Professional course (5-6 months) – Learn everything that is needed to become a professional Safari Guide: In-depth knowledge on mammals and their behaviour, identifying birds, plants, tracks and the stars of the amazing night-sky. Acquire the skills to approach big game on foot and drive a 4×4 vehicle. All this, while focussing on the ethics involved in being a true conservationist.
After completion of the initial 6-month programme you can opt for a further 6-month placement (for those that qualify) at a high-end lodge – an amazing stepping stone for a career in Ecotourism!
The Camp is 50 minutes from Thabazimbi (Limpopo) with all the infrastructure needed and is 3.5 hours from Pretoria/Johannesburg.
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