The NJ MORE Field Guide College great asset to Thabazimbi region

Wiet de Bruijn, his wife Mari-Claire and their four daughters, gave an introductory speech at the venue on behalf of the other shareholders in the Marataba Section of Marakele National Park.
Wiet de Bruijn, his wife Mari-Claire and their four daughters, gave an introductory speech at the venue on behalf of the other shareholders in the Marataba Section of Marakele National Park.
The general functions lapa which also serves as lecture room and behind it the library and further to the left, one of the permanent tents that is used for accommodation for students and College personnel.
The general functions lapa which also serves as lecture room and behind it the library and further to the left, one of the permanent tents that is used for accommodation for students and College personnel.
Stephanie Kulak, Manager of NJ MORE Field Guide College as well as safari guide with Henry Parsons, Head Trainer at the college.
Stephanie Kulak, Manager of NJ MORE Field Guide College as well as safari guide with Henry Parsons, Head Trainer at the college.

The Lion Sands Field Guide College has been rebranded as The NJ MORE Field Guide College, and has relocated its operations to Marataba Game Reserve. The official launce was on on 09 August 2014.
The late Nicolas John More (grandson and descendent of a long line of wildlife enthusiasts who have been custodians of Lion Sands Game Reserve for generations) was passionate about the bush and the quality of rangers entrusted with the role of its ambassadors. The NJ More Field Guide College was originally Nick’s vision, and although his life ended prematurely, his spirit lives on in the new professional training College.
The principle goal, of our Field Guide College, is to train Guides who embody the highest ecological standards and knowledge of the environment and who are able to breathe life into travellers’ dreams, an unforgettable safari in the African wilderness.
The college is based on the 23000 Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park in the Limpopo Province. Marataba is a malaria-free, Big 5 reserve, and is conveniently located just 3.5 hours drive from Gauteng. On offer are professional training facilities and very comfortable accommodation in spacious tents on stilts for two people sharing. Course costs include all meals, electricity, and internet access.
Small groups guarantee personal attention and exclusive group training. Students are also exposed to wildlife management as the college works closely with the ecologists and veterinarian who operate in the Reserve.
The 6 month courses include a FGASA level 1 & FGASA Back Up Trails Programme, as well as many other modules including tracking, wilderness medicine, 4X4 skills, bush survival skills and reptiles.
To those Students that are interested in embarking on a career in hospitality have the option to extend their programme to 12 months, including a 6 month placement at one of the MORE lodges to gain “real” work experience. In so doing, they become part of a broader culture of MORE Field Guides through the company’s carefully refined value system, gained on the back of over a decade of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. Those who excel may have the opportunity of securing a permanent position as a Field Guide at one of MORE’s five star lodges, renowned as among the best in South Africa.
July 2014 saw the first intake of aspiring guides, with every available place reserved in advance. The next intake will take place in January 2015.
For further information, contact Stephanie Kulak: Stephanie@njmorefieldguidecollege.co.za, +27 11 880 9992.