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The Bushwise Courses are run in the Limpopo province, in the north-eastern region of South Africa, an hours drive from the quaint town of Hoedspruit. Located in an area renowned for its biodiversity, dangerous game reserves and dramatic scenery of beautiful African bush, and have the mysterious Drakensberg Mountains as a stunning backdrop.
FGASA Level 1 course: 20 students with approximately 1 staff member to every 5-7 students*
Hospitality Internships: 8-10 per orientation course** subject to change
NB: For the placement phase students are likely to be placed individually at lodges and reserves in the local area and further afield.
FGASA Level 1: If interested in the one year course, all students must be between the ages of 21 and 39 years old when they start the course and hold a full manual driving license. Older and younger applicants are welcome on the six month course, however placements cannot be guaranteed for the one year course.
Hospitaltiy Internships: All applicants must be 18+ and must have either professional experience or academic training in the hospitality, culinary and/or tourism industry. Details of background and experience will be requested upon application.
The Limpopo province has hot wet summers, often reaching temperatures above 36C and cold dry winters, dropping to as low as 3C.
Down time travel opportunities
The Bushwise campus is situated roughly an hour and a half's drive from the western gates of Kruger National Park
Other highlights in the local area and within a few hour's reach:
- The Blyde River Canyon scenic route
- Horse-back and walking safaris in the multitude of local private game reserves, wildlife estates and nature reserves
- direct flights to Cape Town from Hoedspruit
- Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia easily reachable by plane, bus or hire car
... and much much more