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Pangolin sighting a highlight

Pangolin sighting a highlight

The third semester is in full swing and we are all ready to take it on. I’ve enjoyed capping off each night with a cup of coffee as I focus on studying. In the bush, you need to be aware of your surroundings and always check dark corners in your room carefully,...

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Spotlighting spotted cats

Spotlighting spotted cats

‘Friday PM-BOTANY REVIEW’, these words stood etched onto the board in the ‘not so functional’ whiteboard markers that never quite work properly, but always give an ounce more of ink just at the right time as if they know and thus avoid being thrown away. I have always...

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My best experiences as a Field guide – Part 4

My best experiences as a Field guide – Part 4

Lee was at Entabeni Game Reserve around the same time I was there and what a legend…One of the perks of living and working as a field guide must be the days off when there are no guests in camp and sometimes, at the right lodge, at the right time the ability to go and...

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Record breakers in the animal kingdom

Record breakers in the animal kingdom

As humans, we recognise our champions and those with very special achievements with a gold medal or a Nobel Peace Prize. Some humans with other very special abilities or special physical features are recorded in the Guinness World Records book. But for millions of...

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Back in the Bush

Back in the Bush

Returning to Game Drives Following two excellent weeks developing our skills in track and sign with Colin Patrick, and rifle handling on campus it is perhaps no surprise that everyone was excited to return to game drives and put some of our new skills into practice....

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All you need to know about FGASA

All you need to know about FGASA

Who is FGASA? FGASA stands for the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa has set guiding standards for many years and continues to maintain the highest standards within the guiding industry. Its is an accredited provider with the Culture, Arts, Tourism,...

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A Week of Rifle Handling

A Week of Rifle Handling

This week started off with a bang, quite literally! The Bushwise students have been split into two groups for Tracks and Signs with Colin Patrick and rifle competency. Having already completed our week of tracks and signs, it was our turn to learn all there is about...

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What is that track?

What is that track?

What a week! It is officially the end of week two of semester two. Our Bushwise group split up this week with half of us going to Tzaneen to do their rifle competency and dry runs for Advanced Rifle Handling, while the other half of us spent the week with Colin...

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