Lifelong memories on a Bushwise course

Divan Mclachlan and Heindre Gericke, students on a Bushwise course, recall some of their favourite experiences so far – including learning about the night sky with astronomy expert Ben Coley. In this blog, we share their experiences, and their newfound appreciation for the night sky. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who...

My favourite wildlife sightings in the African bushveld

Throughout his time on the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course, Kieth Windy has had some incredible wildlife sightings. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Studying at Bushwise’s Mahlahla campus has been...

Fauna and flora, one species at a time

Bushwise student Petri Oberholster shares how he’s learning to identify the nearly endless species of fauna and flora you’ll see in the Lowveld. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. When I...

The wild dogs are in town – call the pup-arazzi!

  It’s not every day that a pack of African wild dogs appears in the middle of your game drive. Bushwise student Lauren Noakes shares her incredible experience observing these endangered canines. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow...

Field guide training with the best of the best

Bushwise student Tasia Simons shares her experiences during Bushwise field guide training, learning from experts in the industry. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. A brief introduction about myself. My name...

Tuning in to the natural world

The natural world is all around us – and we play an important role in protecting it. Bushwise student Joshua Stacey shares his experience immersing himself in nature. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period...

Adventure on course in the African bush

Bushwise student Marlene Botha takes us on an adventure in the African bush alongside her fellow students. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. And so another very eventful semester at Bushwise...

Elephants: the big feisty giants

Elephants have the power to amaze and mesmerise. Bushwise student Oryx Nauwelaers shares his experience with getting to know these gentle giants even better.  Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Growing...

Off-roading in the bush – and in life

Leaving the fast-paced life of the German autobahn behind, Bushwise student Marc Weber discusses slowing down and off-roading in the African bush.  Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. As a stereotypical...

Lions on a kill – and incredible pride dynamics

Lions provide great opportunities to study group behaviour. In this blog, Bushwise student Charlie Beardall shares his recent experience observing lions near campus. Camp manager blogs are written by our current students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. How would...