Another busy week in the bush

BY: Ross de Villiers Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Taking over the duty of camp manager was an exciting opportunity for me. I got to experience what it’s like to be...

Team building and lesson learning: My week as a camp manager

Some images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19. BY: Patrick Loam Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. I got to be the camp manager after a month of being at the Bushwise...

Adapt and overcome

Photo by: Hunter Ferrier BY: Remi van der Stok Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Everyone knew this was going to be an exciting, challenging week. My group would be starting rifle...

Find your passion with Bushwise

BY: Sarah Bennet Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. A really curious fact for those of us into wildlife is that the spotted hyena is immune to anthrax and rabies. It took...

A practical guide to packing for a field guide course

BY: Kevin Lefevre 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. Knowing exactly what to pack for any trip can be a mission. I have to admit, I struggled getting my luggage sorted...

My experience as a camp manager

PHOTO BY: Zlicke’ Slabber BY: Zlicke’ Slabber Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week.  Zlicke’ was the camp manager on Friday 30 July, before the Bushwise students went on a week-long break. After...

Here’s to exciting new beginnings

PHOTO BY: Hunter Ferrier BY: Francois Theron This blog was written by one of our trainers, Francois. With years of guiding experience, Francois shares some of the experiences he’s shared with the students this semester. We’re at the end of the first semester and what a semester it has been! Excited, energised, and full of...

My best experiences as a guide

BY: Jack Hutchinson This blog was written by one of our trainers, Jack. With over ten years of guiding experience, Jack shares some of his most memorable moments on the job.   As a guide your best and memorable experiences happen in your early years. Your first placement lodge, your first lion sighting, your first experience...

Camp manager: fun, chores, hyenas and more

PHOTO BY: Callum Evans BY: Quintin Swart Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. Managing the camp for this bunch of hooligans isn’t as bad as I thought. So far no real problems...

Challenges and opportunities as a camp manager

BY: Zoe Zietsman-Brits Camp manager blogs are written by our students who each get a chance to lead and manage a group (of their fellow students) for a period of one week. I’m terrified of hyenas. And I never thought I’d be so close to being hyena chow (that’s how I felt out in the...