Becoming a field guide in the African savannah

BY: Luke Potterton 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. Living in the bush is an amazing and unique experience, there is always something to be learnt. Whether it’s about yourself or...

From new graduate to field guide student

BY Juandre Grobler, Bushwise field guide student 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 students) for a period of one week. When I first arrived at Bushwise I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I...

What Bushwise means to me

BY Jordan Fourie, current Bushwise student 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. What does Bushwise mean? Is it for a certificate that says, “you are a legal field guide” or is...

My life on a Bushwise field guide course

Bushwise student Rian Gouws talks about his choice to join the Bushwise Professional Field Guide course, and how it’s opened his eyes to many new experiences.  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...

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...