My duty as camp manager

BY: Shaun Farnworth 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 was a camp manager for the second week of my Bushwise Field Guides course. The week kicked off with driving around campus,...

A year in the making

BY: Callum Evans 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. Callum has just started his Bushwise Field Guide course and was selected to be the first camp manager.  My goal of one day...

First week on the job

BY: Christie JANSE VAN RENSBURG 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. Christie has just started her Bushwise Field Guide course and was selected to be the first camp manager.   Being camp...

Forget animals. Field guiding’s about people too.

BY: Geena Wegner 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. Geena was part of our January class and led the group earlier in the year. “Who is doing this course because they...

Leading game drives, hosting dinners and studying

BY: Grant Helfrich 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. Grant was a Bushwise student from our January 2021 class, this is a blog based on his experience as a camp manager earlier...

The Balule bird nerd

BY: Brendan Davis PHOTO BY: Brendan Davis 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. One of the most underestimated and underappreciated classes in the animal kingdom is the Aves. I was one...

My experience at Bushwise

BY: Carel-Louis Steenkamp 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. Where do I begin? The past six months at Bushwise have contained a bit of everything. It’s been action-packed, adventurous, funny, sad,...

Geology’s role in safaris

BY: Darryn Murray, trainer at the Bushwise Mahlahla campus  So, your holiday is planned. You’re off on safari to one of Africa’s many wonderful game reserves, or national parks.  How will having an understanding of geology help you to find the ever elusive leopard, a particular bird species or maybe even the very sought after...

Exam week

BY: Sarah Bennett 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. This was the week we had all been waiting for. That we had all been studying, reading, and testing for. Exam week....

A week of walks

BY: Jenika Pohl PHOTO BY: Taya Maasch  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. On 13 May, the sightings we caught on-foot were amazing. In the morning, I walked along the river...