Come and visit Bushwise at Huntex 2015!

Bushwise at Huntex 2015!!   Come and visit our stand and talk to experienced field guide trainers to learn more about our excellent field-guide courses and the career of a field-guide. Visit the Bushwise stand No 218 in Hall 2 and talk to our experienced trainers about the course and sign up! www.huntex.net

A tour of the Garonga Safari Camp

Wed 2nd – 6.30am wake up ….. almost a lie in!! A short stroll around camp with ‘Ranger Lauren’ (having just completed her Bushwise Guiding course of 6 months, before joining us here on the hospitality course).  Nice practice for Lauren and good to get us all alert and ready for our AM and PM...

Reptiles, wine tasting and private dinner – quite a day!

After a day off and feeling refreshed, its off to town we go!!  But first a quick stop at Blyde River Canyon to soak up the awesome scenery – nice to take in some lush green having spent the last few days bumping around in the dry bushveld!  Khamai Reptile Park came next: A cheeky...

Surprise sundowners and a special sighting!!!

Well three of us heard the leopard calling last night so he cannot have been far from camp! The last of our wake up calls (7am this morning) and into the thick of South Africa’s History and culture. We have passed the caveman test and now know how to make weapons from chunks of wood...

Bush Cocktails!

The Bushwise Hospitality Orientation Course started with quite a flare with the local staff singing and dancing as the vehicles arrived at Mahlahla camp. Angela, the head trainer for the hospitality course, and Cobus the guide trainer, greeted the new interns with sugar topped bush cocktails before leading them though to Mahlahla camp for the...

A Bushwise Hospitality Intern’s Transition Guide! Part 1

1.       The Appeal of the African Bush It is all about Africa – this vast ancient continent full of sights, sounds and smells that mesmerize the soul. For anyone interested in participating on the Bushwise Hospitality course, a natural yearning to immerse oneself in the African bush is an essential prerequisite to...

A Wet Start!

As the excited interns arrived for the start of the Hospitality internship the heavens opened in Limpopo Province.  Our multinational group had to be pushed up the slippery road and were greeted with bedraggled and slightly ruffled trainers. In a matter of a few hours before their arrival, the sheer volume of rain that fell,...

Snake!

… snake, watch out, everybody stand still… A boomslang female above my head … everything froze, and then changed. A shift in the right direction…with good reason. Boomslang are Haemotoxic, and antidote is few and far between. Luckily they do not strike readily. What an amazing chance encounter! Was it not for the really weird...