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   Open Day

Upcoming event

Wish you had a wilder career? You can become a field guide! It’s possible with Bushwise. Learn all about our wildlife and field guide courses at this free virtual event. Because there’s no denying it – the African bush is calling you.

Learn how to become a field guide with Bushwise!


25 May 2024

​10:00–12:00 EDT

15:00–17:00 BST

16:00–18:00 SAST


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Bushwise Trainer

Originally from the Free State, Fred's career started with a degree in Nature Conservation and a practical year with the Veterinary Services of SANParks. He then found his passion in guiding focusing on training and mentoring new guides. He has worked at various lodges around Kruger and KZN province.


Communications Lead

Annie is from the USA, but after earning a Masters in Global Policy Studies in 2015, she moved to South Africa to pursue a career in conservation. She is the Communications Lead for Bushwise and researches wild dogs in Kruger National Park. She also holds FGASA NQF2 qualification and Level 2 Tracker.


Support Coordinator

Channel grew up in Thabazimbi and weekends consisted of trips to the bush exploring new rivers, waterfalls and mountains. This is where she developed a love for the bush from a young age. Her background is in sales and beauty and she enjoys seeing people succeed and doing better.

Virtual Open Day Presenters

Event Details

On 25 May 2024, we’re opening our virtual doors to all future field guides and nature enthusiasts. Join us for a live discussion about our in-person and online field guide courses, and learn how you can make a change and start your career as a safari guide or conservationist regardless of where in the world you’re from!


During this interactive online event, you’ll hear more about our career courses, online courses, internships and our employment guarantee. We’ll hear from a Bushwise alum about campus life, and a woman who made her way from the USA to South Africa to pursue a lifelong goal of working in conservation. 


As a bonus, attendees will qualify for a promotional discount of up to R40,000.00 off a 6-12 month course, R20,000.00 off a 60-day course and 10% off an online course  (foreign currency equivalent applies) if their full payment or payment plan deposit is paid by midnight SAST 24 June 2024 - terms and conditions apply. 

If you’re interested in a career in conservation or safari guiding, or just an epic gap year in South Africa, this is your chance to answer your wild calling!



This event will take place as a live discussion over Zoom.* We’ll send you a link (via email and SMS) the day before the event. Our speakers will present and attendees can engage via the chatbox and ask the presenter questions in real-time. These questions will be answered live after the presentations.


*Please note that no Zoom account is needed. In the event that you would like to download Zoom, then the free version is perfectly suitable. Please note that the presenters and other attendees will not be able to see or hear you; and questions are taken via Zoom chat and Q&A.

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