virtual open day


virtual open day

Upcoming event

calendar date iconSaturday 17 September 2022

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09:00 – 11:00 EDT

14:00 – 16:00 BST

  15:00 – 17:00 SAST

desktop place iconOnline webinar via Zoom


Spring has arrived in South Africa. Across the bushveld landscape, flowers are blooming, temperatures are warming, and new life is beginning. It’s time for a fresh start. There’s no better time to make a change in your career and join a Bushwise course!

You’ve always wondered about becoming a field guide. Or you’ve always wanted to live in the African bush and learn about wildlife – but you don’t know if it’s possible (hint: it is!). You have questions about the training experience and career options in conservation, safari guiding and ecotourism. We’re here to answer your questions!

On 17 September 2022, we’re opening our virtual doors to all future field guides and those looking for a life-changing gap year experience. 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.

During this interactive online event, you’ll hear more about our career courses, online courses, internships, and our employment guarantee. We’ll also have a discussion with a Bushwise alumnus about their time on their course and the exciting career journey they’ve taken.

Our experienced staff members will be available live to answer all of your burning questions!

As a bonus, by attending the event you’ll qualify for a reduced deposit of ZAR8,500 (GBP680, AUD1280, CAD1170, EUR800, USD930). A limited number of scholarships are also available for Open Day attendees (for 2023 start dates only).

If you’re interested in a career in conservation or safari guiding, this is your chance. Let the change of seasons move you – to go wild in your career!

Details: 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 and in the event that you would like to download Zoom, the free version is perfectly suitable. If you are a first-time Zoom user, please note that the presenters and other attendees will not be able to see you via video or hear you via sound.


Nico Brits

Bushwise Trainer

Nico Brits

Nico is a Trainer at our Mahlahla campus. His qualifications include Professional Field Guide, Trails Guide, Professional Track & Sign and Regional Birding. He has 10 years of guiding experience and worked in many roles in the industry before joining Bushwise.

Jenika Pohl

Bushwise alumnus

Jenika Pohl

Jenika is a proud Bushwise Professional Field Guide course 2021 graduate! She currently works as a horse safari guide at Ant’s Hill in the Waterberg, and is looking forward to sharing more about her Bushwise experience with future field guides and conservationists.

Kim Van Greunen

Bushwise Sales & Support Manager

Kim Van Greunen

Kim knows the ins and outs of the field guiding industry like no one else. Sales & Support Manager at Bushwise, she has work experience in just about every role you can have in the guiding industry. She’s also passionate about training and is here to answer your questions.

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