Bushwise Field Guides

Program Reviews

Default avatar
Keneth
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Quality education

It’s exactly what I was looking for and it’s what I am getting. Just the best overall. From the staffs to the content. Kim, Rohandi, Nico everyone else I have not mentioned. Truly happy with the whole experience and in terms of value for money, I really see proper value for money. How? I can’t not really find the words to describe the amount of resources in terms of books they provide from FGASA. This is like gold and the trainer who deliver this knowledge are so skilled, understanding, patient and engaging

Default avatar
Kayla
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bushwise

Bushwise

Testimonial.

Bushwise has grown to be my home, my family and I have without a dought learnt so much and gained so much experience that I will take with me for the rest of my life.

Starting the course seemed Scary at first, and I felt like the six months on campus would feel like forever, but now, closer to the end, it felt like yesterday that I walked through the doors, clueless about the bush. Its also been everything but scary. Yes the assignments seem like alot sometimes, and halfway through the course you are going to feel so tired of hearing the same things,( community spider nests ) . But It has been the best six months of my life and I would do it all over again if I could. I've proven to myself time after time that I'm capable of so much more than I thought. I've met so many people with the same love for nature and friendships that will last a life time

I wil always recommend Bushwise if anyone is thinking of becoming a researcher, a conservationist, a field guide, or just loves the Bush.
Saying all this, I will just add that this course is alot of hard work and dedication. It will test you and is not for people that just want to go out and have fun, and not work or study at all. But the amazing thing is that all that hard work pays off every time. And If you love the Bush and bring you're all every single day, it's not even going to feel like hard work at all.

The amount of things the trainers have learnt me in just six months, is crazy. They have every student at heart, and are people you wil have in you're life forever. Every trainer wil have their own way of teaching/guiding, and one of them wil always for work for you. They are not just trainers and at the end of the course you wil call them part of you're family.

If anyone is Struggling to find a good place to study the bush, or stuck between training providers , I wil say Choose Bushwise, and I'll say it over and over again. It will meet all you're expectations and more, and you wil not want to leave the campus at the end. I will alway thank Bushwise for the guide they've made me today, and for the experience I will take with me forever.

Kayla Bloemhoff.

Pros
  • It meats all expectations
  • Learnt more than i could imagine
  • Leaving with a whole new family and friendships for a life time
Cons
  • Its not for those who dont like to work or study hard
Response from Bushwise Field Guides

Hi Kayla

Thank you for this heartwarming review. Starting something new in a new place can be scary, but also exciting! I'm glad that you had fun and pushed through the work - I'm sure it was worth it! It's great to hear how much knowledge you gained in these six months and glad that you felt at home and made great connections with the people around you!

All the best,
Tiffany (Alumni Team)

Default avatar
Veraav
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Wilderness

Coming to Bush Wise was the best decision I could have made. The course, at times, was challenging, but what is life without a good challenge? The trainers always give 110% to all students, enabling them to achieve the best of you. There is always a new purpose to wake up the next day, to wake up to the sound of birds you've never heard before, lions roaring and hyenas laughing. There's just something that drives me to want to be out here, and once you find that, there is no stopping the endless possibilities of what you could become And make out of The Bush Wise Field Guiding Course. The best aspect of the course is the people you meet; the six months you are here will end with a lifetime of friendships you will never forget.

Pros
  • Level Of Training Done
Cons
  • Tent
Default avatar
Michael
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great course

It’s been super cool, I’ve learnt a ton and got to meet really cool people.
Pines is super knowledgeable and makes the experience that much better! You have a great support structure and will find that you will learn so much but yet you will still have a lot of fun. Darryn and Claudia are awesome and will basically be your mom and dad, they always there when you need them. Just be prepared for the heat and occasional cold, just because it’s Africa doesn’t mean it doesn’t get cold.
Mahlalha is the kiff campus ;)

Default avatar
Ethan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Best Course for Nature Lovers!

Doing Bushwise was the best decision I could’ve made. Coming from Canada I’ve always had a fascination with the African bush and wildlife so by doing Bushwise it allowed me to follow my dreams and pursue my passions. All the staff and trainers are very friendly and professional. Student life is great as we get plenty of time to relax and spend time with each other in between learning. Every student gets a fair chance to learn and participate in all the activities. Coming from overseas I feel very at home here and everyone is very supportive and welcoming.

Pros
  • Excellent training
  • A variety of opportunities in different fields
  • Very laid back campus life
Cons
  • Eskom
  • Wifi isn’t the best
  • Weather is hot sometimes
Default avatar
Henlo
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

2H23

It was a really great experience. I enjoyed every moment and made so many friends for life I would highly recommend to come and join Bushwise as soon as you can because you wil not regret it. When feeling you need some adventure or an escape from daily life, coming to the bush and spending time between animals and friends and fresh air makes the whole experience memorable for everybody. Life experiences are created and life challenges will be overcome. Bottom line, join Bushwise, it’s great fun.

Pros
  • Track and Sign
  • Game Drives
  • Advanced Rifle Handling
Cons
  • Loadshedding
  • Wifi is not great, but manageable
Default avatar
David
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bushwise

It was an amazing experience and would absolutely recommend it to everyone. The knowledge I have aquired on this course will stick with me for the rest of my life! The trainers are highly qualified and always ready to help when needed. The best part of the course was the food that was provided and the accomadation. The days were long but always worth it. I will always remember this campus and course with all the people and staff. Thank you for the best expierence of my life and I am looking forward for the rest of my career!

Pros
  • Everything
  • Everything
  • Everything
Cons
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
  • Nothing
Default avatar
Jordan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bushwise field guides

I had an incredible experience at Bushwise Field Guides. The combination of track and sign, trailing, and birding activities made my time there truly unforgettable. The trainers were exceptional, especially Darryn, whose expertise was invaluable. I also loved the advanced rifle handling training, which added a unique dimension to the program. Claudia, our camp mom, was incredibly helpful and made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Overall, my time at Bushwise was a perfect blend of learning and adventure. I can't recommend it enough for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the world of field guiding and wildlife conservation.

Pros
  • Everything was a pro
Cons
  • Nothing was a con
Default avatar
Imelda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing

The experiance was amazing. I met some fantastic people. Our training staff and campus staff were all absolutly amazing!

We have learnt so much in our time here and I can't say I would exchange my experince here for anything.

I loved every second of my time here. The smallest things need some work but the moment there is a concern or a sugestion it gets sorted out so quickly.

Every one is very helpful and supportive and kind. This experiance has been the most fantastic thing in the world. I woukd recommend to anyone.

Pros
  • Training
  • Traners
  • Staff
Cons
  • Nothing really
Default avatar
Niel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Bushwise

Bushwise has taught me so much about our natural surroundings. Not only have I learned about nature I learned new things about myself. I grew so much as a person in 6 months I discovered new hobbies which i never thought i would get into. The trainers are just amazing helping us through every step of the way they used their own free time to help us prepare for our upcoming exams.
Their courses are amazing. We got so many qualifications in 6 months that will help us so much through our career.
Can't wait to see all the faces in the guiding industry.

Pros
  • Course
  • Trainers
  • Area
Cons
  • Food
  • Kitchen
  • Tent
Response from Bushwise Field Guides

Hi Niel!

Thank you for your review. Your experience sounds amazing! It's lovely to hear you've grown in a personal capacity as well as professionally. I'm also glad that you were thoroughly supported throughout your stay. I wish you all the luck with your career in the future!

All the best,
Tiffany (Alumni Team)