Contact Us

Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Postal Address:

Postnet Suite 165,

Private Bag X3008

Hoedspruit, 1380

Limpopo,

South Africa

 

Email : info@nightjar.co.za

Cell : +27 82 971 7654

Highlights of 2016

For any business, the first year is definitely the most daunting and nerve-wracking. For us, here at Nightjar, we can safely say, we have not only survived, but thrived! FGASA Assessments, a variety of training services & specialised freelance guiding trips have kept...

Industry Update: New FGASA Qualification Titles

Industry Update: New FGASA Qualification Titles

People are generally creatures of habit, most of us don’t like change, others thrive on it, but one thing is certain, change is inevitable. Change, can often be a very good thing, and prevents us from going into too much of a rut. Just such a change has just occurred...

Nightjar Training heads to the Serengeti!

Nightjar Training heads to the Serengeti.  By Head Guide Trainer, Charles Delport. After a few hours of flying and a quick detour via Kigali, I finally arrived in Arusha, where I would be spending my first night in Tanzania. I had received only warm welcomes from the...

Guides: Tips on making yourself more employable

You’ve completed your guide training or have finished off your first year at a ‘stepping stone’ lodge. Now what? A question I am often asked by younger/newly qualified guides, is how to get into a great lodge to get that all important experience on their CV’s. Having...

Technology: Does it have a place in the bush?

Technology has changed the way we look at and interact with the world, and it has definitely made the world a smaller place! It has become such an integral part of our daily lives, that some people have completely disconnected themselves from society. Now, what does...

Lying in Wait – A high altitude kill!

As many of you will know, the bush is always throwing unexpected surprises your way. This is what makes the whole experience so exciting and enjoyable – the opportunity to move away from the predictable. Animals work on their own schedule and appear (or don’t appear)...

Upcoming FGASA Exam Workshop

Upcoming FGASA Exam Workshop for Hoedspruit & Surrounding Areas Nightjar Training will be hosting a FGASA Exam workshop, including Level 1, Level 2 and Trails Guide exam preparation, for the upcoming FGASA exam sitting in Hoedspruit at the end of February 2016. The...

Forest Birding and all of it’s Complexities

Seeing as we have recently done a few bird focused trips to the nearby forests, we thought we would shed some light on the art of birding in high altitude forest conditions. Most committed birders know how difficult forest birding can be – the dense vegetation, tiny...

Top Tips to being a Top Guide

Whether you are a newly qualified guide with a couple of months’ worth of experience under your belt, or a seasoned pro; let’s face it – we sometimes need the obvious pointed out to change or improve. As we have mentioned before, the hospitality industry is a very...