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A very busy 3000 hectare private game reserve situated between Vaalwater and Lephalale (Ellisras) in the Limpopo Province, requires a field/tour guide for one of its three lodges. We cater exclusively to European clientele only and guides are required to be able to work alongside translators. This game reserve is NOT a big 5 area and has most of the plains game animals. We are open virtually 365 days a year, with only a couple of weeks closed per year to do maintenance. You would be part of a guiding team comprised of about 10 guides, all report to the senior guide and lodge manager. Accommodation, most meals and uniforms are provided. This position is suitable for single, young and energetic individuals. Long hours are required! The position's duties include but are not limited to the following:
Professional, engaging and informative game drives around the reserve as well as walking trails.
External tours of the surrounding areas as well as Johannesburg/Soweto and Pretoria.
Cultural tours such as our Tribal Evenings.
Lodge supply collections and deliveries when required.
Basic maintenance of lodge and reserve when required.
Evening bar duties and hosting of guests.
Always on stand by when on duty.
The successful candidate will need the following:
A good command of the English language, both written and spoken.
1-2 years guiding experience within 4-5 star lodges.
FGASA level 1, but level 2 will receive preference.
A valid code 10 and PDP is essential.
A valid first aid certificate.
A professional demeaner.
Neatness and self respect.
Be able to work as part of a team of about 10 other guides of all races and cultures.
Trustworthy and reliable.
Own transport is essential to be able to drive self to and from the reserve. Staff transport is VERY limited.
Should you feel that you fulfill the above requirements and are interested in the position, then please feel welcome to send your CV, copy of qualifications, a short motivational letter and a head and shoulders picture.
Should you not be contacted within two weeks of your application, then please consider your application as unsuccessful.
· Reference: LS-73707-3004 · Salary: R7 000 - R8 500 dep on experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 30 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Limpopo – Luxury game lodge situated within pristine Big 5 Reserve seeks suitably qualified and experienced Senior Field Guide to join their guiding team. Duties include but are not limited to the Conducting guided safari experiences, providing an all-encompassing wildlife experience; Maintenance of game drive vehicles and related equipment; Hosting of guests; Responsible for guest safety when on game drive; Related administration tasks; Hosting of guests (when on duty)
What you need to apply for this position include: Grade12; Minimum of 2 years work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment; FGASA 2; DEAT registered; THETA assessed; FGASA TRAILS (level 2); First Aid Certificate; SASSETA; Unendorsed Drivers licence + PDP; Excellent communication and people handling skills
· Reference: LS-73690-2702 · Salary: R8 000 - R10 000 Live in + Benefits · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 27 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Limpopo - Luxury 5* game lodge situated within a Big 5 Reserve seeks a suitably qualified and experienced Head Guide to take on the responsibility of management of the guiding team on site. The successful incumbent will be responsible for conducting guided safari experiences that are unique and in line with lodge standards. He/ She will be involved with the the overall management of the guiding department and is accountable to the Executive Management team on site. The Head Guide/ Ranger is responsible for their own continuous education and that of their tracker, thereby ensuring the guests have an exceptional wildlife experience. He/She is also responsible for ensuring that all game drive vehicles and related equipment are well-maintained and cared for at all times. The successful incumbent pays a critical role in ensuring that there is continuous communication with Lodge Management in terms of all guest and guiding requirements.
What you need to apply for this position: A minimum of two years' work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment; A level 2 FGASA qualification or higher with theory and practical completed; Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications. He/she MUST have a Trails guide certificate; Valid first aid certificate; SASSETA Certificates; A valid South African Code 8 Driver's license and PDP. Inherent qualities required include Excellent communication and people handling skills; An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife and that he/ she are flexible and willing to change plans on the spur of the moment in the interest of guests.
· Reference: LS-73689-2702 · Salary: Salary Negotiable - Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 27 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Mpumalanga - Upmarket bush lodge situated in Plains Game Reserve seeks suitably qualified and experienced Game Ranger to provided guided game drives and game walks to guests. Additional duties include assisting with routine and preventative maintenance in and around the lodge. Extensive hosting of guests for the duration of their stay applies.
Client requirements include: FGASA Level 1; Advanced Weapons Handling Skills; THETA assessed; DEAT registered; Code 08 licence with PDP; Minimum of 1 years previous guiding experience; Computer literate on MS Office suite.
· Reference: LS-73677-2709 · Salary: R4 500 - R5 500 Live in + Benefits · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 27 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Swaziland - A leader in tourism within a conservation area seeks a Trails Manager to oversee their Horse Trails Department and all related Trails Offerings at this established reserve. Duties include Operational management of Trails on site; Stable Management & Horse Training - including nutrition and medical - 35+ horses and staff. Trail Management and maintenance experience including hiking, horse trials and mountain biking with Sound conservation ethics and eco-tourism structures. He/ She will be involved in the organization and management of multi-day trails, Trail maintenance and development, Standards maintenance and improvement and related Administration and Record maintenance. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring compliance with company policies and regulations, provide recommendations on product development, Budget and procurement management and development. Daily Staff management and training applies.
What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 certificate or equivalent; Adventure guide qualifications or similar. Equine Management qualifications and experience ESSENTIAL. The Successful incumbent will have a valid driver's licence. Additional Hospitality/ Tourism related qualifications and competent are HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS. Previous experience in the capacity of Guiding Horse Trails in a wildlife area HIGHLY BENEFICIAL. Knowledge of Equine proficiency, management, training, medical and nutrition experience essential. This person must be fluent in English. He/ She must have a proven track record in people and project management and be able to work unsupervised. Previous experience in report writing, time keeping, record management, statistics collection and related administration. Must be computer literate on MS Office suite.
· Reference: LS-73673-2709 · Salary: Salary negotiable - Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: · Date Posted: 27 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
New 5 Star Lodge in Sabi Sand looking for a Senior Ranger who has that something extra to offer (Must have personality!)
Please send your CV in MS Word format together with a recent and appropriate head and shoulders photo of yourself (looking like a ranger).
Professional and well-spoken FOH needed for new 5* Star Lodge in Sabi Sands. Incumbent who must be a polite, well presented and friendly person will need to answer and direct calls, assist with queries and guest complaints, process payments and compile invoices, and to be responsible for the checking in and out of guests.
Please send your CV in MS Word format together with a recent and appropriate head and shoulders photo of yourself (preferably in uniform).
Contactable references are required specifically for your most recent positions.
Ranger - Should be at least FGASA 2 with Lead trails and comply with all other requirements with up to date and valid certificates
FOH - Strong administration skills are a prerequisite. Experience in a similar environment is essential. Must be computer literate and have grade 12.
· Reference: LS-73657-2303 · Salary: R10 000 - R15 000 and R5 000 - R6 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 23 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Magnificent 6 000 ha reserve in the Vaalwater area
Please send assortment of photos of yourself riding horses as well as a recent appropriate head and shoulders photo of yourself together with your comprehensive CV in MS Word format.
This is a live in position with meals and uniforms.
Successful candidates will be required to travel to the lodge for three to four day assessment of their abilities.
Recent contactable references are essential.
Candidate must be a fully qualified horseback guide with full knowledge of trails, horses and emergency procedures and will require the genuine ability to get along with guests and co-workers.
· Reference: LS-73651-2303 · Salary: Dependant on experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 23 Jun 2016 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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