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General Manager

A new position of a General Manager has become available for the Northern Botswana Concession.

World renowned luxury ecotourism company that exists to protect pristine wilderness areas and the flora and fauna.

The role is ideally suited to a General Manager with 7 years experience in Game Lodge Management in 5* remote Game Lodges,

ensuring the camps get the full support required to run their camps at the highest level possible and maintain the high standards set for 5 camps.

The role will also encompass management of the overall daily operational expenses, involvement in planning and management of the camp budgets.

Ensuring that the camps are maintained and run to the best interest of the staff,the management company,

the owners of the camp as well as meeting and exceeding the guest’s expectations.

Qualifications :

  • A diploma or equivalent tertiary qualification in hospitality and or business management studies.
  • Minimum of 7 years of management experience in the related field.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple properties, assets and staff compliment in remote locations.
  • Proven leadership skills, specifically in managing diverse management teams.
  • Proven record of outstanding staff relations.

Requirements :

  • Shown dedication to eco-tourism
  • Ability to set budgets and control spend
  • An attention to detail for a Premier and Classic brand
  • Excellent communication, organization and planning skills
  • Be able to motivate a team and lead your team
  • Ability to adapt and learn
  • Be able to spend time in Maun when required

Salary R 46 000  ( BWP 35 000  ) + provident fund +50% company contribution towards medical aid.

Accommodation is provided.

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Assistant Head Guide.

World Class 5* Game Lodge Sabi Sands Game Lodge

Management of the safari team in its entirety and see to the implementation and management of all aspects

regarding the safari operation.

Guide Guests, on foot and by vehicle, providing a holistic safari experience.

Ensure all guides and trackers comply with the required legal guiding/driving certificates,

registrations and regulations as well as company and reserve requirements.

Monitor manage and be responsible for Safari department, equipment and vehicles

Personnel and office administration

Qualifications and Skills :

Full Trails Guide
4 years Head Guide experience in 5* Game Lodges required
FGASA Level 2
ARH
PDP
Valid First Aid
NDT reg

Salary R 12 500 –  including accommodation and company benefits.

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Field Guide

Exclusive World Class High End 5* Game Lodge – Eastern Cape.

FGASA 2 with further 3 years 5* Game Lodge guiding experience required.

Conduct an advanced game drive experience (2 x 3 hours daily).

Exceeding expectations of Guests, staff and management

Host guests at certain meals and other relevant times

Responsible for the maintenance and up keep of vehicles and equipment/assets

Carry out stand by duties and other activities undertaken by guests

Perform duties as required by the Field Guide Department

Work independently and unsupervised for majority of time

DEAT & THETA registration.

Valid Driver’s License and PDP

Valid First Aid Certificate

Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced

Trails Guide Qualification.

Care of the people (guests, staff & community), care of the land & wildlife, care of the brand & product.

Acting with integrity through honesty, fairness and accountability.

Responsibility in all actions.

Salary R 12 500 including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Assistant Head Guide.

5* Game Lodge – Vaalwater – Limpopo

Tertiary Qualification

Be required to assist in management of the safari team in its entirety and see to the implementation and management of all aspects

regarding the safari operation, including guide Guests, on foot and by vehicle, providing a holistic safari experience.

Ensure all guides and trackers comply with the required legal guiding/driving certificates,

registrations and regulations as well as company and reserve requirements.

Monitor manage and be responsible for Safari department, equipment and vehicles

Personnel and office administration

Assist with incident management

Host Guests during their stay at the lodges

Conduct guided game drives with Guests

Facilitation of good interpersonal relations between safari staff, lodge staff and Guests

To facilitate and assist with Guest queries and requests

Monitor and enforce reserve, lease agreement and/or concession rules and regulations

Evaluate, train and develop staff

Provide leadership, guidance and counselling to team members

Take corrective action when required, in accordance with the relevant policies and
procedures, in consultation with the Camp Manager.

Qualifications and Skills

• Full Trails Guide
• FGASA Level 2
• ARH
• PDP
• Valid First Aid
• NDT reg

Salary highly negotiable –  including accommodation and company benefits.

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Senior Field Guide

Exclusive 5* Game Lodge – Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years work experience as a field guide in a similar lodge environment
  • A level 2 FGASA qualification with theory and practical completed
  • Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
  • Full Trails guide
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm

Flexible in that he/she is willing to change plans on the spur of the moment and is willing to innovate in the interests of the guest and the company

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety are always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary R 8 000 – R 9 000 Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

High End World Class 5* Game Lodge – Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 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
  • Passed the rifle assessment as well as the trails guide examination
  • Trails guide certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm
  • Ensures the highest quality of game experience for the guests.
  • Hosts guests in line with the Standard of Excellence.

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety is always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary highly negotiable Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Top High End 5* Game Lodge – Sabi Sands Game Reserve – Mpumalanga.

FGASA 2 with further 3 years 5* Game Lodge guiding experience required.

DEAT & THETA registration.

Valid Driver’s License and PDP

Valid First Aid Certificate

Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced

Trails Guide Qualification.

Exceeding expectations of Guests, staff and management

Care of the people (guests, staff & community), care of the land & wildlife, care of the brand & product.

Acting with integrity through honesty, fairness and accountability.

Responsibility in all actions.

Salary highly negotiable, including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Exquisite World Class 5* Game Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve.

We are looking for an excellent, experienced guide, who is keen, enthusiastic, personable, well spoken,

presentable and dedicated to conservation and education, as well as being able to turn their hand to a little basic maintenance,

some admin and some hosting duties. The candidate would ideally need to be fully qualified to take walks as a lead rifle,

but a back-up trails guide qualification would be essential.

The responsibilities are typical guiding duties such as game drives, game walks, all game and environmental activities,

Some general lodge maintenance and veld management.

Basic vehicle maintenance and after hours emergency standby duties.

Assistance with various managerial duties, hosting duties and general liaison with guests.

Knowledge of blogging, Facebook and Twitter would also be advantageous.

Ideal Qualification requirements:

FGASA Certification and CATHSSETA certificate.

Public Drivers Permit

Valid First Aid Certificate

Firearm Competency Certificate

Advanced Rifle Handling Certificate

Lead Trails Guide Qualification or Back-up Trails Guide Qualification

THETA NQF 2

DEAT Registration

Salary R 8 000 – R 9 500 Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide.

World Class High End – 5* Game Lodge – Madikwe Game Reserve.

Requirements

  • 3 – 4 years experience working in a Big 5 Reserve.
  • 3 years experience in High End 5* Game Lodge
  • Excellent Guest Relations skills required.
  • Great personality, sound knowledge and solid track record.
  • Responsible and high levels of ethics.
  • Possess all the necessary qualifications for guiding in Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • FGASA Level 1, DEAT registered, PDP, First Aid, ARH, SAPS Rifle Competency
  • A Trails Guide qualification, whilst not essential, would certainly be an added asset ; backup trails guide if motivated and close to completing lead hours.
  • The successful applicant will share drives with our other Field Guide.
  • Please forward copies of qualifications together with a photo

Salary R 9 000.00  – R 12 000.00 –  Live in incl 100% Medical Aid and Provident Fund.

Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

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Field Guide

Exclusive World Class 5* Game Lodge – Nylstroom area – Limpopo Province

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 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
  • Passed the Kruger National Park rifle assessment as well as the trails guide examination
  • Trails guide certificate
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • SASSETA Certificates
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Signed company’s Driver’s Code of Conduct
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about wildlife
  • The ability to work on his/her own with enthusiasm
  • Ensures the highest quality of game experience for the guests.
  • Hosts guests in line with the Standard of Excellence.

Shows an exceptional appreciation and sensitivity to the environment at all times.

Ensures that guest and staff safety is always a priority.

Communicates with Front of House staff to ensure the best possible experience for guests.

Salary highly negotiable Including accommodation and company benefits. Gratuities over and above the amount of the salary.

Apply for this Position