URGENT POSITION: FOH / Guiding Couple Beautiful Safari Lodge, Hoedspruit

Kendrick Recruitment Date Job Posted: 13-Jan-2019

Location: Hoedspruit

Kendrick Recruitment is now urgently seeking 2 strong FOH and guiding couples for two beautiful safari lodges in the Hoedspruit area.



∙ To provide an excellent game lodge experience to guests including game drives and bush walks

∙ Make sure that vehicle and field guide equipment is maintained in excellent condition

∙ Have all firearm rules and regulations up to statutory requirements

∙ Be able hosting of guests

∙ Be willing to Assist with bush clearing/road maintenance/lodge duties as needed and allocated


∙ 3 to 5 years’ experience Big 5 guiding in a similar lodge environment

∙ Must have a minimum of FGASA Level 2, ARH & Full Trails Guide Qualification

∙ Valid DEAT Registered

∙ Valid South African Driver’s License and PrDP

∙ Valid First Aid Certificate

∙ Must have a true passion for nature, animals, conservation and the environment

∙ Must have general vehicle maintenance knowledge

∙ Must have a good command of the English language, written and spoken

∙ Able to cope under pressure

∙ Must have excellent organizational and planning skills

∙ Be a good team player and work with the rest of the staff to ensure the best experience is offered to the guests

∙ Have a good eye for detail and have good time planning

∙ Be able to anticipate guests needs and facilitating the small touches that enhance the guest experience

∙ Be a people person

∙ Must always present self in a professional and neat manner in appearance and image



∙ Guest Relations and hosting all meals, 2 nights on 2 nights off for dinners, occasional guest delight stops

∙ Be willing to meet and greet all guests on check in and check out

∙ Be able to interaction/communication with Lodge Management and fellow staff and guests

∙ Be able to carry out basic administration when required, daily stock takes, butler allocations 

∙ Be willing to host dinners and be available for late check-ins and early check outs 

∙ Be able to draw up the daily menus and any other guest stationery

∙ Be able to perform room checks up to the lodge requirements


∙ A Hotel school qualification or Tertiary education would be an advantage

∙ Must be fluent in English and have excellent English verbal and written communication skills

∙ A minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role in a 5-star Game Lodge advantageous

∙ Be computer literate at intermediate level, MS Office, Excel

∙ Having experience on eRes or similar reservations system and working knowledge of Pastel is an advantage

∙ Be able to work efficiently and be a team player

∙ Have a valid South African Driver’s License

∙ Have a flexible attitude and willing to take on tasks without complaint

∙ Have fantastic social and interpersonal skills, able to interact with guests and behave appropriately

∙ Have a high sense of responsibility

∙ Must be willing to work flexible hours around guest check in and check out times

∙ Must be able to multi-task, be flexible and able to work accurately under pressure

∙ Having F&B knowledge would be an advantage

∙ Must have a passion for people and the bush life

∙ Must be neat and tidy at all times

∙ Have a good eye for detail


∙ Market related salary - DOE

∙ 50% medical Aid, Provident fund, Uniform, 15 days annual leave per year

∙ Meals and Accommodation while on duty

∙ Work cycle of 6 weeks on 2 weeks cycle leave

Please note this is a live-in position, only suitable for couples or singles unfortunately no dependents.

Should you feel that you are the ideal candidate for the above position please submit your CV today in word format. Along with this please submit any written references, other contactable references and a head and shoulder picture of yourselves.

I look forward to hearing from you and good luck!

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URGENT POSITION: FOH / Guiding Couple Beautiful Safari Lodge, Hoedspruit
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