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Cradle Boutique Hotel is advertising for urgent placement of a FULL-TIME NATURE GUIDE.

Training available for the right candidate.

PDP an advantage.

Salary negotiable depending on experience and on-site accommodation may be available.

No transport arrangements in place.

Cradle Boutique Hotel is located on the Cradle Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site (Gauteng, South Africa) nearest the Beyers Naude traffic circle on Kromdraai Road (Route 540 on the Lanseria side).

Interested parties should please send their CVs and credentials to the attention of Lindsay Hunter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Operations Manager

uMngeni Valley Nature Reserve - Howick, KwaZulu-Natal

We are currently interviewing for the position of Operations Manager.  We are seeking an outstanding individual to support the Centre Manager to take the unit to new heights, and to be the centre of choice for schools visiting KZN providing a quality outdoor education experience.


  • Managing the catering and cleaning operations related to an education centre catering for up to 400 students
  • Management and control of all logistics relating to hosting school groups including the fleet of vehicles
  • Overall management and control of the maintenance and reserve programme which supports efficient operations
  • Leading and managing the staff responsible for general maintenance and upkeep of the facilities including management of the 900-ha reserve, catering and cleaning
  • Although not a primary focus, the role will include marketing, sales and PR


  • An Undergraduate degree/diploma in Tourism or Travel Management, or Conservation
  • Previous supervisory experience in an administrative position, managing complex operations with multiple departments and large budgets
  • Experience implementing policy regulations and operational procedures that promote organizational efficiency and internal controls
  • Neat, well presented, and in good health
  • High work ethic
  • Excellent computer skills
  • First Aid skills
  • Excellent time-keeping skills
  • Valid driver’s license with a PDP
  • Extensive people management skills
  • Confidence, high energy levels and enthusiasm
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (written and oral)
  • Flexible, accommodating and even-tempered

This position reports to the Centre Manager: uMngeni Valley


To be discussed. 


WESSA is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity.  In accordance with the employment equity plan of WESSA and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. WESSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

Sarah Alcock, Human Resources Manager, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


4pm on Friday 13th October 2017



Founders Lodge – located adjacent to Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape –

Previous Senior Positions in 5 * Lodge Management essential

Guiding qualifications – Min FGASA Level 2 and Trails

Maintenance experience and ability essential

Budget Reporting

Hospitality Operations

Salary very competitive with Company benefits available.

Please send all CV’S to:

Ignus Le Roux

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WildEarth are looking for field guides to host our (filmed) Live safari broadcasts for clients such as National Geographic channel in 2017. We are based in the SabiSand and the Masai Mara GR's and are open to CV's with the following minimum qualifications please: at least 2 years field guiding at a respectable lodge, FGASA Level 2 (theory), a valid first aid certificate and a PrDP. Your CV can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Feel free to view any of our live safari's or follow us on a social media platform of your choice, all you need to do is search for 'safariLive'. Preference will be given to Trails Guides who are keen on careers hosting wildlife shows in front of a video camera to a large audience and who have an interest in photo/videography.

Salary:  approx. R30 000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.



MABULA INVESTMENTS (PTY) LTD t/a Mabula Game Lodge, a well-established fast-growing company, with an equal opportunity policy, has the following vacancy at the Mabula Game Lodge in Bela Bela:


This position requires the following job spec/trade but are not limited to:

  • The candidate is required to be young at heart.
  • You will be required to work under extreme conditions and long hours when required.
  • FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (LEVEL 1)
  • NDT registered
  • Competency Rifle handling
  • Valid PDP
  • Solid references
  • Matric will a requirement for this position.
  • Valid Code B driver’s licence.
  • A Criminal Clearance will be required.
  • Must have a valid South African ID.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment.

All application must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Fax no 086 214 1896. Closing date for this advert is 08 September 2017.

Should you not receive any feedback within two weeks from closing date please consider your application as unsuccessful.

(Mabula Game Lodge complies to employment regulation as outlined by the Employment Equity Act of 1998)



Private Big5 game reserve with luxury lodge consisting of 14 rooms. This privately owned exclusive reserve in the Waterberg is 40km from Vaalwater and is unique offering the most amazing natural beauty to a combination of local and international guests. The field guide are responsible for conducting guided safari experiences and ensuring that they are unique, personalised, professional and enjoyable. Field guide are expected to be involved in an on-going process of self –improvement and knowledge enhancement.

We are looking for a very dedicated and passionate Guide to join our small team.


To be considered you must have the follow:

  • A minimum of 2 years work experience as a field guide in a 5* lodge environment
  • A FGASA Field Guide NQF2 level 1 (Advanced Field Guide NQF4 (level 2) preferred) qualification or higher with theory and practical completed (CATHSSETA certification)
  • Registered with NDT
  • Full Trails guide certificate (preferred)
  • Knowledge of Waterberg preferred
  • Valid first aid certificate
  • Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate (preferred)
  • A valid South African Code 8 Driver’s license and PDP
  • Excellent communication and people handling skills
  • An inherent passion for observing, sharing and learning about fauna and flora
  • Co-operative – and keen to work with the balance of the team in the interests of the lodge and the guests
  • Organized – with attention to detail and time

Remuneration indication: R8,000 – R15,000 per month (dependent on experience, skills and qualifications) that includes contributions to medical aid and pension fund. The package will also include:

  • Accommodation
  • Uniform
  • Bonus’s will be at the discretion of management and tips are in addition to your monthly salary.

Please only apply if you fit the above description and requirements, send through your CV, photo and 2 written references to be considered to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.