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Mokolo River Private Nature Reserve - Assistant Manager Position

A 7000ha private game reserve in the Waterberg (Limpopo) is looking for a nature reserve assistant manager to join a team of experienced and knowledgeable people.

What are we looking for?

  • 30-35 year-old male or female
  • At least 3 years’ experience in living on a remote reserve with wild animals
  • Dedicated
  • Passionate
  • Enthusiastic
  • Pro-active
  • Hands-on
  • A person of sober habits
  • Assist in all aspects associated with the running of a reserve
  • Willing and able to assist management in conjunction with a very knowledgeable and experienced team of field staff on the reserve.
  • Single people ONLY (reserve accommodation ONLY for a single person)
  • Own transport
  • NO pets ALLOWED
  • Unendorsed Code 8 Driver’s license and Public Driver Permit (PDP)
  • English (Spoken and written)
  • A FGASA or a tertiary qualification are an advantage but most important is that the person should be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment thus a mechanical and practical aptitude is consequently a prerequisite.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to assist the Reserve Manager on a daily basis with the running of the Reserve and run the Reserve in the absence of the Reserve Manager. Thus good management and people skills are essential.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) assisting with:

  • Basic infrastructure maintenance
  • Water systems
  • Office/admin duties (proficient in MS word, MS excel and MS outlook essential)
  • Primary focus on bush work in conjunction with the Reserve Manager, Managing Director and an experienced and knowledgeable field staff.
  • Responsible for running the Reserve and staff management in the absence of the Reserve Manager.

The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the practical side of conservation.

Salary is between R8000-00 and R9000-00 per month depending on experience.

An initial probationary period of three (3) months will apply.

Closing date for submission of CV’s is the 9h October 2018 and only short-listed candidates will be contacted and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place in Limpopo.

Please send your Cover Letter, CV and copies of any relevant qualifications to

Thanda Safari, Northern KZN guide position

Thanda Safari, Northern KZN is looking to recruit 2 passionate guides to join their team. One to have Full Trails and the other at least Back-up Trails:

1. NDT registered with KwaZulu-Natal as one of the geographical regions.
2. Valid First Aid.
3. Valid PrDP.
4. Full firearm competency, including SAPS Competency Certificate, for unit standards: 117705 (Firearms Act 60/2000), 119651 (Rifle/Hand Machine Carbine – Manually operated) and 123519 (Rifle/Hand Machine Carbine – Manually operated – For business purposes)
5. ARH
6. Lead Trails Guide preferred, but would consider Back-up Trails if hours and approaches are nearly done.
6. At least a FGASA Field Guide NQF2 qualification (old Level 1) 

If you are keen to join a knowledge hungry team of guides, please get in touch and send your CV to


Bushmans Kloof Field Guide Position

Reference: Field02

There is a position for a Field Guide at Bushmans Kloof.

The candidate will take guests out on a morning Rock Art Drive and an evening Nature Drive. The candidate will also have hosting duties in the evening and arrange a variety of activities for guests. Candidates must be highly presentable and have excellent interpersonal skills.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat is a well known and established five star Relais and Chateaux property near Clanwilliam in the Western Cape.

Candidates must have the following:

  • FGASA Field Guide (NQF2) [Level 1]
  • Valid PDP
  • Valid First Aid
  • Valid NDT registration – Western Cape
  • At least 1-2 years Field Guide experience in a Lodge environment.
  • Knowledge of Fynbos and endemic game of the Western Cape
  • Knowledge of Bushmans Rock Art would be preferable.

The following package is offered:

  • Market related salary
  • Free self-catering shared on site accommodation
  • 50% Discovery Medical Aid
  • Provident Fund 7.5%
  • Laundry and wi fi.


Candidates will be expected to work a 24 day on and 8 day off work cycle.

All CV’s must reach the the Assistant General Manager via email:

SafariLive : Guide Opportunity

WildEarth is looking for black South African field guides to host our live safari broadcasts for clients such as National Geographic and the SABC in 2018.

We are based in the Sabi Sand and the Masai Mara.

Applicants should have the following minimum qualifications and experience please:

  • at least 2 years field guiding at a reputable lodge 
  • FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1) or equivalent 
  • a valid first aid certificate
  • a PrDP 

In addition, successful candidates will speak good English and enjoy performing in front of camera. Preference will be given to trails guides with an interest in photography and videography.

Your CV (2 pages max.) can be sent to

Salary range, R25 000 to R30 000 per month 

If you would like to see what Wild Earth does, you can view our live safaris by searching for "safariLIVE" on youtube.

Applications close 1st September 2018.

Cape Whale Coast - Overberg Region : Guide position

Candidate will be responsible for the overall guest experience, providing superior guest service and quality nature drives, quad bike excursions and walks in the Fynbos Biome. Responsible for marine guiding and coastal walks. The successful applicant will need to be fit with sober habits as well as having great people skills and prepared to go the extra mile.

  • Responsible for equipment and game drive vehicles.
  • Candidate needs to be flexible and be willing to work long hours.
  • At least 1-year guiding experience
  • Valid Driver’s license with PrDP
  • Valid First Aid certificate requirement
  • Previous experience in a 5* lodge environment will be an advantage
  • A skippers license will be an advantage(training provided)

Reporting to:      General Manager

Effective:              Full time starting immediately

Salary:                   R 5500.00 – R8500.00, depending on experience

Live In accommodation and Uniform provided

Please forward detailed CV and references to

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve : 2 Ranger positions (couples welcome)

Key Performance Areas of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all guest related activities relating to the orientation and also interpretation of ecosystems, animal behaviour and cultural heritage of this area – offering a holistic interpreted experience of the reserves history, conservation strategy, current and future projects, ecosystem components, regional geology and vegetation component.
  • Game drive and walks planning and execution.
  • Hosting of guests for Breakfast/Dinners depending on guests needs.
  • Assist with Transfers.
  • Maintenance of your equipment.
  • Lodge Rangers Stock Control.
  • Monitor visitors' activities to ensure compliance with establishment or tour regulations and safety practices.

Minimum Qualification:

  • FGASA Field Guide (NQF2) & NDT registration
  • Legal Fire Arms Competency for business use Certificate
  • Valid First Aid certificate
  • PDP Drivers Licence

Competencies Required:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of guiding in a Dangerous Game environment.
  • Physically fit, Sober habits and in good health.
  • Neat and presentable with a welcoming personality.


Individuals from designated groups as per the Employment Equity Act will receive preference.

Please note that Reference and Criminal checks will be done.


Interested Applicants should submit their CV’s to:

 Admin Office or email: Tel: 021 010 0458

Closing date : 15 August 2018

CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa)

Guide position available at CHIMP EDEN (The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa) just outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga.

Applicants must be fluent in English and have at least FGASA Field Guide NQF2 (Level 1), NDT registration, a valid drivers licence, first aid certification, and South African citizenship.

Shared accommodation is available.

Please send CV, your photo and copies of your qualifications to

Senior Guide, Cederberg Ridge, Cederberg

Cederberg Ridge is a luxury wilderness lodge, set in the stunning area of the Cederberg Mountains outside Clanwilliam. The styling of the lodge is, ‘Modern African Farmhouse’ creating a warm and inviting interior yet light and airy. The lodge caters for a guest who would like to explore the surrounding by hiking, mountain biking or meandering to the wineries in the area taking in the views.

We are looking for a senior guide that can set the standard for our lodge guiding identity. Guest will be guided on hiking and mountain bike trails in the Cederberg, exploring the rugged mountains and rock formations needing information on the unique fynbos and bushman drawing of the area. We will also offer excursions to wineries and the coast.

• Excellent work ethic
• Fit and healthy 
• Friendly and good communicator 
• Able to deliver high level of guiding and guest satisfaction 
• Attend to guest requests or complaints promptly and in an appropriate manner
• Maintain all equipment and vehicles used by his/ her department
• Understanding of the area and conservation issues of the area
• Assist in managing activities and allocation of guides to activities
• Ensure that all safety precautions are taken with regard to guests on all activities
• Good communication with all staff and management
• Flexible and able to support in other lodge duties

Management position for a hotel in the Drakensburg

We are looking for a single male with guiding/hospitality experience or farming or preferably both for a management position at a small luxury hotel in the Drakensberg.

The position will be temporary with a view to becoming permanent.

Candidates must be prepared to live on the premises and have their own transport. Responsibilities include; hosting of guests and assisting in the hotel, maintenance of the hotel and grounds, managing the farm staff and attending to all technical aspects of the property.

Minimum requirements are: A recognised tertiary education (degree/diploma) in hotel or agriculture or provable experience in either field, a drivers licence, fluent in English and able to speak Zulu.


NQF4 Trails Guide Position Pilanesberg

Position is available immediately, or within the month of June

This is a field guide / Ranger position, for a newly opened lodge in the Pilanesberg.

Fgasa Field Guide NQF2 (level 1) and Advanced Field Guide NQF4 (level 2) is a requirement 

ARH, PDP and Trails Guide walking experience in big 5 reserve required

Candidate must have 5 star lodge and guiding experience

Back up lodge management 

Candidate will participate in certain lodge duties 

Housing accommodation provided

Uniforms provided

1 - 2 meals a day provided 

Contact Brenno Lupini for more info :

Field Guide - Limpopo Eco Operations (LEO Africa)

LEO Africa is a big 5 and wildlife monitoring and conservation volunteer project located on the Marataba section of the Marakele National Park. Our mission is to help and provide the Park Section Management with relevant information on the key species on the park, such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, black and white rhino and hyena, as well as conservation work and contributing towards anti-poaching activities. LEO Africa is the only monitoring facility in the park, making our work vital for the management of the park. LEO Africa is also an environmentally conscious organisation, operating in a responsible way and promoting sustainable living.
LEO Africa is seeking a dedicated, committed, hardworking and passionate guide to join our team. You will be involved in several aspects of conservation, and wildlife monitoring alongside duties at LEO base. Volunteers that join our project assist us in our work.

Duties to include, but not limited to:

  •  Games drives with volunteers to specifically monitor Big 5, hyenas and cheetahs
  •  Conservation activities
  •  Data insert and analysis
  •  Writing reports for the park management
  •  Creation of ID kits of the species monitored
  •  Camera trap processing
  •  Fence patrol
  •  House/camp duties such as supervising volunteers, cooking and car and camp maintenance
  •  Give FGASA talks/conservation to our volunteers once a week on a rotary basis with the other staff members

Qualifications / Experience:

  •  FGASA Level 1 (Field Guide NQF2) (Theory and Practical completed)
  •  Valid DEAT registration
  •  Valid PDP license
  •  Valid First Aid certificate
  •  Experience with manual 4x4 bush driving and hold a valid driving licence
  •  Previous experience as a Field Guide or in similar research and monitoring environment
  •  Computer literacy skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  •  Good communication skills with fluent English, both spoken and written
  •  Ability to interact with people from different countries and diverse backgrounds.
  •  Physically fit, able to work in unfavourable conditions (e.g. heat or rain)
  •  Honest, trust-worthy and reliable
  •  Self-motivated, hard-working. organised and flexible in their work approach
  •  Must be able to work under pressure, independently and as a team with other staff members and volunteers
  •  Passionate about sustainable living, their work and that of Leo Africa
  •  Clean criminal record/proof of police check (visa)


  •  Experience of creating ID kits
  •  Experience with data collection, organisation and animal identification
  •  Trails guide qualifications: SASSETA rifle competency certificate and National Park Advanced Rifle Handling certificate (if a trails guide)
  •  Non smoking


  • Competitive

Support Provided:

  • Food: Two meals per day will be provided. Breakfast and staff house items are private and supported with a R250/month allowance. Meals out on Friday evenings at own expense.
  • Accommodation: A private room with shared bathroom within the staff house.

Term of Appointment:

  • Fixed Terms

Start Date:

  • Immediately

Please send your CV and covering letter to with the subject line ‘Field Guide’.
Position available until filled.

Caroline Howkins
Postnet Suite 93
Private Bag X6625
South Africa

Head Ranger Position - Tshukudu Game Lodge

 We are looking to add a Head Ranger to our team at Tshukudu Game Lodge and would like to invite only applicants who fulfil the below requirements entirely to submit their CVs and references to for consideration. These are strict requirements that must be met in order to be eligible for the position, and any applicant whose experience and motivation does not match the outlined specifications will unfortunately not be considered.


  • Mature male, preferably in their 30s
  • Needs to have previous experience in a senior guiding position (Head Guide  experience advantageous)
  • Needs to have drive and desire to take the Tshukudu safari experience to the next level
  • Needs to be up for a challenge
  • Needs to be innovative and accountable
  • Needs to be responsible
  • Needs to have leadership skills


  • FGASA II or higher
  • Full Trails qualifications
  • Valid First Aid
  • Advanced Rifle Handling
  • PDP

Job specifications:

  • Live-in position
  • No meals included - dinner when have allocated guests
  • Furniture, curtains, linen, and towels to be supplied by candidate
  • DSTV point available in room - candidate to supply own decoder
  • Laundry service twice weekly
  • 2 x Sets of uniform supplied per year (provided after initial 3 months’ probation)
  •   Work/leave cycle: 21 Days on, 7 days off, 3 weeks annual leave after every 12-month cycle

Remuneration and benefits:

  • Salary negotiable for the right candidate
  • 50% Employer contribution to Provident Fund (50% employee)
  • Annual performance bonus/13th Cheque (60% of gross salary per month)


  • Not a couple’s position
  • Junior guides not eligible
  • South African citizens only 

Head Guide- Limpopo

Salary negotiable (Based upon experience and qualifications),
Provident Fund 13% of Basic,
Live in for single accommodation,
Meal provided whilst on shift.

FGASA NQF4 (level 2) or higher
NDT Registered
Advanced Rifle Handling
Valid Driver’s License with PrDP
Solid references
Matric will a requirement for this position.
First Aid Certified
3 x years’ experience in managing position as a HEAD Guide (Essential)
3 x years’ experience in a BIG 5 Game Reserve
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.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to


R8500 per month, depending on experience
Live in
Bela Bela:
Requirements: The candidate is required to be young at heart. You will be required to work under extreme conditions and long hours when required.
NDT registered
Full Trails qualified
Competency Advanced Rifle handling
Valid PDP
Solid references
Matric will be a requirement for this position
Valid Code B driver’s license
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.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to


R4000 – R6000 depending on experience and qualifications
Live in
Bela Bela:
Requirements: The candidate is required to be young at heart. You will be required to work under extreme conditions and long hours when required.
NDT registered
Competency Rifle handling
Valid PDP
Solid references
Matric will be a requirement for this position.
Valid Code B driver’s license. A Criminal Clearance will be required.
Must have a valid South African ID. 
Excellent communication skills and must be able to work in a team environment.

Send your cv, certificates and any written references to

URGENT Back up Trail Guide

Negotiable (depend on qualification and experience)
Addo – Eastern Cape
Live in with meals on duty, uniforms 

FGASA NFQ2 (Level 1) (NQF4 (Level 2) advantageous)
FGASA Backup Trails (Lead trails advantageous)
Minimum 2 years’ experience
NDT Registered 
Valid PDP 
Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate
Valid First Aid certificate
Must be computer literate
Must be a good team player and passionate about conservation
Must have a very good understanding of speaking and writing in the English language

Send full cv, 3 written references and certificates to

URGENT Field Guide

Negotiable (depend on qualification and experience)
Addo – Eastern Cape
Live in with meals on duty, uniforms 

FGASA NQF2  (Level 1) (NQF4 (Level 2) advantageous)
Minimum 2 years’ experience
NDT Registered 
Valid PDP 
Valid Advance Rifle Handling certificate
Valid First Aid certificate
Must be computer literate
Must be a good team player and passionate about conservation
Must have a very good understanding of speaking and writing in the English language

Send full cv, 3 written references and certificates to

De Hoop Collection/De Hoop Nature Reserve

Job description: 
A private Eco-tourism company based in a well-known nature reserve in the Overberg area is looking to recruit an advanced Field Guide/Marine Guide. The applicant will be required to host and guide guests with enthusiasm on nature based activities offered by the company.

Skills required: 
Applicants should have at least a FGASA advanced level (NQF 4) or Marine Guide (NQF 2) certificate with a keen interest in the Fynbos Biome, Birdlife and the Coastal environment. A skipper’s licence will be an advantage. At least two - three years’ work experience in a similar position. We are looking to employ a dedicated and reliable individual.

Please apply by emailing your CV and contactable references.


Justin Boshoff