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5th Floor Petrob House, 343 Surrey Avenue,
Ferndale, Johannesburg

Box 27, Private Bag X4006,
Ferndale , 2160 , South Africa




Royal Malewane - Professional Field Guide position

Royal Malewane is looking for a professional field guide to join our highly motivated, experienced, and qualified team. We will consider individuals who are willing to learn, and grow within the team, and who share our values for giving our guests a complete experience and a perfect stay.

Minimum requirements 
•    Registered with DEAT
•    Full trails guide qualification
•    First Aid Level 1
•    Advanced Rifle handling
•    PFCT firearm competency or equivalent.  The three relevant PFCT unit standards
•    PDP
•    Excellent communication skills and people handling skills
•    Drivers license with valid PDP
•    10 years guiding experience or Professional Field Guide (old level 3)
•    Minimum 500 hours on foot

Please forward full CV and motivation to Head guide, Ryan Jack –

Apprenticeship at Royal Malewane

We would like to advertise for openings for a Ranger Apprenticeship position for 2 years at Royal Malewane.

There will be a selection period with the correctly suited candidates.

Attitude, humble, team player, flexible, hard working, growth Mindset, tenacious.

Interested candidates can email:

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


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

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