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5* Lodge Manager - Close to Hermanus Lagoon - Overberg
Click for a profile of PCSA A small boutique 5* Lodge (Max 12 Guests). Situated close to Hermanus Lagoon in the Overberg.

Job Description

Reporting to: General Manager

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, hard working with a PASSION for people and the industry. The position will involve the overall day to day running of the lodge and the management of lodge staff.

1. Guest Care and relations
2. Management of all lodge staff, operations and functions, and ensuring that all tasks are carried out by the respective staff and within the schedules prescribed.
3. Accurate and efficient co-ordination with the General Manager, Head Chef, Farm Manager and other Staff in the planning and implementation of all hospitality functions and operations for accommodations, execution of food service, special events and conferences.
4. Training of staff and instilling a team approach in delivering excellent “Enlightened Hospitality” to all guests and visitors to the property.
5. The friendly & considerate assistance of all clients, and rectification of clients' problems, where necessary.
6. Management of all administrative duties related to the Lodge, to include: Point of Sale, stock control, guest reservations, guest check-ins and check-outs. Stock ordering and stock takes.
7. Management of all housekeeping and laundry at the lodge.
8. Oversight of Butler service and training.
9. Tasks, dictated by the operational requirements of the employer;
10. Hosting of guest and to ensure all guest requests are attended to promptly
11. Guest bills and POS entries. Collect payments from guest, and record data pertaining to funds and expenditures and prepare required paperwork pertaining to departmental functions
12. Assist with weddings and events
13. Greet and register Lodge guests.
14. Observe and monitor staff performance in order to ensure efficient operations and adherence to facility's policies and procedures.
15. Inspect guest rooms, public areas, and grounds for cleanliness and appearance.
16. Provide assistance to staff members by performing activities such as inspecting rooms, setting tables and guest delights
17. Assist with arranging external and onsite guest activities
18. Relieve General Manager when on leave


Live in, uniform. A couple will be considered if partner is a good Sous Chef (Fine Dining).

Previous Lodge management experience in a similar environment essential. Computer literate. Passion for the people and the hospitality industry. Self-starter and can use own initiative. Sober habits that can cope with pressure and dead lines. Working experience in a similar or same position. Strong knowledge of service industry. Excellent communication and management skills essential. Thorough understanding of the hospitality industry. Valid driver's license required. Team player and leadership qualities.


  • Relevant Hospitality Management training and qualifications will prove advantageous.

· Reference: LS-75471-2310
· Salary: R8 000 – R12 000
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Western Cape
· Date Posted: 23 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Boutique Style Guesthouse Manager - Atlantic Seaboard
Operate and Manage day to day activities for the Guesthouse.

Duties & responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Meeting and Greeting with Guests including check-in or check-out process and procedures.
  • Continue the smooth running of the systems and activities that take place in the house every day.
  • Be on call 24/7 for Guest house or Guest needs.
  • Manage the staff and stock levels for the Guest house.
  • Processing invoices to supply to Public Officer.
  • Arranging staffing schedule.
  • Attend to reservation inquires
  • Maintain live calendar and booking schedule
  • Operating Concierge Service for Guests

  • Delegating, Leadership qualities, Hands-on, Use of own initiative, Pro-active
  • Driver's License
  • Good Communication, Teamwork, Problem Solving and Self Motivated
  • Working knowledge of Base7 Booking System a bonus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office a must
  • Outgoing personality
  • 2-5 years working in a minimum 4 star establishment, 2 years as a manager;

· Reference: LS-75459-2102
· Salary: R18 000 - R22 000
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Western Cape
· Date Posted: 21 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Guest House / Bed & Breakfast

Duty Manager - Stellenbosch Winelands
Well groomed energetic person required to fill the position of Duty Manager at an upmarket 4*hotel.

Applicant will be assisting with daily F&B operational requirements, as well as taking responsibility for bar, and bar service.

Requirements include, but are not limited to; an extensive knowledge on wines, whiskeys, liquors and food pairing; product research, and beverage menu design.

  • Applicant must have extensive knowledge of Micros and Opera
  • Minimum of two years supervisory or management experience in similar environment
  • Thorough understanding and execution of daily F&B operations
  • Exellent people and communication skills
  • Fluent in English (verbal & written), with general understanding of Afrikaans
  • Ability to train and motivate staff
  • System design, maintenance and implementation there of
  • Available to work shifts and weekends
  • Own transport essential

· Reference: LS-75375-1403
· Salary: R8 500 - R10 500 pm dep on exp
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Western Cape
· Date Posted: 14 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Hotel

Lodge Manager - Limpopo
Click for a profile of DMK Hospitality Recruitment

Looking for an experienced and dynamic Lodge Manager for a 3 Star Game Lodge in Limpopo Province. The successful candidate should have at least 3 years relevant experience within a 3/4/5 Star Lodge / Hotel and will be responsible for the daily operation of all the different areas within the Lodge.


Qualifications and Experience Required



  • Tertiary Hospitality / Lodge Management Diploma or Similar - Essential
  • Previous Hospitality management experience
  • Good Food & Beverage background Knowledge
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • A workable knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel software
  • Financial knowledge and acumen at a reasonable level
  • Panstrat Hospitality System knowledge essential

Skills and Attributes Necessary





  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to foster teamwork
  • A commitment to internal and external customer satisfaction
  • The ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of cross-department dependencies & ability to work productively with all areas of the business
  • Ability to work under pressure and juggle multiple tasks
  • Problem solving and decision making capacities
  • Ability to delegate
  • Outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
  • High standards of customer service
  • Flexible and thrives on change
  • Reliable and responsible
  • A sense of humour and a smile!

Main Responsibilities





  • Control, manage and maintain excellent operational standards at the respective Lodge outlets including but not limited to cost control, stock control, quality control in food and beverage.
  • Adhere to prescribed company / Lodge standards attached with the highest level of guest and staff satisfaction.
  • Plan, organize, direct and control the day-to-day running of the operation as well as the associates in the outlets in order to achieve your financial targets.
  • Have good business acumen in dealing with all financial aspects of the operations.
  • Deal with all labour issues effectively in order to avoid any workplace disputes and create a harmonious environment conducive to increased associate productivity.
  • Provide creative solutions on any challenges within company parameters and ensure good corporate governance.
  • Manage with uncompromising integrity, honesty and compassion.
  • Remain motivated and handle pressure situations with a positive character.
  • Effectively report on the daily, weekly & monthly progression of the Lodge operations to Senior Management.
  • Establish excellent relationships with guests, and staff team in order to ensure satisfaction levels remains on a high.



· Reference: LS-75368-1401
· Salary: R12 000 - R15 000 ( negotiable based on experience) Live in, Single status, Meals provided while on duty, Additional Benefits - be discussed in the interview
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Limpopo
· Date Posted: 14 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Lodge Manager - Vaalwater
Click for a profile of DMK Hospitality Recruitment

Reports to the Resident manager and will stand in for the Resident Manager when on leave.

  • Drivers Licence - Essential
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of Opera will be an advantage
  • Basic understanding of Excel and spread sheets
  • Guest relations - Most important aspect.
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Lodge or Assistant Lodge Manager
  • Understanding financials/budgets/orders
  • Honesty
  • Sober habits




  • Your main requirement is guest relations.
  • When the Resident manager is away - you will step in that position.
  • This can result in long hours but you have a strong staff compliment that assists when you need them. Clifftop is a busy lodge with high occupancies.
  • Check ins and Check outs - Opera system (can be taught)
  • Room checks before arrivals - Eye for Detail
  • Hosting/Guest Liaison
  • Assist with stock counts and entry of stock on spreadsheets. (Excel).
  • Daily lodge reports (15min) - (Opera and Excel)
  • Weekly reports - Once a week lodge happenings
  • Health and Safety requirements and understanding.
  • Disciplinary code - not be afraid to take action against a transgression.
  • CONFIDENCE in what you do.
  • General daily lodge management and the requirements that go with each new day.






  • Single room with double bed en-suit bathroom (shower only), air-con, fan, table and chair and veranda.
  • Laundry facilities available or a charge of R150. 00 per month for washing to be done.
  • Company telephone in room - calls made at own cost.
  • Very limited cell phone signal - MTN is the better option - no signal in the camp itself.



· Reference: LS-75344-1411
· Salary: R10 000 – R12 000 per month – Live in with Meals and Uniforms (performance increase due in June possible 6 – 8%) Full provident fund paid on behalf on employee
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Mpumalanga
· Date Posted: 14 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Lodge Manager - 5* - KwaZulu-Natal
Click for a profile of Safari JOBS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 3 years relevant experience in a 5 star operation
  • Some form of managerial experience
  • Company Knowledge
  • Valid unendorsed SA driver's license essential.
  • MS office knowledge is a requirement
  • Previous front of house, managerial experience

  • Meet every guest and ensure they know who is looking after them.
  • Ensuring all organizational requirements around delivering a fantastic guest experience is planned for and executed on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the brand standards are always maintained in all areas that make up the guest experience.
  • Represent the brand in appearance and behaviour.
  • Create an environment where the company culture is fostered.
  • Innovate new ideas and ways to edge the brand and improve.
  • Ensure that our culture of rewarding and recognizing of staff is followed through all levels of the lodge.
  • Ensure that training & development of staff is coordinated.
  • Ensure that controls and systems are in place to ensure the sustainability of the business as well as conserving our resources.
  • Ensure the Hospitality DNA is known by all.
  • Relieve for the General Manager when on leave.
  • Hosting alternative nights.
  • Taking the lead on groups.
  • Oversee the water bottling plant.

  • Approximately R18, 000. 00 per month, negotiable.

  • TBC upon application

  • CV in a WORD document format
  • (Must be NEAT AND PRESENTABLE please - All places of employ, dates of employ and reasons for leaving must be stipulated in the CV/CV's)


  • A recent head and shoulders photograph/s to accompany your application/s
  • Any written references from current / previous employers (per applicant) - preference for 2
  • A personalised motivation (in respect of the position you are applying for) as to why you feel you are the ideal candidate for the position
  • Notice period / Availability to take up new positions / Availability for interviews
  • Negotiable salary expectations


  • Experience in the service industry especially in dealing with guests and staff.
  • Communication skills - with guests and fellow staff members.
  • Lateral thinking ability.
  • Initiative.
  • Must be able to cope under pressure to meet guests' needs.
  • Leadership.
  • Organizational abilities.
  • Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambitions.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for guest delight.

· Reference: LS-75340-1310
· Salary: Approximately R18 000 neg.
· Country: South Africa
· Province: KwaZulu-Natal
· Date Posted: 13 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Lodge Manager - Northern KZN
Click for a profile of Lodge Recruitments Well established and stunning Mountain Lodge in Northern KZN looking for a General Manager

The manager will be required to ensure that an outstanding guest experience is planned for and executed daily.

Training and development, controls and systems, conserving resources, hosting all form part of the position.

Particular emphasis will be expected from the encumbent with regards groups, who will fall under his/her care.

If this is you, please send your CV in MS Word format together with a recent photo of yourself.

Names and contact details of references to support your application are required.

Copies of your main and relevant credentials need also to be submitted

  • Be South African
  • Have some formal hospitality training
  • At least 3 years experience in a 5 star operation
  • Previous managerial experience
  • A valid drivers licence
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite of programmes
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to use your nut
  • To be able to operate under pressure
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to organise
  • Be honest, have integrity, be proactive, have drive and lots of ambition
  • A passion for the industry

· Reference: LS-75242-0303
· Salary: R18 000 negotiable
· Country: South Africa
· Province: KwaZulu-Natal
· Date Posted: 03 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Lodge Assistant Manager - Greater Kruger Park, near Hoedspruit
An upmarket lodge is seeking an Assistant Manager to supervise lodge operations and ensure seamless levels of service across all facets of the business. The successful candidate must be experienced enough to provide relief to the General Manager and Lodge Manager.

Please advise your availability and provide contactable references for your last 2 positions. This is a live-in position.

Grade 12. Tertiary qualification in Hotel Management or similar. A minimum of 5 years experience in a luxury lodge environment. Solid understanding of housekeeping, reservations, stock control. The candidate that we are looking for needs to have great people management skills, must be detail orientated and a natural leader with a track record to substantiate this claim. Needs to be resourceful and able to embrace all of the challenges which come with running a lodge in a remote environment.

Must posses a valid drivers license and a PDP.

· Reference: LS-75219-0310
· Salary: R8 000 - R9 000, Depending on Experience
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Limpopo
· Date Posted: 03 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Lodge Manager - Limpopo
Click for a profile of MPRTC Recruitment
  • Grade 12/ Matric
  • Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • 5 years' experience in a similar field
  • High Level of commercial awareness and cost control capabilities
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Experience in writing business reports
  • Computer Literate
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety
  • Excellent Administration Skills
  • Basic understanding of budgeting, revenue forecasting, capital expenditure, stock management, costing and marketing plans for all reporting departments
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work weekends and public holidays

· Reference: LS-75216-0310
· Salary: Dep on exp.
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Limpopo
· Date Posted: 03 Feb 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

Resident Lodge Manager - Limpopo
Click for a profile of MPRTC Recruitment Requirements:

  • Grade 12/ Matric
  • Degree/ Diploma in Hospitality management
  • 5 years' working experience in a similar position
  • Ability to manage a large group of staff members
  • Experience in writing business reports
  • Computer Literate
  • Understanding of core business principles
  • Basic understanding of budgeting, revenue forecasting, capital expenditure, stock management, costing and marketing plans for all reporting department


Applicants must reside in Limpopo or surrounding area.

Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

· Reference: LS-75192-3111
· Salary: Dep on exp.
· Country: South Africa
· Province: Limpopo
· Date Posted: 31 Jan 2017
· Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge

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