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Field Guide required by world famous safari lodge located on the edge of Kruger National Park in the Sabi Sands.
The Field Guides role, together with his tracker, is to take guests on game drives and host them for their entire stay. This role also requires some co-ordination of the guests stay, ensuring that from arrival to departure they experience an original and memorable time in the African Bush. This will include game drives, walks, observatory evenings etc. The Field Guide plays a vital role in always ensuring the safety of the guests.
Skills/Requirements: What will qualify you for this position?
Valid PrDP License and Driver's License
Valid First Aid Level 1
South African Citizen
Minimum of 3 years' experience guiding in 5 Star Establishments
General knowledge of legal implications of being a Field Guide
FGASA Level 2 minimum requirement
DEAT Registered (Mpumalanga)
Rifle Handling POSLEC/Advanced according to current legislation
Trails Guide Qualification (Lead Rifle)
Astronomy knowledge would be an advantage
Off-road driving in 4x4 vehicles
A passion for nature, animals, conservation and the environment
A passion for people and creating a holistic experience, imparting knowledge about the bush
Basic Computer Knowledge
General vehicle maintenance knowledge
Good command of the English language, written and spoken
Vigour, able to cope under pressure
Excellent organizational and planning skills
Hands on approach
Anticipating guests needs and facilitating the small touches that enhance the guest experience
Sensitive to cultural issues/ patient with colleagues
Excellent social and interpersonal skills
Sense of ownership and pride for the guest experience
Attention to detail
Able to interact with guests and behave appropriately
Highly sociable and confident when meeting new people and able to entertain/host
A sense of fun
Well-groomed and a good sense of personal hygiene
Here's what you'd do
Provide an excellent game experience to high profile guests including game drives and bush walks
Ensure that vehicle and field guide equipment is kept in excellent working condition, assume full responsibility for this.
Fire arm procedures are in line with statutory requirements
Meet and greet and minimal hosting of guests
Legal and company policies relating to safety for guests and staff is adhered to
Assist with bush projects
Update Virtual Diary on Blog
Prompt and efficient radio contact
Adhere to Sabi Sand Game Reserve Game Drive Policies
Live-in basic furnished accommodation
R1 120. 00 food allowance over and above salary
Individual gratuities left by guests
50% Company Contribution on Medical Aid
50% Company Contribution on in house Pension Fund
20 Bed nights for family and friends annually at R500 p/p/p/night
What we require from you
Please send your CV and attach:
A recent photo of yourself - head and shoulder
Names and contact details of references we can contact to support your application.
Any written references you may have from previous employers.
Copies of relevant qualifications and certificates.
Our pledge to you
Lodge Recruitments undertakes to respond to your application within 24 hours of receipt.
· Reference: LS-76945-1211 · Salary: Starting from R7 490 depending on experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 12 Aug 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
The Field Guide operates and runs all tours, game walks, transfers and optional activities for Thornhill Safari Lodge, as well as hosting the guests during dinner time. They will be responsible for maintaining all vehicles within the fleet and report any repairs immediately to the managers on duty. They are responsible for all Thornhill clients and to communicate with all guests in a manner that is expected within the Hospitality or Tourism Industry, sharing their passion for Africa and its diverse cultures. As a Field guides you are to act in a responsible manner at all times and as an ambassador for the company when it comes to handling clients on a daily basis.
This is not a Big 5 reserve.
Registered Field Guide with FGASA
Valid First Aid Certificate
Valid driver's licence and valid Public Drivers Permit
Vehicle and fleet maintenance experience a plus
· Reference: LS-76940-1111 · Salary: R5 000 - R6 000 · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 11 Aug 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
5* game lodge within Big 5 reserve seeks suitably qualified and experienced guide to join their guiding team. Duties include welcoming guests upon arrival - lodge orientation - guided game drives, hosting of guests during mealtimes and additional outings (i. e Cultural tours / Photographic safaris). Will be required to do Guest Transfers from time to time. All guides are expected to update sightings logbook and comply with reserve rules and regulations. Additional duties include assisting other departments as needed.
What you need to apply for the position: Grade 12, Minimum of 3-5 years previous guiding experience within Big 5 Reserves within the luxury lodge sector. Must have a minimum of FGASA 1, with Level 2 preferred, full FGASA Trails, be DEAT registered, THETA assessed with Rifle Handline (POSLEC), First Aid Certified with a valid, unendorsed PrDP and Drivers Licence. Previous Off Road driving experience and Astronomy knowledge HIGHLY BENEFICIAL. Must BE computer literate on Ms Office Suite.
· Reference: LS-76873-0712 · Salary: R4 500 - R6 000 Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: Limpopo · Date Posted: 07 Aug 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
Safari operator requires permanent FGASA level 1 guides to conduct guided vehicle safaris in National Parks and in a big 5 environment, host clients, assist with minor vehicle maintenance where needed, assist with daily operations and collect and drop off clients at airport.
This is a live in position.
A minimum of 2 years work experience as a field guide.
A level 1 FGASA qualification or higher with theory and practical completed.
Registered with DEAT.
Minimum First Aid Level 1.
· Reference: LS-76864-0709 · Salary: Depending on Experience · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 07 Aug 2017 · Employer type: Tour Operator
Description: My client is looking for a qualified FGASA level 1 Field / Nature Guide for a long established, intimate, beautiful, non-big 5 property situated within a 1 hour drive of Cape Town.
Our client is situated within the Cape Winelands region and the property is mainly a working livestock and grains farm. Of the Big 5, there is Buffalo on this property.
The client has a well-known reputation for its impeccable farm-style hospitality & great location in a country atmosphere. The ideal candidate will be a friendly, team & guest-orientated individual that loves mingling with Guests and doesn't mind being an all-rounder to help where needed, when not busy conducting game drives / other guest activities.
R7000 to R8000 Live in
Staff to prepare their own meals, trips to Cape town
Medical aid after probation
Minimum 6 days off per month with one weekend.
Annual leave of 30 days to be taken in the month of July when the property does renovations and maintenance.
Shift work takes place at this property of either 08h00 - 17h00 / 14h00 - 23h00.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hosting of Guests
General assistance around the lodge -
E. G. Answering telephones, assisting with meal service, general guest relations, ability to check in or check out Guests
Nature walks / hiking trails, Mountain biking, Canoeing with Guests
Voluntary involvement in Buffalo, Quagga and tortoise breeding projects if you would like, when not busy with other lodge duties.
FGASA level 1
PDP - strong advantage but not mandatory
Valid drivers' licence
Relevant Firearm Proficiency / Competency
Birding course / a great passion for birding - strong advantage
Fynbos knowledge - strong advantage
· Reference: LS-76854-0410 · Salary: R7 000 to R8 000 Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: Western Cape · Date Posted: 04 Aug 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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 level 1 (level 2 preferred) qualification or higher with theory and practical completed
Registered with DEAT and THETA in terms of improving his/her qualifications
Luxury 5* lodge situated within renowned private game reserve seeks suitably qualified and experience Field Guide to join their team. Duties include welcoming guests upon arrival and assisting with lodge orientation procedures. He/ She will be responsible for providing guided game drives & game walks, ensure that all vehicle and field equipment is kept in excellent condition, Ensure ongoing compliance with Firearm procedures and use; Assist with ongoing bush projects and related administration
Skills/Requirements: What you need to apply for the position:
Grade 12, Minimum of 3-5 years previous guiding experience within Big 5 Reserves within the luxury lodge sector. Must have a minimum of FGASA 2, full FGASA Trails, be DEAT registered, THETA assessed with Rifle Handline (POSLEC), First Aid Certified with a valid, unendorsed PrDP and Drivers Licence. Previous Off Road driving experience and Astronomy knowledge HIGHLY BENEFICIAL. Must BE computer literate on Ms Office Suite.
· Reference: LS-76799-3111 · Salary: R7 300 Live in · Country: South Africa · Province: Mpumalanga · Date Posted: 31 Jul 2017 · Employer type: Game Farm & Lodge
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