We Are Hiring

As custodians of 58 000 hectares of vastly diverse and sensitive landscape within the Little Karoo, conservation management and offering an exceptional guest experience is the foundation on which Sanbona Wildlife Reserve was established.

The collective strength and vision of the Sanbona Team has carried this vision to ensure Sanbona is a pioneer of conservation, reserve development and eco-tourism within the Western Cape.

Our luxury lodges operate independently, each of which being fully staffed with their own management team, chef brigade, hosts and hostesses and experienced field guides.

Our conservation teams are staffed by wildlife veterinarians, ecologists, conservation managers, security operatives and field staff.

The conservation and hospitality teams are supported by competent and driven administrative staff who ensure the holistic operation of the reserve and support of its vision.

The Sanbona Team is more than a team and more like a family.   A community where every member plays an important part, no matter how big or small the role.

If this working environment appeals to you, please browse our career opportunities below.

Open Vacancies

Vacncy: Sculler

Job Title : Sculler
Department : Hospitality
Position Reports to : Lodge Manager

Minimum Qualification: Grade 12 or Equivalent

Key Performance Areas of this position includes but is not limited to:

  • Chemical usage knowledge
  • Wash dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, or pans, using dishwashers or by hand.
  • Preparation, cleanliness and hygiene of work areas and surrounds.
  • Maintain kitchen work areas, equipment, or utensils in clean and orderly condition.
  • Cleaning and sweeping surrounding areas (mainly kitchen area)
  • Cleaning all kitchen equipment
  • Ensure the highest level of safety and productivity within the workplace
  • Recycle: separate garbage according to coloured bags, emptying the bins when full.
  • Handling and moving guest luggage
  • Checking Grounds / Jacuzzi in absence of Groundsmen
  • Assist in all departments where necessary

Competencies Required:

  • English literate (Spoken and written).
  • Physically fit, and in good health.
  • Sober Habits.
  • Neat and presentable.
  • Strong work ethic and active Listener.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Work flexible and extended hours.

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: [email protected] Tel: 021 010 0458

Vacncy: Wildlife Assistant

Job Title : Wildlife Assistant
Department : Wildlife Department
Reporting Structure : Assistant Wildlife Manager

Minimum Qualification:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Experience in a Wildlife/Nature environment is advantageous

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

  • Road Construction and Maintenance
  • Boma Construction and Maintenance
  • Soil Erosion Control
  • Alien Invasive Plant Control
  • Infrastructure Maintenance
  • Reserve Cleanliness
  • Fencing Construction and Maintenance
    ٭ Game Translocation

Competencies Required:

  • Valid Driver’s Licence (Prerequisite).
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • Sober Habits.
  • Excellent fitness level.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Passion for being outdoors and nature

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: [email protected] Tel: 021 010 0458

Vacncy: Cook (Fixed Term 2-months)

Job Title : Cook (Fixed Term 2-months)
Department : Security Department
Position Reports to : Security Manager
Closing Date : 22 January 2020

Minimum Qualification:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent

Key Performance Areas of this position includes but is not limited to:

  • Clean, cut, and cook meat and fish.
  • Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Plan menu options.
  • Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, or other cooking equipment.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.
  • Bake breads, rolls, or other pastries.
  • Monitor menus and spending to ensure that meals are prepared economically.
  • Record operational or production data.
  • Apportion and serve food

Competencies Required:

  • English literate (Spoken and written).
  • Physically fit, and in good health.
  • Sober Habits.
  • Neat and presentable.
  • Strong work ethic and active Listener.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Work flexible and extended hours.

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: [email protected] Tel: 021 010 0458