Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Careers2019-02-20T08:30:02+00:00

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.

Vacancies

Job Title: Assistant Lodge Manager
Department: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Reporting Structure: Lodge Manager

Minimum Qualification:

  • Hotel Qualification, NQF 4/5.
  • Minimum of 3years experience in a 5-star environment

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

  • Primary Purpose: To run the Lodge efficiently and to ensure that all service supports the Lodges 5-star rating.
  • Responsibilities:
  • Cash up and correct accounting procedures upon guest departure.
  • Responsible and accountable for all Guest charges, staff charges and capturing on Semper.
  • Accurate performance, meeting reporting deadlines to Accounts, Admin and Food and Beverage Departments.
  • Assistance with and Timeous Completion of Stock takes.
  • Ensure that Courteous and Efficient Service is provided to Guests in accordance with Sanbona Vision and Values.
  • Delegation and Monitoring of day to day Duties and Maintenance in Lodge.
  • Promotion of Curio Shop Sales.
  • Delegation of staff.

Competencies Required:

  • Semper, Microsoft Office Literate.
  • Eye for detail.
  • Knowledge in a Professional Working Environment.
  • English and Afrikaans (Written and Spoken).
  • Supervisory, Training, Motivational and Disciplinary Skills.
  • Customer Focused.
  • Stock Control.
  • Valid Drivers License.
  • Sober Habits.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

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

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

Minimum Qualification:

  • Hospitality Management Qualification, NQF 4/5.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years working experience in Hospitality / Front of House at least as Assistant Manager.
  • 5-star experience would be preferential.

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

  • Primary Purpose: Overall Management of 5* Lodge, ensuring all services supports 5* rating.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Daily Operations of Lodge including but not limited to the following:
      • Administrative duties: Cash up and correct accounting procedures upon guest
        departure – Responsible and accountable for all Guest charges, staff charges and
        capturing on Semper.
      • Accurate performance, meeting reporting deadlines to Accounts, Admin and Food
        and Beverage Departments.
      • Assistance with and Timeous Completion of Stock takes.
    • Conduct employee training programs.
    • Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.
    • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.
    • Promote products, services, and/or sales of the Curio Shop.
    • Manage guest services.
    • Ensure daily checks are done in all departments.

Competencies Required:

  • Semper, Microsoft Office Literate, GAAP, ResRequest.
  • Eye for detail.
  • Knowledge in a Professional Working Environment.
  • English and Afrikaans (Written and Spoken).
  • Supervisory, Training, Motivational and Disciplinary Skills.
  • Customer Focused.
  • Stock Control.
  • Valid Driver’s License with PDP.
  • Sober Habits.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.

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

Job Title: Sculler
Department: Gondwana Family Lodge
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 work place
  • Recycle: separate garbage according to coloured bags, emptying the bins when full.

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