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A bumper newsletter full of candidates who have been reference checked. We have many, many graduates on our books again. Please contact the office nearest you to discuss them if you have any junior opportunities to offer.


 Plums Positions
Lodge Manager Mpumalanga, R22 000 Gross Live in, Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1721
Mpumalanga - Pristine 5* lodge situated within Big 5 Game Reserve seeks suitably qualified and experienced Camp/ Lodge Manager to run satellite lodge for this prestigious group. Duties include:- Management of lodge operations; Co-ordination of departments to ensure seamless levels of service ; monitor hospitality service, maintenance, gardening and housekeeping standards within the lodge; Monitor financial operations of the lodges so that they run in a cost effective manner, within the agreed budget; Employ and manage stock control systems at the lodge; Staff management, development and training; Maintain the highest standards of housekeeping and maintenance and ensure that style and design is not eroded; Effective communication and maintenance of lodge relations.
What you need in order to apply for this position: Grade 12 Formal qualification in Hospitality Management or similar, A minimum of 6 year’s work experience (ideally 2 years as a trainee and 4 in a well-recognized five star hotel or world class lodge, as a manager) , Exceptional Food and Beverage knowledge , Financial acumen , Exceptional English and a second language would be preferable, Good computer literacy
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Senior Field Guide/ Game ranger, R9 000 Live in + Company benefits, Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1771
Limpopo - Luxury Lodge retreat situated within Big 5 wilderness seeks FGASA 2 guides to join guiding team. Duties include:-
Guided game drives, Hosting of guests, Hosting of guest activities, Assist with routine & Preventative maintenance in and around the lodge/ game drive vehicles, Related administration. Requirements as set out by our client include:- Grade 12 (Matric), FGASA Level 2 (theory and Prac)
Min 3 years previous guiding experience within Big 5 environment, Computer literate on MS Office suite, Rifle Handling skills, DEAT registesred
CATHSETA assessed, Unendorsed drivers licence, PDP
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Head Chef, R15 000 Live in , Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1752
Limpopo - Exclusive 5* property offering intimate retreat within Big 5 reserve seeks suitably qualified and experienced Head Chef to manage the culinary requirements for the main lodge and satellite camps. Duties include:- Full management of kitchen & Satellite, kitchens, Menu compilation, Meal preparation, plating and presentation, Responsible for all purchasing, receiving, issuing, rotation and storage of stock as well as related administration costings, Staff management, discipline and training of staff , Kitchen hygiene and cleanliness, Guest interaction: presentation of menu to guests , Related departmental administration, involvement with budget compilation, Client requirements include:- Grade 12 (matric), Reputable culinary qualification, Minimum of 4 years working experience in the capacity of Head Chef within a 4-5* lodge environment, Computer literate on MS Office suite, Unendorsed Drivers licence
Sound financial acumen with previous exposure to Kitchen department budgeting, Please send through copies of your qualifications with letters of reference. Our client requires head and shoulders photograph of you with your application & a Photographic portfolio of food previously prepared
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Hotel General Manager, R40 000 Live in (Neg), Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1738
Mpumalanga - Upmarket business/ leisure hotel situated on popular tourism route seeks suitably qualified and experienced General Manager. Duties include:- Manage and co-ordinate daily hotel operations, Extensive guest interaction, Financial management and reporting function, Marketing and expansion of brand in surrounding areas, Staff management, development and training, Related administration, Requirements for this position include:-
Grade 12 (matric), Minimum of 8 yrs previous working experience in capacity of General Manager 3* - 5* properties, Extensive experience in Rooms Division Management, Excellent staff management abilityComputer literate on MS Offie suite, Opera essential, Sound financial acumen, Previous sales & marketing experience, Excellent English/ Afrikaans communication skills, knowledge of Portuguese highly beneficial
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Spa Manager (HOD), R12 000 Live in (Neg) + Benefits, Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1743
Mpumalanga - Prestigious 5* lodge situated wthin Big 5 game reserve seeks a suitably experienced and qualified Spa Manager to oversee and co-ordinate the Spa Department and its staff. Duties include:- Management of the Spa team, development and training, Maximise revenues by meeting and exceeding set budgeted amounts in treatments and retail sales and ensure accurate guest billing, Spa Therapy treatments, retail sales, Spa Development, Monitor standards and organise ongoing training, Monthly report on Spa takings and related administration, Host as part of a roster with the lodge team to promote the Spa and its offerings. What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12, Tertiary qualification in Beauty Therapy/ Somatology or similar (Internationally recognized) Management experience of a team of Beauty Therapists for at least 2 years, Experience in the 5* Spa Industry, Experience of working in a game lodge would be an advantage, Training in Africology or La Stone would be an advantage, Qualification or experience in coaching/assessing
Excellent English Communication skills (written & Verbal), Computer literate on MS Office suite
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Reservations Manager, R12 000 Live in (Neg)+Benefits+Incentives, Hotelstaff Nelspruit, v1758
Mpumalanga - Luxury boutique hotel seeks experienced Reservations Manager with excellent interpersonal skills, who is well spoken and able to correspond with local & international guests and service providers. Duties include:- Processing booking enquiries, Quoting & sending out pro forma invoices, Processing deposits received, Following up on outstanding deposits timeously to ensure all bookings are confirmed, Preparation of all paperwork to give to Reception for each days arrivals (ie ensuring that any special requests have been flagged, deposits are processed), Maintaining good relationships with travel agents / tour operators, Maintaining the company profile on various web based OTA’s, Daily revenue reports (taking information from various sources and consolidating onto a spreadsheet), Consulting with our marketing team to ensure we maximise revenue by doing specials / promotions / packages, Assisting management with functions such as weddings. What you need to apply for this position: Grade 12 (matric)
Formal qualification in Hospitality Management, Minimum of 3-5 yrs previous experience in a senior capacity processing reservations in a 5* hotel / Lodge
Computer literate on MS Office suite and a reputable Hospitality management Programme (i.e Eres, Pluspoint etc), Unendorsed drivers licence
Contact: Tel: 0836292865
Lodge Assistant General Manager Botswana, Salary P 30 000 per month gross (+- us$ 2580.00), CH 0010
Situated in the Okovango Delta this upmarket lodge requires the services of a single candidate who owns their own 4X4 ( staff residence within park terrain ) to assist the GM in the full running of this busy lodge .It caters for many nationalities and is well sought after by American and European guests, as it offers the unique experience . Assist General Manager with tasks as given from time to time and work closely with the General Manager on projects.
Stand in for General Manager in his absence. Candidate should have strong practical lodge operational skills, this should include knowledge on general maintenance, front office, housekeeping, guest services and lodge logistics.
Food and Beverage related operations must be the major attribute of the prospective candidate, developing relevant new experiences for our guests.
Enforcing efficient and accurate stock and operating equipment controls
Developing Food and Beverage staff and help improving our sustainable business practices Assist General Manager planning and submit annual budget.
The prospective candidates must have relevant qualifications, have worked internationally (East African countries would be advantages) in a similar position, be mature and enjoy working in a remote bush environment, understand, and have the necessary initiative to deal with day
Contact Johannesburg on - Tel: 011 782 3002


Please remember that we have many more candidates on our books and you can enquire at each of our offices for suitable candidates or look for more on our website

 Candidates (More Candidates online)

SENIOR PROFFESSIONALS ___more Candidates online

HR Manager R16 000 - R18 500, KZN, REF: JN HRM

This delightful AA candidate originally trained in Food Service management . She worked in the kitchens, then moved in F&B management before she began doing training in Operations. She then joined a large corporate catering company as a trainer. She wrote new manuals for them and grew a career into training management becoming a qualified facilitator. She then decided she was interested in HR and she began to study again. Her company helped her by transferring her into recruitment and selection. As she developed skills she was promoted again and began representing the company at the CCMA, growing her industrial relationship skills greatly.
She has recently taken a retrenchment package as she was travelling 120 + kms per day to and from work. She seeks a position in Johannesburg. She prefers to stay in Hospitality as she feels it is an industry that she can give better insight into due to her Operations background.
She is a strong willed candidate and her ex employer stated that she was an integral part of the team, that assisted them to grow with all their BEE requirements in place. She also worked well with line managers to reduce the incidences at CCMA , by ensuring staff were treated procedurally correctly. She is available immediately, she has her own car. She would like to work for a company that offers benefits as part of the package too.
Contact Johannesburg on . 011782 3002

Financial Administrator/ HR, R22 000 + Benefits Open to Gauteng REF: NNJ14

She is gained over 13 years experience in Accounts Management, having held various position within different market sectors (first 10 years) and then moving to the Hospitality Sector where she worked for the last 3 years in Accounts Management, HR and Operations Management. She competently processes books to Trial Balance and her computer literacy includes working on Pastel, VIP Payroll, Pastel Payroll, Apex, Opera and Innkeeper. Her reference has detailed her to be diligent, prompt and accurate in her work performance. She is available at short notice and is ideally seeking a position within the Gauteng region.

CHEFS ___more Candidates online

Hot Chef - Griller R6500, Gauteng /NW province REF:SFSM

This candidate has worked in our industry since leaving school , when he became a kitchen assistant . He has been taught on the job and his experience and training in two brand name grill-house groups has taught him exceptional butchery as well as grilling skills . He is said to work the pass with a calm personality. He does not stress but understands the urgency of quick good service . He is said to be a reliable chef who fits in with a team , working well together with all his colleagues He has not worked full time for a while as he had been ill. He is fully recovered and seeking a fulltime position.
He is available immediately.
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

Snr CdP /Sous Chef R 14,000ctc East Rand/Sandton REF :SFSK

This young chef gained his Diploma in an in service traineeship. He then worked as a commis in a Lodge , followed by a couple of years at a then newly opened 4* hotel. He has spent his last 2 years as the second chef at an award winning boutique hotel where the owner himself is a well-known chef . He is said to have matured into a sensible and reliable chef who has a strong creative ability but also has a good understanding of costs, stock control etc. as he has had to step in when the Head chef is on leave etc. This young chef needs to relocate back to Gauteng and seeks employment by March 1st .he Has a valid license and his own vehicle
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

Head Chef R12 500 (Live in) Open to area REF: NNJ09

­This young lady is a formally qualified chef who has gained over 15 years working experience. She entered the industry directly upon graduation, and worked her initial 5 years in upmarket A la carte establishments in the United Kingdom. Additional experience gained included working in the USA where she gained experience in high volume Buffet and A la carte service. Upon returning to South Africa, she joined the luxury lodge sector (Fine Dining, plated service) and has not looked back since. Her referees have detailed her to be highly competent in Fine Dining, A la carte and Buffet service and has been commended on her ability to adapt and work under duress. She is detailed to be a strong kitchen manager who is creative in her menu compilation. She is available immediately and is open to relocation.

Exec Sous Chef/ Pastry Chef R13 500 (Live in) Open to area REF: NNJ16

This is a highly qualified chef who has gained over 8 years working experience (after a year’s practical apprenticeship) in various upmarket properties in South Africa as well as internationally. He excels in his pastry skills and has held various Head Pastry chef positions prior to being promoted to Exec Sous Chef. His referees detailed him as a professional chef who persevered through language and literacy barriers and stock availability issues adding that this proved that he is not only capable of putting out superior quality products, but that he has the ability to improvise under trying conditions. He is available within a two week notice period and is open to relocation, giving preference to positions that offer accommodation as part of the salary package.

Head Chef - R 20 000 Nett - Jhb REF 817

Extremely passionate lady who has 10 years’ experience in the kitchen. She has a Diploma in Food preparation and Cookery from City and Guilds She is hard working, is not a clock-watcher and has good knowledge of pastry and cold kitchen. She has worked in Function venues and restaurants and is looking for a position in either a corporate kitchen or a large hotel. She is available at 1 months’ notice
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

CATERING_ ___more Candidates online

Catering Manager / Patisserie - R25000 Jhb or Durban REF 815

This candidate has a Diploma in Intensive Professional Chefs Course and a Diploma in French Patisserie. He has 8 years’ experience in the industry. Although his background was Classic French Cuisine and fine dining he has in the past years gained invaluable experience in high volume catering operations. He is currently in a position of Unit Catering Manager when is has developed good experience in planning, logistical foresight, resource allocation, budgeting and conflict resolution. He prides himself in his client relationship management and service delivery. He is looking for a new challenge with a reputable Catering Company and is willing to return back to the Durban area.
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

Catering Manager R20000 Jhb or Cape Town REF 816

Great candidate who is a punctual, well-groomed, presentable, professional and well-spoken person with a confident, friendly and pleasant personality. He is a very organized and meticulous person who demonstrates a high-level of ability to think on his feet. Due to his hardworking nature he is always willing to go the extra mile when required. He is a well-qualified person with a wealth of experience and a ‘hands on’ approach. He is also a well-rounded flexible individual with good communicational skills, planning organizational skills as well as self-motivated. He said he is a hardworking and service-orientated person and is eager to further his career and keen to find positions in either Johannesburg or Cape Town
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

Restaurant Manager, R15 000, Open to area, REF: NNJ11

This frontline gent has been described as extroverted and confident, is a formally qualified candidate who has gained approximately 9 years working experience in the hospitality industry, having worked initially in hotels (Front office & F&B Management) and then working in upmarket restaurants (A la carte) as Restaurant Manager. His referees have detailed him as a hard working, reliable employee who excels in his training of staff. He is a skilled operator who understands the service level requirements of the hospitality industry. Donovan is available within 30 days notice and is open to positions in Gauteng. .

FOOD & BEVERAGE / BANQUETING_ ___more Candidates online

F&B Manager, R25 000, Gauteng area, REF: NNJ12

A formally qualified professional who has gained over 15 years working experience in the hospitality industry, with previous positions held in luxury game lodges, prestigious country estates, to high profile fine dining establishments situated within 5* hotels. He is detailed to be an excellent manager, somebody who has a grasp on the bottom line, cost control and phenomenal stock management. He excels in his guest interaction, and despite his skills behind the scenes, is charismatic and interacts well with guests. He is available within a month’ s notice and is seeking a position in the Gauteng region.

Food & Beverage Manager R25000 Open to Area REF 814

AA candidate - has extensive experience in Africa having worked in both 4 and 5 * hotels. He has Formal qualifications and 20 yrs. experience in the industry. He is a very service orientated individual who’s customer relation skills are also outstanding. He works to a very high standard and is a major team player. He is a man of high integrity and would be an asset to any food and beverage department.
Contact Jhb at 0117823002 or

Banqueting Co-ordinator, R10 000, Durban, REF: KZN00376

This is a candidate that is customer focused and results driven, with a practical and logical approach to management. She is energetic and dynamic, looking for a challenge. She is always willing to see the job done no matter what it takes. She works well with others and strives to achieve the best She can. The candidate is available immediately and open to all areas.
Contact Dbn at 0836292865 or

FRONT OFFICE_ ___more Candidates online

Front Office / Duty Manager, R8 500 Live in, Open to area, REF: NNJ03

This formally qualified individual who has gained approximately 8 years working experience in the Hospitality Industry. Despite his niche lying in Front Office Management, he has proven himself in Duty management and regularly deputises for the property GM’s in their absence. He gives preference to working in Front Office related positions and his computer literacy includes Opera, Resrequest and Accpac. He is available within a one month notice period and is open to relocation, giving preference to positions in the Mpu/ Limpopo regions.

Receptionist (Lodges), R6 000 Live in, Open to Mp, REF: NNJ06

This young lady is formally qualified with a Diploma in EcoTourism Management and has gained approximately 5 years working experience in the industry, initially within a Corporate Hotel Group and then moving into the luxury lodge sector in Front Office/ Front Of House. Her referees detail her as eloquent, frontline and highly efficient whilst maintaining a personal approach when dealing with guests. Her computer knowledge includes working on Opera, TourPlan and Summit and regularly assist in other departments as needed, which makes her highly versatile as an employee. She is available within a month’s notice and is seeking a position within the Mpumalanga area.

Reservationist, R10 000, Open to Mpu/ Limpopo, REF: NNJ10

This is a formally qualified candidate who has gained approximately 5 years working experience in the hospitality industry, having worked predominantly in front office. She has held the position of Receptionist and then progressed into Reservations where she has been employed in High profile 5* hotels. She is knowledgeable on Opera, Tracker, Delphi and Zendesk and has been commended on her understanding of reservations systems. She is available within a month’s notice and is open to relocation.

Reservations Manager, R12 000 Live in, Open to Mpu/ Limpo, REF: NNJ13

This is a dynamic, highly qualified candidate who has gained over 10 years working experience in the Hospitality Industry. She has gained a range of experience, having worked in various positions from Reservationist, Rooms Divisio to Operations and Reservations Management within highly reputable properties and has been commended on her versatility and understanding of the industry. Her referees have detailed her as a skilled administrator who is highly organised and displays a flair for marketing. She is available within a two week notice period and is open to relocation.

Reservationist / Front Office Assistant, R7 200 - R9 000, KZN, REF: KZN00379

This candidate is looking for a more senior position. Has experience from one of South African luxury trains. Is well presented and well spoken. Has strong references. Is available immediately. Open to all areas.
Contact 08236292865 or

GENERAL MANAGEMENT ___more Candidates online

General Manager, R40 000 Live in, Open to area, REF: NNJ01

This gent is a seasoned professional who has gained over 15 years working experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in both South Africa and abroad. He has gained valuable experience as a General Manager within various busy 4* hotels and Resorts and has been detailed to be highly skilled in training (this has been to great benefit of his employers). His referees have described him as a hard working, professional employee who is knowledgeable on hospitality operations and the required service levels. He excels on Financial Management, Equity Management and related administration and is actively involved in Training on site to upgrade the service levels to optimal standards. He is available within a month’s notice and is open to relocation

General Manager, R42 000 Live in, Open to area, REF: NNJ04

His referees have detailed him as “Highly Professional” and “A skilled operator”:
this candidate is a seasoned professional in the industry with over 15 years experience gained in a range of high profile, highly reputable lodges, hotels and resorts. His foundations in hospitality management lie in F&B/ Banqueting and events and he has since progressed to General Management of a range of properties, competently managing a range of departments. He excels in his staff management and communicates exceptionally well. Open to relocation, he is available within a months’ notice.

ROOMS DIVISION / HOUSEKEEPING_ ___more Candidates online

Executive Housekeeper, R13 500 Live in, Open to area REF: NNJ15

With over 15 years experience in Housekeeping, this candidate is thoroughly aware of all that is required from an operational and service aspect for the Housekeeping Department. She started off as a room attendant and has worked herself into a senior capacity where she is required to manage budgets for the department, is responsible for recruitment, staff training and operational management of Housekeeping within a busy resort. She has been commended on her management skills, staff training ability as well as administrative capabilities. She is available within a month’s notice and is open to relocation.

GAME LODGES / RANGERS_ ___more Candidates online

Lodge Manager, R8 500 - R10 000, KZN, REF: KZN00347

The candidate started out as a Senior Ranger and moved up to Relief Lodge Manage. His qualifications are, National Certificate in Tourism: Guiding Level 4, FGASA Level 2, FGASA Trails Guide Lead Rifle, Advanced Rifle Handling, NQF Level 4 Assessment Nature Guide and is DEAT Registered. He has his own Rifles: 38 Special, 458 Winchester Magnum. The candidate is available immediately.
Contact 08236292865 or

Assistant Lodge Manager R9 500 Live in, Open to Limpopo, REF: NNJ02

This gregarious young lady has gained approximately 3 years working experience within the Hospitality Industry in a supervisory capacity, overseeing a range of departments initially as a duty manager and then as an Assistant Lodge Manager. She has gained experience in Front Office, F&B, Admin and Housekeeping and is computer literate on a range of Programmes including Opera, KNightsbridge and Micros POS. Her referees detailed her as versatile, enthusiastic, hard working and a delight when dealing with guests. She is available at short notice and is open to relocation within the Limpopo region.

Lodge Manager, R12 000 Live in, Open to Mpu/ Limpopo, REF: NNJ08

This is a frontline, dynamic young lady who has gained approximately 6 years working experience in the hospitality industry. Formal qualifications include Lodge Management and she is FGASA 2 field guide as well. She has worked her way up through the ranks within Luxury lodges, holding down positions in guiding, front office, front of house to her most recent senior management position of Lodge Manager within a luxury 5* lodge. Her referees have commended on her guest liaison skills and administrative ability and detailed her as a skilled communicator who liaises with international guests with ease. She builds a strong rapport with staff and is a motivational force as an employee. She is available on the 1st of March to take on a new position and is open to relocation.

MAINTENANCE_ ___more Candidates online

Maintenance Manager, R10 000, KZN, REF: KZN00380

This candidate is able to work in a multicultural environment and able to influence others positively. He has an NQF 4 Electrician qualification and has passed his trade test in electrical engineering. He also has an N3 Water and waste water purification qualification. He is found to be extremely knowledgeable in his field. He has good references. He is available with 1 months’ notice and is willing to relocate is accommodation is available.
Contact 08236292865 or

SPA AND HEALTH & BEAUTY_ ___more Candidates online

Spa Therapist, R6 000 Basic + Comm, Live in Open to area, REF: NNJ05

This charismatic young lady has gained over 5 years working experience, having worked in various up market spas, salons and 4-5* luxury game lodges in both Therapist and Spa Manager capacities. She is well educated with formal qualifications in Beauty Therapy and is knowledgeable on a range of Products and Treatment Therapies. Her referees have commended her on her excellent work ethic, honesty, professionalism, management skills and outstanding work performance. She is available immediately, open to relocating, giving preference to positions offering accommodation as part of the salary package.

Guesthouse Manager, R8 000, Western Cape (Live In), REF: KZN00377

A well-spoken candidate her references reflect a person of strength, someone who has a reputation of being hard working with leadership qualities, whilst also having good communications skills. She is looking for a place to expand her knowledge and take on more responsibility’s. Is available with two weeks’ notice. Willing to relocate if assistance with accommodation is offered.
Contact 08236292865 or

 Contact any of the offices at:
Cape Town - Contact Carmen, Tel: 021 554 5206 -
Johannesburg - Contact Shirley & Silvana, Tel: 011 782 3002 -
Durban - Contact Antonette or Cindy on office, Tel: 011 452 4893 or -
Nelspruit - Contact Melody, Tel: 084 602 3602 - P O Box 19535, Nelspruit, 1200 -
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