Head Guide

  • Permanent
  • Ref #391421AH
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa
  • Hospitality
Employer Description

A Lodge located in the Timbavati Game Reserve.

Job Description

The Head Guide will be required to manage the Lodge Field Guide Team in the
Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, and see to the implementation and management of all
aspects regarding the Safari operation, including guide guests, on foot and by vehicle, providing a
holistic safari experience.


Field Guiding and Guest Experience
o Game Drives & Bush Walks
o Other bush/field activities/experiences
Employee Leadership
o Mentorship Responsibilities
o Career Development and Training
Department Administration
o Budgets
o Personnel Administration
o Stock Controls
o Guide’s Qualification Compliance
o Overseeing fleet maintenance and management
o Rifle and Ammunition management
o Photographic experience/knowledge an advantage


Grade 12 (essential). Completed Degree or Diploma in applicable field (advantageous). FGASA minimum Level 2 (required). FGASA Full Lead Trails Guide (preferred). Valid memberships, certifications and qualifications as required by the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.


Team Leadership Skills. Team Player. Problem Solving Skills. Computer Skills (MS Office Suite). 2 years' experience in similar role in a big five reserve.

Salary / Package

Market related & to be discussed


Provident Fund & Medical Aid Benefits. Single Accommodation. (Will consider a Couple if both can do guiding - Regret - No Children/Families) Staff meals whilst on duty is offered. Cycle  is 3 weeks on and 1 week off or 6 weeks in and 2 weeks off.