2x Trails Guides

  • Permanent
  • Ref #410919SMI
  • Posted 1 month ago
  • Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa
  • Hospitality
Employer Description

Luxury 5 star private game reserve, consisting of the big five located in Mpumalanga

Job Description

Our client is urgently seeking 2x fully qualified Lead Trails Guides who are mature and responsible to join their team.

The Trails Guide’s role, together with the 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 Trails Guide plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the guests at all times. We value feedback and put a lot of emphasis on responding to feedback in the running of all aspects of the Lodge.

You will be responsible for:

  • 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
  • Firearm procedures are in line with statutory requirements
  • Meet and greet and minimal hosting of guests
  • Legal and company policies related to safety for guests and staff is adhered to
  • Assist with bush projects
  • Prompt and efficient radio contact
  • Complete Health & Safety checklists on a monthly basis
  • Adhere to the Game Reserve’s Game Drive Policies


FGASA NQF 4 (Level 2)


The successful candidate must be:

  • A South African Citizen
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience guiding in 5 Star Establishments
  • General knowledge of legal implications of being a Trails Guide
  • FGASA NQ4 or Professional
  • NDT Registered
  • Valid Driver’s License and PrDP
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Rifle Accreditations and ARH
  • Trails Guide qualification with VPDA
  • Astronomy knowledge advantageous
  • Off-road driving in 4x4 vehicles

Salary / Package

R10 000 basic monthly salary


  • Live-in basic furnished accommodation (possible sharing)
  • Monthly food allowance over and above salary
  • Medical Aid - Company contribution 50% (after 3-month successful probation period)
  • Pension Fund - Company contribution 50% (after 3-month successful probation period)
  • Gratuities left by guests
  • 20 bed nights for family and friends annually
  • Uniform provided
  • 2x Virgin Active memberships
  • Leave cycle: 4 weeks on and 2 weeks off