Couples Position-Chef De Partie/Guide with accomodation

Cedar Wood Recruitment is looking for a Senior Chef de Partie/Guide couple. This is a great opportunity in a beautiful lodge sharing an unfenced boundary with the renowned Kruger National Park

Duties and Experience

Senior Chef De Partie:

*Must be able to run a shift and kitchen in the absence of Head Chef/Sous Chef

*3 years’ experience in a similar role – Bush Lodge environment

*Place supplier orders, Stock Take

*Maintain quality/standards

*Training and Managing of junior staff

*Please send a plating portfolio attached to cv



*FGASA Level 2

*Full Trails

*DEAT registered

*5 Star Bush Lodge experience

*3 years in a similar role

*Strong people skills – guest interaction & staff relations

Accommodation included

Job ref: 1015


Sous Chef-R 13 000 live in

Cedar Wood  Recruitment is looking for an experienced Sous Chef to join a young and dynamic team at a luxury lodge in Hoedspruit.

Requirements –

  • Minimum of 3 years experience
  • Culinary qualification
  • Lodge experience preferable
  • Valid drivers licence

The package includes accommodation and meals

Please send recent contactable references and Food portfolio with your application

Please quote Job ref


Job ref: 1014

GAME RANGER (LEVEL 1, 2 & 3 RANGERS) (Live-in)

Cedar Wood recruitment is looking for an experience Game Ranger  in the Groblersbrug/Lephalale, Limpopo area

Trails Guide qualifications are an advantage but not essential for all positions.

All Shooting and Rifle Handling



  • PDP and Code 10 Licenses.
  • DEAT/THETA registered, etc
  • Minimum of 6 Months Guiding experience within big 5 Territory.
  • Exceptional,  Interpersonal and Communication skills.
  • Neat and well presented
  • Able to work well within a team environment.


  • General Ranger Duties will Apply
  • Game Drives, Walks (IF qualified)
  •  Hosting of Guests,
  •  Care of Game Drive Vehicles and equipment.

Job ref: 1021

Housekeeping Supervisor -R 8000- R 10 000-(Live out -Polokwane)

Cedar Wood Recruitment is looking for a Housekeeping Supervisor with an eye for detail


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a housekeeping supervisor position in a similar standard hotel/lodge.
  • Polite, friendly and organised person with a strong personality that can think on their feet.
  • Individual must have an eye for detail.
  • Well spoken and well presented individual.
  • Strong leader who have been in charge of employees before.
  • Must have grade 12 and be computer literate.
  • Formal hospitality degree/diploma preferable.
  • Opera system knowledge preferable.


  • Train and motivate and manage all housekeeping staff.
  • Assist with queries and guest’s complaints.
  • Maintain and implement procedure to ensure the cleanliness of all areas of the hotel including outside areas, rooms and public areas.
  • Daily meetings and handovers with staffStaff rostering.
  • Do monthly stock takes.

Job ref: 1027

Operation Manager -Urgent-R 18 000-R 20 000 live out-Polokwane

Cedar Wood Recruitment is looking for a Hands on Operations Manager for a stunning property in Limpopo


  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Duty Manager, as well as a minimum of 3 years experience in an Operations Management position in a 4/5 Star Hotel
  • Should be experienced within all different areas of a HotelPolite, friendly person with a strong personality that can think on their feet
  • Well spoken and well presented individual
  • Strong leader who have been in charge of employees before
  • Must have grade 12 and be computer literate
  • Previous experience on Opera and Micros would be an advantageFormal hospitality degree/diploma preferable


Strictly supervises all Front Office personnel and ensures proper completion of all front office duties.

Direct and coordinate the activities of the front desk, reservations, guest services and telephone areas.

Responsible for training of all front office staff

Job ref: 1028

Junior Bookeeper Polokwane-Live out position

Cedar Wood Recruitment has the following position available for a Junior Bookeper


  • Must have Grade 12
  • Computer literate
  • Must have a • Must be able to work under pressure•
  • Accurate and reliable• Previous experience with stock management and purchasing would be an advantage•
  • 3 – 5 years experience in a Bookkeeping position


  • Responsible for ordering, receiving, issuing, storage and inventory
  • Responsible for daily stock counts of various areas / stock
  • Responsible for proper documentation of all merchandise entering or leaving the store area
  • Maintain the tidiness and cleanliness of all storage areas
  • Report on variances and take follow up action

Job ref: 1029

Night Auditor R 8000- R 9000-Live out

Cedar Wood Recruitment is looking for an Experienced Night Auditor for a Hotel in Polokwane


  • Must have at least 3-4 years previous experience in a night audit position within 4/5 star Hotels.Must be proficient on the Opera system.
  • Must be able to work independently and must be 100% reliable. Must have strong management skills
  • Must be able to think on their feet and deal effectively with difficult guests.
  • This is a live out position and candidates should live in Polokwane

Job ref: 1030

Back of House Manager Botswana-Stunning company

his Exciting new position has just arrived-Back of House Manager-Botswana



You would be required to be proficient and have substantial experience in the following fields: Painter, Carpenter, Aircon/Refrigeration, Electrical wiring, Plumbing, Diesel Mechanics, Boat Mechanics, Reserve Management, project management, solar farm and ring main maintenance, water and sewerage maintenance.


  • You would report to the Lodge Manager.
  • You will assist in all the maintenance at your Lodge – including plumbing, electrical (domestic), refrigeration and air conditioning, building, carpentry and general maintenance.
  • Solar and Hot Water will be your responsibility
  • Water Treatment and Sewerage will be your responsibility
  • You will be responsible for all routine and preventative maintenance.
  • You will be responsible for generator Maintenance
  • You will be responsible for fleet maintenance
  • You will be responsible for road Maintenance
  • You will be responsible for annual fire break burning and maintaining of the fire break
  • You will be responsible for Monitoring of wildlife
  • You will be liaison between NSE, Water Africa and other suppliers and the lodge
  • Project management and managing large teams of staff will be a requirement



  • You will endeavour to keep a par stock of spares that will allow you to affect emergency and other repairs efficiently.
  • You will ensure that tools and spares are neatly stored and packed away.
  • You will perform a stock take of tools monthly and report any shortfalls to the manager.
  • Communication

o Maintain open communication channels with the General or Lodge Managers and Guest Relations Managers and ensure that clear feedback loops are in place to ensure that status reports on problems are fed back to those who have reported them.

  • Hold frequent meetings with Lodge Managers and the Regional Manager
  • Attend and partake in the lodge morning meeting daily
  • Conduct morning meetings with the other maintenance staff and make sure that good team work exists within the team.
  • Produce Reports on status of projects and reports on monthly spend
  • Produce in depth maintenance plans for routine and preventative maintenance


  • You will be required to assist in hosting guests from time to time
  •  Ensure that when interacting with guests in the lodge environment that you are well presented (Uniform), friendly and courteous



Ensure that the following duties are performed by yourself and your teams at the lodge:

Daily Duties:

Swimming Pools & Pathways

  • Clean pool
  • Check timer
  • Backwash Pool and Clean filter
  • Make sure the chairs are neat and tidy
  • Take pool loungers covers from store and put them on the loungers in the evening and remove in the morning
  • Remove umbrella covers and open umbrellas in the morning and cover at night
  • Make sure all pathways to the pool and the area around the pool is neat tidy and free of litter
  • No ladders standing at the pools
  • No stains in the pools

    Sewage Plant

  • Check all pumps & filters
  • Check chlorine
  • Check that there are no leaks in the system
  • Check that sprinkler system is not blocked
  • Check all sewerage pumps at rooms
  • Execute the BOP supplied by Water Africa

    Water Treatment Plant

  • Check Water Levels in Tanks
  • Check chlorine Tablets
  • Check that there are no leaks in the system
  • Check all pumps and filters
  • Check Borehole, Well Points or Extraction Point
  • Check Dosing Pump
  • Backwash System Daily
  • Execute the BOP supplied by Water Africa


  • Sweep or Rake if necessary
  • Check lights are all working
  • Check condition of light boxes, repair or report where necessary
  • Cut branches away from pathways
  • Ensure grass lining pathways are neat and tidy and that new grass gets put down if necessary
  • Remove any green grass or weeds growing on the pathways
  • Make Sure turning circle and arrival area is maintained and sand is kept smooth to avoid puddles building up and guests experiencing a bad arrival and departure
  • Boma Area
    • Rake Boma and make sure it is clean and Tidy
    • Make sure all the ash is removed from fire bowls
  • Make sure that there is enough firewood in all the fire bowls and that there is spare at the back
  • Make sure that furniture is placed back in position and that the chairs is stored at an angle against the tables to avoid collecting water
  • Make sure covers are neat and tidy at all times
  • Store room
  • Must be neat and tidy at all times
  • Gas Bottles
  • Check and replace gas bottles where necessary
  • Make sure storage area is neat and tidy
  • Make sure we are legal at all times and that monthly checks are performed
  • Service gas points and repair if necessary

    Wet Waste and Rubbish

  • Remove wet waste to the pit daily from the kitchens
  • Neatly pack and tie down all cardboard in order to go out on freight plane
  • Manage waste separation process, glass, plastic and cans
  • Manage waste storage areas


  • Daily Generator Checks
  • Daily Fuel Recording
  • Manage Generator work hours etc
  • Make sure Generator is serviced monthly


  • Daily vehicle checks
  • Daily fuel recordings
  • Water Lodges weekly oil service
  • Fleet Management Program to be implemented and report on this program weekly
  • Weekly Stock takes
  • Do routine and preventative maintenance on the fleet


  • Implement a fuel management system
  • Daily fuel dips and recordings
  • Maintain fuel bund and fuel traps

    Weekly Duties

  • Clean washing machine filters and pipes
  • Backwash pool filters
  • Clean aircon filters and pipes
  • Check & clean aerators on taps
  • Check all back of house lights are working
  • Check sliding doors
  • Chicken run under decks & lodge surrounds
  • Clean fridge pipes( to stop leaking)
  • Staff village¬ – check all lights and do check around village for maintenance
  • Do maintenance check in canteen
  • Check gas supply for interactive kitchen, main kitchen & canteen
  • Check wood supply and maintain levels
  • Check paraffin supply and maintain levels
  •  Clean shower drains

Monthly Duties

TLC toilet chemical

  • Clean/ service aircon
  • Deep Clean fat strap (Over and Above Daily Cleaning)
  • Clean tumble drier
  • Check & rinse water filters
  • Clean roofs
  • Check smoke detectors & fire extinguishers
  • Clean showers and bath drains in all rooms
  • Pool loungers to be washed
  • Banqueting chairs to be washed
  • Check lights are working in main area including guest bathroom
  • Check fans are working
  • Clear debris from around the main lodge
  • Check sliding doors railings
  • Fireplace to be cleaned to avoid carbon build up
  • Clear spider webs from around the lodge
  • Check toilets are working and flushing properly
  • Deep clean and repair lanterns
  • Rooms
    • Check all lights are working (inside & outside)
    • Check all plugs points
    • Check toilet function
    • Check fans and report any problems
    • Check air conditioners
    • Showers
    • Geyser
    • Mosquito netting and windows
    • Clear debris from the roof and around the room (one room per day)
    • Clean aerators


Managing Maintenance

  • Lead by example
  • Take Ownership
  • Clock Watching – Forget about a 8 hour day – Punctuality
  • Daily Maintenance Morning meeting….7am
  • Planning Board
    • Camp names
    • General breakdown
    • Preventative maintenance
    • Capex Projects
    • A column for each “artisan”
    • A contractors column
    • A shopping column
    • Planning
  • Planning – PRIORITIZE
    • Breakdown Maintenance
    • Preventative Maintenance


    • Taking responsibility for your actions and decisions – DO NOT PASS THE BUCK….
    • Training and motivating staff – never be scared to teach people or think by teaching people that they will become a threat to you
    • Stand back – assess – plan – carry out
    • If the task is worth doing do it 100%
    • Be prepared to learn something new each and every day
    • Be prepared to teach someone something every day
    • Give instructions clearly – encourage staff to ASK questions if they do not understand the instruction 100%
    • Complete the task before starting the next one – if you cannot complete a task – record and go back to complete it as soon as possible – don’t “jump around”… this is when things are not competed and is actually worse than not doing the task at all as you end up with 100’s of incomplete jobs.
    • Quality control – standard of work must exceed the standard of the lodge!!!
    • Try and change people’s attitudes and way of thinking…
      • not my job
      • littering
      • what do you care it’s not yours
      • wasting


General Office duties

  • Human Resources – leave register and other requirements
    • Disciplining of staff – non-performance, standard of work etc
    • Quality control and monitoring progress
    • Control of stock and tools
    • Ordering (do not over order – negotiate the best deal for the company)
    • Budgeting – repairs & maintenance or capex
    • Attending of all necessary meetings; i.e. morning, finance, etc
    • Communication – TO & FROM ALL DEPARTMENTS
    • Administration – “paper work” – allocating of invoices and GRS etc


  • Implement and maintain the sustainability program for the lodge
  • Maintain a 96% sustainability score



  • Diligent self-starter, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Results focused, but willing to work with diverse personalities in a challenging environment
  • Generate and maintain a positive momentum and high levels of productivity.
  • Maintain social, ethical, organisational and professional norms.
  • Keen willingness for ongoing personal development.
  • Excellent communicator;
  • Team player who works productively with wide range of people

Job ref: 1031



Personal Assistant Position in KZN-R 5000-R 6000 plus accommodation

Cedar Wood recruitment has an Exciting new Personal Assistant position available for a stunning property in KZN


Core Competencies of the Job:

  • Basic Knowledge or willingness to Learn reservations for 2 Holiday Apartments
  • Assisting with caring for the owners 4-legged children.
  • Managing diaries and organising meetings and appointments,
  • Booking and arranging travel, transport and accommodation



  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Must Love Dogs / Animals
  • Preferably a non-smoker
  • Discretion and trustworthiness: you will often be party of confidential information
  • Must have a drivers licence.
  • Proficient in EXCEL
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent Administrative skills
  • Happy to live in a Game Reserve
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Organisational skills and the ability to multitask
  • The ability to be proactive and take the initiative
  • A knowledge of standard software packages and the ability to learn company-specific software if required
  • Confident
  • Understands the role of a Personal Assistant



Salary R5’000.00 – R6’000.00

Package – Live in: inclusive of Accommodation, Meals, Lights & Water, DSTV, Maid Service and Laundry Service, Uniforms annually, Transport to and from work.

Cycle – 3 weeks on and 1 week off/month


Job ref 1032