Management Couple Mpumalanga Salary neg

Cedar Wood Recruitment is currently looking for a highly experienced management couple for a 5* game lodge in Mpumalanga. The ideal couple need to have a wealth of game lodge/hotel management behind them with a proven track record.


– Must have previous experience in the luxury lodge and high end hotel industry and is eager to further their career in a developing company

– Can work within the parameters of a budget

– Thorough and meticulous both in practical tasks and administratively

– Professional and strives for excellence in the workplace

– Passionate about ensuring the ultimate guest experience

– Attention to detail, efficient and organized

– Has patience when communicating with staff, enjoys teaching and finds the results of long term training rewarding as junior staff skills are developed

– Works well as part of a team, deals well with the local staff as well as senior management

– Diplomatic when handling all kinds of guest needs, issues or complaints


Responsibilities and overview of the positions:

– Oversee the operations of a luxury lodge in meeting with the standards outlined by the company

– Upkeep and maintenance

– Food & beverage and kitchen standards

– Housekeeping standards

– Conduct stock takes on a monthly basis and ensure that the issuing of stock is done in a controlled manner according to the systems outlined by the company

– Comply with requirements from the legal department in term of getting guest indemnities and release of liabilities completed on arrival

Lodge Manager Limpopo R28,000

Cedar Wood Recruitment is currently seeking an experienced GM to run a game lodge in the Limpopo Province.



  • Leadership & Management
    – Maintain and ensure the good will of theLodge brand at property level;
    – To ensure the Lodge management perform to the company standard, having a tangible presence with guests and staff;
    – To ensure the management structure of the Lodge is streamlined and effective and in line with hospitality trends;
    -Attend monthly management meetings and provide regular reports.

Development & Staff Management
– To earmark and develop individuals who show potential to grow into positions;
– To manage the implementation of training plans;
– Provide effective leadership through professional employee relations and encouragement of all subordinates, including mediation.
• Communication & Systems
-To maintain the use of existing systems in line with company Collection standards;
-To ensure both verbally and through effective communication platforms, that the front-line staff communicate accurately and articulately with all guests.
• Human Resources & Community
-To build and maintain good employee relations, ensure HR policies, procedures and disciplinary code are upheld;
-Strategically initiate & develop succession plans within the employee base;
-Maintain and support good relations within the surrounding communities.
• Financial & Compliance
-Compliance to all operational expenditure budgets during the annual budget setting, process for presentation to General Manager of Operations;
-To ensure compliance with set operational variable costs;
-To attend monthly meeting with company Collection Financial Manager
-To ensure relevant operating licenses are in place and current.
✓ Grade 12 (essential)
✓ Degree/Diploma in Management/Finance/Tourism (advantageous)
✓ At least 5 years’ experience in senior Lodge Management positions
✓ MS Office Suite
✓ Proven track record of having made targets and managed medium size teams

Bookkeeper / Accountant Position – Eastern Cape – Live in

Cedar Wood Recruitment has a wonderful position available at a premier Eastern Cape Game Reserve has a vacancy for a Senior Accounts Executive :

Applicants must have the following:

  • tertiary qualification in accounting or bookkeeping practices
  • At least 5 years of experience in corporate accounts department
  • Unquestionable integrity and a diligent and methodical work ethic
  • A willingness to work in the bush in an extremely demanding but comparatively remote environment.
  • An ability to multi-task and integrate into a dynamic team.


In addition, applicants must be proficient in the following :

  • Pastel or preferably Xero accounting packages – all aspects from inputting and advanced reporting.
  • Ability to compile and submit monthly VAT returns
  • Compilation of management accounts and trial balance
  • Payroll with all accompanying UIF, SDL, PAYE compilation and submissions
  • CIPC secretarial compliance and annual returns.
  • Advanced mastery of MS Word and excel.


If you do not have the above qualifications, please do not apply.

Package includes housing, electricity etc, company co-contribution to provident funds and a very competitive salary to the right candidate.

Start date: November 2020


If you tick all the boxes please email me your CV along with Written Reference Letters from your previous employers

Bookkeeper required for a hotel in the KZN Midlands R13,000

Bookkeeper required for a hotel in the KZN Midlands R13,000


Bookkeeper Job Summary

Position Description: Bookkeeper

Basic Function: The bookkeeper position creates financial transactions and creates financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to customers, cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The bookkeeper also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Principal Accountabilities:

 Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner

 Take all reasonable discounts on supplier invoices

 Pay any debt as it comes due for payment

 Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants

 VAT returns

 Ensure that receivables are collected promptly

 Record cash receipts and make bank deposits

 Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account

 Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy

 Maintain the petty cash fund

 Issue financial statements

 Provide information to the external accountant who creates the company’s financial statements

 Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit

 Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements

 Maintain an orderly accounting filing system

 Maintain the chart of accounts

 Maintain the annual budget

 Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

 Comply with statutory government reporting requirements

 Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

 Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports.

 Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

 Analyzes financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports to summarize current and projected company financial position, using calculator or computer.

 Audits contracts, orders, and vouchers, and prepares reports to substantiate individual transactions prior to settlement.

 May establish, modify, document, and coordinate implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.

 May devise and implement manual or computer-based system for general accounting.

 May direct and coordinate activities of other accountants and clerical workers performing accounting and bookkeeping tasks

Assistant Lodge Manager Limpopo R12,000-R13,500

Assistant Lodge Manager required for a game lodge in the Limpopo province R12,000 to R13,500, plus accommodation, meals, medical aid and provident fund.


Our client in the Waterberg is looking for a professional Assistant Lodge Manager. The Assistant Lodge Manager, with previous experience in a high-end service delivery environment, will assist the Lodge Manager and General Manager in creating a high standard and welcoming environment for the property’s guest.


Key areas of focus will be:


  • Ensuring a high standard of service through all service areas (F&B, hosting, Housekeeping, etc)
  • Manage and oversee daily administrational matters (orders, Health and Safety, timesheets and rosters etc) and lodge staff. Basic knowledge of HR matters and procedures required.
  • Hosting guests and ensuring that their stay meets both the guests and company’s expectation.
  • Maintain the smooth operation of the Lodge, its facilities, infrastructure, services and functions
  • Daily and Monthly stocktake and inventory control.
  • Communicate and report to Lodge and General Manager and submit monthly reports.
  • Assist with gardens, landscaping, maintenance, general operations.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and service providers.
  • Coordinate and manage large groups, logistics and activities.


The Assistant Lodge Manager should have a positive out-going personality and should be guest orientated and service minded, with a strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure.  The successful candidate should have a strong eye for detail and should be an all-rounder, capable of fitting in where necessary to ensure the operation runs smoothly and efficiently.


Minimum Requirements:

Hospitality / Tourism Diploma or similar (eg. Hotel / Lodge Management related qualification)

Fluency in English (with Afrikaans being beneficial)

Minimum of two to four years in similar position.

Must have Drivers Licence (beneficial having PDP)

Computer literate (Microsoft Office)

Please forward CV’s to


Spa Therapist for an upmarket Game Lodge in Grahamstown

Cedar Wood Recruitment has a new opportunity available for a well-established Luxury Game Lodge based in the Eastern Cape and is seeking a Spa Therapist for a live in position.

Must have accredited Beauty Diploma / Somatology preferably CIDESCO, SAAHSP and/or ITEC.

Boxes to Tick:

  • In possession of a suitably recognised & relevant qualification in Body & Skincare (ITEC, SAAHSP, CIDESCO, NDip in Somatology)
  • International Diplomas in either of the following; CIDESCO, CIBTAC, ITEC Face & Body to your advantage.
  • Must have at least 2-3 years experience as a therapist with previous Game Lodge experience.
  • Must be qualified in massage, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing, wraps
  • Exceptional attention to detail, hardworking and a passion for people and hospitality
  • International experience in a similar environment and travelling experience will be advantageous
  • Physically fit and in good health

Package includes, shared accommodation, 3 weeks on, 1 week off

If you are willing to relocate to the Eastern Cape and you meet the criteria above, then I would like to hear from you!

Please apply with your CV in a word format,

2 recent written references from your previous employers.

Your beauty certificates – a MUST


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Maintenance Manager-Addo, Eastern Cape

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, a luxurious tented camp based in Addo, Eastern Cape for a Maintenance Manager

The candidate must have at least 3 years experience in a similar property/position

  • Mechanical background, especially in Toyota cruiser
  • Able to manage maintenance department in it’s entirety
  • Previous experience and/or knowledge of plumbing, metal work, wood work and solar
  • Contactable and reputable references
  • Computer literate with Microsoft office
  • Valid Drivers license
  • Work well within the team environment
  • Ensure that the camp has a preventative as well as an ongoing maintenance programme
  • Upskill team members within the maintenance team
  • This is a single, live-in position

Please apply with your CV in a word format, and attach your 3 written references from your previous employers.


Deputy General Manager-Addo, Eastern Cape

Cedar Wood Recruitment is now recruiting for our client, a luxurious tented camp based in Addo, Eastern Cape for a Deputy General Manager


The candidate must have at least 3 years in a 5 star lodge experience in a similar property

  • Work well under pressure and be able to run the shift and lodge in the absence of the general manager
  • Contactable and reputable references
  • Strong work ethic and no party politics!!!!!
  • Able to add value to the team by ensuring that company policy and procedure is carried out and by bringing a very solid service ethic
  • Computer literate with Word, Easipos, Procure, Protel and Excel is a must
  • Drivers License
  • Strong hospitality background, preferably in F&B and bring a true sense of 5 star service.
  • Health and Safety Rep would be an advantage
  • Have a clear understanding of the workings of a lodge, strong communication skills and work well within and between the various departments
  • Excellent Guest liaison skills a must in dealing with our guests demands
  • This is a single, live-in position

Please apply with your CV in a word format, and attach your 3 written references from your previous employers.


Lodge Management Couple – Luxury Game Lodge – Kruger National Park

Cedar Wood Recruitment has a wonderful new position available for a Lodge Management Couple.

We are looking for a Management couple: One to be the Resident Manager and the second to be in Administration and General Operations.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience with proven track record within a 5 star lodge environment.


Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience & qualifications

Package includes meals on duty, accommodation & uniform

Valid Driver’s Licence with PDP

Candidate must be available for interview either face-to-face in Bryanston or via Skype/Zoom


Applicant who meet the above criteria and wish to apply should email a CV in a word format and 3 written reference letters from your previous employers, and supporting certificates.

Please email me at


Application must have the right to legally work in South Africa.


Pastry Chef – Luxury Game Lodge – Live in

Cedar Wood Recruitment has a new opportunity available for a Pastry Chef at a 5-star luxury Game Lodge based in the Kruger National Park.

You will be responsible for facilitating the production of pastries, bread, desserts, and hot box snacks, while promoting the company goals of Guest service and satisfaction, teamwork and operations

Requirements & Qualifications and Skills:

NQF Level 4 with a relevant qualification
At least 2 Years’ experience in a similar role

Must have 5* Lodge experience

MS Office Suite


Applicants who meet the above criteria and wish to apply should email a CV in a word format and 3 written reference letters from your previous employers, and supporting certificates.

Email me at


The application must have the right to legally work in South Africa.