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Lodge Management Couple

9 Nov 2020 | By Author Thornybush | Work for Us

An exciting opportunity exists at Thornybush! We are looking for a Lodge Management Couple to join the team and lead our 5* Lodge, Saseka Tented Camp. We are looking for a couple to fulfil both hospitality and safari requirements. Saseka is one of our newest offerings and the jewel in the Thornybush group of lodges.



In a nutshell:

We are looking for a Lodge Management Couple who will create a world class experience for both our guests and our people. We require individuals who are high performers and driven by collaboration and a team environment.

What you will be doing:

  • Assist the Head of Lodges with the overall running of the lodge
  • Ensuring that Thornybush is recognised as an award-winning and world-leading lodge
  • Ensuring the profitability of the lodge
  • Leading the teams
  • Assisting with all health and safety protocols
  • Ensuring all COVID-19 compliances
  • Upholding the Thornybush brand and overall standards
  • Ensuring that you are continually developing in the business
  • Oversee all departments
  • Timeous support and communication with other departments
  • Coordinate central procurement / deliveries and invoicing
  • Daily administration tasks
  • Reservations / Apex
  • Responding to emails relating to Lodge Operations
  • Monthly tasks
  • Leave rosters and people related issues
  • Ensuring that we provide our guests with a world class safari experience
  • Leading the Rangers, Trackers, Night porters and Maintenance teams based at your lodges
  • Working with Head Guide to oversee fleet vehicles
  • Hosting

As a member of the Thornybush family we demonstrate an attitude which reflects:

  • High performance
  • Teamwork
  • Solutions orientated
  • Adaptability
  • Accountability
  • Agility
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Ongoing learning and development
  • Forward thinking
  • Change agent
  • Proactive
  • Results orientated
  • Critical Thinker
  • Commitment
  • Ambition
  • Passion
  • Thornybush spirit

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent communicator
  • Proven track record of achieving results | goals
  • Proven track record of successfully leading a large team (leading, motivating coaching etc)
  • Strong problem-skills
  • Ability to make quick but sound decisions
  • Emotional intelligence

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent command of the English language a second language would be to your advantage
  • Computer literate
  • Technologically savvy
  • Basic accounting and or bookkeeping skill
  • Health & Safety Level 1
  • Drivers license
  • Ranger: FGASA Level 3 + DEAT registration + PDP + Rifle


  • No less than 5 years in a lodge management role
  • Academic qualification – Hospitality diploma | degree or similar


Position: Lodge Management Couple [Hospitality + Safari (Ranger FAGASA Level 3)]

Permanent: Basic + 50% medical aid + 7.5% contribution to Provident Fund

Accommodation: On site

Work cycle: 6 weeks on 2 weeks off or 3 weeks on 1 week off


How to apply:

Please send your 3 page CV as an attachment to and use SASEKA LODGE MANAGEMENT in the subject line.


We look forward to engaging with you!