Jobs in Tourism: Great opportunities available

South Africa’s majestic mountains, tranquil beaches and fascinating wildlife attract tourists from across the globe. With so much to do and see in the country, the tourism sector plays a large part in the local economy. Exciting holiday destinations attract both local and international guests. South Africa’s lucrative tourism industry creates numerous employment opportunities. Whether you are an entry level job seeker or an experienced professional you can find jobs in tourism.


Mpumalanga and Western Cape have an abundance of jobs in tourism. Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal also offer opportunities in this sector. Before you decide which career opportunity to pursue, it is advisable to review the different positions that are available. By gaining an in-depth knowledge of different jobs you can increase your chances of being hired.


  • Assistant Maintenance Manager

Assistance Maintenance Manager positions are available on game farms and game lodges. Due to the numerous game reserves in the area, vacancies for this position are more prevalent in Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The core responsibility of this position is assisting the maintenance manager with the upkeep of the property. Tasks which are associated with this position include overseeing the work of sub-contractors, leading the maintenance team and ordering stock. This position may entail working after hours as well as shift work.


  • Head Chef

Head Chef positions can be found in game lodges, restaurants and hotels. The core responsibility of the Head Chef is to oversee the preparation of quality dishes. This includes tasks such as menu planning, overseeing staff members and training new staff.


  • Sales Executive

Sales Executives are employed by hotels and other companies within the tourism industry. This position involves increasing profits by boosting sales. Sales executives are also expected to maintain relationships with existing clients.


  • Front of House Manager

Front of House Managers are employed in hotels. This position often involves working long hours. Responsibilities include answering phones, taking bookings, coordinating functions and maintaining excellent customer relations.


The variety of tourism jobs in South Africa makes it easy to find a position that suits your qualifications and skills.


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  1. mkhokeli says:

    I am looking for a job

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