Lodge Receptionist

Orion Group

Bela-Bela Rural, Limpopo


Salary: R72 000 – R96 000 per annum

Closing Date 05 December 2023

We are seeking a skilled and outgoing Lodge Receptionist to join our team at our beautiful Game Lodge, located just outside Bela-Bela.  The Lodge Receptionist will be responsible for providing exceptional customer service to all guests, managing guest reservations, and ensuring a smooth check-in and check-out process. The ideal candidate should possess excellent communication and organisational skills and have a passion for the hospitality industry.


  • Greet and welcome guests as they arrive at the game lodge, ensuring a warm and friendly atmosphere.
  • Handle guest inquiries, provide accurate information about the lodge amenities and assist with any special requests.
  • Answering the telephone in a professional manner and transferring calls to different departments.
  • Manage and prioritize guest reservations using the lodge’s booking system (Protel), ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Coordinate with other departments, such as housekeeping and maintenance, to ensure guest rooms are prepared and well-maintained.
  • Process guest check-ins and check-outs efficiently, maintaining an organized and smooth front desk operation.
  • Address guest complaints or concerns promptly and appropriately, escalating to management when necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or similar qualification.
  • Any related tertiary or additional certification in hospitality or tourism is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a hotel or lodge receptionist or in a customer service role within the hospitality industry.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a friendly and approachable demeanor.
  • Exceptional organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Must be proficient in using computer systems and have experience using hotel reservation software (PMS), such as Protel etc.
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  • Must be fluent in English; additional languages are desirable.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • A genuine passion for delivering outstanding customer service and creating memorable guest experiences.
  • Knowledge of local attractions, wildlife, or experience in a game lodge setting is advantageous.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and public holidays, as required in the hospitality industry.

Note: This job specification outlines the general nature and level of the position. Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed to support the efficient operation of the game lodge.


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