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Farm/ Reserve Manager



Job Description :

A challenging hands-on position for a Farm Manager has become available with a start-up tourism operation in the Pongola area.

This remote family-farm borders a Big 5 reserve and is in the process of being converted from a cattle farm into a game reserve and lodge. The project is still in its infancy and the Farm Manager will be required to essentially start afresh, removing run down infrastructure and setting up new systems and controls to support the tourism operation.

Working closely with the Project Manager, more specific tasks will include:

  • Overseeing and delegating jobs to the workforce (22 members, Zulu speaking)
  • Overseeing the anti-poaching unit (administration, weapon safety)
  • General maintenance: repairing boreholes, generators, minor vehicle issues etc.
  • Making sure all the fence lines are well maintained (including removal of old cattle fences)
  • Managing the water sources for game and implementing new sites for dams and waterholes
  • Firebreaks
  • Rehabilitation of old grazing areas and conservation management
  • Fleet Maintenance: 2 tractors, 3 landcruisers, 2 motorbikes.


  • Proven labour management experience with the ability to converse in isiZulu;
  • Solid, hands-on maintenance skills and experience;
  • A passion for the outdoors and wildlife;
  • Able to work unsupervised in a remote location and difficult environment;
  • Good general administrative ability (record keeping) and computer literacy;
  • A background in conservation or farm / reserve management (relevant qualification preferred).
Salary Details:

A market-related salary package is offered, which will be negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications.


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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