With the UK withdrawing working holiday visas for South African job seekers, it is important to know that there are still many overseas and international job opportunities for hospitality, hotel and retail qualified candidates.
Many of the lodges in Africa are able to process work visas for South Africans, namely countries such as:
Botswana; Malawi; Mozambique; Uganda; Tanzania; Kenya; Nigeria; Swaziland; Sudan and Egypt.
When searching for lodge jobs in Africa, employers will more than likely require you to have a tertiary education in hotel management or a lodge qualification in order for them to process a work permit. Employers have to be able to prove that they cannot find local lodge staff to do the same job before employing South Africans. There are many South African colleges now offering specific lodge and game ranger courses which are well worth investing in. Many African countries also have a requirement that job seekers looking for management couple positions actually be married before being able to obtain work visas.
The South African retail industry is also expanding rapidly into the rest of Africa with many of the large chain stores opening branches throughout the continent. Retail jobs in Africa for qualified and experienced retail staff are therefore also on the increase for job candidates seeking international experience.
As the rand has weakened against many of the world currencies in recent times, working in other African countries has become quite appealing financially especially countries who are paying in dollars. As most ex pat staff are given accommodation, flights and visa, it can be a lot easier to save when working abroad.
As African tourism continues to flourish so do hospitality job opportunities for experienced and qualified staff, so take advantage of our wide range of jobs available Learn More
Whether your dream job is to become an Area Manager for a well-known International Fashion Brand, a 5* Lodge Manager, a Chef in a fine dining restaurant or a waitron for that gap-year to save up for your studies? Jobs Africa Group offers the opportunity for job seekers to work throughout Africa and South Africa in the Retail, Hospitality, Lodge, Spa and Chef industries.
There will always be new exciting positions available on the Jobs Africa Group website. Should a specific retail or hospitality position interest you please make sure you have all the relevant qualifications and work experience to apply as per the job description.
Once you have found that dream job you can apply online by easily registering yourself and loading your detailed CV in a Word document or PDF and a recent photo of yourself. A specialized hospitality or retail recruiter from Jobs Africa Group will get in contact with you should you qualify for the position in order to discuss the company and vacancy in detail. Should you be shortlisted, your CV will be shared with our client and we will be the link between yourself and the employer up until the job offer is made, accepted and you have successfully started your new venture!
For international hospitality vacancies in the Middle East, we have successfully recruited hotel and restaurant staff into: Dubai; Abu Dhabi; Bahrain; Kuwait; Qatar and Saudi Arabia