Seeking a Manager for Lidwala Backpacker Lodge in Swaziland, southern Africa

MANAGER OF LIDWALA BACKPAKCER LODGE for a 2 YEAR period (renewable for a third year) starting March 2014.

Live-in position with food and accommodation provided, plus a basic pay of R5,000 per month plus a profit share incentive with the opportunity to earn a further R6,000+ per month.

- A friendly and sociable nature and experience with managing people
- Experience with backpacker travel in multiple countries and hostel management
- Experience with managing and recording funds
- Experience with managing challenging operations with minimal supervision
- Skill in marketing, advertising and sales
- A diploma or degree in hospitality or similar qualification
- Skill in cooking well and organizing food
- A valid manual driving license of at least 3 yrs
- Excellent Computer skills (word, excel, internet, email, social media)
- Experience with booking system management
- Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings & weekends
- An interest in humanitarian and environmental work would be beneficial

Please send a motivation letter and resume/CV as an application to [email protected] by 21st February 2014, clearly stating "Lidwala Manager" in the subject heading.

LIDWALA BACKPACKER LODGE ( is run by ALL OUT AFRICA, an organization that operates in Swaziland, South Africa and Mozambique and runs a range of different wildlife and community experiences ( LIDWALA was launched in late 2005 and has become “the best backpacker lodge in Swaziland” according to hostels worldwide and has won a tripadvisor global top 10% excellence award. It also serves as the main accommodation base for All Out Africa volunteers on working holiday experiences in Swaziland. You would work with 2 assistant duty staff and two rotating cleaners to operate this 36 bed hostel.

Nestled at the base of Sheba 's breast mountain with a view over the Ezulwini valley and Mdzimba hills, Lidwala Backpacker Lodge sleeps up to 36 people in dorms, luxury tents and twin rooms. All rooms have a verandah. Some rooms are en suite, and there are communal showers and toilets plus a campsite. There is a TV lounge with board games and a large deck with swimming pool and outside seating area. There is also a self catering communal kitchen with all the necessary amenities as well as a spacious communal braai area. Situated among large boulders (hence it's name), big indigenous trees and a flowing stream the gardens are extensive and offer plenty of space for camping and there is a 3 hour hiking trail on the property.

There is potential for future expansion plus development of the marketing and tour bookings.

The Lodge is conveniently located on the main Ezulwini road within walking distance of most of Ezulwini's main facilities & attractions (craft markets, the Gables shopping centre, restaurants, golf course etc). The lodge’s unique selling points are: it’s convenient central location, it’s scenic views and extensive indigenous gardens, it’s creative design and feel.
Owner of Lidwala Backpacker Lodge




Job first posted: 14 February 2014