Are you recruiting

in South Africa & African Countries

Our professional team of talent hunters have successfully placed hospitality job vacancies throughout South Africa as well as almost every single country in Africa over the years! So, if you are wanting access to our exclusive talent pool of only the best hospitality candidates, you have come to the right place!

Yes I amTell me more

Why  Choose us to recruit?

Our South Africa & Africa hospitality recruitment division concentrates on talent acquisition for high end hotels and restaurants across the African continent and beyond. Let our dedicated team of professional recruitment consultants WOW you today.

Industry Leaders

Uniquely well connected with hospitality leaders, influencers and top talent

Talent Pool

An exclusive talent pool of hospitality professionals at all levels

Executive Search

  • We offer an Executive Search service to find scarce or exec level candidates


  •  24/7 operation that can respond rapidly and accurately to your recruitment needs

Featured Candidates

 Meet this month’s top hospitality job seekers! From talented world-class international chefs, to stunning hostesses and dynamic restaurant and hotel managers, you have come to the right place to source the best talent to drive your business to success. 


Hotel General Manager
South African male, international experience; pre-openings; 4-5* Hotel Groups

Front Office Manageress
Outstanding and well presented front office manageress with VIP experience

Reservations Agent / Waiter
South African male with an Advanced Hospitality Diploma and experience working as a server as well as reservations in 5* hotels

Hotel Receptionist
South African female, 4 years front office experience in 4-5* international hotel groups


South African hostess with luxury yachting and 5* hotel experience. QATAR only.

South African waitress – 5* fine-dining experience, coffee shops & ships. Extremely well presented South African female -high-volume pre-opening experience in Qatar within leading global brands.

Restaurant General Manager or Senior Assistant Manager
Vibrant, dynamic Namibian male; international experience; Hotel Groups & stand-alone restaurants


Executive Chef – Restaurants
South African male, international fine-dining experience at a World Class level!

Sous Chef – Hotels and Restaurants
Excellent caliber sous chef with experience in high-volume hotels and restaurants.

Chef de Partie
Restaurant and hotel experienced chef de partie. Fully qualified, available immediately

Spa & Beauty

Spa Manager
South African female; fully qualified, has managed large teams; international experience

Spa Therapist
Qualified spa therapist seeker her first international opportunity with you!

Make The Right Choice

It takes time and dedication to build a sought after talent pool of hospitality candidates. Our many years of passionate dedication to the people of the hospitality industry have resulted in just that. To find out more, sign up here and we will contact you to find out more about your business and how we can help you today and into the future.

  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 20.

    Hospitality Industry Leaders

    Hospitality Jobs Africa Group started back in 2008. We are a bespoke team of professional recruitment consultants who are passionate our client’s business and our candidate’s careers.

    We take pride in sourcing exceptional candidates for the luxury market including Hotel & Restaurant Management, superb Chefs of all levels, Housekeeping, Sales & Marketing, Finance Managers, Retail Store Managers, Front of House, Back of House and so much more.

    Much of our top talent have international experience and have worked as part of pre-opening teams.

    Your Talent Acquisition Team

    Meet the BLOW-YOUR-MIND team behind Hospitality Jobs Africa... We are hospitality recruitment Gladiators... "Whatever Comes Out Of These Gates, We've Got A Better Chance Of Survival If We Work Together."

    We understand that at the heart of every successful hospitality brand is its people. And that’s where we come in. We are in it for the long haul and help our clients achieve their business results by selecting the right people. 

    Sarah Donnelly

    Managing Director

    Sarah is an Industrial Psychology graduate – with over 25 year’s working as a hospitality recruitment consultant and training other recruitment agencies in South Africa nationwide. She has a post graduate qualification in employment law and is widely published as a leader in the field in competency based recruitment assessment.

    Sarah has a vast knowledge of running hospitality recruitment onboarding projects for new restaurant and hotel openings with leading global hospitality brands in Ireland, UK, The Middle East and the African region.

    Caval Goodyear

    Hospitality Recruitment Manager B.A(DTA)

    Caval studied and started his professional journey in the 5* hotels locally and abroad, the transition from qualified and experienced Chef and Lecturer to Hospitality Recruitment Consultant was effortless.

    Blending two of Caval’s great loves, the Humanities (cum Laude graduate 2010) and Hospitality (C&G 2007) he lives by his monikers of the People’s Champion and The #NoDaysOffRecruiter.

    Seven years into his recruitment career Caval has helped hundreds of job seekers make that next move while providing clients with talented and committed professionals.

    Samantha Fouche Profile

    Samantha Fouché

    Senior Hospitality Talent Acquisition Specialist

    Samantha hails from the restaurant industry in Cape Town where she worked as a restaurant manager for leading and high-end trendy brands.

    She is also highly experienced in digital marketing.

    Sam has worked with Hospitality Jobs Africa for over 5 years as as senior hospitality talent acquisition specialist and recruitment marketer. Sam's wheelhouse lies in recruiting restaurant and spa staff from South Africa both locally and internationally.

    What makes Sam WOW? Multi-tasking like no one else and a steadfast ethical compass... incredible lady

    Samantha Venter

    Talent Acquisition Specialist

    I am a Recruitment Specialist with over 15 years’ experience in Hospitality Recruitment. From Hospitality Management Trainees, Chefs, Head Chefs, Sous Chefs, Rooms Division Managers, to Front of House Managers, Front Desk Agents, and Reservations Consultants in Hotels, Lodges, Restaurants and Tour Operators.

    I enjoy every aspect of recruiting and due to fact that I have an outgoing personality and like to talk. I take the time to truly understand my candidates, their current situation, their needs, and career ambitions.

    I take the time to understand their career goals and aspirations. That way I can be selective when presenting suitable positions.
    I love helping a candidate secure their dream job.

    Refilwe Mofutsana

    Jnr Hospitality Recruitment Consultant

    Refilwe has worked in the hospitality industry for over 8 years,In that space, Refilwe has managed to venture into different sectors within the hospitality industry, and that managed to build her great charisma and her love for recruitment.

    She is a motivated individual who lives by the rule (live today like there’s no tomorrow) which means life should be full of adventures, love and laughter.

    Refilwe is working towards putting her name higher in the recruitment industry, building a solid brand for herself also changing lives via her career.

    With that being said-  She believes she can, and she’s halfway there!



    Kerri-Leigh Mayes

    Hospitality Recruitment Administrator

    Kerri is a task-driven executive assistant with 10+ years of administrative experience managing office operations.

    Equipped with exceptional ability to facilitate all aspects of internal communications, support the day-to-day administrative and operational functions by working collaboratively with the Senior hospitality recruitment consultants to achieve maximum operational impacts, conserve time and boost efficiency.

    Kerri supports the team by doing all of our background checks - references, criminal checks, credit checks and recruitment documentation for international visas and medicals 


    Excellence is not a single act…

    it is a habit

    Hospitality Jobs Africa is amazing when it came to helping me out. First time having someone assist with so much efficiency and motivation. Service is top class for sure!

    Sasha Brown – Candidate 

    Very professional & efficient. Reasonable rates and top quality candidates. Very pleased with their service.”

    Steve Marx - Client

    Industry News

    We stay up-to-date with hospitality news and when we have time somewhere between talent acquisition and successful placements, you will find us following new amazing brands on social media and reading up on the latest industry news.


    UK Chef Shortages- Can South Africa Help?

    UK Chef Shortages- Can South Africa Help? While the UK hospitality industry experiences crippling chef shortages post, South Africa as a result of restaurant and hotel closures due to Covid, has an abundance of highly talented, qualified and professional chefs of all...

    Why Talent Pooling Makes Business Sense Today

    Why Talent Pooling Makes Business Sense Today

    Why Talent Pooling Makes Business Sense Today …..Recruiting for the Future What is Talent Pooling? Essentially you are hiring ahead of yourself but with strategic management planning in mind. You are on the constant lookout for exceptional hospitality and retail...

    Growth of the Hospitality Industry Covid 19

    Growth of the Hospitality Industry Covid 19

    Growth of the Hospitality Industry Covid 19 Over the last year, the corona virus has made a massive global impact, with many businesses being shuttered.  Few industries have been as affected as hospitality, nationally and internationally. However, as it has always...

    Make The Right Choice

    We are no nonsense, down-to-earth, roll your sleeves up recruitment consultants who will literally go to the ends of the earth for our clients and candidates. We are focused on People. Passionate about Results!

    • Drop files here or
      Max. file size: 64 MB, Max. files: 20.