We’re Hiring: Junior Reservations Agent

Position: Junior Reservations Agent
Location: Skukuza, Kruger National Park
Job level: Mid/Senior
Type: Permanent/Three months Contract
Company: Kruger Shalati

Job Description
The reservations agent reports to the Reservations Manager. The reservations agent is responsible for ensuring that all reservations calls, emails and requests are followed up on time and ensuring maximum guest satisfaction, whilst still maintaining the correct Hotel Standard Operating procedure and policies.
The reservations agent is also responsible to ensure that all information taken from guests; as well as other hotel specific information, such as rate codes are inserted correctly onto the system to ensure data accuracy and minimal adjustments to revenue.

The Reservations agent position includes, but not limited to the following duties:

  • Emails are checked on a daily basis and prioritised and completed according to the date received and action needed. The turnaround time is 4 hours.
  • Telephone will be answered within 3 rings and according to the hotels policy
  • Reservations requests will be inserted according to the correct policy
  • All new reservations are inserted correctly into the system with correct confirmations supplied to the guest or agents within 4 hours
  • All reservation amendments or cancellations are also completed correctly within the turnaround time
  • No shows and cancellations are reported on a daily basis and charges raised are controlled
  • Every reservation must be taken as an opportunity to sell and it is the reservations agent that must use their product knowledge to close the sale
  • Upgraded room types must be sold to every guest
  • Selling of Spa treatments, Safari walks and Private Game Drive Vehicles is essential for every booking
  • Call conversions from the reservations department must be maximised, no sales must be lost
  • Follow up on outstanding vouchers and payments before guest arrive
  • Guarantee all bookings should the hotel be forecasted over 85%
  • Ensure that before the end of shift all replies still waiting are less than 4 hours old; any outstanding responses to be actioned before closing the shift .
  • Transfers will be booked through the hotels preferred supplier
  • Assist the Reservations Manager where it may be deemed necessary


  • Matric
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 1 years reservations experience
  • Experience with booking systems, especially ResRequest a huge bonus
  • Hospitality background
  • Excellent understanding of English – both speaking and writing
  • Excellent computer skills

To apply for the position, please forward a motivational letter, an updated CV with a picture of yourself to jobs@krugershalati.com . Please indicate if you are a Skukuza land claimant with the group name and group number.

Closing date: 14 April 2023

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within 21 working days – please consider your application unsuccessful. Kruger Shalati reserves the right not to fill the position, to postpone or re-advertise the role. Preference will be given to Kruger Land claim beneficiaries