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Megan Anne Heard



member since Sep 11 2020

South African

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To whom this may concern, good day to you.

My name is Megan. I am a Caucasian female living in South Africa. I am a very enthusiastic & hard worker  with the ability to learn quickly, specifically with regard to practicality and logic. I have been working in Nature Conservation Reserves for the better part of 10 years & believe myself & by the regards of others to be very efficient in the tasks given. I enjoy being outdoors & would be overjoyed at any opportunity given. Thank you for your time.

Languages Spoken

English (Mother Tongue) Afrikaans (Advanced)

Full CV / Resume

Please find and Reference Letter below.

Driver’s License: Code B with Professional Driving Permit (PrDP)
South African Skippers License: Category R (all inland waters, estuaries, lagoons & ports)
Computer Literacy: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, & some Social Media forms

e: Cellular – 072 696 5582
: 7 Plumbridge Drive, Oatlands North, Grahamstown, 6139, Eastern Cape, South Africa

English: Fluent: verbal and written
Afrikaans: Fluent: verbal and written

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Hobbies & Extracurricular Activities • Swimming • Hiking & various sports • volunteer & credible animal rehabilitation • Writing • Event Coordination

Qualifications • National Senior Certificate at Victoria Girls High School 2002

Short Courses • First Aid Level 1  • Firearm Competency


• Lilizela Provincial Award 2019 – Game Viewing Experience

• Lilizela Provincial Award 2018 – Service Excellence

• Lilizela Provincial Award 2018 – Game Viewing Experience

• 1st Team Swimming & Netball

Work Experience

1) Employer: Sibuya Private Game Reserve Position: Bush Lodge Co-Ordinator & Manager Date: January 2017 – January 2020 Responsibilities:  • Overseeing all practical aspects of the Lodge regarding staff; luxury guest suites; dining; transport; events; décor; gardening and maintenance.  • Whilst in my care – attaining multiple awards (AA Four Star Grading; Four Star Grading; Lilizela Provincial Awards 2018 for Game Viewing Experience & Service Excellence and Lilizella Provincial Award 2019 for Game Viewing Experience). • Basic Administrative Duties

Reference: Chris Ovens & Lisette Ovens (Reserve General Management Couple)

Cell: 082 920 5804 / 081 421 2391


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2) Employer: Amakhala Private Game Reserve Position: Safari Lodge Duty Manager Date: April 2015 – October 2016 Responsibilities: • Overseeing maintenance, staff and hosting over all areas within the lodge, including kitchen; dining room; luxury guest suites; guest relations; relevant stock and the purchasing thereof as well as functional sites regarding advertisement and reviews.  • Organizing and executing functions pertaining to the Lodge as well as guest transfers during scheduled and unscheduled hours.

Reference: Elizte Greyvenhuis (General Manager)

: 082 659 1796


3) Employer: Tiger Canyon Private Game Reserve Position: Safari Guide Trainee and Big Cat handler/care giver Date: June 2013 – August 2014 Responsibilities:  • Basic administration, guest entertainment and catering, conducting and scouting for Safaris during training, still camera and film assistance. • Hand-raising and rehabilitation of 4 cheetah cubs and 2 tiger cubs for the purpose of repopulation and education. This was inclusive of bottle feeding; weaning; visual and physical stimulation; nutritional balance and cleaning of larger enclosures. The responsibilities also included training of both species for hunting skills and upholding safety control standards when handling ‘Big Cats’ in the presence of guests.

Reference: Lorna & Rodney Drew (co-owner and project investors)

Cell: 082 454 1170 / 071 607 9279 E-mail:

Mr. John Varty – ( and founder of the project) Cell: 083 651 1600

4) Employer: Stewart Armitage Estates Position: Front Office & Reception Date: January 2012 – June 2013 & September 2014 – April 2015 Responsibilities:  • Administration; filing; capturing data; purchasing and maintenance with relation to finance, transferring of property, advertisement and all month-end reconciliations. • Organising & executing functions pertaining to the company as well as on a personal capacity.

Reference: Gillian Meyer Cell: 084 651 9976/ : 046 622 4134



REFERENCE : Megan Anne Heard lD 840927 0133 080
On Megan's resignation from Sibuya l will gladly write a reference for her. Megan worked at Sibuya Game Reserve & Tented Lodge, a 46 bedded unit comprised of two rustic luxury tented eco-camps, and one more luxurious lodge - all catering to international and local eco tourists. The three are:-Forest Camp with 22 beds (adults only), and River Camp with 16 beds (8 adults + 8 children), and the more luxurious Bush Lodge with 8 beds. Megan worked as the Camp Manager at our more luxurious Bush Lodge, for most of the 3 years that she worked for us.
Megan started work at Sibuya in January 2017, as a Camp Co-ordinator. This position is responsible for the hands on management of housekeeping, bar and catering departments at the camps - as well as being the guest liaison person who ensures the guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. The position works closely with the Camps Manager and the Operations Manager. The Camp Co-ordinator also works with and trains the Hospitality Student lnterns that we have working with us from Ho school colleges in Holland, Germany and the Megan soon proved to be an asset, and was promoted to camp Manager of Bush Lodge,
Megan excelled at all of the above duties ! lt was due to her tireless efforts and passion, as well as her loyalty and extremely high work ethic, that we had such a successful Bush Lodge team. Her cheerfulness and energy affected everybody that she worked with, and this kept the whole team's spirits and energy levels up. She was always willing to assist with all other work other than her allocated duties and worked very long hours, over and above what was expected of her. she proved to be very popular amongst all the Sibuya staff and Management and well liked by the guests. We had rave reviews from every guest that dealt with Megan. Although she worked such long hours every day she was always a happy person, even while coping with the aspects of living in the bush in a canvas tent with no electricity and missing the comforts of normal daily life. she was excellent at dealing with people from all levels of life - she won the hearts of every person that she came into with.
I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any future employer -as she is passionate and loyal and gives of her best at all times. She is a pleasure to work with ! We wish her every success in her future endeavours.
SIBUYA GAME RESERVE & LODGE (PTY} LTD rel +27 046 6481040 Mobile: +27(0)82 427 4622



About Me

My hobbies and interests include:

Event coordination; hosting; swimming; walking/hiking; outdoors; all things related to animals; exploring; creating.

Where I am available for work and when

Available for work - Travelling - not available