Careers - Rare Earth

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We believe in celebrating differences, nurturing individuality and cultivating gratitude. The thrill of discovery. Listening with curiosity and acting with integrity. Slowing down, being intentional and taking care of each other and the planet. The power of kindness, both outwards and inwards. Experiences that shape new ways of thinking and provide freedom from the norm. Having a light touch and a whole heart. Making our work matter.


Culture & Values

At the heart of our business is our Rare Earth family – the team of people who work tirelessly to make our guests feel welcome; people with passion, intention and humility; people who are curious about the world and are committed to caring for it; and people with the confidence and experience to always be their most authentic selves.

Together, our Rare Earth family provide the solid foundation for the achievement of our vision, which is to be one of Africa's most well-loved boutique hospitality brands, creating experiences that are unexpected, meaningful and considered for our guests.

  • Head Office
  • Johannesburg or Cape Town


The marketing assistant and social media manager role balances two areas of responsibility: supporting our Marketing Manager in the execution of key marketing projects and managing the Company’s social media content and accounts. In the marketing aspect of the role, you’ll collaborate with other team members and provide support to a wide range of marketing initiatives. In the social media aspect of the role, you will be responsible for developing and implementing our strategy across social media platforms, managing customer engagement, building digital brand awareness and supporting company objectives. Ideal candidates are familiar with the hospitality industry, love to travel and have a passion for brand storytelling.

This is a contract position which has the potential to evolve into a full-time role.

  • Kay & Monty Vineyards
  • The Crags, Plettenberg Bay


This role would suit an energetic, recently-qualified chef looking to take the first steps in managing their own kitchen or someone with limited experience but showing great potential.

Driver’s license and own vehicle essential.

  • The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa
  • Plettenberg Bay


The Assistant General Manager reports into the relevant department heads on any particular shift. They will be the liaison between departments, namely: Food and Beverage, Accommodation, and Front of House. The Assistant General Manager needs to have an overall understanding of all of the above in order to be able to fill in as required for any staff member who is not available for duty.

The Assistant General Manager is responsible for ensuring that the guest experience, from arrival to departure, is seamless in accordance with all policies and procedures set by The Old Rectory Hotel & Spa, and in line with the company’s core values.

  • Tshwene Lodge & Ekuthuleni Lodge
  • Welgevonden Game Reserve


General Manager/s at Rare Earth Retreats must have an in-depth understanding of lodge operations, finance and staff management. Apart from an obvious passion for hospitality and excellent people skills, they need to be inspiring and thoughtful leaders who are invested in the success and happiness of their team.

Explore our special offers curated to enhance your stay and provide exceptional value. From romantic getaways to adventure-packed escapes, our offers are designed to make your journey with us even more memorable.

Explore our exceptional properties, each with its own unique charm and character, offering a distinct experience for every guest.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty and unparalleled experiences that await you at our extraordinary South African destinations – Plettenberg Bay, Kruger National Park, and Welgevonden Game Reserve.