Lodge Management

Always dreamed of working in the lodge industry of South Africa? Want to know everything about South Africa’s culture, politics, demographics, geography and climate, history, economy, (eco)-tourism and conservation applicable to the lodge operation in South Africa? Then Lodge Management is the right minor for you!

We'll also pay attention to the structural considerations to be taken in account when building a lodge, including health and safety aspects and risk management, and you'll learn how to apply business management development and ecological and environmental friendly practices in the lodge industry. 



Study start

  • February
  • September


  • South Africa


  • English

European credits

  • 15 EC's

Minor type

  • For all bachelor programmes

Subject area

  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism and Leisure

Minor content

South Africa is often known as “the world in one” it is a beautiful country with a wide variety of landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. As a result, the wildlife industry has been flourishing since its establishment in the late 1800’s. In addition, ecotourism has now become the fastest growing industry in South Africa, on its way to overshadowing the country’s biggest source of income: gold. Whether you want to become a field guide or manage your own reserve, this minor prepares you for this industry.

Structure of the minor

Students gain practical and theoretical knowledge about game lodges and the management there-of. Students learn about conservation and the natural environment and how to apply basic conservation principles to wildlife management operations, as well as their personal choice of study. This programme also develops interpersonal skills, where students of different lines of study are forced to work together in a secluded environment..


  • Assessed on Lodge Design and an Investor’s presentation 
  • Students will gain point for active participation in PBL 
  • Assessed on two learner reports 


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