Archive for March, 2017

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo, Butler Service

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

The South African Butler Academy provided exclusive Butler Service to Polo Club Members during the Masters Polo event.

Nothing fuels dreams and innovation like getting out and seeing the world; and it is this celebration of wanderlust that is at the heart of champagne House Veuve Clicquot’s heritage.

It is this thrill of travel, and seeing new and interesting places that brings to life the ClicquotJourney theme for the 2017 Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town.


Butlers Required for International Cruise liner $3000pm

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 by Butler Academy 7 Comments

The South African Butler Academy is seeking top Butlers from the ages of 21 to 35, who can join one of the worlds most prestigious Liners!

All candidates must be fit and be a Certified Butler from the Academy. Past experiences in watering, housekeeping and any hospitality background will aid in your interview.


Salary $3000pm (also remember tips)

Please apply by sending your CV, Certificate and Reference letters to



Next Butler Course | 10th of April 2017 Curricular

Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Butler Academy 13 Comments

10th of April 2017 (8 week) International Butler course awaits. We are extremely proud to offer our Butler students such a superb new training location. The South African Butler Academy training takes place at the first International Butler training Mansion in the world! Our new training home is called the Butler Mansion, where we work as Butlers daily serving guests in true Butler Style. This is our property managed by Newton Cross & Adriaan Coetzer our Principals.

Training also takes place offsite at Hotels ; The Taj,  One and Only Cape Town, 12 Apostles Camps Bay and The Table Bay-  Leading Hotels of the World as part of our internship program during the course.  The Butler Mansion is the home of the South African Butler Academy and Guild Recruitment International. Students live and study at the Mansion.


This is the location where you might be working once you graduate. Also we are the only Institute to offer a real Butler “Job Shadow” during the course. We send our students into the field onsite;  luxurious estates, Hotels, Yachts, Jets and Lodges to work along side a professional Butler and get a sense of what a day in the life of a Butler feels like. We also provide references with you Certificate which students include in their CV`s.




The Butler Mansion is located in the beautiful residential area of Plattekloof surrounded by wine estates, luxurious shopping villages and our award winning Panorama Medi Clinic. Students who enjoy the outdoors will love Plattekloof walking trails on the Tygerberg Mountain.  The views from the Butler Mansion is breath taking as you have a 180 degree view of Cape Town, Table Mountain and the 2 oceans Indian and Atlantic.


Residential Butling and Hotel Butling is now more practical than ever. Gone are the theoretical training days! Here you will learn how to become a first-class butler, house manager, lodge butler, yacht butler, hotel butler and a superior personal assistant.


The Butler Mansion oozes luxury, with our modern approach rather than a Castle in Europe which is completely unpractical we focus on our clients needs and their homes. Our class room style has changed, we now train in a “living” class room environment the dining room and the Jeeves Lounge. The Residence is an astounding 550 square meters large, with 15 newly renovated areas. Our students must taste, savour real training which is more hands on than ever before. With our new Herb Garden and Orchid room we teach our students organic growing of herbs and how to take care of plants.




Students have the options to live at the Butler Mansion with incredibly styled comfortable rooms. These rooms are also Guest Bedrooms during or after the course. We want you to live in luxury and taste our world. Be treated the way you will serve your new clients.  All bedrooms are beautifully outfitted as you can imagine from the South African Academy – only the best! All students have access to two fully fitted kitchens, en suite bathrooms, Balconies over looking (breath taking views) Cape Town, Fiber (the latest and fastest uncapped) Internet, High tech Lab (printing, laminating, research and creative studio) , Laura Star Ironing equipment, Satellite TV also in en suite bedroom all have televisions (we recommend channel 175  the Food Network) and barbecue (South African style Braai) area. We provide towels, sheets, irons and ironing boards and much more. Students take care of the Mansion as they would in real life working in a household.



The South African Butler Academy offers our own syllabus designed by Newton Cross International Butler Trainer who still works actively in the field as a professional Butler. Our training team is made up of 5 trainers during the 8 week program. The curricular mandate of the school’s program is to turn out skilled professionals who meet the service demands of the 21st Century since 2009. We will celebrate our 8th Year and commence with our 35th Butler course on the 30th of January 2017. WOW!




We are the only School to have 2 text books, one called the “Butlers Compendium” and the other “Allow Me” for Hotel Butlers. Since our recent International Training on-board The Queen Mary 2 Ocean Liner we where tasked to re-design our manuals to suite a mindful Butler. We designed a new module and took some time out in order to make our training material available online to our students. Herewith our improved modules; household management, nanny care, bar service, mindfulness, dress your self, chauffeuring,  etiquette and protocol, clothing and valet care, butler skills, table setting and service, event planning, housekeeping, security, wine and mixology, first aid, household mechanics, human resources and the yacht Butler.


Cooking is a fundamental part of our training program, during the 8 week Butler course you will be able to cook like a professional; you are in the hands of exceptional teachers. Grilling techniques, attractive plating styles, preparation of many items as you will excite your new clients with these skills.  Students also learn how to choose the best meats, fish and produce at the market. You will prepare, breakfasts in the manor of the Butler, 8 different luncheons and many different menus will be tested for formal and casual dinners. Students receive a mystery box same as in Master Chef (well known cooking program) to test our students creative skills.


The course will continue to focus on practical training including outstanding guest service, housekeeping and food and beverage service in an upmarket residence with all the essential Butler elements in place. Each student will gain an excellent understanding of the skill set of each staff member working closely with a residential as well as a commercial Butler.  We take pride in the most comprehensive curriculum which is keeping pace with the ever changing environment of the hospitality industry.


Remember you should always compare prices and do some homework before making your choice, caution –  beware of the many copycats. Assure yourself that you have all the information. Make a list of pros and cons and compare location and if there is a record of employment provided. The South African Butler Academy has seen outrageous costs for training and kept our training fees realistic compared to the UK and the Netherlands. Our training fee is based on cost for the course not to enrich ourselves. We rather focus on honesty, loyalty and integrity!


At the South African Butler Academy we welcome you again and hope to receive your application form soon, simply click on apply and we will call you! If you feel like talking to a real Butler, then click on the “chat button” located on the right hand,  bottom corner of this website.


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