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Next Butler Course | 10th of April 2017 Curricular

By Butler Academy

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 car