8 Week Training

Important, the South African Butler Academy provides the highest standard of excellence as we implement a strict limitation on the number of places available on each Butler Course. This allows the South African Butler Academy trainers to concentrate on pure individual attention. Please bare in mind;  once you have completed the form below you will be one step closer in becoming a professionally trained International Butler with the worlds finest Butler School.

Course content

Your new lifestyle awaits… Working with modern wealthy guests is all about interaction, product knowledge and lifeskills. Set yourself apart by being exceptional. Allow us to teach you ears of experience.

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  • History and artistry | The modern Butler
  • Food & Beverage Skills | The art of dining | Presentation
  • Styles of Service | Values Roles & Responsibilities
  • Dining room setup | Luncheon | Dinner | Midnight Snack | Picnic | Air Travel Dining | Yacht Setup | Alfresco Dining | VIP Dining | Ballet of Service
  • Wine | Spirits | Cocktails – Mixology | Champagne – Service of all
  • Meeting & Greeting Different Cultures | Protocol
  • Household Manager | Setting up a Household Manual
  • Modern Technology | Household Security
  • Maintenance | Chauffeuring | Errands & Concierge
  • Cooking | Vegan | Vegetarian | Home cooking | Entertaining | Event Planning | Special Dietary Requirements | Healthy Living
  • Artisan Classes | Cheese Pairing | Chocolates | Coffee | Glass Blowing
  • Housekeeping | Cleaning Procedures | Laundry | Personal Product Item Care | Silver Care | Antique Care | Special Furniture Care | Roles and Responsibilities | Working with Equipment
  • Hotel Butler Service | Arrival Departure Routines | In Villa / Room Dining | Valet Service | Pressing Service | Concierge Services | Shoe Shining | Orientations | Product Knowledge | Standard Operating Procedures | Palliative Care | Opulent Turndown Service | Shaving & Men Grooming Techniques | Styling and Working in a demanding position
  • Aviation Butler | Jet Butler | Commercial Butler | Yacht Butler
  • Corporate | Boardroom setup | Serving VIP’s and Delegates
  • Care of Fabrics | Care of Animals | Care of Special Needs
  • Recruitment | CV | Profiling


You are more than welcome to visit our Academy, speak with students, trainers and management, and tour our exclusive property. Please make an appointment beforehand.

We are a Butler School and focus on practical Butler training, all ages welcome although the minimum age is 18. Applicants with a drivers license will have an advantage to employment within South Africa. It is however, imperative in having a service oriented attitude and the right personality with an abundance of creativity and discipline.

Application process: 

  • Complete the below online application and indicate which course you are interested in attending.
  • The Academy will contact you to confirm your enrollment followed by a Telephonic / Skype interview
  • A formal application form will be submitted to you via email.
  • Your application will then be reviewed by the executive committee and admissions board.
  • Email your resume and photograph, which will be required on your application form for admission.

Why us?

Because we provide incredible employment and world class training! There is no match you can see this on our website, facebook page. What sets us apart is; we are real, proactive, passionate and caring!

Read why we are leaders in the world in less than 11 years of providing top training and making dreams come true globally. READ MORE…

“Please note we are a private institution and wish to stay this way, therefor we do not offer any bursaries”