About Us




SABA International Butler Academy is a unique Butler training institute that offers Butler training to individuals who would like to start a new career as Professional Butlers / Household Managers and Personal Assistants.

SABA International Butler Academy is world-renowned for our modern approach to Butler service in private households, resorts, exclusive yachts and passenger liners.

At SABA you will undergo an eight-week intensive training program which is not only focused on technical skills, but also on interpersonal management skills within the sophisticated environment of a Butler. The training course is based on role plays and theoretical training which is the foundation for all Butlers. At SABA our trainers deliver experiential training.

The personalities, challenges and situations we create for our students are to simulate and give you the experience of working in a real household. The reality is that a large percentage of our students graduate with excellent results and many end up in rewarding positions provided either by Guild Recruitment International or sourced by the candidate themselves in other parts of the world!

Students who have attended the SABA Butler training program have consistently given positive feedback on the successful outcome in their new work environments. The key is to be the best in your new employment whether you are working on a yacht, an estate or in the home of a diplomat – you are a SABA Butler, unique and trained by skilled Butler trainers whose skills are in high demand worldwide.

The Butler Academy is a unique and exclusive Butler school. We are committed to client confidentiality and, above all, non-disclosure is our highest priority. The Butler Academy is proud that some of the world’s wealthiest families and businesses, as well as five-star hotels and resorts, source Butlers from the Academy.

On campus, we have a unique recruitment service, Guild Recruitment International, dedicated solely to the procurement of Butlers in South Africa and Internationally. Once you have obtained the SABA certificate, it will ensure not only yourself, but your prospective client of the highest standards of Butler service.

The South African Butler Academy Campus:

The South African climate is exceptionally well-received by all our foreign and local students. Welcome to Cape Town – a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities on offer.

From lavish and luxurious to back-packing on a budget, Cape Town has something for everyone. From Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Town city centre and the award-winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten. Not least your time at SABA will most certainly be remembered for eternity!

SABA Unit Standards include:

Master Valet / Silver Service / Table Service / Etiquette & Protocol / Executive Housekeeping / Basic Culinary Training/ Household Management / Caviar Service / Hotel Butler / Jet Butler / Yacht Butler / Estate Management / Security Awareness  / Home Automation / Interpersonal Management Skills / Butler’s Office / Butler’s Pantry / World of Travel / High Tech & Chauffeur Training / Butler Administration / Laundry Management / Special Areas of Expertise / Wine Service / Personal Grooming / Role of the Butler within the Hotel / Attention to Detail / Hotel Service SOP / How to create the correct image / Personal Assistant / Au Pair Skills / Pet Care / Food Hygiene Management.

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