The South African Butler Academy team is carefully chosen by The South African Butler Academy Executive Committee for many reasons due to their individualism and excellent skills. Training and Teaching is extremely important to us. Our team has close to a combined 100 years experience in the Hospitality in general. Mr. Cross & West works actively in the private sector, training hotels across the world and teach residential butlers at the Academy. All instructors have been in private service for many years and/or held positions in esteemed households or corporations. Please note all our instructors and Guild Recruitment International are actively working everyday, therefore we invite you to connect or email at anytime. We are the only school in the world offering students a butler course with a comprehensive written syllabus.
A few recent International Brands trained on-site:
- Cunard Fleet (MV Queen Elizabeth, MV Victoria & RMS Queen Mary 2) Ocean Liners
- 2 Newly built MSC Ocean Liners Seaview and Bellissima
- Amanyangyun, China
- Soneva Jani & Fushi, Maldives
- Newly built St Regis Zhuhai, China
- W Town along the Great Wall of China
- Waldorf Astoria Maldives
- InterContinental Maldives
- List of previously trained establishments…
CELEBRATING 11 YEARS OF BUTLER TRAININGEst. 2009
SABA International Butler Academy
"together everyone achieves magic"
SABA Principal | International Butler Trainer
“i love pro-activity and attention to detail, passion is everything”
Guild Recruitment International Principal | Assistant Butler Trainer
"there will always be work for those that can & want to work"
SABA Operations Manager | International Butler Trainer
“real eyes realise real eyes"
SABA Office Manager | Assistant Butler Trainer
"self-belief and hard work will always earn you success"
Guild Recruitment International Manager
"focus on your strengths & collaborate on your weaknesses"
SABA Etiquette Trainer | Assistant Butler Trainer
“stand up, shake hands, be polite and say thank you”
SABA Head Butler
"no time is too late, no task is too great"
SABA & GR Office Assistant
SABA China Brand Developer
SABA MALDIVES BRAND DEVELOPER
“every island to a child is a treasure island”
SABA MAURITIUS BRAND DEVELOPER
"success depends on the proper use of time"
SABA Floral Designer
"just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower"
SABA Stylist | Barber
“if I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”
M O O D I E Affair Events
SABA | Event Decor & Styling
SABA PREFERRED SUPPLIERS AND ASSOCIATESSince 2009
Simonsig Wine Estate
SABA preferred MCC
"generations of wine making excellence"
SABA preferred Gin
"success is when your signature becomes an autograph"
Deetlefs Wine Estate
SABA preferred Wine Estate
Riedel The Wine Glass Company
SABA preferred Glassware
“the finest glasses for both technical and hedonistic purposes are those made by Riedel. The effect of these glasses on fine wine is profound."
SABA preferred Bean to Cup Coffee Machine
SABA preferred Coffee
SABA preferred kitchen Knives
SABA preferred kitchen Knives
Apple Inc South Africa
SABA preferred Technology
SABA preferred Vehicle
SABA preferred Airline
Laurastar Ironing Systems
SABA preferred Ironing System
SABA preferred Vacuum Cleaners
"This is why I've stopped developing corded vacuums."
SABA preferred Appliances
SABA preferred Luggage
SABA preferred photography equipment
SABA preferred Speakers
"BETTER SOUND THROUGH RESEARCH"
S. Pellegrino Sparkling Mineral Water
SABA preferred Mineral Water
Healing Earth Africa
SABA preferred Lifestyle Amenities & SPA Products
"INSPIRED BY NATURE PERFECTED BY SCIENCE"