Average Salary For Tour Operators In South Africa

A Tour Operator is a person or company that thinks up ideas for holidays, researches the ideas, designs the holiday itinerary and content, contracts the services needed for the holiday, accommodation, transport, guides, tour leaders, resort reps, etc, and then market the resultant package.


Tour Operator Salary In South Africa

The average tour guide salary in South Africa is R 258 000 per year or R 132 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 244 500 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 278 250 per year.

What qualifications do you need to be a tour operator?

This area of work is open to all graduates and entry without a degree or diploma is possible, though it can take time to build up the required level of experience.

Graduates with degrees in leisure, travel, tourism, management, marketing, IT, business, languages, or hotel and catering management may have an advantage.

What are the characteristics of a tour operator?

Genuinely enthusiastic. Tour operators aren’t allowed to have an off day.



Capable of dealing with ambiguity.

Culturally aware.

What jobs can I get with tourism?

1) Travel Agent. Travel Agents research, plan, and book trips for individuals and groups.

2) Hotel Manager.

3) Spa Manager.

4) Tour Operator.

5) Event & Conference Organiser.

6) Tour Guide.

7) Executive Chef.

8) Sommelier.