stand in hospitality management services

Guest House | Bed and Breakfast | Self-Catering | Lodge | Boutique Hotel

Often accommodation establishment owners are not able to take a break due to the nature of the industry. Especially with smaller properties where it is not viable to permanently employ a manager.  Thus, without affecting operations and having to close the establishment, I am able to jump in to manage the business during your absence. Those properties where a manager is on annual leave and a replacement is required, that is where I may also assist. I will manage your establishment in a professional manner with personal attention given to your guests. With an eye for detail I ensure standards are maintained and my foreign languages are definitely an asset to any business. I keep a daily log of occurrences, monitor expenses and ensure a smooth handover upon your return.

About Me

Jan Schiebe


Born in November 1969, having worked in the Hospitality Industry since 1990, with a Hotel Management Diploma which I attained in Germany, it is something I am passionate about and best at.


The majority of my experience was gained in large upmarket hotels and restaurants. After my time in Germany and many years in Cape Town, I relocated back to the Garden Route in 2012 and have been managing the 4 Star No.10 Caledon Street Guest House in George on an ad-hoc basis. I prefer smaller properties as that is where the “personal touch” is still prevalent.

I understand that Accommodation Establishment owners need a holiday and require trustworthy, reliable individuals to manage their property while away. You can rest assured that your property is in good hands.



  • Reservations
  • Purchasing
  • Bookkeeping
  • Banking
  • Staff Management/HR Issues
  • Room/Property/Guest Area Checks
  • Reside on your property in case of emergencies & be on 24hr standby
  • Minor Maintenance
  • Email/Tel Corresondence
  • Maintaining Booking System



  • Guest Breakfast If Required
  • Stock, Cost and Quality Control
  • Occurrence Log
  • Available Nationwide

I Speak:



 " I stayed at Beach Villa in Wilderness for my 23rd Wedding Anniversary. Jan was our host for 4 days. He was kind, generous and went out of his way to make us feel at home. Nothing was too much trouble for him and his interaction with the other guests and staff was inspiring. I will recommend him to any guest house owner without a doubt. We never knew that he was stand in manager during the absence of the owners until he told us so. He ran the venue like it was his own. It was tough with 3 days of rain, electrical shorts and internet hassles, but he took it all in his stride.


Thank you Jan for showing us what dedication and commitment looks like. Hope to run into you again at another venue soon. Best wishes. The Miles Family. "


Riaan Miles - Beach Villa Wilderness

Thanks Jan for the great service and effort you put into our business last week. We really appreciate you looking after our business and "the boys".  We can honestly say that nothing was too much effort for Jan and would recommend Hospitality Locum SA to any Guesthouse/B&B/Hotel in South Africa.

We will definitely make use of your service again!  Thanks for a job well done!


Deon, Leane, Norman & Sydney - Beach Villa Wilderness

Although we (unfortunately) only spent two days at the Beach Villa in Wilderness, it felt like a home away from home shortly after we arrived.
After a warm welcome, Jan pampered us with a terrific and observant, yet unobtrusive service. To our surprise, he was fluent in german, which was a lovely addition to our stay. Not to mention the kind, affectionate way he treated both of the owner's dogs.
When we were sitting at the fireplace together with the other guests, they too were praising Jan for his good work. We would immediately, and with good conscience, recommend Jan to any guesthouse owner, that feels like taking a small break from work. He will treat his workplace as if he owned it, moreover he is a great person. Thank you Jan, for two absolutely amazing days.


Sabine & Petra- Germany

My Hospitality experience



Ready to take a break?  Contact me and let's keep your guests happy while away :)!

  +27 (0)82 562 5064

  hospitalitylocumsa

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