Where Angels wish They Could Tread – The Ultimate Group Safari . . .

Jul 15 2014
The Ultimate Group Safari

The group travel industry, commonly referred to as the MICE industry – Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events) as a whole is bound directly by access to venues that are accessible.

If there is no venue in a required destination then there is NO event in that destination, it’s that simple. But that excludes huge regions in southern Africa, regions that could make for ideal places for big corporate events.

Herein lies the dilemma.

Many hundreds of event planners, professional conference organizers and incentive managers for corporates dig through the same pile of venues daily – searching, looking, all trying to find something suitable for their next gig, function or event.

Is it close enough? What’s the budget? Can it accommodate my group? 

Have they been there before? Can you access the venue? What costs to get the group there? Can the venue deliver on its promises? 

Will my guests be blown away by this concept? 

These are just a few questions that need to be answered every time an event or function is planned.

It’s possibly the toughest thing in the world to keep coming up with unique, never been done before type event ideas, but its our forte”. Says Celia du Preez, Production Manager of the Hayward’s operation. We pride ourselves in creating magnificent venues in off the beaten track regions” she explains.

Southern Africa is vast. There are still so many places the local MICE industry has never proposed because there just isn’t any venue in the desired region, or one that is big enough or good enough to handle the complexities of the event being planned. And worse still – once a venue has been “done before” – it’s done!

Well, this is where Hayward’s Grand Safari Company comes into its own unique strength.

Hayward’s was conceptualized and designed by Peter Hayward in 1999 to handle many of the above dilemmas. They can place this grand safari tented camp wherever you need it. All one hundred bedroom tents of it.

Each tent comes complete with shower and toilet. Hayward’s is a fully qualified 5 star venue (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa) that is award winning and way beyond expectation. It’s a fully operational tented hotel – mobile and capable to make your next event, wherever it may need to be, spectacular.

It comes complete with two conference tents – a full dining tent seating one hundred and fifty guests around silver and crystal bedecked tables, kitchens and chef teams serving delectable eight course dinners, cloakrooms, a Safari Club lounge and library, a mobile spa and full staging and lighting to provide outstanding entertainment each evening.

Leading Big 5 walking guides are used by Hayward’s to ensure the outdoor bush experience is superb. A range of activities from hot air ballooning to guided game drives, scientific excursions and animal interactions are all a matter of course on a grand safari with this outfit.

With over 15 years of dedicated big group safari experience in running some of southern Africa’s most prestigious events, the Hayward’s tented safari camp has a variety of combinations that suit most VIP event budgets and most event planners dreams.

Hayward’s have been the key suppliers in mega safari events throughout southern Africa, performing award winning events for leading international corporations for their product launches, incentives and private event affairs.

Operating across southern Africa from Namibia to Zambia, Botswana and many of the great game parks of the continent, Hayward’s are based in Dinokeng, a 30’000 hectare Big 5 game reserve being developed by the Gauteng Government just north of Pretoria. “Its our secret weapon” says Peter Hayward, founder of the company. “We are finding that many organizations are carefully considering their budgets for their big events and launches and Return On Investment is fundamental in their thinking. Our base outside Tshwane /Pretoria allows them to easily see our product on site and discuss with us how best their forthcoming event be designed to maximize the affect” he said.

With an average of 9.6/10 across 22 points of Guest Feedback 

consistently since their inception, the safari journey with Hayward’s is a legacy event, that sets the bar for many.

Revisit this concept now and do a Grand Safari. It’s the authentic African thing to do. www.haywardsafaris.com

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P.S. The Guests say it all – Since our inception in 1999 Hayward’s have achieved an average of 9.6/10 across 22 points of guests satisfaction feedback – see our client and guest feedback letters here.

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