The Essence of a Hayward’s Grand Safari

Jun 28 2018
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Greetings Sure you've always wanted to take your group of top performers on a safari. But it's been quite a task finding a venue that provides an authentic safari experience and that can handle your whole group, hasn't it? To add insult to injury ...
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Unwritten Rules of Engagement

May 03 2018
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Grand safari greetings to you It has always been my policy to be open and frank with our supportive agents when it appears other agents are also quoting on the same safari event. To avoid duplication (and because we can) we have guided our ...
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The Gourmet Burger

Mar 02 2018
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Grand safari greetings to you. I want a hamburger! (Apologies to our vegetarian friends for this simple analogy) A real solid perfectly juicy hamburger with all the frills, all the toppings but most of all, a pure beef patty. But have you taken a real ...
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Just Doing It!

Feb 20 2018
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Grand safari greetings to you You may recall the last time you were in good company around a bushveld fire, that there were moments of absolute quiet? A period of no words or idle chatter. Just the hiss of the stumps as they slowly ...
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Who Determines One’s Reputation?

Sep 14 2017
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Grand safari greetings to you I recently had the pleasure of producing a Grand Tented Camp Safari Event for a group of ninety business tycoons, their partners and children. There was absolutely no confusion from the host as to exactly how he wanted his two day ...
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Touching Souls

Jun 05 2017
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Grand safari greetings to you! Imagine a business where on a 24/7 basis you are plotting, scheming and practicing the art of making people happy. Enthralling them. Creating effects they have possibly never experienced. Think about that for a moment... Every second of the working ...
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It Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings

Sep 02 2016
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Warm safari greetings to you! That’s the thing about Grand Safari Events or any special occasion for that matter. They run a course – or discourse depending on how they were planned and managed and there ain’t no surprise in that. So often the ...
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Great Expectations for Big Event Solutions

Jun 06 2016
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Hi there I need a few questions answered and perhaps you would be so kind as to help me? In your opinion what’s our Unique Selling Point...? Is it the two hundred glamping beds we offer? Or is it our mobility and ability to set ...
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Classic Canvas Safari Range

Mar 18 2016
Celia Bags
Over the last 10 years I've been on many safaris with Hayward's Grand Safari Company.  Always on the hunt for the most durable and affordable safari luggage.  This exceptional canvas range is homemade in South Africa and provides valuable jobs for artisans in rural ...
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Essential Items to bring on a Haywards Safari

Mar 18 2016
Essential Items
Your next Safari is in the bag... • A soft bag / carry-all hand luggage weighing no more than 16kg packed (see luggage) • Personal medication with Dr's prescription • A lightweight khaki long sleeved shirt ~ one per day • A lightweight windbreaker or jumper according ...
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Revisiting your dreams

Feb 08 2016
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Hello again There is always a chance that our dreams can become reality. Especially those dreams or thoughts that fill our minds around 3am in the morning. It's as if we exteriorise from our earthly bodies and rise above the chess board of this ...
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The Calmness of the Exhilarating African Bush

Dec 17 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Hello It’s been quite a hectic time to say the least on for our normally quiet, relaxed wildlife reserve, with all types of dramatic scenarios playing out. What should be the slow life is actually ambling along at the speed of a cheetah in ...
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Pamper Safaris

Nov 10 2015
pamper safaris
Grand Safari Greetings to you! We've just completed a fantastic "PAMPER SAFARI " for a leading multinational company from Durban. Rated a whopping 9.6/10 by all, it's a 5 Star experience beyond the ordinary! When we create a Grand Safari Event its all about ...
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An African summer can cook!

Oct 13 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
- Boekenhoutskloof Hello there Well, when all of a sudden the cold winter chill disappears and a short bushveld rain in early September suddenly heralds the entry of an African summer, you just don’t know what may be served up next off the weathery smorgasbord! An ...
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Tenacity – How long at the wheel of fortune is long enough?

Sep 02 2015
fireside
I trust you have been having a bit of well-earned outdoor fun and adventure over the past few weeks since our last communication. I was contemplating about my next letter to you and what value I could present that may be of interest ...
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There’s No ‘I’ in TEAM!

Jul 20 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
-  Boekenhoutskloof  Grand Safari Greetings to you! Despite our best intentions, nothing we do at Hayward’s Grand Safari’s would be possible without exceptional, hardworking and committed team members. But I have also come to learn that as a leader, it’s vital one’s planning is ...
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The Connoisseurs Challenge

Jun 23 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
-  Hermanus, Western Cape  Grand safari greetings to you I trust you are doing great and that life in the fast lane is treating you with all due respect. No matter the industry we are in, it seems to me that we appreciate it when ...
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Is It In The Blood?

May 19 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
 - Boekenhoutskloof People often ask me how on earth I came to be doing what I do. I think my life’s journey and my own yearning to live out my dreams, imagination and creativity has led me to this place in present time. But I ...
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Living The Moment

Apr 10 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
- Victoria Falls To survive in any industry no matter your chosen career path, there has to be a whole lot of passion and purpose involved to make sense of it all. I’m sure you will agree that it’s not just about the turnover ...
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Extraordinary?

Mar 07 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
 - Boekenhoutskloof Grand Safari greetings to you Sometimes you’re lucky enough to not only have a career that fulfills your own passions and allows you to live your dream, but also lets you create inspirational explorations for extraordinary people – the type who put high value ...
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Fireside with Peter Hayward

Feb 05 2015
At the fireside with Peter Hayward
Dear Visitor, If you’re anything like me, or at least anything like how I used to be, you dream of escaping your everyday life to the bush. The mystery of Africa whispers to you and draws you in. Maybe you manage to get ...
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Five Valuable Tips To Up The Game For 2015

Jan 13 2015
Warm safari greeting to you! 2015 is upon us and we all have dreams and aspirations for a great year of Travel & Explorations for our businesses and the clients in the Meeting, Events Incentives and Events sectors we serve. Here are some ...
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Extracts from Lady Anne Cullinan’s diary…

Dec 08 2014
(Author / copyright - Peter John William Hayward) I arrived at the grand Hayward's camp in the late afternoon when the last shadows strung themselves out across the golden grass and the warm camp lanterns replaced the dying sun with a golden orb ...
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Imagine you could create something grand out of thin air.

Mar 25 2014
Grand safari greetings... Imagine you could create something grand out of thin air. That’s right, something as grand as a turn of the last century safari hotel. Paint the picture and fill in all the colours, the sights, the smells, the sounds. It's a ...
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IS THERE ANYTHING STILL UNIQUE IN TRAVEL EXPLORATION FOR CORPORATE GROUPS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA?

Mar 19 2014
The Ultimate Group Safari
Safari greetings ! IS THERE ANYTHING STILL UNIQUE IN TRAVEL EXPLORATION FOR CORPORATE GROUPS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA? With thousands of hotel and resort packages on every shelf, and even below many a kitchen sink, is there still an opportunity to put something unique, if ...
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How does one value absolute exclusivity?

Mar 12 2014
Safari Greetings Should a group incentive safari for VIP's, top-end performers or celebrities be held at a venue that offers total privacy to your group only or is it okay to block off a small corner of a venue and hope for "exclusive" ...
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