Enjoy Big 5 game viewing in Gauteng on a 3-Day Gentlemen’s Safari

May 21 2018
Leopard Tree
If you're looking for a Big 5 luxury safari experience in South Africa but only have three days on your itinerary to ‘see it all’ you might want to consider a private safari experience just one hour’s drive from Johannesburg, in the Dinokeng ...
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Unwritten Rules of Engagement

May 03 2018
How long at the wheel of fortune is long enough?
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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5-star Safari Outfitter Hayward’s Hosts Select Expeditions into the Kruger National Park

Apr 12 2018
Touching Souls
An encounter with wildlife in its natural environment is both a privilege and a rarity as the 950 000 annual tourists to the Kruger National Park of South Africa can attest; now raising the bar for investment in sustainable tourism, Hayward’s Grand Safari ...
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Group Safaris impact growth of tourism investment in Africa

Mar 29 2018
The tourism economy is one of the best performing economic sectors in South Africa and is a dominant tool for economic growth in developing and transition economies. Following its recent spotlight on the world stage as the only African nominee, and winner ...
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The Gourmet Burger

Mar 02 2018
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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CSI intiative stimulates cultural ‘gold’ of South African artisans

Feb 25 2018
Too many travellers to South Africa remark on a lack of availability of cultural and traditional arts and crafts to take back home with them; instead finding only burgeoning super malls offering universal brands and products already easily accessible back home or ...
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Just Doing It!

Feb 20 2018
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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Hayward’s Grand Safari Company puts Africa on the map as World Leader of the Grand Safari

Dec 20 2017
Hayward’s Grand Safari Company South Africa has received the top title in the category as World’s Leading Glamping Operator at the 24th Annual World Travel Awards red carpet event which took place at the JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam earlier ...
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Nov 15 2017
Preceding finalists from 11 African countries and excelling over 47 000 votes, Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has clinched The Safari Guild’s Best in Africa Award for top Mobile Safari at the 11th The Safari Awards, announced by CEO Henry Hallward at a glittering ...
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Nov 02 2017
Africa encompasses great wilderness and conservation landscapes that bypass African borders and allow wildlife to migrate and move freely between South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho. These wild landscapes are also referred to as the Peace Parks: Adventure Extraordinaire Peter Hayward ...
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10 Reasons Why Event Professionals Prefer Working with Hayward’s Safaris

Oct 23 2017
What sets Hayward's Grand Safari Company apart when it comes to travel expeditions, tourism incentives and 5-star private events and functions? These ten points ensure luxury African Safari success for your big group event because WE ARRANGE: 1. Transfers and shuttles into camp whether ...
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How top companies retain their top performers

Oct 09 2017
A company’s corporate culture can be quickly identified by how they communicate with and reward their staff at the end of the year. South African companies looking to cut corners when it comes to showing gratitude, engagement and vision for their employees ...
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Hayward’s Poised for the Global Stage and your Vote Counts!

Oct 05 2017
The 24th World Travel Awards have nominated Hayward’s Grand Safari Company in the category of World's Leading Glamping Operator 2017. YOU, our valued guests and travel industry professionals will make this a reality when you cast your vote and help us celebrate our continent’s excellence in ...
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Vote: Hayward Safaris nominated as Best Mobile Safari by theSafariawards.com

Oct 02 2017
pamper safaris
The 11th Safari Awards 2018 Nominees have been announced and Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been nominated once again for our standing title of Best Mobile Safari in Africa Award. Sponsored by The Safari Guild, The Good Safari Guide and SATOA, voting closes on 15th October 2017. Please click on http://www.safariawards.com/voting/ and place your vote in ...
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Winner: Hayward’s Grand Safari Company named best Five-star Lodge in the Sanlam Top Destinations 2017 Awards

Sep 22 2017
At the prestigious 3rd Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017 which honours key players in SA Tourism and Hospitality, Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been named the Winner in the Five-star Lodge category across southern Africa. Hayward’s Grand Safari Company provides private groups of ...
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Who Determines One’s Reputation?

Sep 14 2017
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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Hayward’s voted by the public as a Finalist in the Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017.

Aug 21 2017
Hayward's Grand Safari Company, owned and managed by Peter Hayward, has been voted by the public as a Finalist in the Sanlam Top Destinations Awards 2017. The annual Sanlam Top Destination Awards, now in its third year, acknowledges top accommodation establishments as key ...
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Industry recognition for MICE professionalism in luxury Safari expeditions 2017

Aug 17 2017
Celia du Preez
Celia du Preez is Hayward’s Grand Safari Company’s secret weapon. Providing luxurious experiences for 200 VIP delegates on mobile luxury safaris across Africa, the company’s operations in themselves are a huge undertaking; yet Celia and her team continue to receive an average ...
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Celebrating Women’s Day: Custodians creating a world inheritable to our children

Aug 08 2017
The 9th of August is a day of rest. It celebrates a day when women can put their tools of protest down and rest in peace knowing that they are pioneers of freedom and democracy; that women have been birthed a voice ...
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A Taste of What it Takes to Host ‘Celebrity’ on Safari: Homage to ‘Madiba’ on Freedom Day 2017

Jul 19 2017
  “If you could host anyone in the world, dead or alive to dinner, who would it be? It’s an age-old interview question asked to ascertain whom you most admire and respect. Not surprisingly, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s name comes up frequently and will continue ...
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Brand launches out of the box and into the wild

Jun 29 2017
Marketing campaigns have traditionally followed a ‘push’ model of communication; speaking to audiences instead of pulling people in with storytelling, conversations and by addressing contemporary needs and interests. Savvy marketers of today however understand that the goal is to involve customers in ...
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Conferencing with a Twist of Safari Adventure

Jun 22 2017
In 1820, twenty-five years before the famous explorer David Livingstone arrived in Africa, 24-year-old James Hayward, stepped ashore at Algoa Bay, South Africa to begin an adventure into uncharted territory. Young James, who is today Peter Hayward’s great, great grandfather was to ...
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Engaging Workforce Millennials Requires Out of the Box Ideas and Experiences into Wild Frontiers

Jun 08 2017
Millennials are the most educated and culturally diverse of any generation that has gone before; they are also the least engaged part of the workforce  at just 28.9%, according to a recent Gallup Poll, making them notorious job-hoppers. Once you have hired ...
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Touching Souls

Jun 05 2017
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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Responsible Tourism: Leave No Trace includes your Waste Water

May 11 2017
South Africa’s drought status has highlighted corporate responsibility towards efforts to use, conserve and recycle waste water responsibly but what happens when you are on a Hayward’s Grand Safari expedition in the hinterland of Africa? "We pack it in and we pack it ...
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When all the Rhinos are gone…

Apr 24 2017
Have you ever seen a Dodo? This soon might be the question we ask regarding rhinoceros and the future of these horn-nosed herds to live and roam freely in Africa’s wilderness areas. International travel advisors and organisers may not be aware that it ...
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Trending growth for South African Business and Incentive Tourism as defined by World Terms

Apr 18 2017
Just over 5.5 Million people moved through South Africa’s ports of entry in just over 30 days between 9 December 2016 and 14 January 2017, according to the latest stats from the World Tourism Organisation, highlighting that tourism to South Africa attracts ...
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Witness the Equinox and rebalance your Life with a Grand Safari Experience

Mar 27 2017
Balance is key to Life. Nature teaches us this in the synchronised union of her elements. The March equinox marks the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator and we experience the perfect balance of night and day. Around the third week ...
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What you will Experience on a Mobile Exploration into Africa with Hayward’s Grand Safari Company

Mar 15 2017
Haywards Tented Safaris
An astonishing 95% of the world’s top executives have never experienced a luxury grand safari expedition to see Big 5 wildlife in their natural environment. With out-dated visions of novice camp outs and budget-focussed safari glamping being peddled across the web, it’s ...
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It Ain’t Over Till The Fat Lady Sings

Sep 02 2016
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
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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Out of the Ordinary and into Extraordinary

Apr 05 2016
From my desk Boekenhoutskloof Transvaal Highveld   Grand Safari greetings to you. It’s a strange feeling to meet Goliath face to face. You know, that big lumbering blood thirsty giant of biblical proportions who is able to squash you in an instant? But the thing about giants and ...
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Sunday Times Motoring 20th March 2016

Mar 22 2016
Sunday Times
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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
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
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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Dec 08 2015
Winner Safari Awards
FROM THE FIELD TRANSVAAL HIGHVELD REGION / SOUTHERN AFRICA To all our very best friends in travel, tourism and hospitality, You guys are tough – there is no doubt about that! You’ve survived another year in Africa, presenting her in all her glory to those less ...
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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
- 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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Haywards Luxury Tented African Safaris