Africa’s wildlife offering has held the attention of the world since the first authentic safari expeditions and trade routes were traveled and shaped across its rugged and evocatively beautiful landscapes.
Recognised as the World’s Best safari outfitter on the continent, Hayward Safaris offers the Best Safari Travel Experience in Africa, according to the Safari Awards 2019. As a luxury mobile tented camp outfitter, Hayward’s Grand Safari Company has been hosting top local and international travel groups on 5-star luxury safari camps for more than two decades.
According to its Founder Peter Hayward, South Africa is the jewel of the continent when it comes to hosting top class incentive group travel experiences for local and international events.
As the key supplier of mega VIP safari events and travel expeditions throughout southern Africa, Peter Hayward says: “We believe South Africa is nearly unbeatable when it comes offering global and local incentive travelers and corporate groups a winning travel experience.
‘Our distinctive wildlife offering is supported by world-class service providers, travel and transport operators, infrastructure and luxury amenities never experienced before. It’s the reason we consistently receive an average of 9.6/10 across 22 points of Guest Feedback response since our inception in 1999.
Let’s look at South Africa’s Top Travel Attractions to enjoy on a #GrandSafari
Wildlife Heritage: from our Peace Parks to our coastal splendor to our World Heritage Sites such as iSimangaliso Wetland Park offering the Big 6 (whales included) we have interactions with species comparable to a National Geographic wildlife library. You can still travel to pristine, natural reservations untouched by man and share interactions with wildlife for once in a lifetime experiences. Flora sees not only species but natural environments encompassing rare succulents to Fynbos biomes from the slopes of Table Mountain across wetlands, national Heritage Sites and deserts.
Culture: As the global ‘Cradle of Humankind’, South Africa has 11 official languages and cultures including traditional Ndebele, Khoisan, so-called Coloured from Malay origin, the Zulu nation and Mandela’s own Khosa tribe. South African culture is rich in dance, artistic value, and history and stretches from the Battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal to Cape Town, into the Karoo and on into the Namib desert for once-in-a-lifetime travel culture tours.
Adventure; from shark diving to elephant tracking, mountain hiking, desert runs, big 5 game walking, and bush walks to learn about the Little 5 which live closer to the ground than the Big 5; South Africa offers team building aligned with nature travel. Hop onboard a hot air balloon or travel aboard a helicopter or work hand-in-hand on the ground with global ecologists fighting to save species from extinction.
Culinary Highlights: From the Cape’s finest vineyards where South African wines are exported globally to home brews of African beer, Mampoer and Witblitz there is a sommelier’s choice of tastings to be enjoyed on your safari travels. Together with the South African Tourism’s 5-star hospitality gradings, not only our wines but our local fare is of comparable standards of service to the best in Europe and the Americas, bringing both trending food and local travelexperiences to meet at your taste buds, by sleight of hand of South African chefs listed as the ‘world’s best’. Experience a traditional braai or potjie of wild game, go fly fishing or sit back and devour freshly shucked oysters in the middle of vast wildlife reserves.
Luxury Activities: From local spices once garnered from ancient spice travel routes to hand-crafted beadwork and hand-tooled leather luggage and safari wear, travelers will find a plethora of arts and crafts as souvenirs to take back home. Luxuriate in a safari spa atop a mountain plateau or engage with dancers and artists at source in the local villages where art and dance traditions has been taking place for centuries. Upskill your natural talents in photographic safaris, art classes, clay pigeon shooting and horseback riding safaris.
Opportunities to Give Back: Addressing the needs of corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, so critical for new Millennial travelers who wants to be part of bringing change to the world while on their travels; Hayward Safaris offers a menu of ecotourism and heritage tourism travel activities through their Sustainable Safaris which involve elephant and rhino tagging as well as their own social responsibility arm through Celia in Africa, that looks to support wildlife and community development projects across South Africa.