Welcome To Unexplored Africa | T: 0861 732 583 | E: info@haywardsafaris.com

Welcome To Unexplored Africa | T: 0861 732 583 | E: info@haywardsafaris.com

Events & Expeditions

Pioneering new concepts for the events, expeditions & tourism industry. As event specialists in the great African outdoors, we cater primarily to two distinct markets.

Parties & Corporate Events

We do this in GRAND STYLE.  Groups of between 40 and 200 are hosted professionally in well-equipped camp environments that epitomize the great safaris of yesteryear. When I started out the ‘unwritten rule’ was that tented camps should not exceed 16 beds. This excluded groups from accessing great wilderness safari areas throughout southern Africa. To this day groups cannot access certain magnificent regions – unless they hire Hayward’s Safaris of course! I went on to develop the very first large safari camps (for 80 -120 beds + 40 crew) in deserts and big 5 Game reserves between 1993 and 1999 for FILM CREWS and a handful of brave incentive groups.

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Incentive Groups

Since 1999, with upgraded and custom designed tents, my teams and I have provided VIP luxury mobile tented camp services for private wedding events, hosted many international celebrities, numerous leading business tycoons for their illustrious dining banquets and industry farewells and been of award winning service to multinational companies with incredible alternatives to launch their products in inhospitable ‘never been done before’ regions. These upmarket, top drawer tented safari camps for larger VIP groups have resulted in a string of award recognitions for Hayward’s such as the Award Winning (EIBTM – Best Event; Best Product Launch; The Meetings Africa / Best Event) product launches and awards and nominations for various ECO Friendly campaigns ). It has been an exciting 20 years for me personally, developing Haywards for group events and becoming the leading tented hotel concept in Southern Africa.

A New Era

Hayward’s Grand Safari mobile hotel was created in recognition of the last 1000 years of trader safaris and expeditions in Africa. Since then Hayward’s has been growing organically each year as different tent designs have come into service and the comfort of the camp has seen continuous upgrades in the last 15 years.

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Grand Safaris

Today Hayward’s represents the best mobile tented hotel of its size in Africa complete with the original Hayward’s Gin Tent (seating 150 for dining), an Indaba Conference Tent (seating 150  cinema style),  various breakaway tents, Safari Hair Salons, Revitalization Anti Stress Centre, a full Safari Club complete with cigar humidors, library and lounging plus behind the scenes, kitchens, sculleries and 100 en-suite bedroom tents and a full crew camp accommodating 90 staff! In a Big 5 game reserve with lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant visiting us periodically, it also has a long list of safety precautions in place.  Hayward’s is undoubtedly an unsurpassed authentic safari experience and a feather in South Africa’s tourism hat.

Events & Expeditions
Events & Expeditions
Events & Expeditions

Sit Back & Enjoy Africa

Every single logistical detail is handled so you can sit back and enjoy Africa for what she offers. When mobilized and en route with over 20 trucks, Hayward’s consists of over 400 tons of equipment and constitutes more than 38 000 items needed to build this all service venue ensuring maximum guest comfort. When you go to this much trouble to set up shop, there is no point in tasteless mediocre food! Six to Eight course dinners, roving picnic luncheons, al fresco bush breakfast and high teas call for another type of forethought. Food itself in the middle of the wilderness takes huge imagination.

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Economical Options

The HAYWARD’s SAFARI SANCTUARY is HQ for the group. It is situated just 75km from the OR Tambo International Airport and 23km north east of Pretoria in the Bobbejaansberg Private Nature Reserve and adjoins the DINOKENG BIG 5 Reserve near the historic diamond mine of Cullinan (home of the famed Cullinan Diamond). This seasonal camp concept, provides a great alternative for groups wishing to reduce travelling time, logistics and unnecessary costs. With a Guest Services rating averaging 9.6/10 across 22 points of consideration, the safari crew at Hayward’s are a highly professional outfit and an asset to your next event with us. Ms Celia du Preez, a veteran safari campaigner for Hayward’s and in her 8th year at the company, is Peter Hayward’s Deputy Camp Manager and also the Executive Production Officer of the company ensuring quotations and safari productions are simultaneously handled to perfection. Her team of administrators and production staff are dedicated to keeping the Hayward’s flag flying for outstanding safari service.

A New Era

Hayward’s Grand Safari mobile hotel was created in recognition of the last 1000 years of trader safaris and expeditions in Africa. Since then Hayward’s has been growing organically each year as different tent designs have come into service and the comfort of the camp has seen continuous upgrades in the last 15 years.

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