Hayward’s Safari Sanctuary hosts Grand Tented Safari Camps set within 300 000 hectares of big game and wildlife territory, just an hours’ drive out Sandton, Johannesburg; or when arriving at OR Tambo International Airport; and is perfectly placed for high-profile exclusive celebrations, social responsibility and corporate business events, or an off-the-charts business meeting close to the CBD.
As a fifth generation Safari Expedition Outfitter, founder and Adventure Extraordinaire Peter Hayward owns the DNA for throwing a classic event in amongst pristine natural surroundings at the Haywards Safari Sanctuary HQ which guarantees each big group bespoke event management from start to finish.
This is because Hayward’s is Africa’s most sought after authentic mobile safari tented expedition camp. When Hayward’s is not hosting big group clientele wanting to traverse the waterways of the Okavango Delta, the iSimangaliso World Heritage Wetlands Park, or the Namib or Kalahari Desert, then the Hayward’s safari outfitter headquarters becomes the core meeting venue for business awards and event for city folk wanting to escape the myriad four-square brick walls and carpet-covered concrete meetings rooms one can find on every corner of any city block.
City Limits Break Out Business Limits for Exceptional Events
“Corporate 5-star events don’t have to cost the earth. It makes good business sense to get an authentic safari or outdoor nature experience for less and closer to town. We serve up 5 star hospitality wherever we are chartered to take your big group event or incentive – being a mobile luxury tented camp we set up our award-winning 5-star safari tented lodge anywhere you want it, whether its on the city’s edge in Johannesburg, a stretch of beach in iSimangaliso World Heritage Site or the heart of the Kruger National Park – it is the same ‘world’s best’ award-winning expedition whatever the outlying area may be. You are guaranteed a classic and authentic sustainable safari event and one that is far removed from the conformity of the city.
“It’s deeply moving to observe mentors, CEOs, chairmen of the board, and heads of large family groups gather in the Hayward’s sustainable safari setting to both celebrate and make business critical decisions.
Events Where You Become One with Your Environment
“A naturally pristine but luxurious venue setting means guests enjoy a shift in perspective brought about by their new environment. Business objectives and goals see a boost in their business value and knowledge sharing. Its marvelous how Nature’s elements remove the clutter, heightens our intuition and stretches our limits. At the very least, our guests leave more mindful of Life and their role in its unfolding.”
Lavish events in classic and authentic safari-tented style are orchestrated with the adept and collective knowledge of Peter Hayward and his safari Production Director Celia du Preez, and their adept team of butlers, guides, rangers, chefs, silver-service proficient wait staff and special event entertainers armed and prepared for the unexpected. Business or private events are accommodated in their conference tent, open air Amphitheatre, Gin and Cigar Gentlemen’s Tent, seated and silver service Dining tent, with the additional luxury of a Spa tent for daytime pampering.
MICE Planners Embraced & Supported with Every Event
Every event is minutely detailed and planned on your behalf. From the minute you arrive and are welcomed through an elephant-tusked entrance you become an explorer in your own greatest safari adventure in big sky country where giraffe peer at you over the treetops and zebra graze nonchalantly nearby.
As an award winning safari outfitter, Peter Hayward and his team plan your event according to a variety of themed options and corporate or private event specifications as have been previously enjoyed by America’s top talk show hostess, European kings and queens, and a variety of international rock stars, world conglomerates and business tycoons. Think 8-course themed menus, wine and whiskey tastings and world-class production entertainment and artiste performances, Big 5 game drives with sundowners at the watering hole, cultural interactions, paleontologists, astronomers and eternal story-tellers who have launched both presidents and saints.
As the last of the evening fires crackle down to a gentle hiss and glow, overnight guests are escorted to their comfortable new home under the stars in classic en suite safari bedrooms with hot showers, Africology pamper packs and chocolate turned-down beds. Soon enough, as the sun paints a pink and orange wash across the early morning sky, coffee in bed is delivered by your attendant butler, followed by a short stroll down to a sumptuous breakfast at the lake .
Budget-agile Big Group Meetings & Events
Luxury mobile tented safari camps produced by Haywards Grand Safari Company are Johannesburg’s best kept secret. Providing a truly authentic five-star safari close to Johannesburg, your event is comparable to a classic safari event set within the Kruger National Park.
“With concession to our own private safari sanctuary within the big 5 wildlife region, we offer outstanding game viewing, cheetah, rhino, lion, buffalo, giraffe and elephant all within the neighbouring reserves or guests may stay in the safety of our Safari Sanctuary teaming with over 1 000 various species of wildlife which allows for cycle tours, walking, fishing, hot air balloon safaris and horseback riding.”
Due to convenient location of the Hayward Safari Sanctuary, nearby Pretoria and Cullinan offers opportunities for steam rail arrivals, diamond tours and product launches or celebrations accompanied by grand pianists to full operatic staging, lighting, and team building events celebrated beneath open African skies.