Are you ready to plan your bespoke ‘Out of Africa’ experience into the heart of Africa on one of the world’s most luxurious mobile tented safari expeditions of a lifetime?
In the spirit of the first African explorers and pioneering traders who journeyed on explorations into the continent’s great unknown mystery to discover rich landscapes of exceptional plant life and big game, a Hayward’s Grand Safari offers VIPs, executives and heritage family groups an exclusive-use, authentic 5-star luxury safari into the wildest and most remote regions to be found across the continent.
Much like the elaborate safaris of the past where every conceivable luxury was carried across Africa’s vast savanna plains, mountain plateaus and deep, lush valleys, each bespoke Hayward’s mobile safari camp guarantees guests total event exclusivity and superior comfort deep in the wild. Experience your personal 5-star luxury tented safari home on a bespoke expedition to your destination of choice, where only the finest detail is delivered, whether you are visiting for executive business, incentive travel or a grand family group event.
Rated as the only 5-star mobile safari in Africa, hosts Peter Hayward and Celia du Preez, are appointed by leading multinational blue-chip companies, royal contingents, presidents and renown celebrities alike for their award-winning brand launches, internationally acclaimed celebrations, weddings and superior conferences, events and expeditions, ensuring Hayward’s remains the epitome in authentic, luxury business and leisure lifestyles in untamed wilderness.
Discover the magic, mystery and beauty of pristine nature in Big 5 territory and be transported to an era of exploration, adventure and unequalled expedition-style comfort.
Access to Wildlife Areas Never Experienced Before
With headquarters based on a 2 500-acre private game reserve north east of Pretoria in the all new Dinokeng region of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, Hayward’s have been creating once-in-a-lifetime mobile safari memories for global clients for well over 20 years who come to experience Africa’s unparalleled wildlife.
Since it’s all about seeing the Big 5, Hayward’s offer a choice of expeditions into the very best wildlife and big game reserves to match your itinerary and travel logistics budget and ensure you get the very finest safari experience at the heart of the proverbial kill.
Safari Sanctuary: The Hayward’s Safari Sanctuary is a high-tech working environment set within an authentic 5-star safari environment just one hours’ drive from Sandton, Johannesburg or OR Tambo International Airport. It serves as the perfect brainstorm setting for executives who don’t want to waste logistical time and budgets travelling too far from the city centre yet, simultaneously delivers a Big 5 wildlife experience to match that of the renown Kruger National Park.
Kruger Luxury: Hayward’s Safaris has the privilege of being the first private safari outfitter to be given access to host private groups of between 40 and 200 adventurers into the Kruger National Park where your 5-star private luxury tented camp is prepared in the most select and untouched parts of this 19 485 km² park. Experience wide open skies and vast stretches of untouched natural reserve where exploring guarantees private sightings of the Big 5 without another person in sight.
iSimangaliso Wetlands Park: A World Heritage Site and Big Six destination in the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal, this wetlands wonderland offers all the excitement of the Big 5 with an abundance of hippo and crocodile, together with the addition of a complete marine experience from sea to teeming freshwater lagoon. Tropical in temperature and abundant with wildlife of every kind, you can dive with the dolphins and whales in the morning and enjoy rhino sightings at the waterhole with a fresh sundowner in your hand the same afternoon.
Cradle of Mankind Heritage Safari: Rich in the culture of our human origins, the Cradle of Mankind is another World Heritage Site which offers explorers fascinating discoveries of our past. Join scientists and archeologists deep in research as they discover secrets from down the centuries at Maropeng.
Kalahari Desert Adventure: In the deepest desert landscapes at the junction of three Transfrontier Parks between South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique where there is no other infrastructure in sight, immerse yourself in the magnificent beauty of the dunes by day and the spectacular nights skies at the campfire by night. A rare habitat of vast stillness and tranquility, each safari guest will find the greatest luxury of all – time. Time to oneself, time to connect, and where time slows down. Safari activities focus on the cultural survival skills of the San people and their ancient history.
Okavango Delta: Fly over the veins of sparkling water laid out below you and into nature’s opulent green belt of estuaries at the northern most reaches of desert-dry Namibia. In this sparkling jewel set within a desert, guests safari on water among its islands, channels and fertile, forested regions. Rich and fascinating, your safari ensures a big game experience up close and personal from the safety of your game vehicle of motorized boat.
Forerunners in Ecotravel Luxury and Conservation Management
Custodians of Africa’s natural wealth, the conservation ethic of ‘leave no trace behind’ is first and foremost on every Hayward’s luxury mobile tented camp. Each big group safari camp is a bespoke chartered event into your area of choice and run as your own exclusive private 5-star hotel, fully equipped to your personal requirements and managed accordingly by dedicated and trained safari staff.
Voted ‘World’s Best Glamping Operator’ by the World Travel Awards and 2019’s Best Mobile Safari Experience in Africa by the Safari Awards, Hayward’s is a 5-Star graded full service mobile tented safari lodge bespoke to your private group and aimed at preserving wildlife and promoting ethical travel to support the reserves which protect and maintain Africa’s rich cultural and wildlife heritage.
Bespoke-Africa Luxury Among the Big 5
Your 5-star accredited safari lodge accommodation set up within the destination of your choice hosts safari guests in either one of two styles of safari accommodation, namely Classic Hemingway Expedition Tents and Presidential Suites which represent full turn-of-the century ambiance.
All accommodation tents include crisp cream cotton bed linen, bedside tables, gas lighting in both your private bathroom and bedroom, hot water bottles in cold weather, chocolates on your pillows at turn-down each evening, enclosed veranda with chairs to allow a private area inside of your tent, in-room luggage racks, and en suite shower and toilet room lavishly decorated with copper basins, mirrors, the finest organic soaps and body lotions, fresh towels daily, a flush portable chemical toilet and hot showers.
Each themed dining experience is carefully curated to your preference, the season and what’s available in the region, as well as your budget, offering a variety of tastes and specialties of the region in which you are visiting, as well as various options to ensure guests experience African cuisine at its best. From full English breakfasts, scrumptious al fresco picnic luncheons at the watering hole, wine and whiskey tastings, to five and eight course pan-African themed dinners, Hayward’s superb internationally acclaimed team of chefs are supported by silver service trained waiters, guides and hostesses to ensure service levels are beyond exemplary.
Choose full-staging entertainment to genteel repasts in the Gentlemen’s Cigar Lounge or a fully-serviced Conference, as well as luxury Spa tent where each guest is met with the finest modern safari amenities of international standards in entertainment and culinary hospitality.
Should you ever return to the site of your #GrandSafari experience, all you will find is perhaps some bent grass to show you were there.
Nature’s Exclusivity for your Sheer Safari Privilege
“We call it a #GrandSafari because those privileged enough to experience it are never the same again. It’s a multi-dimensional encounter when you’re in pristine wilderness areas. The dichotomy of world class luxury and issues surrounding bio and cultural diversity and the lessons that can be learned here, not only opens doors for richer engagement, they create memories and an invitation to reach further and deeper into one’s own life. It profoundly changes people’s mindset forever,” says Adventure Extraordinaire Peter Hayward, who has never missed a bespoke safari since Hayward’s inception over twenty years ago.
“It’s our privilege that while we are serving you chilled Moet and oysters on ice in camp, we are also letting you know of lioness on the hunt or that a large herd of elephant are passing so close you can hear their stomachs rumbling.”
Hayward Grand Safari Company assist with expedition and safari event planning for event and conference organisers, personal assistants and strategic corporate facilitators, planners, managers and business coordinators for groups of 40 – 200 people wanting to experience the tastes, sights, smells and ambience of an opulent, authentic African mobile tented safari camp.