Your event environment makes all the difference

Haywards-Safari-SanctuaryA white board is a white board and a chair at a conference or presentation is just a forgotten chair unless you place it in an extraordinary environment that sparks your imagination. Then, it returns to you as a present moment in time, one that reminds you of an exceptional experience delivered to you again and again in a full colour menu of memories, experiences, sights, smells and sound.

Looking for ‘out of the ordinary’? Tired of the usual luxury event venues available around town? Then escape to the edge of the city and enter a pristine natural environment at Hayward’s Safari Sanctuary which delivers five-star quality and event creativity within an easy, one-hour chauffeur drive of Johannesburg, Pretoria and OR Tambo International Airport for your exclusive corporate or private occasion.

Catering to groups of 40 to 200 people, Hayward’s offers a Big 5 adventure venue for conferencing, presentations, meetings, wedding and exclusive luxury celebrations. Before you have left the city behind in your review mirror, you are totally immersed in a private and pristine nature reserve where you won’t spot another person except for your butler, safari ranger and your hosts adventure extraordinaire Peter Hayward and his dynamic production director Celia du Preez… and of course a plethora of bird life, mammals and predators submerged in their own natural cycle of life.

Brand managers for Land Rover, Toyota, Ferrari, Investec, Roche, Jansen Pharmaceuticals and Forever Living amongst many other world-class organisations have celebrated audio visual themed production launches at Haywards, while celebrities and international Fortune 500 tycoons have been hosted for landmark celebratory events. Within South Africa, top blue-chip South African companies and CEO’s have chosen to reward their top performers with a bespoke bushveld meetings experience combined with the service excellence of Hayward’s 24-hour safari team.

Special Events in Unique Environments

Says Hayward, ‘Each and every event we host is personalized and custom created for the group. For a 60th birthday celebration, we staged Dire Straits who flew in by special request to play for the birthday party. We ordered in boxes of Grey Goose vodka for a top celebrity safari weekend, which featured some of the United States top names in the music industry. For a retiring chairman of the board, we custom planned each eight-course menu down to the last wine, whiskey and cigar pairing. For a corporate executive committee, we combined conferencing during the day with game-viewing and team activities and we have hosted a South African celebrity wedding which was televised for a top luxury entertainment show where the bride arrived by helicopter. Nothing is impossible with Haywards. We are a mobile five-star lodge wherever you want us to be. Pick your safari destination of choice or gather at our Safari Sanctuary headquarters just north of Pretoria, and you are transported to another world and another time.’

Remote and exclusive escapes

Offering a local safari event option in close proximity to the Jhb CBD, Hayward’s is just as adept at finding you total sanctuary away from the crowds in remote and hidden destinations. ‘While we offer full digital and AV connectivity in the most remote natural environments in Africa, if you don’t want to be found, you won’t be, as privacy for each individual group rests at our core. Our service is world-class and intimate. You may walk barefoot on the earth or on our Persian carpets; relax in our spa and sleep on Egyptian cotton sheets with the stars in a canopy of sky above you.’

Whether you’re looking for a superior event production, a dedicated and focused private celebration or an intimate corporate or incentive event close to home but far away from any other experience you’ve ever had, Hayward’s will delivery it in five-star event style.

Joburg’s Big 5 safari venue

Brand marketers, event and conference organisers, personal assistants and strategic corporate facilitators interested in exploring and recreating memorable brand launches and corporate conferences are invited to experience just some of the tastes, sights, smells and ambience of an opulent, authentic African safari camp at Hayward’s Grand Safari Company’s headquarters, located in Gauteng’s Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve, situated just 40 minutes north of Pretoria.

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