Are you looking for that ultimate once-in-a-lifetime incentive? Southern Africa ticks all the boxes as a memorable destination with a diversity of experiences to suit the interests of delegates from around the world. The region doesn’t only offer first-class infrastructure and unique experiences, it has also been internationally recognised as one of the best ‘value-for-money’ business and incentive destinations in the world.

Still not convinced? Here are our top picks to wow your delegates:

Cape Town, South Africa 

The recent devaluation of the Rand has clearly highlighted the ‘value-for-money’ proposition offered by South Africa. Now, more than ever, your budget will stretch a lot further and will allow you to incorporate high-end activities that might have been out of reach before.

For a superior incentive destination with top-notch meeting venues and incredible opportunities for adventure, culture and culinary experiences, Cape Town is the answer. The city offers everything from pristine beaches to globally renowned Winelands, award-winning restaurants and a unique history and heritage.

To add a special touch to your Cape Town stay, why not organise a surprise evening in a luxury mobile safari camp set up exclusively for your incentive group? These camps guarantee total event exclusivity in the middle of the wilderness.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 

Zimbabwe, and especially the Victoria Falls, is the ultimate playground for adrenaline junkies. From wild-water rafting to bungee jumping to helicopter flips, the Victoria Falls offers every single possible adrenaline activity in one place.

You won’t even need to travel far or stay for weeks on end to be able to experience a great variety of activities. In this destination, you’ll be able to jump head-first down a bridge in the morning and go on a photo safari the same afternoon. Even if you’re staying just three nights, you’ll be able to have an absolutely meaningful and unforgettable experience.

Northern Cape, South Africa 

Do you want to get actively involved in conservation? The Mattanu Private Game Reserve in the Northern Cape offers you the unforgettable opportunity to participate in tangible conservation projects.

You’ll be able to get right in the midst of the action and assist wildlife vets with animal relocations and notching. You’ll locate and dart animals from the vantage point of a helicopter or you’ll track the animal by 4×4. Once darted, you will assist the veterinary team to either notch or relocate the animals. You’ll help with critical functions like monitoring body temperature, blood pressure, respiration and keeping the animal calm and cool.

Bazaruto Island, Mozambique 

Are you looking for warm tropical beaches and azure waters to offer your delegates the ultimate relaxation? Then Bazaruto Island in Mozambique is the right choice for you. Relax and laze around the swimming pool, enjoy a cocktail on the beach or get pampered at one of the island’s famous spas overlooking the ocean.

For those wanting to explore the underwater world, the Bazaruto Archipelago is also one of Africa’s premier diving sites and is home to more than 100 species of coral, dolphins, sharks, thousands of tropical fish species and four whale species.  

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Namibia offers a similar value proposition to international travellers as South Africa since the Namibian currency is pegged to the rand. So here incentive travellers can also happily splurge while staying within the budget.

In the heart of the Namib Desert, the awe-inspiring sand dunes of the Sossusvlei offer the ultimate ‘wow’ factor for any incentive trip. There are so many ways to interact with the desert: you can float above the dunes in a hot-air balloon, zoom down the slopes with a sandboard strapped to your feet or opt for a unique evening desert experience under the African stars.