Racking your brain on where to organise your next event? Look no further than Southern Africa.
Whether you’re planning an annual meeting, an incentive trip for your staff or customers, team building get-togethers, a conference or even an exhibition to showcase your latest innovations, Southern Africa has a long-standing tradition of being ‘MICE-organised’.
In addition to offering sophisticated infrastructure to support MICE travel, Southern Africa is an absolute wilderness wonderland filled with meaningful travel experiences, from the vast plains of the Serengeti to the ebb and flow of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Here, delegates and dynamic sales teams can take hold of an opportunity to try something new, step out their comfort zone and truly connect with those around them.
Trust an expert
Of course, the perfect MICE experience doesn’t happen without a little help from a destination expert. With over 20 years’ experience and destination knowledge, South African-based SW Africa offers tailor-made, corporate and leisure travel, meetings and incentive travel solutions throughout Southern Africa.
SW Africa are always one step ahead and are on hand to assist companies with all-inclusive services, such as air charters, accommodation, orientation sightseeing, themed events and tailor-made transport services.
Incentive safaris with a purpose
SW Africa can tailor-make a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Southern African wilderness, with a focus on contributing to and being part of impactful conservation principles and sustainability practices. In a private concession in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, get your team on a conservation safari with the Elephant Collaring Project, where guests can proactively get involved by helping to fit selected elephants with GPS-enabled satellite collars to identify habitual crop raiders and assist in combating human-wildlife conflict. They’ll love the value adds of sleep-outs under the stars, surprise morning bush breakfasts, sophisticated safari dining and tailor-made menus with catering services.
Team building with a little extra splash
Get SW to add Zimbabwe to the itinerary for some MICE team building in Victoria Falls. While witnessing the majesty of the “smoke that thunders”, delegates can bungee jump, zip line, white river raft, canoe and game drive their way around this activity hub. This is an African adventure at its best, with all the safety regulations and infrastructure to boot. Include a trip to the skies on a helicopter tour, with sundowners back on the ground at sunset, or rather, on the water for a leisurely river cruise along the Zambezi.
The great thing about Victoria Falls is that it is easily accessible from South Africa. This makes it the perfect add-on to the Kruger, or Cape Town, where delegates can make the most of the “Mother city” and her Winelands which boasts some of the country’s top hospitality, accommodation and conferencing venues.
From the boardroom to Bordeaux
Apart from the glorious Winelands of the Cape, Cape Town is a city that pretty much has it all. Great for groups small and large, SW Africa can take the reins on this one with a ready-to-go MICE itinerary that ticks all the right boxes.
Much like a playground for your delegates, they can move from conference centres and meeting rooms to a more laid back and engaging atmosphere within minutes. Think cable car rides up the famous table-shaped mountain, cocktails and canapes at the V&A Waterfront, and penguin watching at Boulder’s Beach. If your timeframe allows, opt for a memorable farewell day trip to Robben Island, to the Cape Point or through the historic vineyards just an hour outside of the city.
Depending on what you’re looking for, through SW Africa and their expert knowledge of Southern Africa, your next MICE travel could include:
- Sophisticated African dining with tailor-made menus and catering services
- Thrilling safari activities in the Serengeti, Hwange or the Kruger National Park
- Ultra-comfortable and private suite accommodation throughout
- Conferencing and event facilities
- Hands-on educational programmes focusing on wildlife conservation
- The chance to participate in local community upliftment programmes
- Adventure activities and experienced city guides as part of group incentive activities