6 Popular Incentive Destinations for South African Corporates

With a wide array of beautiful destinations in Africa, we are privileged to offer various options for your incentive travel. Create the perfect setting to break down barriers, build up your team, relax and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience.

We look into the top destinations on the continent for your next incentive travel trip.

Maldives

The Maldives is a dreamy island destination that offers a picture-perfect setting to host small or large events. Pristine beaches, flourishing coral reefs, aqua waters, unique experiences, and a vibrant culture all add to the appeal of this destination.

Across the islands, there is a variety of outdoor and indoor venues, and the various properties can offer specially equipped tents for meetings and presentations – the many inclusive package options make this a worry-free destination.

Group Activities

The Maldives offers a wide array of activities on land and sea, depending on how active your team is.

• Sunset cruises
• Fishing
• Snorkelling
• Water sports

Where to stay?
• LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
• Meeru Island Resort & Spa

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.

Namibia

The extreme landscapes of Namibia make this a unique destination. From awe-inspiring dunes, wide-open spaces, desert-adapted wildlife and dramatic coastlines where desert meets ocean – you won’t be disappointed by the beauty and solitude as well as some of the world’s best stargazing.

Increased air access has positioned Namibia as an attractive destination for incentive travel. Here, you can combine beach and sea adventures with unique wildlife and grand national parks that offer outstanding locations for events of all sizes.

Group Activities

This outdoor adventure destination has a wide variety of exciting and unique activities to offer groups. Whether you are looking to get creative in a craft centre or hike a dune, in Namibia you are spoilt for choice:

• Sand dune hike and sunset drinks
• Quad biking
• Sandboarding
• Stargazing in the desert
• Meet the Himba people
• Wildlife safari in Etosha National Park

Where to stay?
• Swakopmund Hotel & Spa
The Strand Hotel

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world and offers abundant wildlife and spectacular natural beauty. This destination has a way of creeping into hearts, offering experiences that can be as relaxing or as active as you wish the once-in-a-lifetime experiences on offer make this a bucket-list destination.

Zimbabwe has many hotels and can easily cater to small or large groups. Activities can be amended to the group size and include both land and water-based experiences. Meetings and events can be catered for in various locations; it is not unusual to set up a lunch on Livingstone Island or enjoy breakfast along the river.

Group Activities

This is a great incentive destination for teams looking for diverse experiences.

• Victoria Falls
• Swim to the edge of Victoria Falls
• White water rafting
• Bungee jumping
• Wildlife safaris
• Sunset river cruise
• Helicopter flips

Where to stay?
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
• Palm River Lodge (due to open in 2022)

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.

Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful all year round and heaven for any ocean lover. With shades of blue glittering off the waters, horizons that melt away in the distance and spectacular marine life, this is the perfect destination to relax, soak up the sun, experience culture as well as enjoy some water sports.

The resort culture of Mauritius allows for easy incentive logistics, and the wide variety of properties can assist with large (as much as 5000) or small events. This destination can offer beautiful locations for your conference, from feet-in-the-sand events to intimate high-tech, indoor conference spaces.

Group Activities
Mauritius offers an excellent combination of relaxation and activity for your incentive needs. Activities include land and water-based options:

• Golf
• Catamaran cruises
• Snorkelling
• Ziplining
• Mountain biking
• Quad biking
• Yoga

Where to stay?
• LUX Belle Mare Resort & Villas
• Outrigger Mauritius Beach

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.

Rwanda

Listed as one of the safest destinations in the world, Rwanda is bound to blow your hair back with their beautiful culture and magnificent wildlife. The smallest country in East Africa, Rwanda comprises several diverse ecosystems, all home to some of the continent’s most superb wildlife experiences, including one third of the world’s remaining endangered mountain gorillas.

Sandra Devoti from our inbound team up-close with Rwanda’s gorillas

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, has been voted as one of the most popular destinations for hosting international conferences and events globally by ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association). They have simplified their visa process, allowing all nationalities to obtain a visa upon arrival, making this one less thing to worry about. Rwanda has a wide range of world-class MICE venues and can cater to small and large groups.

Group Activities

Take in the natural surroundings of Rwanda and enjoy the outdoors with some of these group activities:

• Kayaking on Lake Kivu
• Mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trekking
• Hiking
• Visit Akagera National Park
• Coffee tours
• Bike tours
• White water rafting

Where to stay?
The Retreat by Heaven
Bisate Lodge

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.

Kenya

Undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous places in Africa, Kenya is home to the famous Maasai Mara reserve, Great Rift Valley, Amboseli National Park, savannahs and lakes, all of which make up a dramatic backdrop to any incentive trip.

Kenya has a wide range of flexible multi-purpose facilities for meetings and events. This destination is growing in the MICE market and much development has taken place to ensure international standards are met. Kenya offers unique locations for events of all sizes and can cater for various incentive needs.

Group Activities

Known for the great migration, magnificent hot air ballooning and Maasai Mara tribes, Kenya has many diverse activities for your group to consider:

• Maasai Mara Safari
• Witness the great wildebeest migration
• Hotair ballooning over the Serengeti
• Maasai cultural experience

Where to stay?
• &Beyond Bateleur Camp
Angama Mara
• Fairmont Mara Safari Club

Covid Protocols: For information on the protocols for this destination, visit our COVID-19 page here.