Incentive travel gives your top performers the chance to do more than celebrate their achievements  – it recognises and rewards them for their hard work. And incentivises them to keep it up.

Plus, it acts as a driver for the rest of the team to step up their game. Replace monetary gifts with sunrise views of the sprawling plains of the Kruger Park or wine-tasting in the sun-drenched vineyards of Stellenbosch, where they can build lasting memories and stronger bonds with colleagues.

Here’s Team GILTEDGE’s top picks for the most unique corporate incentive experiences South Africa has to offer.


Hassle-free luxury: Safari adventures just a flight away

The shining star of South African safaris, the Kruger National Park promises vast landscapes and abundant wildlife that need no introduction. But what truly sets it apart for incentive groups is the convenience. With FlySafair’s direct flights now linking Cape Town to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, your team can seamlessly transition from boardroom to bush. Once there, they can enjoy walking safaris, horseback safaris, fly camping, animal tracking, hot air balloon rides, and much more, all accompanied by expert guides.

Of course, there’s no stopping you from going beyond the Kruger! From the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve near Johannesburg to the Big 5 haven of andBeyond Phinda Mountain Lodge near Durban, GILTEDGE can curate a safari experience that perfectly suits your group’s location and preferences.

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A toast to success: Vineyard escapes in the Cape Winelands

Raise a glass to extraordinary achievements amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Cape Winelands. South Africa’s wine country is the go-to for teams who love savouring the finer things in life.

Wine tastings with a twist: Forget an old-school sit-and-sip experience. Countless wine estates now allow visitors to step into private cellars, guided by passionate winemakers who unveil the secrets of their craft. They can even blend their own unique vintages or indulge in gourmet pairings, turning each sip into an art form.

Festivities for foodies: What’s a glass of fine wine without an equally mouthwatering meal? The Winelands is full of spoils for foodies, from lavish picnics under shady oak trees to cooking classes with renowned chefs.

Enjoying the great outdoors: As luxurious as your team’s accommodation is certain to be, there’s no desire to stay inside for too long when in the Winelands. Think hiking, biking, and even just savouring the fresh air and soaking up the views.

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Get adventurous along the Garden Route

Afternoons spent on private yachts, whale watching, exploring the Knysna Forest in search of hidden waterfalls and ancient trees – these are just a taste of the adventures that await along SA’s iconic Garden Route. It’s also one of our favourite destinations for team-building activities.

How about a sandboarding challenge down towering dunes, a thrilling treasure hunt through the forest, or a culinary showdown where teams create delicious dishes using locally sourced ingredients?

Choose GILTEDGE to boost your incentive programme!

Whether you’d like your team to head to Tswalu Kalahari (South Africa’s largest private game reserve offering custom safaris and the chance to track rare desert-adapted animals like the black-maned lion and the elusive pangolin), Lion Sands River Lodge (where opulent suites and private plunge pools overlook the Sabie River) or a quiet little hideaway in the Winelands, GILTEDGE is here to put those personalised finishing touches into every detail of the hard-earned getaway.

Let GILTEDGE be your guide in crafting incentive trips that have a ripple effect for your business – constantly rewarding and motivating your employees to give their best. Contact us today for more information.