Ideas for yearend getaways and celebrations become the talk of the town as we thumb the last couple of pages of our 2018 calendars. Yearend deserves its fair share of festivities. It’s the time of year when we take stock of our accomplishments and pat ourselves and colleagues on the back for work well done. It’s time now to plan the celebrations at which glasses will be ceremoniously (and unceremoniously) raised in gorgeous, celebration-friendly settings. If your company is planning to celebrate the end of the year and the coming festive season, we have some great ideas for you.

BILL HARROP’S HOT-AIR BALLOON SAFARI, Gauteng

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Bill Harrops hot-air balloon and clubhouse. 

Celebrate yearend with colleagues in the great blue yonder, on a wonderful hot-air balloon safari above the Magalies River Valley. Enjoy tea, coffee and biscuits at sunrise, prior to the scenic, one-hour flight. After landing, bubbly is served, followed by a delicious breakfast served at the clubhouse pavilion overlooking the Magalies Mountains. Balloon safaris are available to a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 140 people, and weather-dependent. Cost: from R2050-00 per person. Mail us.

ENTABENI SAFARI CONSERVANCY, Limpopo

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One of the dining venues for groups visiting Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo.

Celebrate yearend on a safari getaway to Entabeni Safari Conservancy, set in the majestic Waterberg Biosphere in Limpopo. The reserve spans over 22 000 hectares of malaria-free bushveld, ravines, grasslands, sandy wetlands and wooded hills, and offers accommodation in five distinct lodges. Twice-daily game drives, bush walks, biking and cultural experiences make for a wonderful getaway. For groups, there are also the options of survival safaris, horseback safaris, drumming, paint ball, star gazing, helicopter flights, potjiekos competitions, extreme 19th hole golf, and more. Mail us.

LEGEND GOLF & SAFARI RESORT, Limpopo

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This could be the venue for your yearend function, at Legend Golf & Safari Resort in Limpopo

Legend Golf & Safari Resort is a unique destination situated in the scenic Waterberg.  A signature golf course has been created in the shape of Africa, each hole designed by a world golfing legend, and the Extreme 19th situated on the top of a mountain and accessible only by helicopter. In addition to unrivaled golf, guests enjoy accommodation with bushveld views, purpose-built events facilities, and a bumper safari in Entabeni Safari Conservancy. Ideal for smaller groups is the Legend Mountain View Villa, a sole-use facility on the Legend Golf & Safari Resort that is suitable for group functions of 20 people and sleeps up to 12 guests. Ideal for an executive getaway, the lodge has six luxury bedrooms en-suite, two equipped kitchens (one kosher), a boardroom, large indoor and outdoor living areas, and swimming pool. Mail us.

DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE, Western Cape

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Celebrate yearend on the water in De Hoop Private Nature Reserve

Escape the rate race and enjoy an excellent group nature experience in the spectacular De Hoop Private Nature Reserve, staying in De Hoop Collection accommodation. You will spend much of your time outdoors soaking up the beauty of the coastline, dunes, vlei and fynbos. Indoors, groups are hosted in the Cloete Room. To bump up the team spirit, consider a scavenger hunt, or a wine and food pairing evening. There are fabulous activities to do on site, such as fynbos and marine walks, or guided mountain bike trails. Mail us.

ZULU NYALA GAME LODGE, KwaZulu-Natal

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Opt for a team safari in the Hluhluwe area of KwaZulu-Natal, at Zulu Nyala Game Lodge.

Zulu Nyala Game Lodge lies between the wilderness reserves of Mkuze, Hluhluwe, St Lucia and Sodwana Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, and has over 40 species of animals in a private reserve. The lodge has a tennis court, craft and curio centre, games room, bar and reading lounges, to keep guests occupied between the twice-daily guided safaris. Mail us.

Mail us to book your yearend getaway, or call +27 21 797-7122.