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In South Africa, the landscape for sustainable meetings spans far and wide.
At the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Ocean meet, it’s not uncommon to see a cluster of Harley-Davidson’s flittering along the Western Cape.
With a season that runs year-round—in summer and autumn, the vineyards are most scenic, and harvest takes place from January through March—the possibilities are endless.
Thousands attended Meetings Africa 16, a high-energy trade show held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg this past February. Exhibitors came from South Africa and 15 other countries, all under the banner, “Advancing Africa Together.” Here’s a sample of what had meeting and event planners buzzing.
There's something about South Africa that seeps into your soul.
“These lodges’ outstanding service and experiences in addition to their commitment to sustainability make them ideal for small groups or incentive trips.”
220 preschoolers now have brand new running shoes as the result of a CSR program by Genband and its DMC, Dragonfly Africa, during the company's incentive trip to South Africa.
Announcing Site's 2014 Crystal Award winners, from the UAE's biggest incentive trip ever to a CSR program that delivered running shoes to preschoolers in South Africa.
Top tier hotels, fabulous nightlife, recreation and gorgeous views of Table Mountain, make Cape Town an ideal South African destination.
The Royal Livingstone hotel hotel rests on the banks of the Zambezi river, offering a warm welcome of hippo and elephants to groups who arrive by boat.
At Meetings Africa 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the “Advancing Africa Together” theme continued. "It’s a very easy delegate-boosting destination. We can sell first-class infrastructure and then a safari pre- and post-visit."
As Cape Town is a very cosmopolitan, modern city, guests can easily forget they are in Africa. A meal at Gold reminds them that they are in Africa, a unique country with a variety of tastes, sounds and rhythms.
Our driver, Solomon, took our group off-roading to get within arm’s length of a mother elephant and her two twin calves at her feet.
In South Africa meeting/event planners are combining environmental sustainability and social/economic development through innovative group programs by local organizations.