Days 4-7 of My Incentive Travel Experience in Africa
The past two and a half days I’ve been in Johannesburg, the economic capital and gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is definitely plenty to do outside of the hotel!
Jo-burg, as the locals call it, offers excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and a buzzing restaurant scene caters to all tastes.
My primary reason for stopping in Jo-burg was to attend Meetings Africa—a large trade-show featuring all of the best South African hotels, DMCs, venues and attractions.
I met with over 25 suppliers/partners and have some fabulous new and unique ideas for groups interested in heading to South Africa for incentives or executive leadership retreats. Picture it: gorilla tracking, canopy tours and Ernest Hemingway style custom camps with running water!
I’ve sited several beautiful hotels while in town, but my absolute favorite was The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel … and I’m a bit sad we didn’t stay here!
A true sanctuary within the city, this hotel offers individually themed rooms full of luxury. Honestly, it’s spectacular and I highly recommend it for groups needing up to 35 rooms on peak.
There wasn’t much free time in Jo-burg, but we did have the opportunity to dine at a restaurant named Urbanologi. It’s a microbrewery with great spaces and yummy tapas. It’d make for a fun off-site dinner option!
That’s it from Johannesburg. Tomorrow we leave bright and early for Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. We’ll be flying into Hoedspruit Airport and then driving to our hotel, Lion Sands River Lodge.
I’m super excited for my first safari!