KOM ONS GAAN! (Lets Go!)
The natural beauty of the sea meeting Table Mountain brings a unique landscape to one of South Africa’s three capital cities, Cape Town. This diverse city marries many cultures and different types of scenery. The food brings together hints of Dutch, Malaysian, Indonesia, European and of course African flavours. With so much to offer it can be hard to decide where to start so we’ve made a list of the best incentives in Cape Town.
Cycling and fitness are huge in this peninsula and Cape Town is home to a number of world famous bike rides. You too can experience the roads in vintage cars, motorbike sidecars, horseback and even a trusted mountain bike, making it ideal for Wellness incentives.
Now that you want to experience both land and sea, and Panoptic will give you some hints on the best ways to do just that.
You will of course need somewhere to stay and we recommend some excellent Hotels.
Top Incentives in Cape Town
Table Mountain is South Africa’s most iconic landmark. It is famous for being a flat-topped Mountain that was given the name ‘Taboa do Cabo’ (Table of the Cape) because of its three-kilometre level plateau overlooking Cape Town.
If hiking, exploring magnificently diverse ecosystems and spectacular picturesque views entice you, then this is definitely one for the bucket list!
Table Mountain’s impressive, exotic and partially endangered ecosystem is made up of more than 2,200 species of plants. It is also home to a wonderful variety of unique wildlife such as the Dassie, Cape Mountain Zebra, Chacma Baboons, Penguins, Porcupines, Mongooses, Snakes, Lizards, Tortoises, the Table Mountain Ghost Frog and many more.
It’s no wonder this site is the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car has taken millions of people to its top. This should be at the top of everyones list of the best incentives in Cape Town!
The Cableway offers three outdoor venues at the Upper Cable Station and one outdoor venue at the Lower Station. These unique spaces are perfect for cocktail parties, product launches, incentives and more. Treat your guests or colleagues to a memorable mountain-top event.
This narrow road bends along the coast for 9km. Seamlessly carved into cliffs that show off panoramic views of the Atlantic and Western Mountains of the Cape Peninsula.
If you’re feeling fit there are plenty of bike shops that do rentals. Rent a bike and spend the day lapping up the cities gorgeous coastline! Cape Town has a number of world famous bike races that take this route, why not have your own?
It is the most scenic stretch of highway in Cape Town and perhaps one of the most beautiful drives anywhere in the world, stretching from Noordhoek to Houtbay. The breathtaking views at the top make the effort absolutely worthwhile!
The most fun way to travel this is by Motorbike Sidecar, and you can hire them in Cape Town for an incredible ride around the city taking in the mountainous roads, the sea and all the bays, including Chapmans Peak. Every corner floods you with the thrill of the motorbike engine and the WOW as you see the INCREDIBLE scenery, one of the most fun things we have ever experienced on our travels
V & A Waterfront – Best Unique Experiences & Incentives
World class Shopping centres, museums (Rugby, Diamonds and the MOCAA), jewellers, restaurants, hotels, beach clubs and a whole world of entertainment make up the Victoria and Albert dock area. The V&A area of Cape Town seems to have it all, making it a perfect location to host your event.
Change up the glamorous restaurants for the V&A Food Market and enjoy lip-smacking street-food, craft beer and live music in the sunshine.
Explore Cape Town’s waterfront with a cruise. The hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise provides commentary along the way on the city’s maritime history. While on the 30min Harbour Boat Cruise you will see a wide variety of marine wildlife such as seals, sunfish, whales and dolphins.
If your groups prefer to get their feet wet, join the Cape fur seals in their natural habitat off the coast of Cape Town on a 2-hour snorkeling excursion or take part in a 3km loop through the V&A Waterfront’s majestic canals on Stand-Up Paddleboards.
From your base at the V&A, you can easily head to Table Mountain, Robben Island and take a helicopter ride or drive out to the wine regions. Perfect for a diverse group looking to enjoy different activities!
V & A Waterfront has an unmatched array of experiences waiting for you – undoubtably one of Cape Towns best Incentives, get it on the list!
Situated in the V&A area is the Zeitz MOCAA (The Museum of Contemporary Art Africa) has over 100 galleries and multiple event spaces.
The OCULAR Lounge & Events Space offers cocktails, fine wine and delectable food and a mesmerising 270-degree view of Cape Town. At night MOCAA is transformed into a marvellous, multi-functional event space which includes access to the connected Rooftop Terrace. When your guests enter, they will be welcomed by a towering view of magnificent Atrium silos, from start to finish this venue exudes WOW factor!
Cabo Beach Club
This chic Summer hangout is on the stunning Atlantic shore of Cape Town’s iconic V&A Waterfront. Cabo Beach Club offers a truly elegant experience by creating a perfect mix of luxury and serenity. It is an all-day experience, from poolside lounging and beach bar breakfasts and lunches to dining at Violet enjoying a world class dinner under the African night sky. Get involved in the evening excitement as Cabo transforms into a classy and vibrant venue flooded with music and fun.
Best Incentives – A Different Perspective of the Cape Peninsula
Noordhoek Farm Village
Venture little bit further out of the city to experience the other side of the best Incentives in Cape Town…Escape the excitement of the city for a day and experience the serene farm atmosphere of Noordhoek. Noordhoek Farm Village. The charming settlement is only 25 minutes from Cape Town’s city centre. Positioned between Table Mountain National Park, 7 km’s of beautiful white sand Noordhoek Beach and the majestic grandeur of Cape Point Vineyards – Leaving you spoiled for choice! It is renowned for its unique experiences and friendly village charm; it certainly is one of Cape Town’s best kept secrets.
This is an experience you’ll never forget! Boulders beach made up of beautiful stretches of white sand between giant boulders AND is one of the only remaining homes of the rare African Penguin!
The beach is home to over 2,000 endangered African Penguins and these adorable residents roam freely, so you can spend the day watching or even swimming with them! It really is a magical experience!
The excitement doesn’t stop there! Why not learn more about the areas famous inhabitants while you’re there?Walk over to Boulders Visitor Centre where expert guides will give you the inside information about Africa’s own, unique penguins.
These Penguins are protected and kept safe by SANCCO, A non-profit organisation who’s mission is to stop them from going extinct through the rescue, rehabilitation and release of ill, injured, abandoned and oiled seabirds – a great CSR initiative to get involved with as part of your incentive.
Fun Fact – The African penguin is known as the “Jackass penguin” due to its donkey-like braying sounds!
Holden Manz Wine Estate
Something a little bit further a field… Holden Manz Wine Estate boasts 54 acres of beautiful vineyard that dates back to the 1990’s and is located in one of Cape Town’s famous winelands, Franschhoek Valley. Grapes are not native to South Africa but since Western Cape’s Mediterranean climate is an ideal place to grow them, it is now renowned as one of the best wine-producing nations in the world. Panoptic highly recommends their “Visionaire” red..!
The 5 star estate offers 5 spacious suites that all wake up to peaceful views of the breathtaking vineyards and mountains.
Get a taste of this sanctuary of wellness, by taking advantage of their tranquil Spa facilities or experience a Yoga class amongst the picturesque scenery.
Why not feel the wind in your hair as you ride through the vineyards and fruit orchids on horseback or indulge in a wine tasting experience and then wind down lounging by the pool on the estate.
The hotel’s picturesque views make it one of Cape Town’s most bespoke event venues! They host a variety of beautiful sites and offer various services on the day that can be tailored to each event. They also give their guests the option to use the reception area for pre-dinner drinks or cocktails and then retire to the stunning gardens for bubbly and elegant canapés.
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