Travel Planning for Accompanying Spouse or Partner
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South Africa is a diverse and enchanting country with an interestingly rich mix of first and third world. For conference delegates, partners and spouses the list of activities is endless, depending on position and venue.

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Whilst each conference venue will strive to accommodate general tastes and interests in accordance with the conference mandate, Siyabona Conferencing and Incentive Travel, is well positioned to offer advice and assist with all your conference needs, including partner and spouse activities and pre and post conference tours and activities.

Holistic activities for partners and spouses

Health resorts, hydros and spas in South Africa offer state of the art facilities for wellness and fitness programmes, luxurious spa treatments and wholesome gourmet meals - all this and a really wide variety of stunning settings and sceneries away from it all, or where the action is in the hub of the city.

Festival activities for partners and spouses

South Africa celebrates something, somewhere every month of the year - a full programme bursting with fun and enjoyment for all - the perfect excuse to party. Every event, place, and art form, including renowned live music festivals, from drumming to alternative rock and folk, is represented. A profusion of food and drink, nature's bounty, is prepared and celebrated countrywide, such as olives, wine, cherries and oysters. From seasonal whale watching to exotic Mardi Gras, there's a festival for everyone.

Shopping activities for partners and spouses

If it's shopping for fun or going on a serious expedition to just the right places accompanied by a personal shopper, indeed, there are many places to go which suit most needs and wants. High end designer shopping rubs shoulders with exquisite hand crafted goods and bead work made by home grown artists.

Adventure activities for partners and spouses

Adventure lovers will not fail to find a wide range of activities to try whether on land such as horse riding, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, water based as in scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking and rafting, or in the air as in sky diving, hang gliding and flying or even bungee jumping.

Gateway city activities guide for conference delegate partners and spouses

A taste of activities on offer in Johannesburg and surrounding areas

Balloon over the Magaliesberg valley and mountains in the early morning with a glass of champagne

Tour Gold Reef City, an authentic mining town replica and entertainment area, the Soweto Township or the Lesedi Cultural Village - a variety of native cultures living together

Visit the De Wildt Cheetah Park or the Lion and Rhino Park on the way to the Cradle of Mankind

Explore the Sun City entertainment complex and never be bored or take a game drive in the Pilanesburg National Park

A taste of activities on offer in Cape Town and surrounding areas

Finger-licking hands-on courses at the Lindt chocolate making studio, enjoy an ice cream and sorbet workshop, truffle making, and whipping up decadent desserts

Spend time at an informal cooking workshop learning about the flavours of a traditional Cape Malay curry

Jazz enthusiasts, there is even a tour for you! Climb Table Mountain or walk in Mandela's footsteps on Robben Island

Follow the trail of the Bushmen people known as the San; spend time with them learning about their culture

Tour through the gorgeous Cape Winelands and also the Fruit Route - enjoy a day in spectacular and changing scenery, or venture up the rugged and picturesque West Coast for old fashioned hospitality

A taste of activities on offer in Durban and surrounding areas

Take a spicy Oriental tour, or visit the Silk Emporium

Find spiritual peace at the Temple of Understanding

Stay entertained at uShaka Marine World, incorporating Sea World and Dolphin World

Discover the pristine St Lucia Wetlands and magical northern coastline

Venture out to the Valley of a Thousand Hills for rolling scenery and lovely country villages, or the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains and historic Midlands Battlefields

Enjoy a heart warming Zulu welcome at Shakaland Nandi Traditional Zulu village or spot the Big Five in game reserves close by.

Activities further afield for conference delegate partners and spouses

Apart from the gateway cities of South Africa, there are many more attractions and unique landscapes to explore countrywide from other towns and cities;

Port Elizabeth and Eastern Cape Province - enjoy the long golden beaches and coastline, wildlife and game reserves, Addo Elephant Park and explore historic settler country or the Karoo.

Bloemfontein and Free State Province - the City of Roses, settled clear climate and relaxed way of life, orchids, architecture and riverside shopping as well as the beautiful Golden Gate National Park.

Kimberley and Northern Cape Province - the historic 'Diamond Capital of the World', the Big Hole and museums, tram service, frontier country and the Kalahari.

Upington and Northern Cape Province - friendly people and a great winter retreat, prolific bird and wildlife, dried fruit and wine, see the Richtersveld, spring flowers and Augrabies Falls or canoe on the mighty Orange River.

Polokwane and Limpopo/Mpumalanga Provinces - land of legends, archaeological relics and mystery, diverse spectacular scenery, mineral springs, game reserves, forests and trout fishing.

The Garden Route in Western/Eastern Cape Provinces, including George, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay - a wonderful stretch of coastline with many interesting places to stop and refresh or shop, see beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains and forests.

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