'We are a dedicated team with a wealth of knowledge of Southern Africa with the ability to differentiate between different market requirements. Collectively we have over a century of experience in this specialised industry!
We eagerly await your group enquiry.' - Thompsons Africa Groups Division
Thompsons Africa, southern Africa’s best-known and most widely-trusted Destination management company has a proud history of over 35 years in the travel business. the m.i.c.e. division understands the specialist nature of the m.i.c.e. business. it is well versed in the logistics of travel in Africa and how best to combine the hot spots into eventful, roller-coaster-ride-itineraries.
With highly professional, multilingual staff and guides, thompsons Africa assures you of the ultimate in destination management. there is no more spectacular destination than Africa for an unforgettable incentive for your staff. there are innumerable options to explore this continent of amazing natural beauty, with such a variety of scenery and glorious adventure experiences. incentives spur staff to greater heights and nurture relationships between staff and customers. to achieve the desired effect, you need a streamlined, exciting and well-managed incentive, which calls for imagination, skill, variety and experience. Our principles for planning and handling an incentive of any size are: understanding our clients and their requirements, close attention to detail, knowing our products, recommending the right combination of accommodation and entertainment to suit each group, flexibility, personalised service, care and enthusiasm.
We will handle your enquiry with an innovative and descriptive proposal quotation, with detailed costings.
OUR SERVICE AT A GLANCE
To provide the guest with an expertly organised event, we provide a comprehensive package:
• site selection
• venue research and negotiations
• project management
• programme development
• travel management
• excursions, tours and social programmes
• print and communication
• social and themed events
• food and beverage
• post tour evaluation
ON THE GROUND
Thompsons Africa owns a fleet of modern micro and mini buses and has excellent partners for any coach requirements. No matter the group size we will transport your clients by road, train, or plane, in comfort and safety.
Options cover a range of hotels and lodges and each one is categorised according to location, food, service and general ambience. they are tried and tested, having been inspected by Thompsons Africa’s representatives and endorsed by customer feedback.
South Africa is a foodie’s paradise with many dining options. Imagine a traditional South African braai (barbecue) under a blanket of stars in the Kruger National Park for unbeatable bushveld cuisine. Or you could lunch under the milkwood trees in the featherbed nature reserve with views of the Knysna sandstone ‘heads’, on our World in One Country guided journey. The Western Cape has produced some of the finest internationally acclaimed wines – the perfect accompaniment to any meal. you will be spoilt for choice.
Southern Africa is blessed with a diversity of cultures. With south Africa’s ‘rainbow nation’, local artists and musicians have emerged. your guests will be entertained by myriad unique local talents, from Zulu warriors in full regalia leaping and chanting in deep harmony to modern local bands that get the feet moving, from cape town jazz artists to fire dancers and many more.
Our permanent specialist tour guides are of the best calibre. They are consistent winners in various guiding categories, such as western cape guide, tourist guiding excellence and best tourist guide of the year. Many hold university degrees in marketing, photography, tourism and education, and have chosen to focus on realising the dreams of our guests. Collectively they speak English, German and Spanish, and many other languages too.
MEETINGS, INCENTIVES, CONFERENCING AND EVENTS MADE EASY
Most major cities have convention centres that can host thousands of delegates, with accommodation options to back them up. They are excellent for product launches, being coupled with the latest in technology for powerful presentations. The majority of hotels and guest houses have banqueting rooms and conference facilities, as well as smaller boardrooms that can accommodate conferences of various sizes. Many of these properties have devised unusual conferencing options to keep delegates on their toes and participative.
Our day tour programme is recognized as the most comprehensive in south Africa. The Thompsons Africa team work tireless to perfect our half and full day tours of the premier destinations: Cape Town, Hluhluwe, Windhoek, Livingstone, Victoria Falls and others. Watch the whales in Hermanus, feast on freshly harvested oysters in Knysna, visit Anglo- Zulu battlefields, set out on a walking safari in the Kruger national Park – and that’s just a taste of our incomparable range of options.