Business safari: Zuurberg Mountain Inn: well-appointed for conferencing with a difference

BY TAMLYN MCMULLAN - DECEMBER 15, 2014

Combine business with pleasure into one experience is one sure way to ensure success at your conferences, corporate and team-building events. A business safari is the perfect way to achieve this - and you should be headed to one destination if you are planning your business event close to Port Elizabeth.

Situated in the highlands of the Zuurberg Mountains, with 360-degree views of the Addo Elephant National Park, there is little doubt that the Zuurberg Mountain Village rates as the perfect venue for high-powered business get-togethers in a bushveld-meets-broadband setup.

Dating back 150 years, and a view guaranteed to leave your guests breathless, Zuurberg Mountain Village has a well-appointed conference centre that has two fully-equipped modern venues which can seat up to 20 people in round-table format, or up to 50 in cinema-style. The venues come with facilities such as an overhead projector, a whiteboard, a slide projector, a television and notebooks.

The hotel, also known as The Cycad, sits on an old wagon trail to the interior and features a hand-crafted 1820 Settler counter, inviting fireplaces and French doors leading onto a vast veranda that overlooks a pool and a magnificent valley – the perfect swap for PowerPoints and white boards!

In addition, Zuurberg’s Woodfields Bar, named after the engineer of the Zuurberg Pass, is one of the few remaining genuine English pubs in the country where refreshments can be enjoyed in a relaxing atmosphere.

For your delegates that will be staying over, accommodation is provided in several Edwardian-styled cottages - each one tastefully furnished with black wooden-floors, central heating, full en-suite bathrooms, private patios and outside showers.

Staying true to its old-fashioned-yet-modern approach, dinning at Zuurberg is characterised by a classic five-course carvery as well as its legendary traditional Sunday lunch carvery.

Post-conference relaxation facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts and pool table, while activities including hiking and mountain biking trails, horse riding and elephant back safari into the Addo Elephant National Park, will surely keep your delegates entertained.

Those less adventurous can be pampered and rejuvenated with saunas and massages at the Zuurberg Spa – the perfect way to end a long day of presentations and networking.

With its old-fashioned charm, modern facilities and stunning setting, there can be no doubt that Zuurberg Mountain Village offers the prefect combination of work, play and relaxation in one package.

To book your next conference or to find out more about Zuurberg Mountain Village, call 042 233 8300 or visit www.addo.co.za

 

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