Book your 2023 Year End Function

News / 20 September 2023

Book your 2023 Year-end Function 

Affordable packages for teams in every corner of the country

Year-end is fast approaching, and if you're yet to lock in plans for your year-end team build or function, look no further than Dream Hotels & Resorts. 

With a collection of well-equipped properties dotted across the country, we're readily available to host all types of corporate teams. Whether you need a beach, a boardroom, or both, we have everything you and your colleagues could need. Not to mention, a thoughtful collection of year-end packages that won't burn a hole in your company budget.

Ready to rally the team for a year-end experience guaranteed to top last year's? Here's what to expect at Dream Hotels & Resorts. 


Blue Marlin Hotel

Location: Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal. An hour's drive from Durban. 

Best for: Teams in need of a laid-back event close to the beach. 

Rooms: 68 superior double rooms, 30 superior family rooms, 10 standard double rooms, two standard family rooms

Facilities: Two well-equipped conference rooms hosting up to 100 people in multiple seating arrangements. There's also a swimming pool, private spa, restaurant, and beach on your doorstep. The Ibis Bar provides the perfect laidback spot for a post-activity refresher, while the Lighthouse Restaurant serves up those legendary wood-fired pizzas. 

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)39 978 3361 | bluemarlin@dreamresorts.co.za


Finfoot Lake Reserve

Location: Greater Pilanesberg, North West. A 90-minute drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. 

Best for: Teams seeking a let-your-hair-down accessible bush break. 

Rooms: 26 chalets, two self-catering villas, three self-catering luxury tents

Facilities: Finfoot boasts five conference areas, including an executive tent. There's also plenty in the way of team-building activities, including clay pigeon shooting, hiking, kayaking, Segway safaris and sunset cruises on the Valkop Dam. The camp's bar and cosy lounge areas are perfect for pre-dinner gatherings, while the swimming pool is a popular spot for corporates looking to put their feet up with a cocktail or two. 

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)12 277 8900 | finfoot@dreamresorts.co.za


Jozini Tiger Lodge

Location: Lake Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal

Best for: Teams who love the idea of a picturesque lakeside location. 

Rooms: 1 two-bedroom villa with loft, 44 classic rooms, 21 loft rooms, two executive suites, three deluxe rooms

Facilities: From the private Mangwanani Spa, to the gym and rim-flow pool, Jozini's facilities tick all the right boxes for year-end team builds. There are five conference and banqueting facilities, with a maximum capacity of 220. Being close to St. Lucia, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, and Tembe Elephant Park, game viewing, tiger fishing, sunset cruises, birding, and picnicking are an easy feat.

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)35 572 1020 | jozini@dreamresorts.co.za


Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Location: Franschhoek, Western Cape. Just an hour's drive from Cape Town.

Best for: Teams seeking an upmarket year-end experience in the Cape Winelands. 

Rooms: 21 classic rooms, seven classic family rooms, 18 deluxe rooms, two deluxe two-bedroom villas, 11 suites, four family suites, eight classic one-bedroom villas, eight classic two-bedroom villas

Facilities: Escape to Franschhoek with your team this year to indulge in delectable cuisine at Le Franschhoek's two restaurants. There's also a tennis court and private spa on-site, with ample opportunities to dabble in wine-tasting experiences on-site and nearby. Take your pick from four conference venues with a maximum capacity of 80 delegates. 

Year-end packages: The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)21 876 8900 | lfhoek@dreamresorts.co.za


Little Switzerland Resort 

Location: Bergville, Northern Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.

Best for: Teams wanting a charming mountain escape. 

Rooms: Five deluxe family rooms, five deluxe rooms, four executive suites, six garden family rooms, five garden rooms, two honeymoon suites, four superior rooms, four one-bedroom and six two-bedroom renovated deluxe chalets, two one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom chalets. 

Facilities: 

Revel in serene silence far from traffic and meetings. Little Switzerland is just the right place for corporate teams to tuck into hearty buffet carveries and sprawl out by crackling log fires. There's a spa on-site but plenty in the way of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. There are three conference venues with a maximum capacity of 132 pax.

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)36 438 2500 | littleswitzer@dreamresorts.co.za


Olifants River Lodge 

Location: Middelburg, Mpumalanga.

Best for: A laid-back, affordable year-end event between Johannesburg or Pretoria and Mbombela (Nelspruit).

Rooms: 16 thatched rondavels, seven self-catering three-bedroom apartments, 30 two-bedroom apartments, three log cabins, six cabanas, and 60 campsites

Facilities: Olifants River Lodge has that winning formula – an easy-to-reach location and accommodation that won't break the bank. There are 10 multipurpose conference rooms, with The Enkulu Centre seating up to 800 people. When not in meetings, there are braais to light, trails to hike, and fish to catch. There's also an on-site restaurant, bar, and heated indoor pool. 

Contact: +27 (0)13 243 9401/2 | +27 (0)82 892 3029 or +27 (0)82 893 1907


The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel 

Location: Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape.

Best for: A city-based year-end function in the heart of the Mother City.

Rooms: 110 modern apartments. 

Facilities: Aside from four conference venues, there are plenty of dedicated spaces suited to all types of corporate groups: Strolla Poolside, Faces Bar or Strolla Restaurant (perfect for networking events and sundowners). The hotel's close location to the CTICC and City Bowl makes it an ideal option for business travellers. 

Contact: +27 (0)21 430 7777 | confer@peninsula.co.za

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday


Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort 

Location: Citrusdal, Western Cape. 

Best for: Corporates seeking a relaxed year-end function minus the crowds. 

Rooms: 22 hotel rooms and 16 self-catering chalets.

Facilities: When it comes to conferencing facilities at Piekenierskloof, there are three top-notch venues to consider, with a maximum capacity of 120 people. The resort is cosy yet modern, with lush rolling lawns and a sparkling outdoor pool (there's also one heated indoor pool). The service is second to none here, with more than enough team-building activities to weave into your itinerary.

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, Dream Gala Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)22 921 3574 | pkres@dreamresorts.co.za


Tala Collection Game Reserve 

Location: Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal. Close to Pietermaritzberg. 

Best for: Corporates in need of an affordable wildlife escape. 

Rooms: 12 rooms at Paperbark Lodge, seven rooms at Paperback House, and six luxury cottages at Leadwood Lodge. The exclusive-use Leadwood Manor House features three en-suite rooms and a presidential suite. Figtree House comes with five self-catering en suite rooms.

Facilities: Tala offers a broad mix of rooms across a collection of lodges and houses, including the exclusive Leadwood Manor House. Dining options include Paperbark Restaurants and outdoor bomas, making it ideal for day conferences. Add-on Activities include mountain biking, game drives, paintball, archery and rhino dehorning experiences with the team at Rave Rhino. 

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)31 781 8000 | tala@dreamresorts.co.za


Zimbali Lodge 

Location: Ballito, Elephant Coast, KwaZulu Natal. 

Best for: An effortless team build close to the warm Indian Ocean. 

Rooms: 10 superior king rooms, eight luxury twin rooms, two deluxe suites, two one-bedroom presidential suites, four one-bedroom self-catering apartments, and two two-bedroom presidential suites.

Facilities: Zimbali boasts three conferencing options and can host up to 60 corporates in one space. A stay here will set you and your team close to the thriving hub of Ballito and just a 20-minute drive from King Shaka International Airport. Aside from the elegant dining options, there is a treasure trove of activities, from golf to private spa treatments and oh-so-blissful beach time. 

Year-end packages: The Ba-Braai Package, The Pool Party Package, Dream Gala Package, Spouse on the House, Winter Wonders, Weekend Extender, Any Given Sunday

Contact: +27 (0)32 001 0550 | zimbalilodge@dreamresorts.co.za

Consider a bespoke year-end experience with Dream Hotels & Resorts. For more info on our 2023 packages, contact us directly at: trade@dreamresorts.co.za / 24hr Central Reservations: 0861 010 347

 

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