If there’s something our team knows how to do really well; besides being excellent recruiters of course, is how to throw amazing year-end functions. From weekends away and spa dates to paintballing and thrill rides – we always go the extra mile, and this year wasn’t any different.
We started the day at 7am where we all met at our offices in Rosebank to have a lovely breakfast from Fournos.
After breakfast we were on the road to our secret location. After 2 hours of roadtripping and Boyz II Men karaoke in the car, we eventually arrived at our destination. Everyone was excited to find out that we were spending the night at a lovely private nature reserve in Bela-Bela. We all grabbed a cold beverage and went swimming, while taking some time to strategize on our MasterChef competition that was happening later.
After having some delicious boerewors rolls made by our chef bosses, we were back on the road for an exciting game drive. We spotted plenty of animals including giraffes, buffalos, zebras, warthogs, impalas, horses, springboks, hippos, ostriches and a lot of other beautiful birds.
We got back to the nature reserve just in time for golden hour and we managed to catch the sunset while having some bubbles. Many pictures were taken on our polaroid camera, and of course there had to be a series of #selfies.
At 7pm, both MasterChef teams headed off to the kitchen to make a delicious proudly South African starter and main course meal. Both teams went above and beyond with their presentation and meals.
After our amazing dinner at a beautifully decorated table, we unwrapped our secret Santa gifts and toasted to another great year. We later had dessert which was a beautiful cake that had figures of everyone in the team and was decorated with our proudly South African theme for the night. (and was decorated with a South African flag which tied into our theme for the night)
After having our dessert we had a great surprise video message from Faf de Klerk from the Springboks, congratulating us on our successful year. This got everyone excited and ready for games, karaoke and some more cold beverages.
Spending the day together as a team made us realize how fortunate we are to have each other. Not only are we a close group of colleagues who push each other to be the best that we can be; but we also have amazing leaders who are always ready and happy to guide us through our careers. Cheers to another successful year. We cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store for us!