Many of us in the southern hemisphere bemoan the fact that we’re unable to experience the magic and wonder of a traditional White Christmas. Here at Par-Avion, we’re pretty relieved to leave winter behind us for now. In fact, we’re excited about catering in Johannesburg, and preparing some fresh, South African summer meals!
Selecting the right format for your End of Year function is your first course of action. Why not consider something a little out of the ordinary for this year’s End of Year party, such as…
Movies In The Park
Bring the Drive-In to your team by hiring a large outdoor screen and a movie projector and setting it up in the office garden park or the parking lot. Coupled with a traditional South African braai and our sublime South African summer nights, a miniature drive-in experience is an irresistibly good time for the whole office!
Hold a Rooftop Soiree
Our highveld evenings shouldn’t be spoiled by being indoors. The best place for catering an event in Johannesburg is under a balmy summer sky – weather permitting, of course! Find a venue with a rooftop or with a large deck, and host a classy rooftop soiree, brought to completion with ice-cold cocktails and beers, and coupled with decadent canapes and finger foods.
Plan an Amazing Race
Increasingly popular among medium-sized, private companies, an in-house Amazing Race around our culture-rich Johannesburg provides team members with hours of excitement and also offers true team building value. We love the idea of packing a delicious lunch box for each Amazing Race contestant, to keep hungry appetites satisfied and energy levels up.
Day-time functions are also a great option for companies catering to a lot of staff who have families waiting for them at home. Functions that fall within office hours reduce the number of people who don’t attend the event.
Johannesburg’s Red Bus Tour
If you’re not up to the task of planning an Amazing Race itinerary yourself, load your entire team onto one of Johannesburg’s City Sightseeing Tours for a trip around the City of Gold. The City Sightseeing routes can include a sobering tour of Constitution Hill, a fascinating visit to Soweto, or a not-so-sobering stop at SAB World of Beer.
Get a Kick of Adrenalin
For the more adventurous in spirit (and perhaps for younger teams), celebrate the end of year with one of Johannesburg’s many heart-pumping activities. If bungee jumping off Soweto Towers doesn’t appeal, there’s always whitewater rafting the Vaal River, just a scenic drive south of the city. Take a picturesque zip-line through the forests and mountains of Cullinan at GoreGlide, or trek east to enjoy a day of sandboarding at Pure Rush Industries, Kempton Park.
Of course, we think there’s nothing wrong with a day spent in the sun at Gold Reef City, acting like kids again and enjoying the many entertaining rides and activities that the historical park and casino have on offer!
End of Year functions don’t have to be confined to a traditional party at a restaurant or venue. The only limitations are your own imagination.
Editor’s Note: Contact us about our end-of-year event catering in Johannesburg, and tell us all about your exciting festive plans for your corporate team!