Relaxation is the emphasis of the estate’s facilities, where our cozy bar and restaurant afford groups the opportunity to get close and have fun together. Fun theme evenings and "braais" at the poolside LAPA can also be arranged. Furthermore, the Estate has the following activities, which are available to our guests:
These can be arranged and co-ordinated by Whispering Pines and where indicated, can take place on site at the estate, otherwise most are within a 20 minute drive from our venue.
| 16. DRUMMING and GUMBOOT DANCING
17. QUAD - BIKING
19. CANOPY TOURS
20. AMA ZWING ZWING ZIP LINE TOUR
19. OTHER TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
1. WELLNESS INCENTIVE TREATMENTS – The Sanctuary @ Whispering Pines (ON SITE)
Reward and rejuvenate your staff with an express 15 minute treatment. You have a choice of a Back, Neck and Shoulder, Indian Head or Leg and Foot Massage. Enjoy the treatments at the Pool, during Lunch Break, on the Deck or with Drinks in the Bar before Dinner.
Costs: From R150 per person. LONGER TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. Please refer to our website www.whispering.co.za for the full menu of our treatments available.
2. LAZER SPORTS (ON SITE)
Our highly successful Lazer Sport companies bring in all the 100% safe and eco-friendly equipment for fun filled periods of Lazer Clay-Pigeon shooting competitions, Pulse Ranger - the ultimate combat challenge (along the lines of Paint-Ball, without the mess or bruises) or Scooter-X. These sessions are equally enjoyed by male and female alike and create a fantastic set up for team competitiveness and fun. These are priced around R400 per person per activity. For a combination of any two activities – the cost is R556 per person and R670 per person for all three activities.
3. YOGA – The Poetry of stillness in motion. (ON SITE)
Our qualified Hatha Yoga teacher will introduce you and your group to this life-changing practice. The 1 to 1 ½ hour session will help you to unwind and de-stress through breathing, stretching, reflection and relaxation techniques. Any one of any age, sex, race and culture can do it and will benefit from yoga. Furthermore, there is no religious content to this process and it is an absolutely passive program. Price: R125 per person per session. There is a minimum charge of R800 for groups less than 10 persons.
4. MICROLIGHTING (OFF SITE)
Microlight flying for small groups / functions is absolutely safe and fun in the “Thunderbird" (2-seater) plane. Your pilot - Trevor Davis, has in excess of 2000 hours of flying and pilot training time. Flying time is 30 minutes and you are free to instruct your pilot to conduct some safe aerobatics, or opt for the gentle scenic journey. While a passenger is flying, the rest of the group enjoys drinks / coffee alongside the runway, enjoying the action. Mornings are the best time, but flying can take place any time of the day, weather permitting. Price: R710 per person per flight (normal flight).
5. FLY FISHING (OFF SITE)
Fly fishing takes place at Magalies Barbus Haven, along the banks of the Magalies River. Relax while fishing for indigenous Yellow fish which thrive naturally in the waterways of this area. Hosted by conservationist Wayne Sinclair, you will certainly learn a new skill and become more aware of the environment, ecological system that co-exists in these fishing areas. Incorporated is some fun activity (blind folded accuracy casting) and the sheer relaxation experienced, provides one with a new lease on life. Approximately 2 hours per session (maximum of 10 persons and no minimum). Price: R340 per person (min 4 guests).
6. STAR GAZING (ON SITE)
Our professional Astronomer will give you amazing insight to the stars, planets and our amazing universe. The 45 minute presentation is inspirational and is followed by an outdoor session of planet and star gazing through powerful 100 magnification telescopes. Generally, this activity is conducted around an evening braai at the pool. Extremely interesting! and well priced at R4325 for the session in total.
7. TREASURE HUNT (ON SITE)
This event has the delegates split into two teams and with a little exertion, they get to see the Estate and the surrounding area (some by foot and some on mountain bikes), have fun and crack the mystery code. The lesson learned – understand the task at hand and make best use of your resources to achieve your target. Price: R110 per person. Minimum number of 10 persons.
8. HORSE RIDING (OFF SITE)
At venues within 10 to 30 minutes of Whispering Pines, we can arrange 1 to 2 hour out-rides, with experienced rider. Absolute fun for those who enjoy horse riding in the country. Price: R340 per hour.
9. HOT AIR BALLOONING (ON SITE)
Probably a once in a lifetime experience, an exhilarating early morning flight, (plus minus 1 hour) soaring in silence with the birds as your professional pilot navigates the wind currents along the surrounding hills and valleys. After the breathtaking excitement, you receive your certificate and recap the exhilaration over a lovely champagne breakfast. This takes place on site at Whispering Pines.
Price: Including breakfast R1895 per person (Leisure: Minimum 8 persons)
Including breakfast R1800 per person (Corporate: 6-15 persons)
Including breakfast R1700 per person (Corporate: 16-28 persons)
10. GAME DRIVES (OFF SITE)
Approximately 20 minutes from Whispering Pines, in the valley between the Magaliesburg mountain range, you will be able to view game from open vehicles. The birding is fantastic, as well as the game viewing and one can watch the sun set whilst having sundowners. Drinks are not included in the rate and you must provide your own transport to the game drive venue – directions will be provided by management. Price: R295 per person. Minimum of 4 persons..
11. MAMPOER TASTING (ON SITE)
And you thought you knew all there was about this fine product, unique to South Africa. Well, we will introduce you to Mr Boet Schoeman, the SA Master Mampoer Distiller who will give you and your team a fantastic evening of Mampoer Tasting - whilst staying sober. Great fun! and a small Mampoer gift thrown in at R3460 for the session (1-2 hours) for up to 15 persons. An additional charge of R100 per person is charged for groups of 16 persons or more.
12. WHISKY TASTING (ON SITE)
It takes about one hour for our highly professional Whisky Master to guide you through the experience of wonderful Whisky tasting. The whisky tasting will consist of 3 whiskies. The first will be an award winning South African single grain whisky called Bains followed by a very unique Scottish blend called Black Bottle. This is a very special blend as it is THE ONLY whisky in the world that contains ALL the famous single malts from the Scottish Island of Islay. The last whisky will be single malt called Bunnahabhain 12yo. This is a not to be missed activity which is offered at an excellent price. Ideal group size is 20 persons or less with a maximum of 30 persons. Price: R100 per person.
13. BRANDY TASTING (ON SITE)
Let your taste buds savour the delight of Brandy tasting for one hour. The Brandy tasting will consist of 5 brandies and 4 of these will be paired with Lindt chocolates. The first brandy: Klipdrift Premium is a blend and no chocolate will be paired with this as we just want the audience to taste the difference between a blend and a superior potstill brandy. Then number 2 – 4 will be award winning Potstill brandies that are paired with Lindt Chocolates. Even the most untrained tongue will be able to taste the different desserts these brandies and chocolates leave in your mouth! The last will be a vintage brandy. All of these are proudly South African as well as award winning brandies and this is quite a journey! Ideal group size is 20 persons or less with a maximum of 30 persons. Price: R100 per person.
14. CAVING & ABSEILING (OFF SITE)
Caving: This is a 2 hour adrenaline activity and no previous experience is necessary. It takes place in caves nearby to the famous Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind. It includes all equipment and caters for a minimum of 8 persons. Price: R435 per person.
Abseiling: This is a 2 hour course in the techniques of how to abseil and takes place in the Magaliesburg mountains in the surrounding area. It includes all equipment and caters for a minimum of 8 persons. Price: R435 per person.
The above two activities can be combined into one activity.
15. THE AMAZING RACE (OFF SITE)
This activity can be done either in the morning or the afternoon en route from Johannesburg or Pretoria finishing at Whispering Pines. This is only for groups of minimum 24 persons. It is professionally organized and teams are split up prior to the activity taking place ensuring that it caters for all types in the team. This is a unique and memorable experience. Price: R680 per person.
16. DRUMMING and GUMBOOT DANCING (ON SITE)
Interactive Drumming: For your next function, rather than passively watching an entertainer, why don’t you actively participate in a group drum circle? Our facilitators teach you how to master this ancient art of drumming, how to listen to each other and within 15 minutes you and your team will be making music. Interactive drumming releases stress, promotes group bonding, team building and breaks down barriers related to race, culture, gender and age. Experience the beat of Africa. For groups from 2 to 30 persons. Price: R6114 per session.
Interactive Gumboot Dancing: Interactive gumboot dancing is a great way to get everybody up on their feet, dancing like they never knew how and left feeling revitalized, energized and stress free. Our great team of facilitators, with many years of experience, will display and get you to communicate and sing like our forefathers used to do on the mines. For groups from 2 to 30 persons. . Price: R4350 per session.
17. QUAD - BIKING (OFF SITE)
Our service provider takes you on an awesome safari quad bike trail on a 650 hectare game farm. The trails are filled with adventure, game-viewing and sight-seeing. The trails take place on mixed terrain. The trails are not speed trails but there are flat areas where they do speed up a bit and other mountainous areas where adventure kicks in. The quads are automatic and easy to ride and no previous experience of quad biking is required. A minimum of 2 people, up to 10, can be on a trail at one time. All helmets and gear are supplied; you just relax and enjoy the ride.
Price: R300 per person for a 1 hour outride trail.
18. LEGO® (ON SITE)
This is a fun filled activity which incorporates participation from all delegates and the activity includes laughter, memory retention, positive feedback, energy, co-operation, successful achievement, inclusion of all delegates in a new team getting together, to know one another. It is a stress free motivational activity.
Price: R6180 per session (Minimum charge for 20 persons or less per group).
19. CANOPY TOURS (OFF SITE)
An unbelievable experience, through the Ysterhout Kloof, which is part of the 2,400 million year old Magaliesburg mountain range. The duration of the Canopy Tour is 2.5 hours and consists of ten slides descending onto eleven platforms, situated 30 m above the stream below. It is a 45 minute drive from Whispering Pines. Price: R450 per person.
20. AMA ZWING ZWING ZIP LINE TOUR (OFF SITE)
Imagine sliding on stainless steel cables while viewing the game below. This unique adventure in the sky consists of 7 slides connected to 10 platforms ranging in height from 2 meters up to 14 meters, overlooking the breathtaking valley below. The longest slide in the tour will have you in the air for 240 meters. With the wind in your hair, game down below and a view of the breathtaking Magaliesberg Mountains and Crocodile River in the distance, one cannot help but utter the occasional scream of excitement! This activity is ideal for fun seekers, corporate activities and teambuilding.
Price: R430 per person
21. OTHER TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES
Should you require a team building program which is to be tailored to produce a desired out-come / result, we can put you in touch with the country's best Team Building and Management Development organisation. They will personally meet with you, to discuss your needs and design a program, or provide you with one of their existing products, whether it is for a few hours’ activity or for a longer and more intensive program.