Building on client relationships by maximizing the face to face time

There is a stage in the business cycle where the state of the economy has some companies tightening their budgets and clamping down on client entertainment spending. This is a natural response to adverse economic climates, but the companies that continue to put their clients first will always have stronger relationships. Being a client’s first choice is all about increasing your perceived value to the client despite the cost and quality of your product or service. It is entirely probable that your competition has a better product at a better price or can provide better support, but if you have the relationship your overall ‘package’ will appear to surpass that of the competition, or at least make you the first port of call for a new business quote.

The limitation of the traditional methods
Standard meetings and follow up calls, and even hosting a client at a local event, limit the amount of time that you can effectively spend with your client before the optimum time expires and the client has to leave.  So you have on average an hour for a meeting, 10 minutes for a follow-up and a few hours depending on the duration of the event. But even with the event that offers the most time to spend with your client, you can’t always effectively connect as there are many distractions that can disrupt the connection.

Apart from the odd meeting, scheduled follow-up or invite to a local event, what can you do that will make your companies value proposition the most attractive to your client?

The solution is to spend some quality time in an out of the office environment
And at Intundla Game Lode and Bush Spa near Pretoria, we have the perfect setting to get away from the distractions and spend some quality time with your clients building the relationship. Set in the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve just 30 mins from O.R.Thambo, your clients will feel like they are really being spoiled.  Apart from being a picturesque venue we also have the facilities to help you really connect with your clients.

Here are just a few things we offer that you can use to entertain, connect with and spoil your client

Potjiekos Competition
Put your culinary skills to the test whilst breaking down barriers to forge stronger relationships as the meat gently tenderises over the cooking fires.

Team Building
We have many options that are only made possible (and fun) if you have the space and facilities. Mix up the teams so your company is embedded in the clients groups and compete with them as part of the same team to break down the ‘them and us ‘divide.

Toasting by the fire
There is nothing like sitting by the fire in the bush, watching the sun set and sharing company to make people feel relaxed and comfortable. Intundla has two bomas, one for larger groups and the other is ideal for intimate or smaller groups.

Fun Functions
Relationships are built over good food and good company. A themed function is the ideal way to have some fun, spoil and really get to know your clients.

Spa Treat
Book your clients into the Bush Spa for a pampering and let those objections and concerns melt away.

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Simple but useful insights before you start planning your Wedding

Planning your wedding can be very stressful at times. Worrying about the wedding dress, the guest list, and the wedding venue, every bride wants her wedding day to be perfect. The truth is that you are not alone and that most brides and grooms have the same worries. Here are some insights to eliminate that wedding planning stress, or at least reduce it.

○ Find inspiration for your wedding in magazines, articles, on the internet, etc. (Look at Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa Facebook page or ask  Szoosh our in-house Décor Specialist)

○ Always try to work together, as bride and groom, on your wedding budget.

○ When planning your wedding guest list, remember to prioritize the guests.

○ Hire a validated professional wedding photographer, or alternatively, at the very least choose a good camera.

○ Book a wedding venue that compliments the rest of your wedding. You will remember this Day for the rest of your life.

At Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa we have a Beautiful Wedding Chapel that will make your wedding memorable. We also have a reputation for stunning and glamorous weddings, mouth-watering cuisine, an absolute idyllic honeymoon suite, and ample accommodation for your wedding guests.

Why wait any longer?

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A Quick Focus on the Groom’s Fashion (with wonderful pictures)

Sometimes it can be difficult for a guy to decide on what he should wear to his wedding. With the “metro man” now being popular, men do not really want to wear the conventional wedding suit anymore. Apart from the wedding clothes, the photographs are also important as this is the beginning of a lifetime of memories that are being made.

Have a look at these wonderful pictures of grooms and their wedding attire. Each of them has a different look but remain true to their unique personality. Another important aspect here is where their photographs and where it is taken. It is clear that the bush look in the background compliments their style. 

The classic formal grooms look


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This “classic look” suit clearly doesn’t go out of style. Always being reinvented with the latest fashions but remaining timeless at its very core .


Stylish woven cloth suits


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The orange flower adds a nice touch and brings the grey colour of the suit to life and the weaves in the fabric add depth and texture.


Groomsmen all sporting the same style shoes


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A step away from the traditional “groom with black shoes”, this contrasting but duplicated style adds interest and lightens the tone for the groom and groomsmen.


If you decide to wear a tie...make a splash


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The colour purple has been associated with royalty, and this tie does its justice. It also adds a striking compliment enhancing the groom's buttonhole flowers.


Pimped up the three-piece suit


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This image shows a spectacular way to pull off the three-piece suit look. However, make sure you don't outshine the bride on the day!


Soften the formal “wedding day” look by adding something casual


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This is a great outfit for those grooms that don’t want to get into the traditional wedding suit.

Whatever the fashion style of the groom, with the beautiful landscapes at our Game Lodge as the backdrop, you can have your perfect wedding at Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa. 

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