“Bleisure was growing before the pandemic but has taken off recently. It’s poised to take over traditional business travel in 2022 and beyond. 89% of people plan to add personal vacation time to their business travel this year—many of whom will bring family and friends along.” – Forbes
Located just one hour from Durban is the coastal paradise of Rocky Bay Resorts, found along the Scottburgh coastline. With a subtropical climate, surrounded by golden beaches and indigenous forests, with incredible on-site facilities, Rocky Bay Resorts is the perfect work-play destination.
“The bleisure tourism trend has really resonated with South African businesses, as companies are looking to make use of the wonderful, nature-based locations the country has to offer,” said Annien Koulountis, Resorts Manager at Rocky Bay Resorts. “We are fortunate enough to have the ideal facilities and setting for business retreats, team building activities, or even a bleisure getaway that affords people a working holiday in a relaxing destination.”
Rocky Bay Resorts Log Cabins
This incredible KZN South Coast retreat has the perfect accommodation for bleisure tourism, situated just 150 metres from the beach. These homely log cabins are completely self-contained, with a private deck and braai area, a fully-equipped kitchen, DSTV, and even an outside shower to rinse off after a day at the beach.
There is 24-hour security, access-controlled gates and secure parking with Log Cabins located at the Main Lodge for easy access to facilities or the Caravan Park if desired. The Rocky Bay Log Cabins are the perfect space to get some work done before enjoying the many leisure activities on offer.
Main Lodge Facilities:
- Jungle gym
- Swimming pool
Depending on individual requirements, the Log Cabins cater to several guests, whether travelling with family or in business groups. The Log Cabin options are:
- 1-bedroom: This sleeps 4 guests, 2 in the main room and 2 in bunk beds off the main room.
- 2-bedroom: This sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms.
- 2-bedroom chalet: This sleeps 6 guests.
- 2-bedroom with loft: This sleeps 7 guests in 2 bedrooms and the loft.
- 3-bedroom: This sleeps 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.
Rocky Bay Resorts Activities
This incredible seaside destination also offers business tourists the ultimate convenience through its many on-site tourism operators and facilities. This makes Rocky Bay Resorts a number one option for businesses searching for a team-building retreat.
1. Blue Flag Beach
Rocky Bay has just been appointed pilot Blue Flag Beach status, assuring visitors that they’re enjoying an international standard in terms of accessibility, facilities and amenities, safety, cleanliness and responsibility towards the environment. This golden, sandy beach is perfect for obstacle courses, Survivor games and other team-building activities. The rock pools at Granny’s Pool low tide are great for some snorkelling downtime.
2. Boating, diving and snorkelling
Rocky Bay Resorts is also located near Aliwal Shoal, a Marine Protected Area and one of the world’s top dive sites. So, it’s fortunate that based at the resort is Mokarran Dive Charters, a team of experienced professionals who can assist with a variety of water-based activities. This internationally recognised PADI 5* Dive Centre offers various ocean adventures for all levels. There’s everything from fun boat rides and snorkelling to free diving, scuba diving, and PADI dive courses.
3. Shark cage diving
Another on-site tour operator at Rocky Bay Resorts is the team from KZN Shark Cage Diving. For the ultimate team-building activity, organisations can consider booking a dive with a stainless-steel, SAMSA-approved shark cage with the chance to view incredible shark species, including blacktips, duskies, spinners, tigers and Zambezis. It’s safe, it’s memorable, and it’s fun!
4. Trail adventures
Walking, hiking, and biking are all on offer at the Rocky Bay Trails located at the resort. Extensive work has been done on the 111km trails, which cater to everyone from the novice to experienced mountain bikers and trail runners. Wind through sugar cane fields and indigenous coastal forests with great ocean views. This is the perfect setting for some nature-based team-building, with excellent birding spots throughout the forests. Rocky Bay Resorts is also the base of The Saddle Shack bike shop, which can assist with biking equipment and guidance.
5. Drinks and dining
Companies wanting to organise a team-building meal at a great venue have also found the right spot at Dock 360 restaurant located at Rocky Bay. This laidback eatery has incredible sea views and great food. It’s the perfect spot for a get-together or post-teambuilding relaxation.
Rocky Bay Resorts is running its Local is Lekker special from 7 January to 10 February 2023. Book for three or more nights at the resort during this time and get 15% off (Ts and Cs apply). To find out more about Rocky Bay Resort’s fishing, snorkelling, camping, biking, birding, accommodation and more, visit www.rockybay.co.za or like the @RockyBayResorts Facebook page.