“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed
unless you let go of your fears and fly.”
Richard Branson

“Your time is limited, so don’t
waste it living someone else’s life”
Steve Jobs

“Behind every successful PERSON there
are many successful RELATIONSHIPS.”
Joe Appelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

“A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“The richest people in the world look for and
build networks, everyone else looks for work.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others”
African Proverb

“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed
unless you let go of your fears and fly.”
Richard Branson

“Your time is limited, so don’t
waste it living someone else’s life”
Steve Jobs

“Behind every successful PERSON
there are many successful RELATIONSHIPS.”
Joe Appelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

“A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“The richest people in the world look for and
build networks, everyone else looks for work.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others”
African Proverb

“Whatever your goal is
you will never succeed
unless you let go of your
fears and fly.”
Richard Branson

“Your time is limited, so don’t
waste it living someone else’s life”
Steve Jobs

“Behind every successful PERSON
there are many successful RELATIONSHIPS.”
Joe Appelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

“A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“The richest people in the world look for and
build networks, everyone else looks for work.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others”
African Proverb

“Whatever your goal is you will never succeed
unless you let go of your fears and fly.”
Richard Branson

“Your time is limited, so don’t
waste it living someone else’s life”
Steve Jobs

“Behind every successful PERSON
there are many successful RELATIONSHIPS.”
Joe Appelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

“A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“The richest people in the world look for and
build networks, everyone else looks for work.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others”
African Proverb

“Whatever your goal is
you will never succeed
unless you let go of
your fears and fly.”
Richard Branson

“Your time is limited,
so don’t waste it living
someone else’s life”
Steve Jobs

“Behind every successful PERSON
there are many successful RELATIONSHIPS.”
Joe Appelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

“A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.”
Albert Einstein

“The richest people in
the world look for and
build networks, everyone
else looks for work.”
Robert Kiyosaki

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go with others”
African Proverb

ABOUT BESPOKE

BespokeX creates unique and exclusive experiences, which initiate singular networking opportunities in the context of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. We combine the perfect location and handpicked attendees with an adventure experience and the opportunity to spend time with a South African celebrity.

Whether it’s blending your own wine or speeding along the tarmac in a racecar, these once-off moments create memories that will never be forgotten. Building an emotional connection to your clients present and future, these inspirational experiences enrich business and life itself.

the experiences

The BespokeX portfolio includes experiences from hot-air ballooning to tailor-made packages.

THE BALLOON

Soar high over the Cape Winelands

Arrive at the launch site at dawn and witness the billowing folds of material as the burners slowly inflate the hot-air balloon. Sip a warming cup of coffee, while the crew prepares the balloon and the pilot briefs you on safety procedures. Taking off from Paarl, the hot-air balloon experience gives a bird’s eye view of the Cape Winelands’ rolling vineyards and fynbos-covered mountains. Fly over the grand Cape Dutch homesteads and picturesque farming country, with Table Mountain as a backdrop to the pastoral scene.

Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne. You will be transported back to the launch site for a delicious breakfast and the presentation of certificates of your experience. If required, accommodation is at the five-star Grande Roche Hotel, a Cape Dutch estate at the foot of Paarl Rock – the perfect base for a trip to the heavens.

THE BALLOON

Soar high over the Cape Winelands

Arrive at the launch site at dawn and witness the billowing folds of material as the burners slowly inflate the hot-air balloon. Sip a warming cup of coffee, while the crew prepares the balloon and the pilot briefs you on safety procedures. Taking off from Paarl, the hot-air balloon experience gives a bird’s eye view of the Cape Winelands’ rolling vineyards and fynbos-covered mountains. Fly over the grand Cape Dutch homesteads and picturesque farming country, with Table Mountain as a backdrop to the pastoral scene.

Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne. You will be transported back to the launch site for a delicious breakfast and the presentation of certificates of your experience. If required, accommodation is at the five-star Grande Roche Hotel, a Cape Dutch estate at the foot of Paarl Rock – the perfect base for a trip to the heavens.

TOUR DE KRIGE

Exclusive MTB adventure with Corné

Ride alongside wild animals and cross the Garden Route’s three major mountain ranges on this epic journey with Corné Krige, former South Africa rugby captain. Travel deep into the wilderness, cross winding passes and descend into secluded valleys with breath-taking views around every corner.

This is not a race, but a tour packed with unbelievable experiences, such as pedalling into the wild on the escorted ride through Big Five territory. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome; the only requirements are a love of the South Africa’s timeless landscapes and an enjoyment of campfire camaraderie.


You will be welcomed with a relaxed braai and game drive at the luxurious Gondwana Private Game Reserve near Mossel Bay. It’s a memorable beginning to three days of exceptional cuisine at Gondwana, Rooiberg Lodge, De Denne Country Guest House and ArendsRus Country Lodge. Unlike on most stage races, you’ll have time to enjoy game viewing from your saddle, recharging in between at the tranquil lodges. Spend your days exploring the Langeberg, Rooiberg and the Outeniqua Mountains and your evenings savouring fine wines and delicious dinners with your clients, who will soon be friends.

Because time is not a factor, riders are welcome to stop for cold beers and entertainment en-route. Pull-out points will also be available if you feel you’ve been on your bike long enough. This non-technical MTB event mainly consists of gravel roads and jeep tracks, suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and e-bikes.

Wine Blending and Culinary Experience

Learn the fine art of wine blending

Whether it’s a classic Bordeaux or a pinotage-dominant Cape blend, the art of creating great blended wines is a secret cherished by winemakers. Learn this age-old trade secret and produce your own unique blend, mixing red cultivars in perfect proportions.

Guided by one of South Africa’s top winemakers, you’ll discover more about the intricacies of producing and blending fine wines. At the end of this truly sensory experience, take home your 12 personalized magnum bottles.

Sports Car Day at the Tracks

An adrenaline-charged day of racing

The roar of the engine, the screech of wheels, the smell of burning tyre, the view through your visor and the feeling of goose bumps, sweat and adrenaline. Get ready for these exhilarating sensations when you’re sitting in the drivers seat of a high-performance racecar, on this experience dedicated to the automobile. Sparks are guaranteed to fly.

Our driving instructors share their experience and techniques with you, giving you the skills to test the limits of your sports car on the racetrack. The experience can also include everything from sightseeing to a gourmet meal. Let us know your requirements: BespokeX will create a memorable day from starting line to victory lap.

An up-close experience of the African bush

With thousands of hectares to explore on dawn and dusk game drives, you will see an incredible range of animal and plant life. Spotting the Big Five, the Little Five and everything in between, your senses will come alive to the songs of the bushes, the heat of the clear African sky, the scrabbling insects, the fluttering birds and telltale paw-prints leading into the undergrowth. During up-close encounters with prowling big cats and other magnificent predators on their home terrain, your heart will stop and your lens will focus.

The opulant accommodation options in the bush range from five star-lodges to tented camps. Spending a night under a velvety black canopy of twinkling stars will bring to mind the great writers and explorers who praised the raw vitality of the African wilderness. Rise with the sun to hit the dusty tracks again, because every game drive brings a different surprise. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo: these icons of the bush will leave you and your new connections with lifelong memories.

Learn age-old bush skills

Led by professional hunters and trackers, acquire the skills needed to locate and humanely hunt a range of African game animals in a private reserve. From high open plateaus to deep thorny ravines, the environment is not only a beautiful slice of classic Africa, but it offers a different challenge on every hunt.

Five-star accommodation with delicious food and wine to match, totally surrounded by nature, provide a serene and memorable escape from day-to-day life. Everyone is catered for, from seasoned hunters to those with less experience. Whatever your background, the bush setting and the day’s events make the conversation flow around the fire at sunset.

the experienceS

The BespokeX portfolio includes experiences from hot-air ballooning to tailor-made packages.

THE BALLOON

Soar high over the Cape Winelands

Arrive at the launch site at dawn and witness the billowing folds of material as the burners slowly inflate the hot-air balloon. Sip a warming cup of coffee, while the crew prepares the balloon and the pilot briefs you on safety procedures. Taking off from Paarl, the hot-air balloon experience gives a bird’s eye view of the Cape Winelands’ rolling vineyards and fynbos-covered mountains. Fly over the grand Cape Dutch homesteads and picturesque farming country, with Table Mountain as a backdrop to the pastoral scene.

Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne. You will be transported back to the launch site for a delicious breakfast and the presentation of certificates of your experience. If required, accommodation is at the five-star Grande Roche Hotel, a Cape Dutch estate at the foot of Paarl Rock – the perfect base for a trip to the heavens.

TOUR DE KRIGE

Exclusive MTB adventure with Corné

Ride alongside wild animals and cross the Garden Route’s three major mountain ranges on this epic journey with Corné Krige, former South Africa rugby captain. Travel deep into the wilderness, cross winding passes and descend into secluded valleys with breath-taking views around every corner.

This is not a race, but a tour packed with unbelievable experiences, such as pedalling into the wild on the escorted ride through Big Five territory. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome; the only requirements are a love of the South Africa’s timeless landscapes and an enjoyment of campfire camaraderie.

You will be welcomed with a relaxed braai and game drive at the luxurious Gondwana Private Game Reserve near Mossel Bay. It’s a memorable beginning to three days of exceptional cuisine at Gondwana, Rooiberg Lodge, De Denne Country Guest House and ArendsRus Country Lodge. Unlike on most stage races, you’ll have time to enjoy game viewing from your saddle, recharging in between at the tranquil lodges. Spend your days exploring the Langeberg, Rooiberg and the Outeniqua Mountains and your evenings savouring fine wines and delicious dinners with your clients, who will soon be friends.

Because time is not a factor, riders are welcome to stop for cold beers and entertainment en-route. Pull-out points will also be available if you feel you’ve been on your bike long enough. This non-technical MTB event mainly consists of gravel roads and jeep tracks, suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and e-bikes.

WINE BLENDING AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Learn the fine art of wine blending/

Whether it’s a classic Bordeaux or a pinotage-dominant Cape blend, the art of creating great blended wines is a secret cherished by winemakers. Learn this age-old trade secret and produce your own unique blend, mixing red cultivars in perfect proportions.

Guided by one of South Africa’s top winemakers, you’ll discover more about the intricacies of producing and blending fine wines. At the end of this truly sensory experience, take home your 12 personalized magnum bottles.

SPORTS CAR DAY AT THE TRACKS

An adrenaline-charged day of racing

The roar of the engine, the screech of wheels, the smell of burning tyre, the view through your visor and the feeling of goose bumps, sweat and adrenaline. Get ready for these exhilarating sensations when you’re sitting in the drivers seat of a high-performance racecar, on this experience dedicated to the automobile. Sparks are guaranteed to fly.

Our driving instructors share their experience and techniques with you, giving you the skills to test the limits of your sports car on the racetrack. The experience can also include everything from sightseeing to a gourmet meal. Let us know your requirements: BespokeX will create a memorable day from starting line to victory lap.

An up-close experience of the African bush

With thousands of hectares to explore on dawn and dusk game drives, you will see an incredible range of animal and plant life. Spotting the Big Five, the Little Five and everything in between, your senses will come alive to the songs of the bushes, the heat of the clear African sky, the scrabbling insects, the fluttering birds and telltale paw-prints leading into the undergrowth. During up-close encounters with prowling big cats and other magnificent predators on their home terrain, your heart will stop and your lens will focus.

The opulant accommodation options in the bush range from five star-lodges to tented camps. Spending a night under a velvety black canopy of twinkling stars will bring to mind the great writers and explorers who praised the raw vitality of the African wilderness. Rise with the sun to hit the dusty tracks again, because every game drive brings a different surprise. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo: these icons of the bush will leave you and your new connections with lifelong memories.

Learn age-old bush skills

Led by professional hunters and trackers, acquire the skills needed to locate and humanely hunt a range of African game animals in a private reserve. From high open plateaus to deep thorny ravines, the environment is not only a beautiful slice of classic Africa, but it offers a different challenge on every hunt.

Five-star accommodation with delicious food and wine to match, totally surrounded by nature, provide a serene and memorable escape from day-to-day life. Everyone is catered for, from seasoned hunters to those with less experience. Whatever your background, the bush setting and the day’s events make the conversation flow around the fire at sunset.

the experiences

The BespokeX portfolio includes experiences from hot-air ballooning to tailor-made packages.

THE BALLOON

Soar high over the Cape Winelands

Arrive at the launch site at dawn and witness the billowing folds of material as the burners slowly inflate the hot-air balloon. Sip a warming cup of coffee, while the crew prepares the balloon and the pilot briefs you on safety procedures. Taking off from Paarl, the hot-air balloon experience gives a bird’s eye view of the Cape Winelands’ rolling vineyards and fynbos-covered mountains. Fly over the grand Cape Dutch homesteads and picturesque farming country, with Table Mountain as a backdrop to the pastoral scene.

Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory glass of champagne. You will be transported back to the launch site for a delicious breakfast and the presentation of certificates of your experience. If required, accommodation is at the five-star Grande Roche Hotel, a Cape Dutch estate at the foot of Paarl Rock – the perfect base for a trip to the heavens.

TOUR DE KRIGE

Exclusive MTB adventure with Corné

Ride alongside wild animals and cross the Garden Route’s three major mountain ranges on this epic journey with Corné Krige, former South Africa rugby captain. Travel deep into the wilderness, cross winding passes and descend into secluded valleys with breath-taking views around every corner.

This is not a race, but a tour packed with unbelievable experiences, such as pedalling into the wild on the escorted ride through Big Five territory. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome; the only requirements are a love of the South Africa’s timeless landscapes and an enjoyment of campfire camaraderie.

You will be welcomed with a relaxed braai and game drive at the luxurious Gondwana Private Game Reserve near Mossel Bay. It’s a memorable beginning to three days of exceptional cuisine at Gondwana, Rooiberg Lodge, De Denne Country Guest House and ArendsRus Country Lodge. Unlike on most stage races, you’ll have time to enjoy game viewing from your saddle, recharging in between at the tranquil lodges. Spend your days exploring the Langeberg, Rooiberg and the Outeniqua Mountains and your evenings savouring fine wines and delicious dinners with your clients, who will soon be friends. Because time is not a factor, riders are welcome to stop for cold beers and entertainment en-route. Pull-out points will also be available if you feel you’ve been on your bike long enough. This non-technical MTB event mainly consists of gravel roads and jeep tracks, suitable for mountain bikes, gravel bikes and e-bikes.

WINE BLENDING AND CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Learn the fine art of wine blending

Whether it’s a classic Bordeaux or a pinotage-dominant Cape blend, the art of creating great blended wines is a secret cherished by winemakers. Learn this age-old trade secret and produce your own unique blend, mixing red cultivars in perfect proportions.

Guided by one of South Africa’s top winemakers, you’ll discover more about the intricacies of producing and blending fine wines. At the end of this truly sensory experience, take home your 12 personalized magnum bottles.

SPORTS CAR DAY AT THE TRACKS

An adrenaline-charged day of racing

The roar of the engine, the screech of wheels, the smell of burning tyre, the view through your visor and the feeling of goose bumps, sweat and adrenaline. Get ready for these exhilarating sensations when you’re sitting in the drivers seat of a high-performance racecar, on this experience dedicated to the automobile. Sparks are guaranteed to fly.

Our driving instructors share their experience and techniques with you, giving you the skills to test the limits of your sports car on the racetrack. The experience can also include everything from sightseeing to a gourmet meal. Let us know your requirements: BespokeX will create a memorable day from starting line to victory lap.

SAFARI

An up-close experience of the African bush

With thousands of hectares to explore on dawn and dusk game drives, you will see an incredible range of animal and plant life. Spotting the Big Five, the Little Five and everything in between, your senses will come alive to the songs of the bushes, the heat of the clear African sky, the scrabbling insects, the fluttering birds and telltale paw-prints leading into the undergrowth. During up-close encounters with prowling big cats and other magnificent predators on their home terrain, your heart will stop and your lens will focus.

The opulant accommodation options in the bush range from five star-lodges to tented camps. Spending a night under a velvety black canopy of twinkling stars will bring to mind the great writers and explorers who praised the raw vitality of the African wilderness. Rise with the sun to hit the dusty tracks again, because every game drive brings a different surprise. Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo: these icons of the bush will leave you and your new connections with lifelong memories.

THE HUNT

Learn age-old bush skills

Led by professional hunters and trackers, acquire the skills needed to locate and humanely hunt a range of African game animals in a private reserve. From high open plateaus to deep thorny ravines, the environment is not only a beautiful slice of classic Africa, but it offers a different challenge on every hunt.

Five-star accommodation with delicious food and wine to match, totally surrounded by nature, provide a serene and memorable escape from day-to-day life. Everyone is catered for, from seasoned hunters to those with less experience. Whatever your background, the bush setting and the day’s events make the conversation flow around the fire at sunset.

TAILOR-MADE EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING EXPERIENCES

Every BespokeX experience is created according to the corporate host’s specific requirements.

From a sunrise hot-air balloon flight to a sunset safari, the sky is literally the limit.
Whether it’s basking on the beach in the Maldives, cruising on a private yacht in Croatia, skiing in the Alps, or running with the bulls in Pamplona…if you can dream it, we can do it.

The Team

Corné Krige

Celebrity Host

Corné is a household rugby name who played 39 tests for South Africa (18 as captain), culminating in leading the Springboks to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also captained the Stormers and Western Province many times, including when the latter won the Currie Cup in 2000 and 2001, during a 20-year rugby career that began at school in Paarl.

More recently seen on Survivor, the ex-Bok set up CK Outdoor, which specializes in outdoor advertising and promotional products. He lives in Melkbosstrand with his wife Justine and three kids, and has completed several endurance races.

Johann Klindt

Operations & Project Management

Johann leads our operations and project management, putting creativity at the heart of our work for clients and turning their ideas into realities. An avid sports fan who enjoys spending time outdoors and pushing his body to the limit, he also enjoys a cold lager.

Francois Laurence CA (SA)

Finance & Branding

Francois is an entrepreneur at heart, bringing to BespokeX his passion for building sustainable businesses around products and services he believes in. He says he’s inspired by the concept of having a Godly purpose, and outside the office he enjoys being active (running & cycling), and spending time with his wife, Carien, and their three boys, James, Francois Jnr and Gideon.

Corné Krige
Celebrity Host

Corné is a household rugby name who played 39 tests for South Africa (18 as captain), culminating in leading the Springboks to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also captained the Stormers and Western Province many times, including when the latter won the Currie Cup in 2000 and 2001, during a 20-year rugby career that began at school in Paarl.More recently seen on Survivor, the ex-Bok set up CK Outdoor, which specializes in outdoor advertising and promotional products. He lives in Melkbosstrand with his wife Justine and three kids, and has completed several endurance races.

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Johann Klindt
Operations & Project Management

Johann leads our operations and project management, putting creativity at the heart of our work for clients and turning their ideas into realities. An avid sports fan who enjoys spending time outdoors and pushing his body to the limit, he also enjoys a cold lager.

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Francois Laurence CA (SA)
Finance & Branding

Francois is an entrepreneur at heart, bringing to BespokeX his passion for building sustainable businesses around products and services he believes in. He says he’s inspired by the concept of having a Godly purpose, and outside the office he enjoys being active (running & cycling), and spending time with his wife, Carien, and their three boys, James, Francois Jnr and Gideon.

Corné Krige
Celebrity Host

Corné is a household rugby name who played 39 tests for South Africa (18 as captain), culminating in leading the Springboks to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also captained the Stormers and Western Province many times, including when the latter won the Currie Cup in 2000 and 2001, during a 20-year rugby career that began at school in Paarl.More recently seen on Survivor, the ex-Bok set up CK Outdoor, which specializes in outdoor advertising and promotional products. He lives in Melkbosstrand with his wife Justine and three kids, and has completed several endurance races.

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Johann Klindt
Operations & Project Management

Johann leads our operations and project management, putting creativity at the heart of our work for clients and turning their ideas into realities. An avid sports fan who enjoys spending time outdoors and pushing his body to the limit, he also enjoys a cold lager.

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Francois Laurence CA (SA)
Finance & Branding

Francois is an entrepreneur at heart, bringing to BespokeX his passion for building sustainable businesses around products and services he believes in. He says he’s inspired by the concept of having a Godly purpose, and outside the office he enjoys being active (running & cycling), and spending time with his wife, Carien, and their three boys, James, Francois Jnr and Gideon.

Corné Krige

Celebrity Host

Corné is a household rugby name who played 39 tests for South Africa (18 as captain), culminating in leading the Springboks to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He also captained the Stormers and Western Province many times, including when the latter won the Currie Cup in 2000 and 2001, during a 20-year rugby career that began at school in Paarl.

More recently seen on Survivor, the ex-Bok set up CK Outdoor, which specializes in outdoor advertising and promotional products. He lives in Melkbosstrand with his wife Justine and three kids, and has completed several endurance races.

Johann Klindt

Operations & Project Management

Johann leads our operations and project management, putting creativity at the heart of our work for clients and turning their ideas into realities. An avid sports fan who enjoys spending time outdoors and pushing his body to the limit, he also enjoys a cold lager.

Francois Laurence CA (SA)

Finance & Branding

Francois is an entrepreneur at heart, bringing to BespokeX his passion for building sustainable businesses around products and services he believes in. He says he’s inspired by the concept of having a Godly purpose, and outside the office he enjoys being active (running & cycling), and spending time with his wife, Carien, and their three boys, James, Francois Jnr and Gideon.

The Partners

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