NATIONAL SUPPORT

NATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRE

The National Support Centre consists of the National Offices and Headquarters of GIRL GUIDES South Africa and the Conference, Training and Activity Centre.

The Conference, Training and Activity Centre of Girl Guides South Africa, ‘Khayalami’ (‘Our House’ in Zulu), is situated on a seven acre stand in North Riding, 374 Boundary Road, Randburg.

It is set in park-like grounds, has a large, sparkling pool and a quiet, tranquil, rural atmosphere. The centre is easily accessible from Johannesburg Airport (55 km) and is within easy reach of the new and old world – Northgate Shopping Centre, a large modern complex with shops, restaurants, banks, cinemas and an ice-skating rink and in close proximity to the World Heritage site “The Cradle of Humankind”.

For overseas visitors, the National Centre is a good starting point for a tour around South Africa, or a comfortable last stop before leaving our beautiful country.

Facilities

The main building can accommodate up to 24 visitors. It consists of a spacious conference room, a dining area, and comfortable bedrooms for two to five persons per room. Ablution facilities include showers. The Pack Holiday House is available for groups of up to 28 visitors. It consists of one large dormitory with 24 beds, ablution facilities and one large utility room with a well-equipped kitchen. A separate staff room is available with four beds. Accommodation in two Cultural Huts as well as Camping and outdoor ablution facilities are available in the grounds. A swimming pool is available in the garden. Catering is available on request.

Conference Centre & Accommodation

Suitable for

  • Guides and Scouts
  • Youth Groups
  • Community Groups
  • Church Groups
  • School Groups
  • Small Business Groups
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Overseas Visitors and Tourists
  • Touring Groups
  • Individuals and Families

Khayalami is the ideal place for

  • Day Conferences
  • Trainings and workshops
  • Small Functions
  • Meetings
  • Weekend camps
  • Indabas
  • Family re-unions
  • Retreats

Arrangements can be made for special day tours to Soweto, the World Heritage Site “The Cradle of Humankind” and other interesting places in the surrounding areas on request.

Tariffs are available upon request.

Khayalami main building

  • Sleeping accommodation (max 24 people)
  • Rates are per person per night
  • Rooms for two to five persons
  • Bedding included upon request
  • Towels excluded

Conference Centre

Conference room for maximum 36 people. TV & Video / Overhead projector and Digital projector available upon request. Catering (per person. minimum 6 people)

The following meals are offered on request:

  • Breakfast / lunch / dinner
  • Coffee / tea / juice / cake per day

Self-catering facilities are available upon request.

Pack Holiday House

Accommodation for groups of maximum 24 people

  • Rates are based on requirements, eg:- full facility accommodation per night (dormitory, hall and kitchen) – staff room (4 beds) per night – dormitory accommodation only- hall and kitchen only
  • Discounted rates are offered – per weekend (Friday – Sunday) – per week (7 nights)
  • Bedding included upon request
  • Towels excluded

Camping

Rate per person per night.

Hall and kitchen facilities may be hired per day.

A special discount rate is available for GIRL GUIDES South Africa members.

Outings available near Khayalami

  • Gold Reef City: Mine Shaft and Theme Park
  • Santarama Miniland: a wonderful recreation of some of South Africa’s famous buildings
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
  • World Heritage Site: Sterkfontein Caves, Wonder Cave and Old Kromdraai Gold Mine
  • Lesedi: Cultural Village
  • Hartbeespoort Dam (craft market, cable car and other places of interest)
  • Johannesburg Zoo (guided night tours offered)
  • Witwatersrand Botanical Gardens
  • Soweto: one of the most famous urban areas in Africa
  • Crocodile River Ramble Arts and Crafts Route
  • Shopping Centres: Sandton, Fourways, Cresta and Northgate
  • Monte Casino and Bird Park
  • Oriental Plaza: Indian Market
  • Brightwater Commons: shops, restaurants and a flea-market in park-like area
  • Northgate Sundome: Exhibition Centre
  • Northgate Ice-skating Rink
  • Lifestyle Garden Centre and Tea Gardens
  • Tshwane (Pretoria): Union Buildings, Voortrekker Monument and Museum, Tshwane (Pretoria) Zoo

Khayalami is run mainly by volunteers, many of whom are young people. They are offered job opportunities and work experience.

For bookings and enquiries contact:

GIRL GUIDES South Africa
P O Box 3343
Honeydew, 2040
South Africa
NPO reference 004-26 NPO
Tel: +27(011) 795-3767
Fax: +27 (086) 646 5595
E-mail: info@girlguides.org.za