14 members of the organisation The Engine Room spent a week on Fynbos for their annual staff meeting, team building and strategic planning. They describe themselves as follows:
“We are an international organisation that accelerates the fight for social justice by advancing civil society’s strategic, responsible and effective use of data and technology. We are a diverse, passionate group of nomads and cautious optimists. As a team we have expertise in everything from information activism to responsible data to inclusive facilitation.”
The organisation works with a wide range of organisations, including local civil society organisations across the globe, like Japiqay in Peru and ACCU in Uganda, and large international organisations like Oxfam, GIZ, and others. They work and live in a similarly diverse set of countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
It was a wonderful week for us and seemingly for them too. They worked hard, laughed a lot and were gracious and open and easy to host.
Their comments were very flattering, which delight us all.
A sample of these is as follows:
One of the most special places I’ve ever been to. All the staff and the owners are amazing people and offer a totally unique experience. It was our best retreat so far. Can’t wait to come back.
Fynbos Estate is one of the best places I have ever experienced in our country. The staff is exceptionally kind and generous. The natural scene and the tranquil atmosphere is comforting and refreshing. I absolutely recommend Fynbos for organisations wanting to run workshops.
Sivu, South Africa
Our experience was outstanding, the location is stunning and the staff and hospitality was truly wonderful. We felt completely at home and comfortable here and totally spoiled by the delicious food. The thoughtfulness that the owners have put into designing the space is very clear to see. We can’t wait to be back.
Fantastic, beautiful peaceful place nestled in the valley. Incredible nature and amazing hospitality. Thank you so much. We had a wonderful time here.
Amazing staff and the venue is stunning. We loved the food and will definitely be back.
This is a special place – such a beautiful setting, comfortable accommodation, delicious food, hugely kind and attentive staff. I hope to come back soon. Thank you for everything.