Our story begins back in the mid-nineties, when Robert Neil and Stephen Taylor (two licensed builders) joined forces to form Safari Group. Having taken the name from Robert’s trusty Nissan SUV, we thoughtfully set about building a business on a solid foundation of savvy construction, management experience and old-fashioned family values.

We are hardworking and forward thinking, continually going from strength to strength. We identify and pursue development opportunities that meet or exceed a strict set of criteria, in order to benefit our customers through long-term value and uncompromising quality.

In the building business, a company’s reputation is built on trust. With a 25-year track record of consistently delivering high quality product to our clients, we have proven ourselves to be a trusted builder that delivers on promises, time and time again.

With the next generation of Neil’s and Taylor’s joining the ranks and bringing a tremendous wealth of construction and development experience with them, we are very well positioned for the future.

Through our bold and comprehensively integrated approach, we continue to evolve, with the well-considered decision to retain ownership and operation of our Hotel Developments. This move will ensure our projects are not only well managed through design and construction but will ensure accountability for the continued success of our investment product. Ultimately, our family is doing what it loves and working very hard to create long term value for your family.

Over the past quarter of a century, our group has evolved into a company that does more than develop buildings. We control all aspects of the development process, from acquisition and permitting through to sales, marketing and construction. It is this comprehensively integrated approach that guarantees all our projects are effectively and efficiently managed, every step of the way.

While innovation is fundamental to us, our pursuit of excellent design and quality construction has remained a constant through the years, ensuring we always remain dedicated to delivering outstanding quality at an exceptional value.

Why Choose Us

At Safari, we are driven forward by a genuine love for the development process, and an unwavering commitment towards delivering outstanding investment opportunities. We believe that whether you’re investing in property for the first time or for the fortieth time, the experience simply must be enjoyable and transparent.

Key Milestone Updates

You may want to know the key milestones that have occurred over the last period, which is why we provide quarterly project updates.

Live on-site cameras

On every development we install a live on-site camera, hosted by Timescapes. This means you can follow our progress in real time, or go back to the start of construction, and review a time-lapse of all progress to date.

To date, we have delivered over 2,000 hotel units and residential apartments, positioning Safari Group as the leading investor focused developer in New Zealand. Through this time, we have worked hard to ensure the experience is enjoyable, that your investment is delivered on time, and never ever costing you more than what you agreed to.

Core Values

Team Effort

We always work together as a family.

Black and White

We tell it like it is, always with respect.

Hands On

We roll our sleeves up to get the job done. We never take our eye off the ball.

Love what we do

We are passionate about what we do.