About Us

Our story begins back in the mid-nineties, with Robert Neil and Stephen Taylor (two licenced builders) joining forces to form Safari Group. Having taken the name from Robert’s trusty Nissan SUV, they 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, Safari has proven itself as 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, Safari is energised and very well positioned for the future.

Through our bold and comprehensively integrated approach, Safari continues 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.

Safari Group – Building your family’s future

How we’re different

Over the past quarter of a century, we have evolved, controlling all aspects of our development process from acquisition and design through to permitting and construction. We have also recently taken the sales & marketing process in house, with a newly completed Show Home where you can experienced what we do. It is through this comprehensively integrated approach that Safari can ensure all projects are effectively and efficiently managed, each step of the way.

Why Choose Us

To date, we have constructed over 700 hotel units and 200 apartments, positioning Safari Group as one of the leading investor focused developers in New Zealand.

At Safari, we are all driven forward by a genuine love for the development process.