Contract Benefits
    30 March 2018


    Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout

    Now in its second year, the Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout was once again a resounding success.

    Now in its second year, the Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout was once again a resounding success.

    The Father and Son Sleepout was hosted at the iconic Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Saturday, 10 March 2018 and afforded Vodacom Red fathers an exclusive opportunity to bring their sons along to camp out under the stars inside Fortress Loftus where Vodacom Bulls rugby legends like Frik du Preez, Naas Botha, Victor Matfield and the late great Joost van der Westhuizen all plied their trade.

    Speaking of rugby legends, who better to share his rugby war stories with our Red clients than Loftus favourite Pierre Spies, who along with singing sensation Bobby van Jaarsveld and actor and producer Thapelo Mokoena, brought their own sons along to be a part of this exclusive Vodacom Red Reward. Vodacom Red clients were afforded a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear from these South African icons on their views ranging from rugby to the importance of spending time with their sons and strengthening the vital father and son bond.

    The Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout is designed for Red clients to spend quality time with their sons by providing a relaxed atmosphere and creating activities geared towards encouraging father and son interaction such as volleyball, a climbing wall, gladiator jousting, touch rugby and the ever-popular Vodacom Blue Bulls jumping castle. Couple all that with great food from a wide selection of gourmet food trucks and we had a whole lot of happy campers (pun intended) in the stadium enjoying Vodacom Red hospitality.

    With so many little ones running around, security is paramount. To address this, Vodacom arranged for each father and son to receive a Smartwatch on registration. The Smartwatch enabled the kids to stay in contact with their dads through calls and messages. The watches, which are just one way in which Vodacom is pioneering the Internet of Things in SA, also came equipped with GPS tracking which means dads knew at all times where their fleet-footed sons were, ensuring a worry-free camping experience.

    The Father and Son Sleepout by numbers

    To put the scale of this Vodacom Red Reward into perspective, consider the following numbers:

    • 1 500 Beverages
    • 800 Meals
    • 243 Gift Packs
    • 243 Smartwatches
    • 138 Sons
    • 100 Tents
    • 96 Fathers
    • 3 Celebrity hosts
    • 1 Awesome Vodacom Red Reward

    Watch the Vodacom Red Father and Son Sleepout video below and put next year’s event in your diary already.

    Expect even more on Vodacom Red

    Vodacom Red clients can look forward to many more exclusive events during the 2018 rugby season. There is something for every enthusiast: be it racing cars, wild dog tracking, tiger fishing, a golf tour, Family Day at Loftus and the cherry on top, a trip to the Vodacom Super Rugby Final, you can always expect more. In order to be in line to experience any of these money-can’t-buy events, just go to www.vodacom.co.za/redrewards and register now.

    Photo by Max Rovensky on Unsplash.