Qwantani Resort, a conference venue in The Free State

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The Venue Pages together with First Resorts, Qwantani Resort, a conference venue in The Free State, are happy to announce yet another competition in our Blog ‘Competition Corner’ for a weekend for a family of 4, on a self catering basis, for the forthcoming month.

Read the article, answer the question below, post your answer in the comment section and Voila! You will be in!! We will draw the lucky winner on 31 July 2013.  You must also hit the Twitter Tweet button or Facebook Like button on this post in order to stand a chance to win.  You will find them towards the end of the article.


Situated on the banks of the Sterkfontein Dam, 43km from Harrismith, Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort has 53 luxury self-catering chalets. Excellent on site conference and wedding facilities are available, fitted with all the mod-cons one would expect of a venue in this class.

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The restaurant provides home-style meals, with a personal touch, banqueting menus in a private venue, sumptuous buffets and has proudly kept up this consistent standard over the years. Under the management of ‘Coffee’ James, who has been in this industry for long enough to sense guests’ needs and to pay special attention to detail and go the extra mile to make your stay at Qwantani Berg and Bush Resort a memorable one and one you will wish to repeat!
There is a daily entertainment programme to amuse the whole family which includes fishing, horse-riding, barge cruises, adventure golf and a swimming pool. Situated in breathtaking scenery, Qwantani is perfect for the discerning visitor or conference delegate, isolated from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbia.
On site Facilities include:

  • Adventure Golf
  • Barge Cruise
  • Bird Watching
  • Excellent conference facilities
  • Wedding venue
  • Pool Tables
  • Swimming Pool
  • Water Sports
  • Games Room
  • Library
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From Johannesburg and Durban: take the N3 to Harrismith. Take the off-ramp to Bethlehem N5. After 5km turn left to Phuthaditjhaba (Qwa-Qwa) R712. Approximately 20km further turn left at the Qwantani Resort sign (gravel road S20). From Bloemfontein: take the N1 to Windburg. At Windburg take the N5 to Bethlehem. From Bethlehem take the N5. Approximately 40km further take the off-ramp to Kestell and Phuthaditjhaba (Qwa-Qwa) R57. Proceed for approximately 27km and take the Harrismith off-ramp (R712). 25km further turn right at the Qwantani Resort sign (gravel road S20). The first 5km is dirt road, travel carefully as it can become slippery after wet weather. Turn off at the Chevron and Qwantani sign onto a narrow tar road. Proceed for another 13.7km and you will arrive safely at our main gate with another 3.7km to arrive at reception.
GPS Address & Coordinates
Longitude: E 29 deg 00 min 58 sec
Latitude: S 28 deg 49 min 07.5 sec
Qwantani Resort is an ideal location for conferences, spa getaways, weddings and private functions. Tons of space makes team building unique at this venue and includes barge cruises to close your conference day, with snacks and drinks.

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Conference venues offer the following seating arrangements for groups:

  • Cinema style seating 120
  • Schoolroom seating 60
  • ‘U’ shape seating 36

53 luxury 3 bedroom, six-sleeper chalets offer all amenities for your comfort with magnificent views of the Sterkfontein Dam. These include 2 bathrooms, a TV with limited DSTV channels, a fireplace, a private braai area and a well-equipped kitchen with a microwave and oven. All units are equipped with daily amenities
To stand a chance of winning the prize for this current competition, merely answer the simple question below and submit your answers in the comments section below.  You must also hit the Twitter Tweet button or the Facebook Like button in order to enter the draw.  On 31 July we will draw one lucky winner of a weekend for 4 on a self catering basis.
Good luck! We hope YOU are the winner!

How many kilometres is Qwantani Bush and Berg Resort from Harrismith?
Answers to reach us by 31 July 2013.

Remember to follow the blog on the top right to get notified of new competitions.

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Brought to you in the interest of professional conference organising and unequalled hospitality by THE VENUE PAGES in conjunction with FIRST RESORTS QWANTANI RESORT.

Article compiled by Rosalie Howard

Win with Protea Hotel Clarens, a conference venue in The Free State

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THE VENUE PAGES together with the lovely PROTEA HOTEL CLARENS, a conference venue in The Free State, are co-participating in yet another competition on our blog.

The prize for one lucky reader who enters is two night’s accommodation for 2 adults on a bed and breakfast basis. Treat yourselves to two peaceful days and nights of pampering! Enter this competition to stand a chance of winning this fabulous prize! Read on … there is a question to answer further down to be included in the draw which will take place on 13 June.

Some background and history

Clarens is so ideally situated for visitors from both KZN and Gauteng, being located at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains, near Golden Gate National Park and the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho.

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At Protea Hotel Clarens, their mission statement is …”We believe home is where the art is” …

The Protea Hotel Clarens is located in the best kept secret in Free State art and culture circles, the picturesque village of Clarens, framed by majestic mountains and sandstone cliffs. This artists’ haven is a tapestry steeped in history and rich in legend.

This retreat, at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains is a masterpiece in itself.  It exudes sheer style, luxury and design that blend in with the natural splendour that has inspired artists, eco lovers and tourists who simply enjoy the art of living to explore this tranquil, magical landscape.

Blessed with a fine climate, Clarens beckons jaded city dwellers, enthusiasts who want a brush with adventure and art lovers alike to come and relax, in style. Take in the breathtaking scenery with sundowners on Protea Hotel Clarens’ terrace, enjoy fine dining or laze away the hours in luxury and comfort. This sanctuary embodies state-of-the-art excellence and service.

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The town’s Artist Amble takes one to art galleries with traditional craft, African rugs, ethnic art, curios, pottery, handmade knives and original leather work.  And further afield there are San paintings, dinosaur trails, sandstone caves, game viewing, trout fishing, historic war sites, golf, rock climbing, horse-riding and hiking. These are the broad strokes on the canvas that is Clarens.

And then of course Protea Hotel Clarens takes special pride in its warm hospitality. That completes the picture. So whether you plan a romantic getaway, team-building exercise, business conference or African safari, Protea Hotel Clarens has it all.

Expect to be treated like royalty; Protea Hotel Clarens has that down to a fine art, (“ because we believe home is where the art is… “)


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Within easy driving access of Johannesburg, Durban or Bloemfontein, this 4 star hotel is located in the exclusive town of Clarens, Eastern Free State. This artist haven is situated near the Golden Gate National Park and the various array of activities this area has to offer.


Johannesburg 315km ● Pretoria 343km ● Bloemfontein 260km ● Durban 388km ● Bethlehem 32km
Fouriesburg 39km ● Ficksburg 87km ● Rosendal 126km ●

This lovely retreat further offers a fine restaurant, bar and well-kept public areas, an excellent conferences centre where you may host your exhibitions & incentives events, seminars, boardroom meetings and luxury accommodation.

The Protea Hotel Clarens conference facilities include an Executive Boardroom and two conference venues that can seat up to 100 delegates. State of the art technology and a tranquil environment create the ideal location for conferences, corporate functions and team building.

Venue Capacities:

  • Boardroom 1 (12)
  • Meeting Room 1 (50)
  • Meeting Room 2 (50)

The ADAMO Restaurant offers a Buffet Breakfast and an A-la Carte menu to the discerning diners’ delight. Infused with flavours as fresh and passionate as the area in which it is located, the restaurant inspires a unique promise of taste.

Breakfast is served from 06h30 – 10h30 Monday to Friday and 06h30 – 11h00 on Saturdays & Sun-days. A-la-Carte Lunch begins at 12h00 daily and continues with Dinner until 22h30 each evening.
(Capacity: 56 GUEST)

The ADAMO Bar invites you to indulge in some of the greatest views the Maluti Mountains have to offer, whilst you relax with a refreshing drink or warm up with one of our specialty coffees. Open daily from 09h00 – 23h00.

The Terrace completes the picture. Relax on the stylish, comfortable terrace and savour the moment with a refreshing cocktail or aromatic coffee and delicious bite to eat.
(Capacity: 62 GUEST, the bar & terrace)

Bedrooms and Room Bathrooms
70 rooms consisting of:

  • Standard Rooms 56
  • Deluxe Rooms 10
  • Executive Rooms 2
  • Special Assistance Rooms 2
  • King Rooms 28 which are convertible into 40 Twin rooms
  • Physical Disabled 2

Room features include:

  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • 4 Deluxe rooms with separate bath & shower
  • 1 standard room with separate bath & shower
  • 63 rooms with shower only
  • 2 rooms with shower for physical disabled
  • Tea / Coffee making facilities
  • Executive work desk and comfortable chair
  • International adapters
  • Electronic Safes
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • LCD Screen TV
  • 12-Channel Satellite TV (DSTV)
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Service
  • 18-hour Room Service

Activities on site and in the immediate vicinity include:

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Bird watching
  • Fly fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Golf
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Lion viewing
  • Quad biking
  • River rafting
  • Ski
  • 4×4 trails
  • Wellness centre

Other Local Attractions:

  • Bushmen paintings (the only known painting of a dassie on Schaapplaats Farm)
  • Dinosaur trails (children can hunt for bones on the dinosaur trails at Sue’s Zoo)
  • Fertility caves – one of South Africa’s most sacred places, it’s a spiritual gathering place for various tribes and religions for over 800 years
  • Golden Gate National Park which is home to black wildebeest, eland, blesbok, oribi, springbok, Burchell’s zebra, the rare bearded vulture and various plant types
  • Qwa Qwa National Park and Basotho Cultural Village

COMPETITION CORNER … By now your appetite is sharp and I am sure you would be very happy to win this wonderful weekend away! Simply answer the question below, by leaving your answer in the comment section below and tweet this article below or click the Facebook Like Button.

How many kilometres is Protea Hotel Clarens from Durban?

Answers to reach us by 13 June when one lucky winner will be drawn!
BE that winner!

Brought to you in the interests of professional and efficient conference organising by The Venue Pages in conjunction with PROTEA HOTELS
http://www.venuepages.co.za / http://www.proteahotels.com

Article submitted and edited by Rosalie Howard