CONFERENCE VENUES, ACCOMMODATION ROOMS JOHANNESBURG / MAGALIESBURG

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An easy, leisurely drive westward from the hubbub of Johannesburg or Pretoria and within an hour you will arrive at the most enchanting village of Magaliesburg. Nestled just below the Southern Range of the Magaliesburg Mountains and at the heart of valleys, indigenous woodlands, this quaint village is surrounded by abundant bird life and game. While the area is largely natural Bushveld, visitors to this little village will also experience top quality hospitality in a variety of guest houses, hotels and lodges while fascinating shops, art and craft studios, farms, horse and mountain bike trails are offered in abundance, ad infinitum …

Many places of interest and a wealth of accommodation and conference venues will be found in this mountainous region, some tucked away in picturesque valleys, offering breath-taking vistas for as far as the eye can see while others are located in the village, seeped in its own unique charm and welcoming ambience.

MAGALIES MANOR

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45 minutes to an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, this elegant country establishment is an ideal conference venue, proudly offering luxury, cosy, comfy accommodation in 32 luxury, tastefully decorated en-suite rooms with peaceful views of the dramatic Magaliesberg mountain ranges, picturesque valleys and woodlands. Simply put, they have it all …

Children are welcome and their rates are : Under the age of 6 free of charge if sharing with two parents. Children between the ages of 6 to 11 pay half price if sharing with two parents. Children from 12 and older pay full rates, and are still required to share with at least one adult.

This elegant, gracious Manor House offers superb cuisine, personalized service and privacy in a magnificent garden setting with panoramic views. Cuisine, lovingly prepared by highly qualified chefs includes continental buffets for groups or table d’hôte menus for the smaller groups in conference or for individuals staying at this lovely hotel in the country.

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Get cosy in the pub and imbibe in a variety of cocktails, wine and malts, a game of pool and on wintry nights, sip port in front of the welcoming fireplace.

Conference Centre Magalies Manor

The new Day Visitors Centre, which houses four of the six conference venues, is tastefully decorated with African symbology in mind; rich earthy colours in a unique African décor style. This purpose-built new addition to Magalies Manor is ideal for groups between 20 and 150 delegates while upstairs, the second conference venue opens up onto the Azima Restaurant, viewing deck and Enzi Bar, while the ground floor venues have a breathtaking view over the Magaliesberg mountain range. So you can see … this IS the best stop for your next conference as it has been designed with your comfort in mind and management assure their conference guests of a result achieving ambience, superb service and standards and comfort.
It is also the ideal destination for day conferences, without accommodation, if this is what your group requires Johannesburg and Pretoria being a quick and peaceful commute.

The Lapa
The circular Lapa, is set on pure river sand under a very large thatch roof structure and seats up to 40 people . Also ideal for ‘outdoor’ meetings, break away groups and ‘bosberade’. The Lapa overlooks the Elephant dam and is open-sided with drop down canvas with an expansive view over the Game Reserve.
• Adventure Activities and Team Building in and Around Magaliesburg
Blaauwbank Historic Gold Mine & Resort
GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures
The Spectacular Magaliesberg Canopy Tour
Saddle Creek Ranch Horse Riding
• DATeam ‘Team Building’
Kashan Country House
Hot Air Ballooning
Microlighting
• Saddle Creek Ranch – Magaliesburg Adventures
• Horseback Trail Rides
• Quad Trail Rides.
• Off road Go Karting

So, as you can see, there’s plenty to do, if doing is what you are visiting Magaliesburg for, or, if not, and you are merely looking for a haven of peace, this is it … visit the scenic and entertaining Hartebeespoort Dam for a day and engage in some boating on the dam or merely relaxing with a picnic watching the activities and soaking in the peace and tranquillity of the area.

This article is brought to you in the interest of efficient and professional conference organising by the Venue Pages (www.venuepages.co.za) http://blog.venuepages. Co.za.

Please contact us for rates and availability for your next event, whether in Magaliesburg or wherever … we work nationally and have a vast number of venues advertised on our site from which to choose. Spoilt for Choice !

Article compiled by Rosalie Howard

For a qutoe on this venue or others pelase contact us on 0861 262 262 or 082 055 0102 or use the form below

 

Win with Avianto Conference Centre in Muldersdrift, Gauteng

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The VENUE PAGES is happy to announce a new competition, this time, sponsored by the magical AVIANTO VILLAGE AND HOTEL in the Muldersdrift region of Gauteng!

It’s easy to win. Read this informative article on this magnificent venue, answer the simple question below, submit this to us by leaving your answer in the comments section and voila! you could be the winner ! We will draw one lucky winner on 30 August, 2013.  Remember to hit the like or tweet button too.  If you want to get notified of new competitions in future click on follow this blog on the top right.

BACKGROUND

Avianto is a well established, highly regarded events destination that has become one of Johannesburg’s most popular conference venues and wedding venues, offering luxury accommodation in a peaceful, country setting near Muldersdrift.

Guests are ensured of 5-star treatment at this up-market venue with exceptional standards in all areas.

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The grounds are ideal for team building if this forms part of your agenda.

LOCATION
Situated on the banks of the Crocodile River and surrounded by the Zwarkoppies hills and The Cradle of Humankind nestles this awesome, European-inspired village, set in a relaxed environment; a home-from-home and the perfect conference destination.

Conference venues within this beautiful Village include several variations of venues many of which can be sized according to your needs. The maximum seating capacity in the largest venue is approximately 200.

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Avianto’s professional and experienced events management team will create the perfect ambience for your next event with efficient yet unobtrusive service, attention to detail being of the utmost importance.

Accommodation rooms in the hotel in the Avianto village are set slightly apart from the main function venues comprising 34 rooms, which include 29 luxury rooms and 5 suites, beautifully and individually appointed and have been designed to connect people for the duration of their stay – not separate them into numbered boxes filled with their escape mechanism of choice.

The village by design makes each guest individual, living in a personal space with its own character and yet intrinsically part of a community, a team. This is a subtle but important message to attract conferences for, after all, team bonding is an essential ingredient to any conference or seminar.

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UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING ….. In addition to Avianto’s large repertoire of team building activities, is AVIANTO’S “READY, STEADY, COOK” AND “POTJIE COOK-OFF” (aka Master Chef Avianto), a new and unique addition to their team building activities. This has taken off like wild-fire and ensures the desired result of team-work, support, fun and the spirit of oneness.

This is an experience facilitated by the Executive Chef and his talented and competent team. While creativity is a great part of this event, your team will also have the opportunity to relax, unwind and use their ingenuity both in cooking their own meals and producing a “Ready, Steady, Cook” feast! All the while learning to communicate and bond as a team.

Several different scenarios are on offer. The most popular being the “Mystery Meal Cook-Off” where each team is supplied with a mystery packet of ingredients. Teams are given a few minutes to exchange ingredients with one another and then they have to create a mystery meal using the ingredients supplied. The real test comes in the actual preparing of the various dishes, as well as how the plates for each course are garnished and presented. Teams are judged on taste and presentation of the meal, and their teamwork.
Avianto’s newly built Boma area, hosts a “Potjie Dinner” teambuilding event also facilitated by their creative Chef. This activity is an excellent combination of teambuilding and the preparation of a meal. Potjie pots, fires and ingredients are provided and teams are given the task of cooking a potjie to the judges’ liking. To make it more fun, why not add a “Cocktail Challenge” to the mix? Teams will have to invent a new cocktail which includes mixing and naming the drink. Judging is based on taste, presentation, originality and teamwork.

Competition Corner:

This month, The Venue Pages Blog is running a competition for all readers to enter and the prize for the lucky winner, whose name will be drawn on 30 August is a one night stay for two adults, on a bed and breakfast basis at this haven in the country, plus a lovingly prepared picnic basket for lunch on the Saturday. Don’t miss this opportunity; follow our Blog until the draw takes place. Simply answer the question below, leave your answer in the comments section and hit the like or tweet button if you like this post and Voila! you could be the winner ! Good Luck !

HOW MANY LUXURY ROOMS DOES AVIANTO VILLAGE OFFER?

Brought to you in the interest of professional hospitality by VENUE PAGES (www.venuepages.co.za)

LETHABO ESTATE – A conference and convention venue in The Cradle of Humankind

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Review by Rosalie Howard

LOCATION

VENUE PAGES together with the lovely LETHABO ESTATE, situated in the glorious Cradle of Humankind/Magaliesburg district is offering a heavenly weekend for two in this week’s competition! Read this article to find out what unusual events are hosted at this 4-star venue, enter the competition by answering the simple question below and VOILA! You could be the winner!

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LETHABO means ‘Joy’ in Tswana, so named for its breath taking wraparound views and sustainable approach. The Crocodile River runs through the middle of this beautiful award winning 150 acre estate. It is situated on the edge of The Cradle of Humankind and part of The Rhenosterspruit Conservancy.

This award winning conservancy is just half an hour from the North West of Johannesburg in the Magaliesberg foothills. There is something for everyone. Lethabo Estate offers very romantic, exclusive and private riverside accommodation with fireplaces, Jacuzzi spa baths and surround sound as well as very affordable accommodation in the charming Ezindala Farmhouse decorated with recycled memorabilia in its individually themed rooms.

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The luxurious and decadent riverside day picnics are famous and Lethabo has had many return guests bring their children who were conceived beside the river! At their gorgeous riverside restaurant gourmet dining is offered as well as delicious organic food for sugar, gluten and lactose intolerant gourmands, and Halaal, vegan and vegetarian fare.

The Spa at Lethabo Estate

A wide selection of Spa treatments including reflexology and sound journeys are offered, under the direction of Sarah Ramongane who heads up the Spa as an initiative to empower local masseuse, using local products and water from solar geysers and wherever possible, they are sustainable. Treatments can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room or next to the river in summer.

Outdoor Escursions

On the Crocodile River Ramble there are countless excursions to be enjoyed and at Lethabo they host fire dancing shows and workshops and horse whispering Join Up sessions. Lethabo is a great springboard for all sort of Cradle and Dam adventures.

Conference Venues / Meeting Room

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Lethabo Estate proudly offers one conference room in a peaceful, result achieving atmosphere for which they were awarded the Bronze for top Conferencing Facility at the 2010 Roodepoort Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business of The Year Awards. It displays beautiful art and objects from all over the world and is situated close to the river, whose soothing songs invigorate the spirit. This conference venue can accommodate groups from 10 to 60 delegates in comfort. Included in the conference package is :

  • A light breakfast with freshly baked hot cheese puffs, sun dried tomato or bacon strips, homemade healthy muesli and honey crunchies, Italian filter coffee and a variety of teas and infusions,
  • A morning tea break with delicious homemade muffins with strawberry jam and whipped cream
  • A delicious and wholesome three course lunch
  • An afternoon tea break with home baked delights.
  • Use of the venue with standard conference equipment and the usual conference amenities

LETHABO LODGE is very flexible regarding dinners as they customize the experience to suit the conference group’s requirements. (Picnics and Spit Braai are set next to the river and waterfall.)
Team Building : Oodles of space on the property affords the conference organiser the freedom to import virtually any teambuilding activity you can imagine through your own outsourced suppliers.

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Horse Play At Lethabo Estate

Renowned for this guided and peaceful activity, known as “Join Up”, this is a most rewarding experience, even for those of us with no previous connection with horses.

Monty Roberts, celebrated horse expert observed horses in the wild and when he copied their behaviour to elicit a response, he was richly rewarded. The horses he has worked with all responded in the same way and he has been able to pass on to the folks at Lethabo the means of learning to speak “Equus”. As a result you will learn to connect, communicate one-on-one and earn the cooperation and trust of these magnificent beings. A soul expanding and emotionally enriching experience.
A human who has never been closer to a horse than a television screen can learn to ‘horse whisper’ or enjoy a deep and meaningful conversation in Equus, the language of the horse.

Fire-dancing

Feel the burn, with a combination of martial arts, yoga and dance! The hottest new team build. Burn stress, tone arms and abs, build cardio-vascular strength, increase co-ordination, improve creativity and boost mind and body.

Fire-dancing originated from the Maori in New Zealand. These ancient warriors swung burning Poi to build dexterity and develop the connective tissue between the left (logical) and right (intuitive) sides of the brain making it a powerful meditative and creative tool. Poi can be easily packed and picked up for short breaks in confined space and regular use will tone mind and body.

Participants can enjoy a sizzling performance before being introduced to non-burning poi. Participants work together to get the movements correct and it is very entertaining!

COMPETITION CORNER …. To enter this competition to stand a chance to win a magical weekend away for 2 at the lovely LETHABO LODGE in their awesome Mountain self catering cottage, simply answer this question and submit! Good Luck. Hope you are a winner!

What is the name (referred to in this article) of the Horse Language, created by Horse Whisperer, Monty Roberts?

Leave your answer in the comments section of this post to be eligible to win. to us at Venue Pages as soon as possible. The lucky draw will take place on 30th November 2012.

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