CONFERENCE CENTRES JOHANNESBURG, CONFERENCE VENUES DURBAN, SEMINARS IN CAPE TOWN

 

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A PROTEA PROFILE

When we are given the ’must be done now’ task of planning a series of conferences, or even one large event, we all go through the thought processes of “Where”, “Who has high standards yet reasonable rates?” and “Who will organise this as quickly as possible?” I would say, notwithstanding that most South African venues put professionalism, efficiency and above average standards first, it’s often a lot easier to look at the big guys who have venues country-wide, all operating to the same high standards and the name that pops into mind immediately is PROTEA HOTELS. In our business, we have had a lot of experience working with them on events we plan for our clients and for me, it is a most convenient one-stop shop … They have central sales offices in all the large cities and their coordinators efficiently handle all enquiries in quick turn-around time and get quotes sent back without undue delay.

You will find a PROTEA HOTEL in every city (often more than one) and in many towns, in the country, at the sea and in the mountains as well as in 9 neighbouring African countries, making them the continent’s largest hotel group. Consistent in standard, service and quality cuisine.

Today I will focus on the 3 biggest conference cities in South Africa to whet your appetites:

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PROTEA IN DURBAN HOTELS

PROTEA HOTEL THE EDWARD. This olde worlde hotel, which has withstood the ravages of time, recessions and many changes in the beautiful city of Durban, still stands proud, still offers the superb service and standards of yesteryear, with modernised facilities and re-vamped rooms and a table which has consistently been amongst the top in Durban.

Re-decorated many times over the years, yet retaining its classic, Victorian elegance, for which the Protea Hotel Edward is renowned, this fine hotel offers 101 guest rooms built on 7 floors, many of which overlook the ocean. Additionally, PROTEA HOTEL THE EDWARD offers extensive conference facilities, with the largest function room accommodating up to 200 delegates cinema style and 160 delegates for a banquet dinner.

Catering for full and half day conferences, seminars, presentations, gala dinners, award evenings, road shows, they are also the ideal fairytale wedding venue.

Free wifi and within close proximity of :
• Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
• UShaka Marine World
• Durban Funworld
• South Beach
• Umhlanga Rocks
• Many sophisticated restaurants in Durban’s night life

And while still in Durban …

PROTEA HOTEL UMHLANGA RIDGE

Explore the Dolphin Coastline from this central point and discover an area rich in Zulu heritage, modern shopping malls, the theatre, peaceful private beaches up the North Coast yet only a short drive to the buzz and excitement in the city
Conveniently located opposite the Gateway Theatre of Shopping and just minutes from Umhlanga Beach and King Shaka International Airport.

LUXURY ROOMS
Each contemporary, Colonial-style room is finished with laminate timber floors with breath-taking views.
CONFERENCE CENTRE
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge has a variety of conference rooms that include two boardrooms and five multi-use venues with a maximum seating capacity of 370 delegates cinema style.

CAPE TOWN CONFERENCE CENTRE

CONFERENCE FACILITIES, ACCOMMODATION ROOMS AT PROTEA HOTEL VICTORIA JUNCTION WATERFRONT CAPE TOWN:

A place from which to explore the V&A Waterfront and experience Cape Town, this trendy hotel has a reputation to uphold and rooms that suit all tastes and requirements.

172 Modern Rooms featuring en-suite, water-saving rain showers, varied entertainment options like the Bravia LCD screens and iPod docking stations. Standard rooms and double-storey loft apartments form the mix of accommodation rooms at this fine hotel..

TWO SOUNDPROOF CONFERENCE VENUES
The well equipped conference centre can host up to 120 delegates with a flexible room configuration..

Included in conference facilities is a sophisticated stage with state-of-the-art lighting, excellent acoustics, high ceilings and independent climate control.

CONFERENCE CENTRE SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG

PROTEA HOTEL THE BALALAIKA IN SANDTON serves as a tranquil home-from-home in the bustling business centre and entertainment area of Sandton, central to most areas around Johannesburg.
There are two sections to the Protea Hotel Balalaika, each with a swimming pool, set in their own picturesque,landscaped garden..
THE CONFERENCE ROOMS
Being central to the business hub of Sandton, The Protea Hotel Balalaika, in the heart of Sandton is also within easy, central reach of many entertainment centres. it is a popular conference and function venue, catering for up to 300 guests. The ideal destination for your next conference or corporate dinner.

And many more … whether it be in the smaller Eastern Cape towns, the Garden Route, Mpumalanga or in any of our 9 provinces, you will find the hospitality offered by PROTEA HOTELS apparent everywhere.

For your next conference, group accommodation booking or function, call us at VENUE PAGES on 082 055 0102 or visit our website on http://www.venuepages.co.za for your choice of Protea Hotel and we’ll handle the rest!  Or simply complete the contact us form below.

Article compiled by Rosalie Howard

Crawford’s Beach Lodge – Conference venue at The Wild Coast

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Crawford’s Beach Lodge is set along the magical Wild Coast and offers rustic luxury accommodation for the most discerning of travellers, who are looking for fun, sun and relaxation.

Crawford’s is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa (Cintsa) Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and overlooks the warm Indian Ocean. A romantic getaway to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer.
Spend your days walking on our endless golden beaches and be absorbed by the untouched natural beauty of the landscape while discovering new exotic bird and fish life indigenous to the area.

Our location is malaria free. We are approximately 42km from East London, the surfside city famous for its Nahoon Reef.
Far enough from the maddening crowd but close enough for emergencies.

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It is also an ideal Honeymoon destination.

ACCOMMODATION

Dolphin Room (front row sea view)

The Dolphin Rooms have the best view of the Indian Ocean and all the best luxuries you could expect from a four star beach resort. Enjoy your view of the beautiful Chintsa Bay from the balcony of one of the most comfortable accommodations in Chintsa.

Kingfisher Room (back row sea view with stairs)

Large and comfortable, the Kingfisher rooms are perfect for family getaways. Spend your Wild Coast holiday in our luxurious accommodation and experience everything that Chintsa has to offer you.

Mussel Cracker Room (no sea view)

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Affordable yet comfortable, the Mussel Cracker rooms are perfect accommodation for a weekend getaway to the Wild Coast. We are confident that our beach resort will have you coming back time and again for more holidays on the Wild Coast.

3 or 4 Bedroom Family Suites

Nested in the lush beach forest, our Family Suites bring a sense of peacefulness and tranquillity. With stunning views of the warm Indian Ocean these spaciously designed suites are perfect for extended families or groups of friends wanting to get away from it all and spend some quality time together.

Packages

Book one of our fully inclusive packages and enjoy all the luxuries of the hotel. Sip on cocktails while cooling down in one of or swimming pools or choose from a selection of local drinks and beverages.

BAR & RESTAURANT

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Get acquainted with your fellow guests by interacting in our lounge, having a drink in the bar or merely floating around the lawn under the tropical Khamanga palms.
The Crawford’s pride themselves with the cuisine they have on offer; delicious and nutritious homemade meals. All meals are served in the main dining room overlooking the sea and are set on a buffet basis, offering fine dining with a wide variety.

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Our spacious conference rooms can facilitate 80 persons in an air-conditioned environment. We offer fully catered conference packages, which include arrival tea in addition to morning and afternoon teas, luncheons and breakfasts and dinners for those whom would like to stay the night. “Breakaway” rooms and audio equipment are also available if required.

SENSES @ CRAWFORDS

Senses @ Crawford’s is our newly built spa, which offers the ultimate relaxation while overlooking the Indian Ocean where dolphins and whales can be seen in the distance.

KIDS CLUB

A kids club is on the go over the school holidays. Leave your children in the capable hands of our child minders and they will have a ball of a time sand-boarding down our beaches golden dunes, playing volley ball, exciting competitions and much, much more.
Nannies can also be arranged on request for those of a younger age.

FACILITIES

  • Luxury Accommodation
  • 35km of unspoilt beach
  • Conference and Team Building facilities (80 people)
  • Eloping and Honeymoon facilities
  • Crawford’s Famous Seafood Extravaganza every Saturday night
  • Guest dining room (100 people)
  • Fully licensed bar
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Court
  • Children’s Playground – Jungle Gyms and Trampoline
  • Children’s play room & Child minding facilities
  • Day Spa

and so, so much more…..

For a quote on Crawford’s Beach Lodge please click here, contact us on 0861 262 262 or use the form below and we will contact you

Conference venues Durban – Riverside Hotel and Spa

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Conference venues Durban

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Conference venues Durban

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Durban/Durban North

Durban is a cosmopolitan sea-side and business city that combines the perfect mix to ensure that your conference or seminar or your holiday is a pleasant and memorable experience. Varied and exotic cuisine, the beaches, uShaka Marine World, the Rickshaws, Umhlanga Rocks, adventure all combine to provide variety, excitement and sheer enjoyment when visiting this city. … And a stones-throw from the city, in the general metro region are unique and special villages and towns, each offering their own special brand of culture, shopping experiences, pristine beaches and the countryside of the Western Suburban regions. The terrain and the move from the sub-tropical city into the hinterland of the surrounding North and South Coast and the 1000 Hills region, moving into the beautiful, scenic Midlands of KwaZulu Natal and the majestic Drakensberg mountains are a reminder of the diversity of this scenic province. AND, that’s not all … Durban is the gateway to some of south Africa’s top Big 5 Game Reserves.

The balmy, sub-tropical climate on the East Coast brags perfect summer weather while the cooler weather of winter is the best, without doubt in South Africa.
Hotel accommodation Durban: From the hotels on the Golden Mile, with its associated nightlife, to the elegant guest houses and Boutique hotels found in the leafy suburbs surrounding the city, Durban sincerely has it all!

The Riverside Hotel and Spa is just one of many perfect combinations for a successful conference with time for chilling, with luxury accommodation, a relaxing pool-side and Health Spa. Situated, overlooking the Umgeni River from the hillside on which it is built, from the Riverside Hotel, guests are blessed with distant vistas of the Golden Mile and the Dolphin Coastline. Abundant bird life, prolific along the Umgeni River is a natural attraction to many who visit Durban North.
The Riverside Conference Centre is ideally situated directly opposite the front entrance to the hotel, with easy access for residential conference delegates to their rooms, the restaurant and the Spa. In a dedicated, separate building, the conference centre, with several venues is quiet, allowing conferences and seminars to run without interruption or noise, offering a result achieving atmosphere. Day delegates are assured of ample secure parking within the hotel grounds and, with the hotel being so centrally located, it allows for easy access no matter where the delegates are travelling from. 20 minutes’ drive from King Shaka International Airport.
All conference venues are equipped with state-of-the-art conference equipment and additional requirements are available with prior notice.

ACCOMMODATION ROOMS AT THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL AND SPA : 169 BEDROOMS AND SUITES offer luxury at its best. individually appointed in unique, stylish décor. These offer all the regular comforts associated with a four star-hotel, but also include a kitchenette, complete with microwave, mini bar fridge, cutlery and crockery.

For those who do not have access to a laptop, an internet café, situated in the hotel lobby is freely available with access information available from the reception desk.
Wedding packages at the Riverside.

For the perfect, dream wedding, professional, qualified wedding coordinators at the Riverside Hotel will provide you with just the package you are looking for, to suit your budget and taste. This includes a fabulous variety of menus, varying in price.

Riverside Spa

You will lose the hard-pressed sense of time the moment you walk into the Riverside Hotel’s Health Spa. Where the basic elements of earth, water, fire, metal and wood synchronise with your surroundings. This has become an essential ‘element’ in busy conference centres, for the all-round well-being of clients in conference, to relax the mind and simply let go …

The Riverside Hotel awaits your arrival and the professional, friendly staff will be happy to welcome you with a welcome cocktail of your choice, and porter service to take care of your luggage.

Contact us at the Venue Pages for your next Durban conference or seminar and we will obtain excellent rates and packages for your event at this city hotel out of the city yet only minutes away by road.

Brought to you in the interest of efficient and professional conference planning by The Venue Pages – http://www.venuepages.co.za
Article compiled by Rosalie Howard.

For quotes and availability on this and other venues in Durban or throughout South Africa please contact us on 0861 262 262 or use the form below

CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION VENUES GAUTENG

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Conference venues Gauteng

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, situated in Gauteng. It is the most densely populated city in this region and in the entire country while also being the economic hub of the country. Johannesburg has the largest economy in Sub Saharan Africa and is the largest city in the world which is not situated on a river or at the coast. It is therefore, without question, the largest conference destination in Southern Africa boasting two airports, OR Tambo International airport and Lanseria for many internal flights. A very busy city with many thousands of business and therefore the ideal conference, convention and seminars destination, both nationally and internationally.

Home to many fine conference and convention centres which are First World in standards and operations, convenient, complete with state-of-the-art, modern equipment and facilities. An easy commute from all other larger cities in South Africa and further afield.

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Airport transfers are available and affordable from many hotel venues in Johannesburg who offer a complimentary shuttle service to guests.
Accommodation ranges from 5 star properties to the more budget friendly establishments which are virtually on every corner.

Johannesburg, although essentially in the Highlands, enjoys a sub-tropical climate with hot and dry summer months from October to March and is infamous for its late afternoon thunder showers and cooler evenings. Also known as the lightning capital of the world. The winters are cold and dry, with occasional snow falls although these are infrequent. Temperatures in winter might drop to minus 2 or 3.

Conference venues in Johannesburg are offered at small boutique hotels and guest houses and at larger dedicated convention centers and conference venues, either part of the larger hotels or ‘stand alone’ convention centres.

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Many 3, 4 and some 5 star hotels are situated at or very near to OR Tambo International Airport allowing delegates and business travellers to move between the airport and their hotels with ease with free shuttle services offered by most of these. Other large venues have been built in village format, comprising several accommodation establishments, flanked by large conference facilities and restaurants in safe and secure surroundings. Conference organisers are truly ‘Spoilt for Choice’ in Jozey …

Johannesburg is a gateway to other regions in the Gauteng province and beyond such as Mpumalanga and Polokwane, and nearer home, Muldersdrift, Magaliesburg, Rustenburg, Centurion, Irene and Pretoria. These outlying areas are often a preference to the conference organiser due to their location, peace and solitude for result achieving conferences or seminars which require focus and little distraction. Popular conference venues in the greater Johannesburg region include areas such as Midrand, Fourways, Randburg, Randfontein, Houghton, Sandton and the East Rand and Southern Suburbs.

Some of the largest conference venues in Johannesburg are Sandton Convention Center, situated in Sandton, a top class shopping and business center, Gallagher Estate, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, The Coca Cola Dome, the fourth largest such structure in the world, Midrand Conference Centre and MTN Expo Center, Nasrec, the city’s biggest venue and in close proximity to Soweto. These venues will cater for all types of conferences and events and have ample space for the large international events.

For information and availability on any Johannesburg conference centres or hotel accommodation, contact us at http://www.venuepages.co.za where you will find a wide range of properties, not only in Gauteng but nationally throughout South Africa. With 16 years in the Professional Conference Organisers and Event Managers industry, our experience and expertise covers all aspects of Conference and Event specifications and client requirements. We are your one stop shop! Tel : 082 055 0102 or 0861 262 262.

Fro a free no obligation quote on conference venues in Gauteng or any other province of South African please contact Rosalie Howard on 082 055 0102 or complete the contact us form below.  We offer our services of sourcing venues for client as a free service earning commission from the venues we place work at.

CONFERENCE VENUES CAPE TOWN – LAGOON BEACH HOTEL

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What’s up in Cape Town on the conference venue scene?

SPOILT FOR CHOICE…..I have found, in the many years I have worked in the Conference Tourism industry that Cape Town more than any other South African city has ‘the mostest’ … literally hundreds of hotels and conference centres to select from in all areas. I will feature one of many because it really warrants mention …

LAGOON BEACH HOTEL in recent months completed a major refurb. and this, what was always a lovely hotel is even lovelier than before!

Because of consistently excellent service and tip-top standards, we have always supported this venue, which assures guests of quality cuisine, luxury and comfortable accommodation and friendly, helpful, well-trained staff, always professional yet warm and willing to go the extra mile.

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Situated in the most idyllic location, on Lagoon Beach, in Milnerton in Cape Town, with breath-taking views of Table Mountain. This is Cape Town’s second largest conference venue – Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa.
With direct access to the pristine Lagoon Beach strand and quick and easy access to Cape Town’s CBD… with the beach on their doorstep, plus the cheery, holiday vibe of the city, you have ‘ the best of both worlds’ whether on holiday or as a participant at a conference at this luxury four star hotel. 200 sophisticated en-suite rooms and suites, numerous holiday apartments, 9 conference venues and 4 world-class restaurants form the structure of this lovely venue. It’s close proximity to the renowned Milnerton Golf Course plus a short distance from Canal Walk (one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa) make LAGOON BEACH HOTEL a very appealing base when visiting Cape Town for any reason. AND, right at the hotel is a relaxing, superior Spa for those tired muscles at the end of a hectic day!

From this central location, guests might like to take short trips along some of the world’s best wine estates, most of which are a mere 50 km ride from Lagoon Beach Hotel and Spa. Whale watching from here is also popular and for those who enjoy an adrenaline shot, guests may launch themselves from one of the world’s highest commercial Bunji jumps and for something completely different, be entertained by South Africa’s unique, very own, brightly attired minstrels on hey days and special holidays!

This is where two mighty oceans meet and embrace, where fashion struts down catwalks that rival any, anywhere else in the world and where runners from every corner of the globe compete in the world’s most scenic marathon, where Table Mountain casts its gentle protective shade over a mixed, rainbow cultured nation, where a prison island hosted the world’s greatest liberation icon and where the finest wines in the country are made – CAPE TOWN is ‘where it’s at’ and filled abundantly with many varied attractions unique to Cape Town and the rest of the Western Cape. And LAGOON BEACH HOTEL & SPA is your central point from where you will reach all these world wonders without journeying far.

CONFERENCE VENUES

From the 9+ conference venues Lagoon Beach Hotel offers, all fully equipped with the latest technology, up to 600 delegates may be accommodated in the largest conference room, however the smaller groups are welcome with a minimum of 10 in their smallest venue therefore no matter how small or large, up to 600 delegates, you are all welcome at competitive rates.

This editorial was compiled and composed by Rosalie Howard from http://www.venuepages.co.za. Visit our website for an abundance of venues nation-wide. Send an enquiry for the area you are considering and we will handle the rest.

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