CONFERENCE AND CONVENTION VENUES GAUTENG

Conference 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.

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Conference venues in Pretoria

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A little History on conference venues in Pretoria and Pretoria as a city

PRETORIA was founded in 1855, by Marthinus Pretorius, a Voortrekker leader. He named what is now, a bustling metropolis after his father, Andries, who was instrumental in the Voortrekker victory over the Zulus in the monumental Battle of Blood River.

Today the area has been renamed the City of Tshwane, but the CBD still keeps the name of Pretoria (which continues to be the administrative capital of South Africa)
The Union Buildings, central to South African history now represent the change South Africa endured. While the city is a governmentally significant city, it is also alive with culture, housing museums, monuments, theatres, hotels and conference centres as well as being the hub of industry in the region.
Affectionately known as “Jacaranda City” because of the over 50 000 Jacaranda trees that line Pretoria’s streets and carpet the city in purple in October. The first Jacaranda trees were imported from Rio de Janeiro in 1888 and became Pretoria’s signature. It is alarming to hear that the Jacarandas are threatening to become extinct in Pretoria soon. One can’t imagine Pretoria without the purple sky-line and floor …

The general area is also home to many nature reserves, parks and gardens, including the National Botanical Gardens and many small parks scattered across this pretty city.

The rich history of the area is also captured within several museums within Pretoria, such as the Transvaal Museum, National Cultural History Museum and many solid, old buildings that have been preserved as gems of the past

As with many of South Africa’s conference venues, those in Pretoria are of a high standard, with custom-built venues designed to international specifications. Pretoria, being centrally located as it is, is very popular as a conference, seminar and congress destination.

Central to the Midrand, Irene and further afield, one need look no further than the multitude of conference venues available from small intimate venues to the large, top-class hotels and conference centres in and around Pretoria.
Some venues, perhaps un-tried and certainly worth considering are:

The Owl’s Nest Wedding & Conference Centre (Rayton Conference Venues)

Set in the natural bush of the area, in the rolling hills of the Maghaliesberg, with a serene country ambience, The Owl’s Nest Wedding and Conference Centre provides professionalism plus a home-from-home atmosphere for delegates in conference.

Diep in die Berg Conference and Function Centre (Wapadrand Conference Venues)

The renowned Diep in die Berg Conference Centre is the ideal facility for the out-of-the-office conference, training or Bosberaad. Their all-purpose conference centre offers 7 conference rooms which can accommodate up to a maximum of 450 delegates.

PROTEA HOTELS offer a variety of venues throughout the area including Pretoria, and Midrand, all of which have a standard to uphold and are therefore reliable, consistently good with excellent service.

At Irene there is IRENE COUNTRY LODGE and LERIBA LODGE AND SPA at Centurion. The latter has, in recent times been thoroughly refurbished to a fine standard.

For all your conference requirements, visit our site on http://www.venuepages.co.za and send us your enquiries for conferences, seminars, meetings and related accommodation.

Article complied by Rosalie Howard

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)

Win with Intundla Game Lodge and Bush Spa, a Conference venue in Gauteng

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THE VENUE PAGES is happy to showcase this magnificent venue in the African bush, exuding luxury, peace and tranquillity and offering sumptuous cuisine, state of the art conference facilities, luxury accommodation, a luxury Spa and a wedding venue.
The Venue Pages together with Intundla Game Lodge and Bush Spa is running a competition where the winner of this competition will win a fabulous prize consisting of one night’s accommodation for two adults on a bed and breakfast basis.

Read this article and then simply answer the question below, leave your answer in the comments section, and click the Facebook Like or Twitter Tweet button and voila! You will be in! Good luck!

LOCATION

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Intundla Game Lodge and Bush Spa is located near Pretoria, 55 minutes from O.R. Tambo Airport and Johannesburg and a mere 30 minutes from Pretoria, situated in the Dinokeng region which is Gauteng’s Eco Hub.

Intundla Conference Venues
There are 9 Conference / Function Venues at Intundla Game Lodge and Bush Spa plus a Chapel, Restaurant, Lounge, Boma and Wine Cellar. A well equipped Business Centre is also available for guests.

On the bank of the dam is a sparkling swimming pool plus cocktail bar / lounge where guests can watch the spectacular bird life or sip cocktails while watching the magnificent African sunsets explode over the water. The Game Lodge is built around a dam with 37 luxury en-suite thatched chalets and an Executive / Honeymoon Suite.
Intundla Bush Spa and Wedding Venue

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The Bush Spa is situated approximately 1km away from the Game Lodge in the natural Bushveld. This small Lodge, with its luxury and “Out of Africa” unique style is perfect for Executive Meetings; Intimate Weddings / Functions / Bosberade or Romantic Getaways.

The Bush Spa has 8 Executive thatched en-suite chalets with an outdoor shower, luxurious bathroom, and private patio, all exquisitely decorated. The 4 Star African Bush Bar / Lounge / Restaurant leads out onto white beach sand and a large swimming pool. Adjacent to this is the intimate Boma where you can spend the night around the fire under the African stars.

The Executive Boardroom that seats 12 and a Spa area complete with Therapy Rooms, Jacuzzi, Steam Room and Outdoor Showers offers added facilities in comfort with professional yet personal pampering. Intundla Conference Venue is located in prime game reserve surroundings in Gauteng. The Conference Venue is close enough to Pretoria’s main business hub yet far enough away to achieve results, in the peace and tranquillity of the surroundings if you are hosting or participating in a conference, seminar or meeting.

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Top class conference facilities, natural environment, attention to detail, flexibility and efficient staff have ensured that Intundla Conference Venue remains a popular favourite for conference organisers, companies and conference delegates.. ….. It begins and ends in indulgence.

Competition Corner :

What SATOUR Star grading is INTUNDLA CONFERENCE VENUE AND LODGE proud to have?

Answers to reach us by 12 August 2013 when one lucky winner will be drawn and announced on our Blog (http://blog.venuepages.co.za).  Remember to leave your answers in the comments section and click the Facebook Like button or the Twitter Tweet button to stand a chance to win.

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

Brought to you in the interest of professional conferencing, home-from-home attention and outstanding hospitality by VENUE PAGES (www.venuepages.co.za)

For enquiries please click here and then make enquiry.

The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport, a conference venue in Gauteng

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The VENUE PAGES together with THE AVIATOR HOTEL O.R TAMBO are happy to introduce a new competition in our ‘Competition Corner’. This is a biggie and includes the following:

  • Bed and Breakfast for 2 adults
  • Pizza for 2
  • A bottle of good house wine

Read on to find out how to enter this competition to stand a chance of being the winner!

The competition will run for a month and we will draw a lucky winner on 8 August 2013.

Good luck!

Location.
Located in Kempton Park, The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport is near the airport and close to Festival Mall, and for the golf enthusiast, close to Kempton Park Golf Club and Modderfontein Golf Club. Other points of interest include the K90 Shopping Centre and Bonaero Park Shopping Centre

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Hotel Features.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool and a fitness facility.

Conference and Meeting Rooms
This 3.5-star property has a 24-hour business center with Complimentary wireless Internet access.

Small meeting rooms and technology support staff are available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point.

Larger conference venues are also available at this Kempton Park property, ideal for the national conference travellers who need a conference facility at the Airport or close by for a day seminar or business meeting.

A bar/lounge is open for drinks and room service is available during limited hours.

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A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning.

Airport Shuttle Service : The Aviator Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle service (available 24 hours) and residents’ parking is complimentary. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are also available at the Front Desk.

Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a terrace, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.

A total renovation of this property was completed in December 2010.

Accommodation Rooms at The Aviator Hotel O.R.Tambo
120 air-conditioned guest rooms at The Aviator Hotel OR Tambo International Airport feature coffee/tea makers and safes. Accommodation offers city, pool, or garden views. Beds are fitted with memory foam mattresses and premium bedding.

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Bathrooms feature showers with rainfall shower heads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Wireless Internet access is complimentary in rooms.

In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guest rooms offer direct-dial phones. 32-inch LCD televisions have satellite channels.

Should hotel guests request irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and hypo-allergenic bedding, Housekeeping is available all day, daily to assist with your special requirements..

Nearby places of interest
Kempton Park
The Theatre of Marcellus is a superb multipurpose state of the art theatre and is situated at Emperors Palace.

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The theatre can accommodate over 900 people in cinema style seating and harks to its namesake in Ancient Rome. The theatre has featured extensive international and local dance extravaganzas, musicals and plays. Included in the list of famous performers who have graced this stage are Nataniël, Johnny Clegg, Steve Hofmeyr, Kurt Darren, Barry Hilton and Casper de Vries. Television productions for ‘Jerry Springer’s Saturday Night’, ‘Noot vir Noot’ and ‘Dis Hoe Dit Is’ have also been filmed here.

Competition Corner
In order to enter this competition, simply answer the question below by leaving your answer in the comments section below.  Remember to click the Facebook Like button or the Tweet button on this post too and you will be automatically included in our competition and could be the lucky winner on 8 August!

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

Mention one unique feature in the guest rooms at The Aviator Hotel O.R. Tambo (any one)

Answers to reach us by 8 August. Good Luck!

Brought to you in the interests of professional conferencing, hospitality and home-from-home venues in South Africa by The VENUE PAGES (www.venuepages.co.za)

Watch our Blog for more exciting competitions on http://blog.venuepages.co.za

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