Conference venues in Pretoria

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

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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.

Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort

Conference venue DrakensbergI recently had the pleasure of being invited to an educational site inspection at one of The Goodersons properties in the Drakensberg, Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort.

The last time I went there was probably 5 or 6 years ago and I was pleased to see that maintenance has been kept up at the resort. The rooms we stayed in were large family style self-catering apartments and they had been recently refurbished in both hard finishes and soft finishes.

These self-catering units are very pleasant with satellite TV, en suit bathroom, kitchenette with full self-catering facilities. They are suitable for both leisure guests on holiday or for conference groups. Because each unit has two separate en suite bedrooms conference delegates can lock their door between their unit and the shared lounge area resulting in two separate rooms. But if it is leisure that you are after, then the units are large and very comfortable. Each unit has a deck off the lounge area with beautiful views of the mountains.

The facilities at Drakensberg Gardens are also plentiful and we enjoyed some tennis, a play area for kids, pony rides and numerous walks into the hills. The benefits of these activities for leisure guests obviously speak for themselves and kids can be kept entertained for hours on end taking part in outdoor activities that they probably don’t get exposure to at home. A bit of fresh berg air and some exercise goes a long way in forgetting the TV. But for the rainy day there is DSTV to keep everyone entertained.

For your conference groups these outdoor activities can come in handy if you plan to do some team building or just some light-hearted interactive activities with your group. Often budget does not allow for a full-blown team building programme and the activities available here can be mixed and matched to create a fun-filled day for your conference group without the cost of bringing in a professional team building company. Should you require a team building company though, there is plenty of space and options for them to build a programme for you at Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort.

The existing conference venues that I remember from my last visit there have all been maintained to 3 star standards and offer a wide variety of choices in terms of plenary and breakaway rooms. The addition of the new conference venue Mashai is also welcomed giving your group a wider choice now of rooms for your conference delegates. So with a total of two conference rooms and a boardroom seating a maximum of 180 pax in the Rhino room the venue lends itself nicely to mid-sized groups. The accommodation available matches the numbers that can be seated in conference and if need be spill over accommodation can be outsourced to the time share on site.

There is a Wellness Centre on site consisting of a sauna and plunge pool, two Jacuzzis, two steam rooms, a 24 jet hydrotherapy bath (heated) as well as a fully equipped gym with cardiovascular circuit, weight training and juice bar. The Wellness Centre also includes Cellu-Beauty Wellness Retreat, which offers 5 treatment rooms (booking is essential).

For the golfing enthusiast, the Resort prides itself in the renowned Drakensberg Gardens Golf Club, the only 18-hole golf course in the Southern Berg (NGU affiliated). Known to be challenging but fair, the course is ideal for all golfers from seasoned professionals to the first time player.

So if it’s leisure or conferencing you are after give Drakensberg Gardens Golf and Spa Resort a try, you won’t regret it.

Win with Leriba Hotel and Spa, an award winning conference vennue in Centurion

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The VENUE PAGES is happy to announce that the sponsors of our latest competition is the newly refurbished, fabulous LERIBA LODGE HOTEL & SPA, an awrad winning conference venue in Centurion.

Some background … Leriba Hotel and Spa is a 4 and 5 Star (TGCSA) hotel nestled on 12 hectares of indigenous forest on the banks of the Hennops River. It’s strategically located and easy accessible from Pretoria and Johannesburg. Two years ago Leriba Hotel and Spa was awarded Best Luxury Hotel in SA at the AA Travel Awards and Hemingway’s Restaurant Best Fine Dining Restaurant in SA.

Last year Hemingway’s Restaurant was presented with the RASA Rosetta Award for Restaurant Excellence. The Rosetta award is an award given to restaurants that strive for Excellence in the Restaurant Industry. It is recognition of the highest honors for service excellence & overall contribution to the upliftment of the restaurant Industry. The Restaurant was also nominated for Best Fine Dining Restaurant in SA 2012 and received the Platinum Diners Club Wine list of the year for the third consecutive year.

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We are a proud to say that we are now a Gold member of the Heritage Environmental Management Company and International Green Globe certification, the largest and most successful environment management system and certification program of its kind in Africa at this stage. On a responsible way, we maintain and develop sustainable eco- friendly practices that benefit all of us.

We recognise and share the environmental aspirations of many of our customers and as a result implemented a program under the auspices of the Heritage Environmental Management Company of environmental friendly and sustainable practices to shrink our carbon foot print.

Leriba Hotel and Spa is the perfect setting for conferences, weddings, exhibitions and product launches. The conference centre and 73 luxury en suite hotel rooms all boast stunning views of the indigenous forest with abundance of bird life. Up to 1200 guests can be accommodated in 18 well equipped conference venues. Two award-winning restaurants offer dishes influenced by local produce, complimented by our extensive wine. The hotel also boasts a Spa and Wellness Centre, fully equipped gymnasium, physiotherapist on site and two swimming pools.

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Leriba Hotel Group, the hotel offers unequalled hospitality and in-depth understanding of every guest’s needs and provides a haven of natural elegance with luxury accommodation, excellent service and superior facilities. Please visit our webpage http://www.leriba.co.za for more information or contact us (012) 660 3300 or sales@leriba.co.za.
Competition Corner

And now …. The question to answer, to stand a chance of winning a luxury weekend at Leriba Hotel and Spa …

“How many conference venues does Leriba Hotel and Spa have on site?

ANSWERS TO REACH US BY 12 JUNE and should be left in the comments section below.  The lucky winner will be drawn and announced on this blog and via e-mail.  You will also need to click the Twitter Tweet button below, or Facebook Like button in order to stand a chance to win.

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Good Luck!

Follow our Blog on http://blog.venuepages.co.za for more competitions at wonderful venues throughout South Africa! We have plenty to give away!!

Brought to you in the interests of professional and efficient conference and event organising by The Venue Pages  www.venuepages.co.za

To enquire about conference rates and availability at this venue please click on contact us above and complete the form there.

Win with LERIBA HOTEL & SPA, a conference venue in Centurion

Conference venue in CenturionLERIBA HOTEL & SPA UNDERGOES A ‘FACELIFT’

THE VENUE PAGES together with LERIBA HOTEL AND SPA are running a competition in our Competition Corner and are happy to announce the awesome ‘Facelift’ this popular, well established venue is presently undergoing.

Leriba Hotel and Spa are sponsoring a weekend for 2 on a bed and breakfast basis in a magnificent 5-star Business Suite. All our readers need to do is read about the new Leriba refurb, check out the pictures and answer the question below to enter the competition!  Remember to leave your answer in the comments section and click at least one of the social media buttons (FB, Tweet etc.)

Leriba Hotel and Spa did undergo a facelift as part of its drive to satisfy the changing need of our loyal corporate clients. Leriba Hotel and Spa is widely regarded as one of Gauteng’s premier conference

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venues which received numerous awards including Best Luxury Hotel in SA [AA Travel Awards, 2011]; Overall Best Restaurant in SA [RASA Awards, 2011] and being nominated as one of the Top 10 Gauteng Conference Venues by Business Traveller and Venue of Choice by SA Conference Directory 2010.

To meet the demand of the ever changing business guest, Leriba Hotel & Spa has spent R5 million to resuscitate and upgrade 8 of our current 18 conference venues.

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The first phase included the addition of a new, state of the art conference venue, Kgotso 2 that can accommodate up to 100 delegates cinema style complete with dark wood furnishings, upscale fabrics, fireplaces and cozy lounges. The phase also included the completion of a private wooden deck overlooking the lush indigenous bush and Hennops River ideal for cocktail parties and corporate functions.

The second phase will be the revamp of the current Livingstone conference facility. The venue will now be able to accommodate up to 140 delegates. The final phase will include the upgrade of our current 4 star en suite rooms with design, décor and architectural elements to create a seamless standard of luxury as well as the addition of a luxury gymnasium for hotel residents.
Leriba Hotel and Spa, has reached new heights in the hotel and conference market. The hotel has been building and upgrading since March 2009 to improve the brand and offering to its valuable clients.

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The 18 well equipped, air conditioned venues can accommodate up to 1200 delegates per day. Facilities include high speed Internet, Wi-Fi, video conferencing and a wide variety of equipment available. Our generators will ensure that power failures don’t affect your conference.

Apart from new technology platforms, we also offer conferencing packages with a difference:

  • Bush conference packages [Conference in the bush for half the conference package rate]
  • Green conference packages
  • Make your own meal [can be integrated in the teambuilding process]

In addition Leriba Hotel and Spa boasts 73 luxury en suite rooms, two award winning full a la carte restaurants [open to the public] namely Hemingway’s Restaurant & Wine Cellar and Chapters Restaurant, overseen by acclaimed Chef Jan Botha and a Spa and Wellness Centre.

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With the 21st century conference facilities superbly incorporated within the lush indigenous gardens, delegates enjoy modern comforts in an environment that is so beautiful and peaceful, that business becomes a pleasure.

To view Leriba Hotel and Spa’s listing please click here or call 0861 262 262 to request a quote.

Competition Corner : To enter the competition, please answer the question below.  Leave your answer in the comments section of this post and remember to share or like the post on at least one of the social platforms available.

What is the maximum number of delegates Leriba Hotel and Spa can accommodate in a day?

Send your answers in a.s.a.p. The draw will take place on the 3rd December, 2012 when the winner will be contacted personally and will be announced on our Blog.

Good Luck!

The Venue Pages Team
http://www.venuepages.co.za
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