CONFERENCE VENUES NORTH COAST KWAZULU NATAL.

Conference venues North CoastThe KZN North Coast is one of the most picturesque, sought after conference and holiday destinations in South Africa.

With moderate changes in the seasons, the North Coast is a most suitable, all year round locality with the most desirable summers in the country.

Among many small, medium and larger hotels and/or conference centres, is a particularly notable venue; PALM DUNE BEACH LODGE.

Situated less than a half hour’s drive from King Shaka Airport, en route to Zululand’s Big Five game reserves and the St. Luca Wetland Park and Heritage site, this charming venue merges with a pristine stretch on the Dolphin Coast at Blythesdale Beach.

Palm Dune offers 44 en suite, air-conditioned rooms, two exceptionally well-appointed conference venues, seating up to 200 people, two sparkling swimming pools, a fully catered restaurant & bar, overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean at this point as well as a private tropical, decked Boma area for intimate weddings Braai’s and private dinners.

Palm Dune’s Team Building, which is hosted on the beach, adjacent to a Nature Reserve, offers a variety of activities, to support conference objectives.

Conference venues North CoastThe 200-seater larger conference venue opens onto a patio which is ideal for break away groups. In addition, the Auditorium, seating 47 delegates has a large screen and surround sound.

Accommodation in their 44 en-suite, air-conditioned rooms are also self catering units for holiday makers. For conference delegates, fully inclusive conference packages are offered and below is their current special for November, 2014.

CONFERENCE SPECIAL
November 2014

FULL CONFERENCE PACKAGE SINGLE @ R1280pp
FULL CONFERENCE PACKAGE SHARING @ R990pp
Includes conference facilities with accommodation, dinner, breakfast, lunch and tea breaks

DAY CONFERENCE PACKAGE @ R320pp
Includes conference facilities with lunch and tea breaks

Conference hall capacity up to 200 delegates (depending on set up)
Auditorium capacity up to 60 delegates (depending on set up)
20% Discount offered on Quad Biking
The Spa @ Palm Dune now available

PALM DUNE BEACH LODGE has remained consistent in their excellent standards and service since this venue was built in 2000. Owned by Brad Rayson whose understanding of hospitality and attention to detail ensures that their guests receive home-from-home service while remaining one of the most professional venues in the area. … In the hospitality industry, we refer to “Happy staff make happy guests”. This is most certainly how Palm Dune is run with their key members of staff having been with them since the operation began! In this industry, this speaks volumes!

Engela Muter is the Conference and Banqueting Manager on site and will tailor make your event to suit your budget, within reason, while ensuring their high standard remains in tact and that all your requirements are met.

Please contact Palm Dune for further information or to request a quotation

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Article written by Rosalie Howard

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CONFERENCE VENUES EAST LONDON, EASTERN CAPE

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East London, A charming, olde-worlde medium sized city, friendly and breezy is built between the Buffalo River and Nahoon River. The city which has formed around the only river port in South Africa and attracts visitors from far and wide because of its scenic coastal beauty along the magnificent east coast of South Africa. Sub-tropical in nature with most of its rainfall in spring and autumn.
East London is the second largest industrial centre in the Eastern Cape with the motor industry being the dominant employer.

Centrally situated …

The N2 motorway connecting Cape Town and Durban bypasses the city of East London, while the N6 highway joins East London with Bloemfontein. The newly re-built East London Airport is a mere 10 klm from the city centre and offers daily flights to all major South African cities.

The hospitality of the folk in East London is worth mentioning. It has remained small enough to be known in South Africa as one of the most friendly cities yet it is also large enough to offer all the mod-cons of a city while the delightful neighbouring resort suburbs have a distinctive air of holidays … here you can smell the sea.

CONFERENCE IN EAST LONDON

The ELICC (East London International Convention Centre) is possibly the largest international convention centre in the province and is a draw card to East London, for international and national conferences and seminars. This venture, while it was at first thought of as a brave one, has already proved that it is worthy of much that Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are with 3 and 4 star hotels within walking distance.

ELICC

While it is a central destination and while it is a popular holiday destination and well known for industry, East London is proud to present one of the most up-to-date convention centres in South Africa which also incorporates the 261 roomed, up-market Premier Hotel Cascades, with panoramic views of the pristine beaches.

HEMMINGWAYS – TSOGO SUN

Recently, while I was visiting my family in Gonubie, a delightful olde-worlde holiday town, approximately 9 klms out of the hubbub of the city itself, heading back towards the old Transkei Road, we spent a wonderful evening at the modern, large Hemmingways Complex which is built between the city and Gonubie and Beacon Bay. We attended a magical tribute to the BeeGees in the theatre which is located in the Casino area of the centre. As we were early, we stopped to have a meal at “Latitudes”, managed by Tsogo Sun, which is directly in front of the theatre. Our dining experience was memorable and I highly recommend this little restaurant to locals and travellers for outstanding standards of service, scrumptious meals at unbelievably reasonable prices. For example, my sister and I shared an Ox Tail meal, as we only wanted something light. This delicious dish was served to us, complete with a selection of fresh veggies and mashed potato for R84.00! … I wonder how many other restaurants of this top calibre can offer a large meal at this price? !

Latitudes is just one small part of the greater hotel within this modern, ample complex. The Hemmingways Hotel offers large, medium sized and small conference venues as well as over 100 rooms for accommodation. Being central between the city and the smaller suburbs or holiday villages around the city, it is a very convenient and desirable venue, managed with highly trained staff in attendance, excellent attention to detail and super smart service. A very impressive venue, unusual as it is not a stand alone hotel but a great part of the Hemmingways complex which is privately owned.

For more information on accommodation rooms, conference centres, function venues, contact us at Venue Pages on our telephone number 0861 262 262 or by e-mail on rosalie@venuepages.co.za or visit our website at http://www.venuepages.co.za and visit our blog posts on http://blog.venuepages.co.za. As we operate nationally, we can assist you with all your block accommodation requirements, your conference and seminar needs as well as your year-end functions and the like.

Other beauty spots nearby …

Gonubie … a mere 15 minute drive from the city, is a warm and friendly little village where many residents prefer to live because Nature has blessed this little town with one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches on the East Coast.

Fishing is a ‘national’ hobby in Gonubie and surrounds, where charters take off from most weekends, weather permitting. These must be pre-booked and may be done by contacting The Venue Pages or Rory Hare, the Skipper of a magnificent deep sea fishing boat on 082 787 5931.

Travelling towards Mthatha and Durban, East Londoners and visitors to Buffalo city are fortunate to have a number of picturesque coastal villages and holiday resorts within a short drive from the city … these include, Chintsa East and Chintsa West, Kei Mouth and the 4-star Inkwenkwezi Game Reserve and Conference facility, which although inland, is also very close to the sea with beautiful sea views, luxury tented accommodation and hotel rooms and a state-of-the-art conference centre. This coast line has remained unspoilt over the decades and is very reminiscent of the Wild Coast resorts.

Southern Sun Hemingways, East London

Situated in the scenic coastal city of East London in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, Southern Sun Hemingways takes its inspiration from the Key West home of famous writer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Ernest Hemingway. Gracious design is infused with sub-tropical elements, which result in a warm yet infinitely stylish hotel that instantly puts you at ease.

Step back into a time of elegant accommodation and well-thought-out features, as you explore the many sights that are found within the city and its surrounds. From the comfort of your base, the famous Eastern Cape beaches beckon, along with historical attractions and plenty of other things to see and do.

Southern Sun Hemingways Features

Each of the 108 en-suite rooms offered by the hotel was designed with comfort in mind. Décor is relaxed yet stylish, with furnishings carefully chosen to add to the Key West atmosphere. Features include tea and coffee stations, hairdryers, electric safes, air-conditioning, porter service, wake up facility and 18-hour room service. Double, queen and king rooms as well as a Presidential Suite is on offer. Smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms meanwhile can also be arranged on request.

Services and facilities offered throughout the rest of the hotel are equally well-appointed. A fitness centre is available to keep you in shape, conferencing facilities are on hand if you are here to work, and free high-speed WiFi is also offered. You can also enjoy access to Hemingways Casino & Entertainment Complex, along with delicious breakfast and dinner options at Key Largo Restaurant. There are many other restaurants and facilities found at the nearby Hemingways Mall should you feel like getting out and about.

Enjoy the sights and sounds of East London with the help of Southern Sun Hemingways – your sub-tropical oasis in the heart of the Eastern Cape.

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Review by Rosalie Howard – Venue Pages

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

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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…..

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Conference venues Durban – Riverside Hotel and Spa

Conference venues Durban

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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.

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