AstroTech Conference Centre

Conference Venue Gauteng With the combination of our wide range of facilities, our flexibility and our talented team ready to assist you, you can be assured of an unforgettable experience!

We not only excel at providing state of the art standard conferencing but in addition we offer a wide range of functions and events including:
• End of Year Events
• Office Functions
• Cocktail Parties
• Birthday Parties
• Dinner Functions
• Staff / Client Functions
• Business Breakfasts

So if you are looking for a great function, without all the stress and with a provider that you can trust not to disappoint, please contact Vanessa on 011 582 3366 or email at

Kind regards,

• Free Wi-fi
• Data Projectors included
• Free secure parking
• Fully equipped business centre
• State of the art equipment for all your audio and video requirements
• Multiple Break-away rooms
• Central location close to major highways
• Beautiful garden setting
• Air-conditioned rooms with natural light

Phone: 0861 262 262

AstroTech Conference Centre, Cnr 3rd Avenue & Anerley Road, Parktown, Johannesburg
For enquiries use the contact us form below or contact 0861 262 262



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.

November 2014

Includes conference facilities with accommodation, dinner, breakfast, lunch and tea breaks

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

Article written by Rosalie Howard

For availability and rates on Palm Dune Lodge, please complete the form below or click here 

Hotel with Conference Centres and Meeting Room Facilities – Venue for Hire

hotel with conference centres and meeting room facilities

Meeting room (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Throughout South Africa one can find a hotel with conference centres and meeting room facilities. There are many and many web-based portals or databases that one can use to search for these hotels with conference centres and meeting room facilities.

However one always needs to be careful that the chosen one will be able to deliver what is required for your conference, function or event. Brochures and PR publications do not always tell the whole truth and care must be taken to try to see through the marketing jargon and sales talk that is of course designed to sell the venue for hire.

A site inspection is the best way to decide if a venue for hire will be suitable for your conference in South Africa. By being on site and seeing for oneself the conference rooms and meeting facilities that are available as well as the accommodation rooms one can decide whether the venue for hire is suitable or not. Often these conference centres will offer the prospective client a meal and one can then see first-hand if the catering is of a standard that will suit the conference.

Often however it is not possible to conduct a site inspection for all possible conference centres due to the distance that often needs to be travelled to view the venues. If it is not possible to conduct a site inspection, then care must be taken and research conducted in order to make an informed decision. Reviews should be searched for online and opinions from as many different independent sources obtained so that an impartial decision can be made.

The services of an independent conference organiser or venue finder can also be used, but again care should be taken that the choices that that company put forward are not skewed in favour of the conference organiser due to greater financial benefits to them.

A list of venues should first be made by the client and then rates and recommendations requested from the organiser so as to avoid the organiser omitting various venues that they do not actively promote.

Find out from the organiser if they charge a fee for their services or if they rely solely on commission from the venue. An organiser who relies solely on commission may be tempted to put forward and recommend venues that compensate them with higher commissions. Be willing to pay a fee for the services of a conference organiser or venue finder because often they can secure better rates than the client due to the volume so of work they send these venues which results in the final price being the same as you may have secured yourself direct. The benefit of course is that you receive an unbiased service from the organiser so that you can make an informed decision of which venue to select.