Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal


Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal

The Vaal countryside beckons all weekend travellers looking for a Stay and Wine experience at Maccauvlei on Vaal. Relish tasting flavourful wines coupled with comfortable accommodation at incomparable value during the 2013 Vaal Meander Wine Route. Maccauvlei on Vaal offers guests a country stay with an oak forest in the background and the adjacent Maccauvlei golf course only a few metres away. As part of the Vaal Meander Wine Route, the destination presents good wines blended to perfection by renowned wine estates such as Zorgvliet Wines and Spier’s Savanha range during your wine tasting.

This deal includes accommodation in one of Maccauvlei on Vaal’s cosy rooms, breakfast, a wine tasting voucher and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room. Don’t miss out on the Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei valid between 6 July 2013 and 17 August 2013 on weekends only (Friday to Sunday).  Make your booking now – call Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or contact res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal’s wedding packages


Maccauvlei on Vaal is now open for wedding ceremonies and receptions, offering a variety of wedding packages to fit your pocket:

The My Fair Lady Wedding Package, at R250.00 per person, offers wedding couples the opportunity to get married amongst nature’s beauty with a lovely oak forest as your setting for the ideal outdoor wedding ceremony. Added to that is a wedding reception in Maccau Feathers featuring beautiful wooden interiors – a well appointed venue suited to your every need. Furthermore, this wedding package includes staff assisting in the setup of the garden wedding and the venue, standard crockery, cutlery and glassware, a three course buffet meal and a wedding coordinator to assist you on site.

My Fair Lady Wedding Package

My Fair Lady Wedding Package

Have the wedding of your dreams at Maccauvlei on Vaal by choosing the Lady Chatterley’s Wedding Package. From R330.00 per person, you can have a garden wedding ceremony, with the option of an indoor chapel. Your guests will be able to enjoy pre-dinner drinks followed by a delicious buffet dinner at your wedding reception in Maccau Feathers. Maccauvlei on Vaal will take care of all standard setups for your special day. Two rooms for the bridal party are also included in the package, where they can get ready for the big day. A wedding coordinator will also be available to assist you on site.

Lady Chatterley's Wedding Package

Lady Chatterley’s Wedding Package

Maccauvlei on Vaal’s Gatsby Wedding Package, charged at R420.00 per person, offers bridal couples the option of a wedding ceremony in the beautiful, historic oak forest with the option of an indoor chapel, or a more formal ceremony in Maccau Feathers with a red carpet, wooden floors and beautiful chandeliers. The bride and groom can also decide whether they would like to have their wedding reception in a venue or in Maccauvlei on Vaal’s main dining room. The package includes pre-dinner treats in the form of canapés and welcome drinks for your guests, as well as a three course meal. You can open the dance floor on Maccauvlei on Vaal’s newly restored dance floor, especially polished for your joyous occasion. Delight in a complimentary night’s stay for the newlyweds, including a romantic turndown and breakfast. The bridal party will also be provided with two rooms to get ready in for the occasion. The lodge staff will handle all standard setups for the ceremony and the reception, including standard crockery and cutlery. On the morning of your wedding, the bride can also enjoy a neck and shoulder massage, ensuring that she is as relaxed as possible when walking down the aisle.

Gatsby Wedding Package

Gatsby Wedding Package

Book your wedding at Maccauvlei on Vaal and enjoy professional assistance every step of the way. Contact Maccauvlei on Vaal Country Lodge and Conference Venue on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

 

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

 

For more information please contact: 

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Blankets and Beanies for Children


They say we need to be there for our brothers and sisters in need. Matt’s Foundation encourages you to be there for your brothers and sisters and their children this winter by sponsoring blankets and beanies for the underprivileged children of the Vaal Triangle.

Blankets and Beanies

Blankets and Beanies

Winter tends to catch us by surprise every year and we can never be prepared enough. Matt’s Foundation would like to collect and hand out blankets and beanies to children before winter truly catches up with us. This non-profit organization, supported by the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club and Maccauvlei on Vaal, provides underprivileged children in the Vaal community with basic needs like food and clothes and this time of the year, blankets and beanies are a definite basic need to keep children warm and assist them in concentrating on their school work, rather than trying to warm up their little hands.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club challenges local companies and individuals to get involved in this initiative and offers the person who donated the most blankets and beanies before 12 June 2013 the chance to win breakfast for two at Matthews Restaurant.

Volunteers are always needed at Matt’s Foundation. Should you want to sponsor winter warmers or assist in delivering blankets and beanies to the children, please contact Matt’s Foundation on 016 420 2245 or helpus@mattsfoundation.co.za.

 

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

 

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Old Sasolburg Road, Viljoensdrift

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

 

Phone:    016 420 2245

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Why a winter wedding is the perfect option

Winter weddings in the Vaal

Winter weddings in the Vaal

 

Would you consider a winter wedding rather than to get married in spring or summer? Is it too much to ask? I’d urge you to think again.

Not only is it more affordable to get married in winter, due to the fact that most brides want to get married in summer, but you could also use the season to your advantage by creating the most unique wedding ever. It is always funny to see how people compare different weddings they’ve been to. Something that is always mentioned during these comparisons is the similarities to previously attended weddings.

By getting married in winter, you decrease the possibility of using similar décor to that of your friends’ weddings and you give yourself the opportunity to think creatively. Not every bride is able to pull off a winter wedding that has everyone in awe. Make it a challenge. In fact, encourage your groom to come up with winter wedding ideas – you’ll be surprised with his creativity and knowledge.

Another reason for getting married in winter has to do with two lovely venues beside the Vaal River which provide scenic settings even in the colder, dryer seasons. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated on a bend in the Vaal River, boasts elegant wedding venues with the river featuring as one of the Resort’s photographic hotspots. Maccauvlei on Vaal is the ideal autumn or winter wedding venue with its historic oak forest and original wooden interiors.

For more information on these two venues and the wedding packages they have on offer, contact the Riviera on Vaal team on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or contact Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

About the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A Luxury Hotel that’s the perfect all rounder – be it entertaining the whole family or hosting that all important business event – located 45 minutes away from Johannesburg. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent view and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport to relaxing spa treatments, there’s a lot to be enjoyed. The 18-hole golf course is very popular, as is the 9-hole Pitch & Putt, which is a great activity for couples, families and teambuilding. Also on offer are various restaurant options. This resort offers a very family friendly environment.

www.rivieraonvaal.co.za

 

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal Facebook Photo Competition


Maccauvlei Facebook Photo Competition

Maccauvlei Facebook Photo Competition

Maccauvlei on Vaal has launched a Facebook Photo Competition, encouraging visitors to share their memories, experiences and stories of the early days at Maccauvlei with them.

With Maccauvlei forming an integral part of Vereeniging and the Vaal Triangle’s history, it is only natural to want to know more about its hay-days.

Do you have old photos from your or your family’s visits to the former Maccauvlei Learning Academy? Or a few memories to share about your golfing experiences at the Maccauvlei golf course? Perhaps you have a few stories to tell about the Kwaai Angus bar. Share your photos and memories with Maccauvlei on Vaal by posting them on your Facebook wall and tagging Maccauvlei on Vaal or send your photos and stories to press@pressonvaal.co.za.

What is a competition without prizes? Maccauvlei on Vaal offers you a choice of:

We look forward to taking a trip down memory lane with you.

For more information about Maccauvlei on Vaal and its offerings, contact them on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

 

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertaining options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

 

For more information please contact: 

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Auditoriums in the Free State


When thinking of auditoriums in the Free State, the only town or city that comes to mind is Bloemfontein. But, after Maccauvlei on Vaal reopened its doors in March 2013, the Free State got to add another auditorium to its list which is not only in the Free State, but also easily accessible from Johannesburg next to the Vaal River.

Maccauvlei on Vaal Country Lodge and Conferencing Venue, on the border of the Free State and Gauteng, has an auditorium large enough to accommodate at least 120 delegates. Whether it is for a conference or training, companies can now easily accommodate their employees at the same venue at an affordable price.

In addition to that, companies can also do team buildings, play golf and take part in snooker tournaments at Maccauvlei on Vaal.

For more information on Maccauvlei on Vaal’s auditorium or other conference and training facilities, contact 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

 

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options. Also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

What to look for in wedding photography


Weddings at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Weddings at Maccauvlei on Vaal

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, as well as Maccauvlei on Vaal boasts the perfect wedding photography opportunities. Therefore it is important to know what to look for in wedding photography to be able to capture every possible perfect moment on your special day.

The most important part of wedding photography is the photographer. As easy as it might seem, not one photographer has the same style as the next. It is the wedding couple’s responsibility to decide what they want from the photographer in terms of the end product, the style of photography and the amount of coverage. They also need to decide on the personality they want to portray from their wedding and they need to be sure to book a reliable photographer with a trustworthy track record.

Choosing a good wedding photographer would make things a lot easier in terms of which photographs to include. A professional photographer who has been in the industry for a while will be able to recommend key elements to include in your photos, making it possible to capture your most precious memories and the most important moments forever.

The wedding couple will need to decide on a photographer who will be able to understand what they want without too much direction. The perfect photographer for your wedding day would be the one who will be able to capture the story of the day and fit in some artistic portraits without interrupting special moments.

Should you need assistance in selecting your wedding photographer while planning your special day at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel or at Maccauvlei on Vaal, feel free to contact one of the venues who will be able to recommend a few local professional wedding photographers. Contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

Vintage pencil sharpeners at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Vintage pencil sharpener

It is not every day that you find usable pencil sharpeners on display in a conference room; let alone vintage hand-cranked pencil sharpeners. Maccauvlei on Vaal differentiates itself in that it offers conferencing delegates these kinds of services which not only attend to their needs, but also takes them back to times long forgotten.

With Maccauvlei on Vaal’s rich history, it is only natural to encourage their guests to relive times that have been long forgotten while visiting this lovely country conference venue. Maccauvlei on Vaal has therefore decided not to add pens to the conference amenities, but pencils, to still be able to use these vintage pencil sharpeners available in the conference venues. It will not only create many tongue-in-cheek moments amongst Maccauvlei on Vaal’s conferencing delegates, but it will also remind them how much things have evolved over the years.

If you plan on conferencing at Maccauvlei on Vaal, do not forget to sharpen your pencil every once in a while!

Interesting facts:

Did you know that the first patent for a pencil sharpener was designed in 1828?

In May 2011, tourism officials in Ohio put hundreds of pencil sharpeners in display which had been collected by Reverend and World War II veteran, Paul Johnson, who died in 2010. The oldest of these pencil sharpeners was 105 years old.

For conferencing enquiries at Maccauvlei on Vaal, contact them on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

 

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country venue in the Vaal, that offers quality conference and accommodation. Open to leisure and conference guests, Maccauvlei on Vaal has an extensive list of entertaining features including golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding options, photography weekends, culture weekends, future self-catering facilities and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

 

Phone:   016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Accommodation and Conferencing at Maccauvlei on Vaal


Accommodation at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Accommodation at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Accommodation:

Maccauvlei on Vaal is a country lodge and conference venue set against a backdrop of an oak forest. The destination showcases a range of bird life  which allows to effortlessly combine nature with comfortable hospitality. It is equipped with 94 rooms dotted on the property forming a village that includes cottages and rooms. Guests can enjoy a peaceful escape in the country which is easily reached by travelling just 45 minutes from the city. Maccauvlei on Vaal enjoys a rich heritage which guests can explore. The restaurant and dining area was once a favourite weekend haunt for the elite of Johannesburg society in its heyday; a place of much enjoyment, merriment and social activity; this area comes fully equipped with a dance floor and bar area; it still offers great fun with delicious treats on the menu.

Conferencing:

Corporate clients are welcome at Maccauvlei on Vaal, a conference venue offering a competitive value for accommodation and conference facilities. With conference venues that total to eight, the venue allows you to have any kind of event you require. The eleven syndicate rooms which are easily accessible make for great breakaway rooms during your business events. An auditorium that can host up to 120 guests seated cinema style, is one of the great features to the venue. There is also a boardroom available for corporate guests to utilise. The team building activities available at Maccauvlei on Vaal add a different dimension to the venue as most are done outdoors. Catch a whiff of the fresh air with various activities that include snooker, volley ball, squash, golf and outdoor chess.

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country venue in the Vaal, that offers quality conference and accommodation. Open to leisure and conference guests, Maccauvlei on Vaal has an extensive list of entertaining features including golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding options, photography weekends, culture weekends, future self-catering facilities and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal’s first guests

Maccauvlei on Vaal has reopened its doors for business after signing a lease agreement under the same management umbrella as the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. After undergoing some renovations the country lodge and conference venue hosted its first guests for 2013 on 11 March 2013.

Two groups from SASOL attended Learning Needs Analysis Training and an HR on Boarding Pilot Workshop respectively over three days at Maccauvlei on Vaal’s newly named conference venues. The venue, Apple Orchard, was named after horticulturist, Otto Brandmuller’s son, Ernest, who took over from his father in beautifying the banks of the Vaal River and planted 28 000 apple trees beyond what is now the 14th hole on the Maccauvlei golf course. The Oak Forest conference venue was named after the forest planted by the original owner of Maccauvlei, Carel Kwaai Angus Pistorius. He planted the flourishing oak forest that defines Maccauvlei today.

Some of the guests were accommodated in Dormy House, dating back to 1927, and others enjoyed a comfortable stay in Oaks. All these rooms have been neatly repainted and refurbished, ensuring a pleasant stay for all guests.

Maccauvlei on Vaal looks forward to a year of many conferences, weddings and special events with many guests enjoying the hospitality and customer service from the staff at this lovely historically rich country lodge adjacent to the Maccauvlei golf course.

For conference, wedding, teambuilding and accommodation enquiries and bookings, contact Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A welcoming country venue in the Vaal, that offers quality conference and accommodation. Open to leisure and conference guests, Maccauvlei on Vaal has an extensive list of entertaining features including golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding options, photography weekends, culture weekends, future self-catering facilities and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za