A New Era for the Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

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After acquiring and managing the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club since 2003, the owners have decided to enter into a long term lease agreement with the well established group, BON Hotels. As of 3 April 2014, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel will be operated by BON Hotels.  The adjacent Riviera on Vaal Country Club and Zorgvliet Spa will remain under the owner’s management.  Zorgvliet Spa recently moved its location, now situated at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. A new Zorgvliet Spa branch at Maccauvlei on Vaal has also recently opened its doors.

“We were very fortunate that BON Hotels employed the majority of the Hotel’s current staff,” says Melanie van Schalkwyk, co-owner of the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club and owner of Zorgvliet Spa. “I am very excited about this new beginning for Riviera on Vaal Hotel, as BON Hotels will certainly add value to our property in the years to come.”  The hotel will be re-named, BON Hotel Riviera on Vaal.

In the words of Guy Stehlik, CEO of BON Hotels, “We look forward to waking her up to her former glory, with a more modern look and feel and a particular focus on providing excellent service to clients, suppliers and most of all, the guests!”

Festive Gents Breather at Zorgvliet Spa


As the year draws to a close, Zorgvliet Spa invites all gents for a Festive Breather. You’ve worked well throughout the year and now it’s time to reward yourself with some hard earned relaxation. Take a breather and chill out at the Vaal day spa which welcomes all men who take relaxation seriously.

Festive Gents BreatherEnjoy an African Foot Scrub where your feet will be soaked, scrubbed and massaged. This is followed by an intense Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage designed to relieve any accumulated tension. A Scalp Massage will take your mind off any stress and guide you to ultimate relaxation.

Be sure to book yourself a Festive Gents Breather at Zorgvliet Spa this season. It will only cost you R370.00 and the rewards will be never ending. Contact Zorgvliet Spa on 016 420 1314 or enquiries@zorgvlietspa.co.za to reserve your place.

Christmas DIY for kids


It’s scary to think that Christmas is around the corner once again! But for kids this means family, presents and crafts!

Here are some great DIY Christmas ideas for kids – the ideal way to keep them busy over weekends and during the long summer holiday.

Christmas DIY

Christmas DIY

Make your own tree ornaments:

Collect all the old buttons lying around at home and create your own tree ornaments from that. Glue them together and tie a pretty ribbon around them to hang it on your Christmas tree this year.

Make your own rustic Christmas tree:

Pick up some branches from your garden. Remember to use different shapes and sizes. Fill a vase (preferably glass) halfway with pebbles or stones to help anchor your Christmas tree. If you want to paint some of the branches, remember to sand them first to remove all dirt and loose bark. Use a white undercoat if you are using bright colours. You don’t have to paint all of the branches – be creative and dip some of the branch tips in glue and glitter or even acrylic paint for a modern look. Plant the branches in the vase and hang a few Christmas decorations to finish off your rustic Christmas tree.

Decorate your own Christmas wish can:

Christmas gifts are always something to look forward to. Decorate your own Christmas wish can and whenever you think of something you would like to have for Christmas, write it on a piece of paper and put it in the can. That way Father Christmas will know exactly what to give to you on Christmas evening.

Make a Christmas gift for your teacher:

Need some brownie points? Bake a few brownies and fill a mason jar with it. Tie a red or green ribbon around it with a note that reads: Merry Christmas! Toffee apples are also a good idea for Christmas gifts.

DIY gift wrap:

With gift wrap being so expensive during Christmas time, why not make your own? This way the gifts you hand out have an extra personal touch. Take blank sheets of wrapping paper (brown, white, green, red, silver or gold) and paint your own creative shapes and pictures onto it. Make thumbprints, draw Christmas trees, make hand and foot prints and make pictures from it. Think out of the box and have fun with paint and paper!

Kids can also enjoy some of these DIY craft activities at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club’s Murphy’s Clubhouse. Contact Reservations on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za for more information. Maccauvlei on Vaal also offers a kiddies playroom. They can be contacted on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

Accommodation on Vaal: Corporate or leisure – we’ve got you covered!


It is that time of year where everyone is looking for accommodation – whether it is for a quick weekend break to prepare for the last stretch of 2013 or the long December school holiday we are all looking forward to.

Accommodation on the Vaal River

Accommodation on the Vaal River

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club has once again put together some accommodation packages, not only for the holiday season, but also for those of us who need to stay rather than play. These packages are ideal for both weekend getaways and holidays, as well as for corporate visits if need be:

Break away:

The Riviera on Vaal offers guests a Breakaway Deal from R750.00 per person sharing per night, including one night’s accommodation and breakfast. This deal is perfect for a weekend getaway to forget about our busy week of meetings and traffic.

Keep it romantic:

Even though Valentine’s Day is long gone, it is still important to let her feel special. Treat her to some romance in the Vaal with the Riviera on Vaal’s Romance in the Vaal package, where romance is always in season. This package includes garden suite accommodation, complimentary cocktails at Matthews Terrace Café, spectacular Vaal River views, a romantic dinner for two at Matthews Restaurant, a special turndown and a complimentary floatation pool session at Zorgvliet Spa.

Bring the family:

Have you only been able to visit the Riviera on Vaal for business? Well, now is your chance to show your family the view too! Treat them to a family getaway at the Riviera on Vaal with the Watersport Getaway package, which includes Pitch & Putt, breakfast, a picnic basket (catered to your needs) and a watersport voucher to the value of R500.00.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club has also extended its ever so popular Golf and Stay and Stay and Spa packages. Stay at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel at R1080.00 per person sharing per night and enjoy breakfast, dinner and a round of golf for two included in the price. The round of golf could also be substituted for a massage at Zorgvliet Spa, subject to availability. Alternatively you can also stay at the Hotel for only R940.00 per person sharing per night and have breakfast and a spa voucher of R500.00 per couple included in the package.

All you need to do is to decide on a date and book your package! Contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club for more information and bookings on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

Keeping the Vaal River clean


Keeping a river like the Vaal River clean could be quite the challenge.

With the Vaal River being the largest tributary to the Orange River and the second longest river (1210 kilometers) in South Africa, it is challenging to get buy-in from the whole country to acknowledge their environmental responsibility. The Vaal River is a key water source for the country, supplying water to South Africa’s industrial heartland, including Johannesburg and Pretoria. It forms an integral part of the Vaal’s wonderland for bird life and fish. If we don’t keep it clean, we endanger our natural ecosystems.

Keeping the Vaal River clean

Keeping the Vaal River clean

In March 2012, the Department of Water Affairs’ spokesperson, Mandla Mathebula, confirmed that reports indicated that the Vaal River will be unfit for human consumption in 2014.

Pollution in the Vaal River is caused by a variety of sources, including waste water works, acid drainage from mines, locals emptying their trash into the river as if it is a dump yard and the lack of sanitation supplies.

Nelson Mandela once said: “We attach a great deal of importance to the question of the environment because until we do things which show how much we value the environment, we are not going to be able to have a healthy society in the world.”

How can we assist in preserving the Vaal River’s cleanliness to create a healthier local society in the Vaal Triangle?

  • Government should take better care of the rural and under-developed populations.
  • Rural populations should be educated on sanitation and clean water supplies.
  • Local companies should join forces with organisations that have the same passion about environmental responsibility. (SAVE is a non-profit organisation which focuses on protecting and maintaining the environmental integrity of the Vaal River).
  • Day visitors and tourists who visit the Vaal for water sport adventures should act in an environmentally responsible manner when it comes to plastic bottles, tin cans, etcetera.
  • Mines and municipal waste water treatment works should maintain their waste systems on a regular basis.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, as well as its sister company, Maccauvlei on Vaal, takes their responsibility to the environment very seriously and encourage you to join them in protecting the Vaal River from pollution.

Celebrate Heritage Day at the Riviera on Vaal


The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club invites you to celebrate Heritage Day with a mouth-watering South African braai buffet on 24 September 2013 from 12:00 to 14:00.

National Braai Day

National Braai Day

Bring your family and friends and pay only R165.00 per person for an array of delicious braai favourites, including Karoo Lamb Loin Chops, Mielie Pap, Corn on the Cob, Sugar Baked Pumpkin, Marinated Mushrooms, Chef’s Mixed Greens, true South African desserts and more. Celebrate the South African heritage in the best possible way with true South African food.

For bookings call the Riviera on Vaal Hotel on 016 420 1300 or contact Reservations on reservations@rivieraonvaal.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

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Appreciate your Secretary


Life happens to pass us by, just as moments of appreciation do. With Secretary’s Day around the corner, we are given the opportunity to show them how much they are appreciated. As a busy CEO of a major company, we sometimes forget how important it is to feel noticed within the company.

Secretary's Day

Secretary’s Day

Show your secretary that all the hard work, effort and trouble are noticed and that you appreciate every possible endeavor to make your life easier. The Riviera on Vaal group offers you as CEO or manager a few options to choose from to show your appreciation on Secretary’s Day:

For more information on what the Riviera on Vaal, Zorgvliet Spa and Maccauvlei on Vaal has to offer, contact them here:

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club: 016 420 1300 / reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za

Zorgvliet Spa: 016 420 1314 / zorgvlietspa@rivieraonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal: 016 420 2000 / 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 on the banks of the Vaal River. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent river views and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport, conferencing and river cruising 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 only 45 minutes away from Johannesburg, offering 92 rooms, 8 conference rooms, 1 boardroom, an auditorium and a lapa. Situated next to the Maccauvlei golf course, evidently also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

Three guides for choosing your wedding venue


Choosing the best venue for your wedding is an important part of your wedding planning. This is where you will celebrate a significant milestone in your life and the first thing your guests will see on your wedding day. Make sure the wedding venue you choose answers all the points that will help you choose the best possible option to host your wedding.

Guides to choosing a wedding venue

Guides to choosing a wedding venue

Your wedding theme

First decide what kind of look you’re going for: the kind of style you want for your wedding and the colours you’re going to use and the overall theme. Once that’s decided, you can start searching for wedding venues that suit your wedding theme or style.

The size of your wedding

How big do you want your dream wedding to be? Have you always wanted a huge wedding with everyone you know present? Or do you want a more intimate affair with only your nearest and dearest attending? The size of your wedding will help you narrow down your wedding venue selection. For big weddings you will look at country club and hotel wedding venues and for a more intimate or small wedding a restaurant or even a floating restaurant would be the perfect setting.

Your wedding budget

Perhaps one point that can sober your wedding dreams in one fell swoop – the dreaded BUDGET. What kind of wedding can you really afford? Work out the numbers and see what you’re willing to spend. You can opt to splash out on your wedding venue and cut back on drinks or decorations. Discuss ideas on how you can get what you really want and how to get around any challenges. Remember to also look at the option of having your wedding in off-peak seasons. That decision alone can shave your wedding venue expense quite a lot. Explore DIY options; what can you do yourself – wedding decorations, invitations, favours etc.

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 on the banks of the Vaal River. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent river views and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport, conferencing and river cruising 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

Riviera on Vaal’s Christo Roos wins 2013 PGA Apprentice Championship


The new Professional Golfers Association Apprentice Champion is none other than Riviera on Vaal Country Club’s Christo Roos. Winning his first major golf title, Roos bagged this win with an impressive 69 shots in the first round playing the East course and 73 in the second round playing the West course. “I finished the first day of the tournament leading by six shots; I played my best round on the most difficult course,” said the proud golfer.

PGA Apprentice Championship winner, Christo Roos

PGA Apprentice Championship winner, Christo Roos

The tournament took place at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington course.  Roos beat a total of 90 other golfers, playing 36 holes over the two day tournament. There were players from all over South Africa and some from neighbouring countries such as Botswana and Zimbabwe. Roos walked away from the win with a monetary prize as well as the chance to represent South Africa in the World Finals taking place in Australia later this year.

Now in the third year of his PGA training, Roos started playing golf under the encouragement of his father at the tender age of four years. The game of golf runs in his family with his older brother, sometimes mistaken for his twin brother, also being a qualified PGA Professional. “I enjoy playing golf because it doesn’t feel like work. I get to do what I teach on the course. When I play I get to practise and get away from everything,” said the budding professional.

The Riviera on Vaal Country Club’s General Manager, Leon Kruger said: “Christo has made us very proud by winning. He played an excellent game and deserves the Championship. He has been with the Riviera on Vaal Country Club for the past two and half years and he continues to add value to our company.”

Christo Roos gives golf clinics and lessons at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. He says that he enjoys playing the Vaal River golf course because of its layout and views. He also enjoys interacting with the club members.  His golf tip is that you should focus on your rhythm and to keep from hitting the ball too hard.

 

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 on the banks of the Vaal River. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent river views and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport, conferencing and river cruising 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

 

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

 

Phone:    016 420 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

86 Years of Special Experiences for Special People


Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, known for its special experiences for special people, will be celebrating its 86th birthday on the 29th of August 2013.

In celebration of this Vaal River family resort’s birthday, locals and tourists are encouraged to experience its brand promise first hand without having to empty their pockets completely. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel will be offering accommodation at only R860.00 per person per night sharing (Monday to Thursday), as well as a Friday dinner buffet of only R86.00 per person. These specials will be valid from 29 August to 30 September 2013 – subject to availability. In addition to this, the Riviera on Vaal will also be donating 86 cents of every sale made during the birthday month to their CSI initiative, Matt’s Foundation – supporting underprivileged children in the Vaal.

Plan ahead and make September a month of celebrations at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club. For more information on the Riviera on Vaal’s birthday packages and promotions, contact them on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.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

 

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV COMMUNICATIONS

 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:    016 420 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za