Matt’s Foundation’s Annual Charity Golf Day A Great Success

The Matt’s Foundation Annual Charity Golf Day took place on 17 October 2014 at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. The day proved to be quite a success as golfers descended to the golf course in support of raising funds for disadvantaged children in the Vaal.

Maccauvlei on Vaal @ Matt's Golf Day

Maccauvlei on Vaal @ Matt’s Golf Day

 

#Golfer on Riviera on Vaal Golf Course

#Golfer on Riviera on Vaal Golf Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We received a lot of support from Vaal businesses as well as individuals who took it upon themselves to take up our course. We would like to thank everyone for their support,” said the Matt’s Foundation Board.

Taylor Made @ Matt's Golf Day

Taylor Made @ Matt’s Golf Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adams @ Matt's Golf Day

Adams @ Matt’s Golf Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special thank you to the following supporters and sponsors of the event: Cloud 9 Golf, Riviera on Vaal Country Club, Zorgvliet Spa, Adams, Makro, MV Communications, Zorgvliet Wines, Bon Hotels, Broderick Marine, Taylor Made, Ashworth, DCD, Absolutely Perfect Water, Addidas, Tyre and Tube, Guvon Hotels and Spas, Claudia de Oliviera, Wimpy Vereeniging and The Terrace Grill on Vaal.

The funds raised during the event will go towards the Vaal Charities supported by Matt’s Foundation and their various needs.

#LovetheChildren

#LovetheChildren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Golfers @ Matt's Golf Day

Golfers @ Matt’s Golf Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

More golfers @ Matt's Golf Day

More golfers @ Matt’s Golf Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit www.mattsfoundation.co.za to learn more about the organisation and the charities it supports.

First Prize Winners @ Matt's Golf Day

First Prize Winners @ Matt’s Golf Day

Second Prize Winners @ Matt's Golf Day

Second Prize Winners @ Matt’s Golf Day

Third Prize Winners @ Matt's Golf Day

Third Prize Winners @ Matt’s Golf Day

Brand NEW website for Maccauvlei on Vaal!

The recently renovated Maccauvlei on Vaal, a country lodge and conference centre in Vereeniging, has come a long way since its doors opened February this year.

Not only has this conference veMaccauvlei on Vaal (1)nue been transformed into something spectacular, but new additions are also in process of being developed – one of which is the new Zorgvliet Spa branch which will open its doors soon. With such a transformation, it is only natural to have a website that displays the needed information and amenities of such a diverse establishment.

Have a look at the new website www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za, and see what all the hype is about! From weddings to conferences, year-end functions to leisure getaway packages – Maccauvlei on Vaal is the ideal destination for any event. Visit their website at www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za, or contact them via email or telephone: res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za / 016 420 2000.

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.

Bat & Owl Boxes at Maccauvlei on Vaal!

We are pleased to say that our new bat and owl boxes have been erected at Maccauvlei on Vaal! Clueless as to why we would erect these boxes at our establishment? Here’s why:

As occupants, we need to take responsibility for protecting the natural heritage of this area. Bat populations are very susceptible to high mortality because of their low productive rates, and there is scientific concern about the conservation status of bats, as many species of bats are increasingly affected by multiple actions of humans (NSPCA, 2012). By erecting bat boxes, bats are offered and alternative roost as opposed to habitation in residential areas. Bats also assist in insect control, so it’s a win-win situation!

Above: Bat box being erected at Maccauvlei on Vaal

As for the owl boxes, many owls hunt within residential and suburban areas and although food is available, breeding sites are not sufficient. By erecting owl boxes, the owls will utilise these boxes for nesting purposes. Owls staying in the area will assist with the control of rodents as well as numerous insect types. Feel free to come and have a look at our newly erected owl and bat boxes at Maccauvlei on Vaal, we trust that this will contribute to the conservation of our surrounding natural habitats and their occupants!

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Above: Owl Box at Maccauvlei on Vaal

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 your family Heritage at Maccauvlei on Vaal


Many South Africans still like to remind their children about where they come from. Maccauvlei on Vaal offers families the opportunity to celebrate their heritage with its Heritage Day accommodation package.

Heritage Day

Heritage Day

Families can enjoy the tranquility of the countryside at Maccauvlei on Vaal for only R440.00 per person sharing per night with kids under twelve staying for free. The accommodation package includes breakfast and kids’ activities, making this the ideal family breakaway.

The package is valid from 20 – 24 September 2013 and terms and conditions apply. A surcharge of R45.00 per meal applies to kids under twelve and the package is subject to availability.

To book your Heritage Day country break at Maccauvlei on Vaal, 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 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 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

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

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