Riviera on Vaal recognized at Sedibeng Tourism Awards

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club is pleased to announce that they have been awarded silver, as well as a bronze certificate, at the Sedibeng Tourism Awards on 18 April 2013.

This family resort on the banks of the Vaal River has been recognized by the Sedibeng Tourism Authority under two categories: Restaurants and Eateries, and Luxury Accommodation. Matthews Restaurant, the Hotel’s child friendly Vaal River Restaurant, received a silver certificate in the category for Restaurants and Eateries. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel was awarded a bronze certificate for the Vaal River accommodation they offer under the category for Luxury Accommodation.

The Hotel’s General Manager, Charl Campher, complemented the staff for their collective contributions and effort in making this possible. “I know these things do not happen without a great deal of effort on the part of everyone,” says Campher. “Together we can accomplish great things.”

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club always strives to exceed their guests’ expectations by providing them with special experiences for special people and would like to thank all their guests for their continued support. Be on the lookout for the Resorts new upcoming winter promotions and packages and experience this family resort’s offerings first hand.

 

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 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@rivieraonvaal.co.za

Golfing and Fishing at the Riviera on Vaal

Greens Golf Festival

Greens Golf Festival

Are you a golfer or a fisherman? Well, the Riviera on Vaal caters for both on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of April this year with a Golfing and Fishing Festival bound to exceed your highest expectations.

The Riviera on Vaal Country Club invites all golfing and fishing fanatics to join in on the fun that will be kicking off on the Friday in the form of a golf day, followed by a competition consisting of teams that will play golf and fish for first prize on the Saturday.

This festival, aiming to raise funds for the revamping of parts of the Riviera on Vaal golf course, promises to be a fun affair, showing the potential of becoming an annual event at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, should the opportunity arise. With numerous golfing and fishing experts in the Vaal Triangle and the surrounding areas, this is the ideal outdoor activity to end off summer.

What to bring:

Golfers are responsible for bringing their own golfing gear. Should you want to book a golf cart, it is advised that you do so well in advance, as there are limited carts available. Golf carts can be booked at the Riviera on Vaal Proshop by contacting them on 016 420 1347.

Fishermen will need to bring their own fishing gear and bait. Fishing will only take place at the dam situated adjacent to holes 7 and 12 on the Riviera on Vaal golf course. Fishing in the Vaal River during the competition is strictly forbidden.

Contact Leon Kruger, the general manager of the Riviera on Vaal Country Club for more information on the rules and regulations regarding the Golfing and Fishing Festival.

Do you feel like joining in the fun, but you don’t want to take part in the competition? Come early, book a table at Inyama Grill House or at the SAB sponsored beer tent and join in on the festivities at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club.  For bookings at Inyama Grill House, contact them on 016 420 1300.

Weekend accommodation:

Thinking of making a weekend of it? Book your accommodation at the 4-star rated Riviera on Vaal Hotel or the 3-star rated Maccauvlei on Vaal. Contact Riviera on Vaal’s reservations team to enquire about accommodation packages on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or book accommodation at Maccauvlei on Vaal, just around the corner from the Riviera on Vaal Resort, on 016 420 2000 or reservations@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 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 and more. Additional activities on offer include snooker, squash and great outdoor teambuilding facilities, as well as a kids’ entertainment room featuring table tennis and other enjoyable kids’ activities.

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

Riviera’s Earth Day tips for kids


Earth Day is described as the day on which we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Riviera on Vaal, being a family resort, would like to see kids grow up in an environment where every day is Earth Day.

Earth Day tips for Kids

Earth Day tips for Kids

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated on the banks of the Vaal River, considers environmental responsibility as one of their top priorities. The Hotel boasts various kinds of kids’ entertainment options which gives them the ideal opportunity to teach kids how to make every day Earth Day by means of appreciating and protecting their environment.

Here are a few Earth Day tips for kids from the Riviera on Vaal that you can use to create awareness for Earth Day amongst children of all ages:

  • Many websites provide colouring pages and posters for Earth Day. Create awareness by handing earth themed colouring pages to kids to colour in.
  • Create Earth Day puzzles, word search games and mazes themed accordingly.
  • Have kids draw or paint pictures with weather themes.
  • Teach kids about the water cycle and what they can do to save water in fun ways.

Earth Day has been celebrated around the world since 1970. With kids having the most important stake in keeping the planet healthy it is necessary to create awareness from a very young age. As the saying goes: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

Let’s teach our kids to protect the environment for their kids and their kidskids thereafter.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club keeps children busy at Murphy’s Clubhouse, offering loads of fun, educational and stimulating activities. For bookings at this family resort on Vaal contact reservations on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

For more tips and quotes on environmental responsibility, visit the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club’s Pinterest board: Riviera Going Green.

 

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 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Close getaways from Jo’burg


Jo’burg is known as the one place where everyone is always running around – life moves at a hectic pace in this city. Whether you are running towards something or away from the hustle and bustle, you do get tired every once in a while and need a regular break to just get away from it all.

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Leisure:

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, situated only 45 minutes away from your Jozi-office, might be exactly what you need to get away from the city’s never ending race: A weekend getaway close to Johannesburg to relax and recharge. Finish off your week and then head for the border of Gauteng where the Vaal River’s tranquility will transform your mindset in no time. You might still reach the Vaal before dark and make it for the Resort’s popular cocktail hour, complimented by live entertainment and magnificent Vaal River views. After a relaxing weekend coupled with a massage or a facial at the Riviera on Vaal Resort’s Zorgvliet Spa you will be ready to face the city life with more panache than ever before.

Corporate:

Does your team at work need a boost or a change of scenery? Why not book a brainstorming session at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club or Maccauvlei on Vaal? The Riviera on Vaal Resort offers numerous four star conferencing and function facilities, as well as great conference accommodation, spa and golfing packages to choose from. Maccauvlei on Vaal Lodge and Conference Centre, with facilities dating back to 1926 when the Dormy House was built, also boasts loads of conferencing and team building packages, including three star country accommodation and the well known Maccauvlei golf course, which has been identified as one of the top 100 golf courses in the country. The conference facilities include a range of venues with added convenience of adjacent or inter-leading syndicate rooms, including vintage pencil sharpeners for a touch of nostalgia. Maccauvlei on Vaal can accommodate up to 180 guests sharing and provide training or conference facilities for over 200 delegates. Maccauvlei on Vaal consists of 8 conference venues, 1 boardroom, 1 auditorium and 11 syndicate rooms.

They say that change is as good as a holiday. Why not do it all in one? Bring your office to the Vaal and see how your colleagues’ attitudes change and what great ideas they come up with for your next venture.

Family:

Would you rather bring your loved ones for a quick family getaway? By all means! The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club promises special experiences for special people and who is more special than your loved ones? Book a dinner at Matthews Restaurant or pick a date on which the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant will be cruising the Vaal River and forget about the busy city life for a day or two. Murphy’s Clubhouse caters for children of all ages and makes their visit a memorable one on every level possible, including movie nights over weekends, fun, educational activities and kiddies turndowns with milk and cookies. You might also consider hosting your kid’s party at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel.

So, while you are on the run, why not run this by the ones you want to bring along to the Riviera on Vaal and book your stay? For accommodation, conferencing, spa, golf and restaurant bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or for a 3-star country living experience 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 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

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