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