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!”

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.

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

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

New lease on life for Maccauvlei

Maccauvlei on Vaal

Maccauvlei on Vaal

A long term lease has recently been signed to manage what was formerly known as the Maccauvlei Learning Academy. Trading under the new name Maccauvlei on Vaal the venue holds much promise to accommodate the likes of both the corporate and leisure markets.

Maccauvlei on Vaal, set to launch its offering in March 2013, is now able to share in the experience of the same management team and principles as the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club.

“Over the past 10 years we have gained a lot of insight into our market’s needs at Riviera on Vaal and know what we have learned, coupled with our hands-on business management approach, and the use of existing marketing platforms will prove to be beneficial to Maccauvlei on Vaal and to promoting tourism in our region in general” commented Melanie van der Merwe, MD of Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club and Maccauvlei on Vaal.

There has always been a certain timelessness about Maccauvlei and the aim is to restore this timelessness and share the rich history with all its visitors. The revival of the Maccauvlei brand and taking advantage of all the property has to offer sees the potential to cater for various markets within the tourism sector.

Leisure visitors can look forward to options such as special golfing packages, sport group specials, fishing, bird watching, weddings, future self-catering facilities, culture weekends combined with small music and art performances in the auditorium and photography weekends to name but a few.

Corporates and groups will find the following on offer: conferencing, teambuilding, year-end events, exhibitions, government group deals, incentive travel, academic and training group specials and more.

Maccauvlei on Vaal aims to rank well within accommodation establishments within the Emfuleni district. With the rich historical background and the advantage of the adjacent highly ranked Maccauvlei golf course the current offerings, as well as possible product development will surely assist in diversifying the Vaal region’s tourism offerings.

To learn more about the exciting offers soon to be available at Maccauvlei on Vaal (www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za) contact 016 420 2000 or email press@pressonvaal.co.za.

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About Maccauvlei on Vaal

A quality conference and accommodation venue in the Vaal offering 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

End your year at the Riviera on Vaal

With 2012 approaching closure, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club is abuzz with year-end functions. There are still some dates available and companies are encouraged to book as space is limited.

With seven conference venues, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel can accommodate a multitude of companies at once. Some of the conference venues can be combined to create larger venues, enabling the accommodation of larger groups. The Riviera on Vaal’s Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant is also a very popular venue for year-end functions with a difference. Matthews Restaurant has proved to be very versatile in its offerings and facilities. Inyama Grill House adds to the Riviera on Vaal resort’s venues and is known as for its more laid back, yet cozy atmosphere.

For more ideas and venue information, visit the Riviera on Vaal’s blog, Blogonvaal, and browse through their Weddings and Conferencing section on . Book your venue at Riviera on Vaal Hotel by phoning 016 420 1300 or contacting them at 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 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@rivieraonvaal.co.za