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.

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

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

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club


Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Accommodation:

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club is one of the prime destinations lining the Vaal River. Reaching a perfect balance between a relaxing getaway for the whole family and business activities, it gives a well rounded stay with many surprising treats. The Hotel presents guests with great river-facing accommodation consisting of 89 rooms to  comfortably reside in. There is a variety of room types to choose from ranging from Standard Rooms, Luxury Family Rooms, Executive Rooms and Garden Suites. Special touches include the daily delivery of a newspaper of your choice (on request) to your room. Families with kids can relish special kiddies turndowns.

Restaurants:

A tasty menu of eateries awaits guests at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club which encapsulates delicious dining on the Vaal River. Delve in one of the establishment’s three restaurants: Matthews Restaurant, Matthews Terrace Café and the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant. Matthews Restaurant is the ideal outing for a palate that displays food infused with African heritage cooked to perfection with contemporary flavours. Matthews Terrace Café is an alfresco treat that fully  enjoys the views of the Vaal River, its menu is filled with light meals and cocktails fit for fabulous outdoor dining. The Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant gives guests a perfect Vaal River experience – float on the pleasure cruiser while enjoying a wonderful meal.

Conferencing:

Treat your delegates to a conference with a difference when you choose the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club. An experienced conference destination which successfully combines sound business acumen with great facilities and activities for the ideal corporate event. The Hotel is equipped with six conference venues allowing it the luxury of being the perfect location for any kind of business event. Be it corporate getaways, business meetings and conferences; the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club can undoubtedly deliver. The bonus to the establishment is its dedicated team which will ensure that your every request is catered for. Additional activities include an 18 hole golf course, 9 hole Pitch n Putt as well the indulgent Zorgvliet Spa.

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

Easter Dining at the Riviera on Vaal

Easter Dining at the Riviera on Vaal

Easter Dining at the Riviera on Vaal

Easter is quickly approaching and the Riviera on Vaal’s restaurants are getting ready to spoil you with delicious Easter treats this year.

Matthews Restaurant will be offering an Easter Dinner on Friday, 29 March, at R220.00 per person. Children aged between 13 and 16 will be able to indulge in Matthews’ Easter treats at R50.00 per child and kids under the age of twelve can eat for free. These same terms and conditions for children will apply for Monday’s Braai Buffet Lunch which will be served at R180.00 per person.

Easter Sunday Lunch will be served at R220.00 per person and this will include an exciting Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny for the kids, which promises to be a very special experience. The Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant will also be heading out on an hour cruise on Vaal between 15:00 and 16:00 on Sunday afternoon at R60.00 per person.

To dine at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club over the Easter Weekend, bookings are essential. Make your reservations by calling 016 420 1300 or send an email to reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za to avoid disappointment.

 

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

Easter is family time at the Riviera on Vaal

Easter Family Time

Easter Family Time

As one of the Vaal Triangle’s most sought after family resorts, the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club has created an accommodation package for the Easter weekend to highlight the importance of family time.

With rates from as low as R900.00 per night per person sharing, family rates of R1180.00 per night per person sharing and kids aged under 12 staying for free in a family room, the Resort caters for everyone this Easter season. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel’s family rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children, which is ideal for a quick family getaway to a Resort which is just a stone’s throw away from Johannesburg. These packages are valid from 29 March to 1 April 2013, including dinner, bed and breakfast.

The visit will also be packed with family fun and loads of special experiences for special people as the brand promises.Some draw cards include kids’ activities, kids’ turndown and access to Murphy’s Clubhouse. Children will also be able to join the Easter Bunny for an Easter egg hunt on Sunday and families can enjoy a game of Pitch and Putt for two adults and two kids at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. The on-site Zorgvliet Spa also ensures for some relaxation on Vaal with a Lighten Up Delight Easter treat at R330.00 per person, valid until the end of April.

For bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club 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 1300

Fax:         016 455 6125

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Inyama: Food fun for the whole family

Inyama Summer Menu Launch - for the whole family

Inyama Summer Menu Launch – for the whole family

Inyama Grill House has just launched their new summer menu, which is sure to attract many a local and non-local guest to feast on delectable grilled dishes and accompaniments. The menu caters for golfers and non-golfers; ideal for casual dining for the whole family and justifies a meat eater’s paradise.

The menu is sure to delight all with a multitude of flame grilled dishes served with vegetables and your choice of chips, rice or potatoes. For those special evenings out, Inyama boasts delicious starters to indulge in. On the desserts’ side Inyama has included traditional favourites like Malva pudding as one of the choices to end off a delicious meal. Also be sure to try the old popular favourites like steak with a choc chili sauce and their well known baskets. A must to try is the great tasting Mexican Burger which is a new take on the original Hawaiian Burger. Inyama’s menu also offers kids favourites such as coke floats and a variety of milkshakes.

Come and experience a great treat suitable for the whole family. For bookings at Inyama Grill House, contact 016 420 1300 or enquire at reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za.

Matt’s Foundation’s annual Garage Sale and Potjie Competition

Vereeniging, Gauteng (October 3, 2012) Matt’s Foundation will be hosting their annual Garage Sale and Potjiekos Competition at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club on Saturday, 13 October 2012. The aim of the day is to generate funds for Matt’s Foundation and competition entrants will be given the option to donate portions of their pots’ revenue to Matt’s.

Teams, consisting of a minimum of one and a maximum of four members, can participate for only R100.00 per team. They can start their fires at 09:00 and their pots must be ready for judging at 14:00. There will be lots of great prizes up for grabs, including one for the most disorganized team.

A garage sale will also take place at the same time as the competition, adding some more entertainment to the day and to raise even more funds for the Foundation. Inyama’s potjie will be available at R30.00 per plate and there will be live entertainment by Bruno and Lloyd. Kids can have fun on the jumping castle or on the Pitch and Putt course at the Riviera on Vaal Country Club. If you enjoy a good draft, you’re in for a treat as drafts will be available from the beer tent at R12.00 each. Should you decide to buy two drafts, Inyama will include a jelly shot for free.

Be sure to join us on 13 October 2012 – it’s going to be a greatly entertaining day out for the whole family – all in aid of a great cause.

For entries and more information, contact Matt’s Foundation on 016 455 6100 or helpus@mattsfoundation.co.za.

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About Matt’s Foundation

Matt’s Foundation endeavor to assist in making a difference to the lives of under-privileged children in the Vaal community, by raising funds, donations and events. Funding community-based organisations – such as foster homes, safe houses and children’s care centres – working with some of our most vulnerable children for their most basic needs like food, clothing, special education needs and medical care. These children have all been made susceptible through circumstances beyond their control.

For more information please contact:

Renate de Villiers

MV Communications

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:  016 455 6100

Fax:      016 455 6125

Email:  press@rivieraonvaal.co.za