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

Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal


Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei on Vaal

The Vaal countryside beckons all weekend travellers looking for a Stay and Wine experience at Maccauvlei on Vaal. Relish tasting flavourful wines coupled with comfortable accommodation at incomparable value during the 2013 Vaal Meander Wine Route. Maccauvlei on Vaal offers guests a country stay with an oak forest in the background and the adjacent Maccauvlei golf course only a few metres away. As part of the Vaal Meander Wine Route, the destination presents good wines blended to perfection by renowned wine estates such as Zorgvliet Wines and Spier’s Savanha range during your wine tasting.

This deal includes accommodation in one of Maccauvlei on Vaal’s cosy rooms, breakfast, a wine tasting voucher and a complimentary bottle of wine in your room. Don’t miss out on the Stay and Wine at Maccauvlei valid between 6 July 2013 and 17 August 2013 on weekends only (Friday to Sunday).  Make your booking now – call Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or contact 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

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal Facebook Photo Competition


Maccauvlei Facebook Photo Competition

Maccauvlei Facebook Photo Competition

Maccauvlei on Vaal has launched a Facebook Photo Competition, encouraging visitors to share their memories, experiences and stories of the early days at Maccauvlei with them.

With Maccauvlei forming an integral part of Vereeniging and the Vaal Triangle’s history, it is only natural to want to know more about its hay-days.

Do you have old photos from your or your family’s visits to the former Maccauvlei Learning Academy? Or a few memories to share about your golfing experiences at the Maccauvlei golf course? Perhaps you have a few stories to tell about the Kwaai Angus bar. Share your photos and memories with Maccauvlei on Vaal by posting them on your Facebook wall and tagging Maccauvlei on Vaal or send your photos and stories to press@pressonvaal.co.za.

What is a competition without prizes? Maccauvlei on Vaal offers you a choice of:

We look forward to taking a trip down memory lane with you.

For more information about Maccauvlei on Vaal and its offerings, 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 entertaining 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 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal’s first guests

Maccauvlei on Vaal has reopened its doors for business after signing a lease agreement under the same management umbrella as the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. After undergoing some renovations the country lodge and conference venue hosted its first guests for 2013 on 11 March 2013.

Two groups from SASOL attended Learning Needs Analysis Training and an HR on Boarding Pilot Workshop respectively over three days at Maccauvlei on Vaal’s newly named conference venues. The venue, Apple Orchard, was named after horticulturist, Otto Brandmuller’s son, Ernest, who took over from his father in beautifying the banks of the Vaal River and planted 28 000 apple trees beyond what is now the 14th hole on the Maccauvlei golf course. The Oak Forest conference venue was named after the forest planted by the original owner of Maccauvlei, Carel Kwaai Angus Pistorius. He planted the flourishing oak forest that defines Maccauvlei today.

Some of the guests were accommodated in Dormy House, dating back to 1927, and others enjoyed a comfortable stay in Oaks. All these rooms have been neatly repainted and refurbished, ensuring a pleasant stay for all guests.

Maccauvlei on Vaal looks forward to a year of many conferences, weddings and special events with many guests enjoying the hospitality and customer service from the staff at this lovely historically rich country lodge adjacent to the Maccauvlei golf course.

For conference, wedding, teambuilding and accommodation enquiries and bookings, contact Maccauvlei on Vaal 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

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