SATA Joins Maccauvlei on Vaal!

Maccauvlei on Vaal

    – Maccauvlei on Vaal

An exciting new partnership was formed between the South African Training Academy Group (SATA) and Maccauvlei on Vaal, a well established conference and training facility in Vereeniging. SATA is a registered Private Further Education and Training Institution with the Education Training and Development Practice SETA.

SATA will be offering In House and Public training interventions, and Maccauvlei on Vaal will become the Campus of Choice for all their public training interventions. In future plans, Maccauvlei on Vaal will also become the Main Campus for the Higher Education Company. Comprising of ample accommodation (94 rooms), SATA will utilise this for their distance learning component.

Maccauvlei on Vaal is excited about this new venture, and believe it will be mutually beneficial for both companies. Maccauvlei on Vaal, previously known as Maccauvlei Learning Academy, was a training centre for Anglo American for over 26 years, and consists of all the facilities necessary for education in this form. SATA and Maccauvlei on Vaal are looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship.

For more information contact res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za / 016 420 2000.

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.

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

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.

Compete with your pot and shop ‘til you drop


Compete with your pot and shop ‘til you drop at Matt’s Foundation’s annual Potjie Day and Garage Sale taking place at Maccauvlei on Vaal on 16 November 2013.

Potjie Day & Garage Sale

Potjie Day & Garage Sale

Enter your team of four at a cost of R120.00 per team and show us what you’ve got cooking in your pot. Teams are expected to bring their own meat and vegetables for the Matt’s Foundation potjie competition; rice, bread rolls and salad will be provided. Cooking kicks off at 09:00 and your potjie should be ready for adjudication at 14:00.

The day promises to be great fun for everyone, including the ever-so-popular Garage Sale, a beer tent and a jumping castle for the kids, as well as live entertainment and loads of exciting prizes. For those who don’t want to take part in the competition, potjiekos will also be sold at R30.00 per plate.

Matt’s Foundation is a non-profit organisation in the Vaal Triangle providing in the basic needs of underprivileged children in the community. This annual Potjiekos Day and Garage Sale assists the organisation in raising funds to be able to treat these kids with Christmas presents at the end of the year. The community is invited to be part of this great initiative.

To enter your potjiekos team or to volunteer, contact Ilza-Louise on 016 420 2245 or helpus@mattsfoundation.co.za.

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

Appreciate your Secretary


Life happens to pass us by, just as moments of appreciation do. With Secretary’s Day around the corner, we are given the opportunity to show them how much they are appreciated. As a busy CEO of a major company, we sometimes forget how important it is to feel noticed within the company.

Secretary's Day

Secretary’s Day

Show your secretary that all the hard work, effort and trouble are noticed and that you appreciate every possible endeavor to make your life easier. The Riviera on Vaal group offers you as CEO or manager a few options to choose from to show your appreciation on Secretary’s Day:

For more information on what the Riviera on Vaal, Zorgvliet Spa and Maccauvlei on Vaal has to offer, contact them here:

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club: 016 420 1300 / reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za

Zorgvliet Spa: 016 420 1314 / zorgvlietspa@rivieraonvaal.co.za

Maccauvlei on Vaal: 016 420 2000 / 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 on the banks of the Vaal River. The hotel offers guests varied options for families with small children, romantic couples or business guests. It boasts a magnificent river views and friendly and efficient staff, always committed to giving each individual guest the very special experience they deserve. From water sport, conferencing and river cruising 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 lodge and conferencing venue in the Vaal, open to both leisure and conference guests. Maccauvlei on Vaal has a variety of entertainment options only 45 minutes away from Johannesburg, offering 92 rooms, 8 conference rooms, 1 boardroom, an auditorium and a lapa. Situated next to the Maccauvlei golf course, evidently also on offer are golfing packages, sport group accommodation, bird watching, wedding venues, photography and culture weekends and more.

www.maccauvleionvaal.co.za

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’s wedding packages


Maccauvlei on Vaal is now open for wedding ceremonies and receptions, offering a variety of wedding packages to fit your pocket:

The My Fair Lady Wedding Package, at R250.00 per person, offers wedding couples the opportunity to get married amongst nature’s beauty with a lovely oak forest as your setting for the ideal outdoor wedding ceremony. Added to that is a wedding reception in Maccau Feathers featuring beautiful wooden interiors – a well appointed venue suited to your every need. Furthermore, this wedding package includes staff assisting in the setup of the garden wedding and the venue, standard crockery, cutlery and glassware, a three course buffet meal and a wedding coordinator to assist you on site.

My Fair Lady Wedding Package

My Fair Lady Wedding Package

Have the wedding of your dreams at Maccauvlei on Vaal by choosing the Lady Chatterley’s Wedding Package. From R330.00 per person, you can have a garden wedding ceremony, with the option of an indoor chapel. Your guests will be able to enjoy pre-dinner drinks followed by a delicious buffet dinner at your wedding reception in Maccau Feathers. Maccauvlei on Vaal will take care of all standard setups for your special day. Two rooms for the bridal party are also included in the package, where they can get ready for the big day. A wedding coordinator will also be available to assist you on site.

Lady Chatterley's Wedding Package

Lady Chatterley’s Wedding Package

Maccauvlei on Vaal’s Gatsby Wedding Package, charged at R420.00 per person, offers bridal couples the option of a wedding ceremony in the beautiful, historic oak forest with the option of an indoor chapel, or a more formal ceremony in Maccau Feathers with a red carpet, wooden floors and beautiful chandeliers. The bride and groom can also decide whether they would like to have their wedding reception in a venue or in Maccauvlei on Vaal’s main dining room. The package includes pre-dinner treats in the form of canapés and welcome drinks for your guests, as well as a three course meal. You can open the dance floor on Maccauvlei on Vaal’s newly restored dance floor, especially polished for your joyous occasion. Delight in a complimentary night’s stay for the newlyweds, including a romantic turndown and breakfast. The bridal party will also be provided with two rooms to get ready in for the occasion. The lodge staff will handle all standard setups for the ceremony and the reception, including standard crockery and cutlery. On the morning of your wedding, the bride can also enjoy a neck and shoulder massage, ensuring that she is as relaxed as possible when walking down the aisle.

Gatsby Wedding Package

Gatsby Wedding Package

Book your wedding at Maccauvlei on Vaal and enjoy professional assistance every step of the way. Contact Maccauvlei on Vaal Country Lodge and Conference Venue 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 

Mario Milani Drive

Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930

Phone:   016 420 2245

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za