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!”

Accommodation on Vaal: Corporate or leisure – we’ve got you covered!


It is that time of year where everyone is looking for accommodation – whether it is for a quick weekend break to prepare for the last stretch of 2013 or the long December school holiday we are all looking forward to.

Accommodation on the Vaal River

Accommodation on the Vaal River

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club has once again put together some accommodation packages, not only for the holiday season, but also for those of us who need to stay rather than play. These packages are ideal for both weekend getaways and holidays, as well as for corporate visits if need be:

Break away:

The Riviera on Vaal offers guests a Breakaway Deal from R750.00 per person sharing per night, including one night’s accommodation and breakfast. This deal is perfect for a weekend getaway to forget about our busy week of meetings and traffic.

Keep it romantic:

Even though Valentine’s Day is long gone, it is still important to let her feel special. Treat her to some romance in the Vaal with the Riviera on Vaal’s Romance in the Vaal package, where romance is always in season. This package includes garden suite accommodation, complimentary cocktails at Matthews Terrace Café, spectacular Vaal River views, a romantic dinner for two at Matthews Restaurant, a special turndown and a complimentary floatation pool session at Zorgvliet Spa.

Bring the family:

Have you only been able to visit the Riviera on Vaal for business? Well, now is your chance to show your family the view too! Treat them to a family getaway at the Riviera on Vaal with the Watersport Getaway package, which includes Pitch & Putt, breakfast, a picnic basket (catered to your needs) and a watersport voucher to the value of R500.00.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club has also extended its ever so popular Golf and Stay and Stay and Spa packages. Stay at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel at R1080.00 per person sharing per night and enjoy breakfast, dinner and a round of golf for two included in the price. The round of golf could also be substituted for a massage at Zorgvliet Spa, subject to availability. Alternatively you can also stay at the Hotel for only R940.00 per person sharing per night and have breakfast and a spa voucher of R500.00 per couple included in the package.

All you need to do is to decide on a date and book your package! Contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club for more information and bookings on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.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

86 Years of Special Experiences for Special People


Riviera on Vaal Hotel

Riviera on Vaal Hotel

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club, known for its special experiences for special people, will be celebrating its 86th birthday on the 29th of August 2013.

In celebration of this Vaal River family resort’s birthday, locals and tourists are encouraged to experience its brand promise first hand without having to empty their pockets completely. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel will be offering accommodation at only R860.00 per person per night sharing (Monday to Thursday), as well as a Friday dinner buffet of only R86.00 per person. These specials will be valid from 29 August to 30 September 2013 – subject to availability. In addition to this, the Riviera on Vaal will also be donating 86 cents of every sale made during the birthday month to their CSI initiative, Matt’s Foundation – supporting underprivileged children in the Vaal.

Plan ahead and make September a month of celebrations at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club. For more information on the Riviera on Vaal’s birthday packages and promotions, contact them 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 2310

Fax:         086 667 4469

Email:     press@pressonvaal.co.za

The Riviera on Vaal appoints a new GM


General Manager at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Charl Campher, General Manager at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

A new General Manager has been appointed to manage the well known family resort on the banks of the Vaal River: Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club.

Charl Campher joined the team at the Riviera on Vaal on 1 April 2013. He has been appointed as General Manager after proving his skills and expertise in the industry locally and internationally.

After studying through the Institute of Hotel and Tourism Management, associated with the Hotelfachschule Belvoir Park of Zurich, Switzerland, Campher kicked off his career locally, as well as internationally. His experience in the industry comes from working at establishments like the Mount Grace in Magaliesberg and the Metropolitan Beach Hotel in Dubai. He broadened his horizons even further by taking up positions on American Cruise Lines working in North and South America,where after he returned to South Africa.With Campher being a member of the Chain des Rottiseurs and with his 19 years experience in the hotel industry, it is only natural to be excited about welcoming him back under the Riviera on Vaal’s management.

Charl Campher is a man who values family and genuine friends – two very important values at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club. As child he visited the Riviera on Vaal with his family on numerous occasions, thinking that it would be wonderful to someday have the opportunity to work in such a beautiful environment. After being married to his lovely wife, Willene, (also from the Vaal Triangle) for 7 years now, his dream has finally come true. With hobbies like cooking for friends and gardening, Riviera on Vaals guests will see that the once student has now become the master.

With the hospitality industry being one of the most challenging industries to work in, he understands the importance of constantly focusing on set goals and as he rightly says: “Honesty is always the best policy.” He describes his management style as very hands on and labels himself as a perfectionist. His strictness with regards to procedures and training will form an important part of the new management system as he believes one needs to apply self discipline to ensure that the highest quality of guest satisfaction is maintained and achieved at all times.

“Teamwork is of utmost importance,” says Campher. “The Riviera on Vaal Hotel is a unique property. Day to day running of the Hotel will be monitored to access the specific goals pertaining to the property. No compromise will be made when it comes to quality and service.” With the slogan, special experiences for special people, representing the Resort, Charl Campher says he would like the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club to be the name on everyone’s lips.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club would like to welcome Charl Campher back in his new position and look forward to his input in assisting this property to grow from strength to strength.

 

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

What to look for in wedding photography


Weddings at Maccauvlei on Vaal

Weddings at Maccauvlei on Vaal

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, as well as Maccauvlei on Vaal boasts the perfect wedding photography opportunities. Therefore it is important to know what to look for in wedding photography to be able to capture every possible perfect moment on your special day.

The most important part of wedding photography is the photographer. As easy as it might seem, not one photographer has the same style as the next. It is the wedding couple’s responsibility to decide what they want from the photographer in terms of the end product, the style of photography and the amount of coverage. They also need to decide on the personality they want to portray from their wedding and they need to be sure to book a reliable photographer with a trustworthy track record.

Choosing a good wedding photographer would make things a lot easier in terms of which photographs to include. A professional photographer who has been in the industry for a while will be able to recommend key elements to include in your photos, making it possible to capture your most precious memories and the most important moments forever.

The wedding couple will need to decide on a photographer who will be able to understand what they want without too much direction. The perfect photographer for your wedding day would be the one who will be able to capture the story of the day and fit in some artistic portraits without interrupting special moments.

Should you need assistance in selecting your wedding photographer while planning your special day at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel or at Maccauvlei on Vaal, feel free to contact one of the venues who will be able to recommend a few local professional wedding photographers. Contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or Maccauvlei on Vaal on 016 420 2000 or res@maccauvleionvaal.co.za.

Riviera on Vaal recognized at Sedibeng Tourism Awards

Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club is pleased to announce that they have been awarded silver, as well as a bronze certificate, at the Sedibeng Tourism Awards on 18 April 2013.

This family resort on the banks of the Vaal River has been recognized by the Sedibeng Tourism Authority under two categories: Restaurants and Eateries, and Luxury Accommodation. Matthews Restaurant, the Hotel’s child friendly Vaal River Restaurant, received a silver certificate in the category for Restaurants and Eateries. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel was awarded a bronze certificate for the Vaal River accommodation they offer under the category for Luxury Accommodation.

The Hotel’s General Manager, Charl Campher, complemented the staff for their collective contributions and effort in making this possible. “I know these things do not happen without a great deal of effort on the part of everyone,” says Campher. “Together we can accomplish great things.”

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club always strives to exceed their guests’ expectations by providing them with special experiences for special people and would like to thank all their guests for their continued support. Be on the lookout for the Resorts new upcoming winter promotions and packages and experience this family resort’s offerings first hand.

 

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

Golfing and Fishing at the Riviera on Vaal

Greens Golf Festival

Greens Golf Festival

Are you a golfer or a fisherman? Well, the Riviera on Vaal caters for both on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of April this year with a Golfing and Fishing Festival bound to exceed your highest expectations.

The Riviera on Vaal Country Club invites all golfing and fishing fanatics to join in on the fun that will be kicking off on the Friday in the form of a golf day, followed by a competition consisting of teams that will play golf and fish for first prize on the Saturday.

This festival, aiming to raise funds for the revamping of parts of the Riviera on Vaal golf course, promises to be a fun affair, showing the potential of becoming an annual event at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club, should the opportunity arise. With numerous golfing and fishing experts in the Vaal Triangle and the surrounding areas, this is the ideal outdoor activity to end off summer.

What to bring:

Golfers are responsible for bringing their own golfing gear. Should you want to book a golf cart, it is advised that you do so well in advance, as there are limited carts available. Golf carts can be booked at the Riviera on Vaal Proshop by contacting them on 016 420 1347.

Fishermen will need to bring their own fishing gear and bait. Fishing will only take place at the dam situated adjacent to holes 7 and 12 on the Riviera on Vaal golf course. Fishing in the Vaal River during the competition is strictly forbidden.

Contact Leon Kruger, the general manager of the Riviera on Vaal Country Club for more information on the rules and regulations regarding the Golfing and Fishing Festival.

Do you feel like joining in the fun, but you don’t want to take part in the competition? Come early, book a table at Inyama Grill House or at the SAB sponsored beer tent and join in on the festivities at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club.  For bookings at Inyama Grill House, contact them on 016 420 1300.

Weekend accommodation:

Thinking of making a weekend of it? Book your accommodation at the 4-star rated Riviera on Vaal Hotel or the 3-star rated Maccauvlei on Vaal. Contact Riviera on Vaal’s reservations team to enquire about accommodation packages on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.co.za or book accommodation at Maccauvlei on Vaal, just around the corner from the Riviera on Vaal Resort, on 016 420 2000 or reservations@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 and more. Additional activities on offer include snooker, squash and great outdoor teambuilding facilities, as well as a kids’ entertainment room featuring table tennis and other enjoyable kids’ activities.

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

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

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