SATA Joins Maccauvlei on Vaal!

Maccauvlei on Vaal

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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.

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.

Festive Gents Breather at Zorgvliet Spa


As the year draws to a close, Zorgvliet Spa invites all gents for a Festive Breather. You’ve worked well throughout the year and now it’s time to reward yourself with some hard earned relaxation. Take a breather and chill out at the Vaal day spa which welcomes all men who take relaxation seriously.

Festive Gents BreatherEnjoy an African Foot Scrub where your feet will be soaked, scrubbed and massaged. This is followed by an intense Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage designed to relieve any accumulated tension. A Scalp Massage will take your mind off any stress and guide you to ultimate relaxation.

Be sure to book yourself a Festive Gents Breather at Zorgvliet Spa this season. It will only cost you R370.00 and the rewards will be never ending. Contact Zorgvliet Spa on 016 420 1314 or enquiries@zorgvlietspa.co.za to reserve your place.

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.

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

Riviera on Vaal celebrates the elderly with a delicious lunch


Enjoying the winter sun at Riviera on Vaal

Enjoying the winter sun at Riviera on Vaal

A society that cherishes the elderly has hope for the future because it can correct itself and learn from the wealth of knowledge that is the aged. The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club has taken the time to add a sense of occasion to the lives of senior citizens in the Vaal Triangle, spoiling them with an affordable lunch and complimentary drink.

The Pensioner Lunch Special presents a great outing to the banks of the Vaal River were focus is on the mature generation while they enjoy the beauty of the Vaal River banks. The lunch is served at Matthews Terrace Café, a refreshing river restaurant that satisfies al fresco diners. For only R40.00 pensioners can choose any item on the restaurant’s menu (excluding pizza dishes) and be spoiled with a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink.

Old age presents a myriad of challenges for some, take this opportunity to spoil your grandparents or elderly parents and cherish their presence in your life. Make their week that much sweeter with a day trip to one of the Vaal’s long standing family resort. Entertain pensioners in their later years, you will reap the rewards of great company in a wonderful atmosphere.

If you’re an older person yourself, take the time now to enjoy the little things you were always too busy to embark on in your younger days. Indulge in the Pensioner Lunch Special at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club valid every Wednesday.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club celebrates aging in style, present your ID to qualify for this exclusive offer.

For bookings, contact the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club on 016 420 1300 or reservations@rivieraonvaal.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

‘Pinterest Pinner’ wins Riviera on Vaal stay

Mrs. Karin Coetzer Swanepoel has won two nights’ bed and breakfast at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club for herself and a partner, after winning this Vaal Resort’s Pinterest Competition at the end of February.

The competition included competitors creating their own Riviera on Vaal Pinterest boards on their Pinterest accounts, pinning photos and pictures of what reminded them of their special experiences at this family resort on Vaal. Photos that were pinned included family fun, kids entertainment, the Vaal River, Matthews Restaurant menu items, the Petit Verdot Floating Restaurant and so forth. Karin’s board contained photos of her actual visits to the Resort, which made it very special. “Thanks a million! This prize is appreciated as it is so near and the Hotel, staff and food all can be complemented. Great getaway close to Jozi,” was her answer upon winning the prize.

All other participants were also given discount vouchers to dine at Matthews Restaurant and the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club is looking forward to accommodating them and thanking them for helping to increase awareness of the Resort via Pinterest.

Pinterest fanatics can find the Riviera on Vaal on this addictive and fascinating website by searching http://www.pinterest.com/rivieraonvaal/.

 

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