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

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.

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.

Blankets and Beanies for Children


They say we need to be there for our brothers and sisters in need. Matt’s Foundation encourages you to be there for your brothers and sisters and their children this winter by sponsoring blankets and beanies for the underprivileged children of the Vaal Triangle.

Blankets and Beanies

Blankets and Beanies

Winter tends to catch us by surprise every year and we can never be prepared enough. Matt’s Foundation would like to collect and hand out blankets and beanies to children before winter truly catches up with us. This non-profit organization, supported by the Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club and Maccauvlei on Vaal, provides underprivileged children in the Vaal community with basic needs like food and clothes and this time of the year, blankets and beanies are a definite basic need to keep children warm and assist them in concentrating on their school work, rather than trying to warm up their little hands.

The Riviera on Vaal Hotel & Country Club challenges local companies and individuals to get involved in this initiative and offers the person who donated the most blankets and beanies before 12 June 2013 the chance to win breakfast for two at Matthews Restaurant.

Volunteers are always needed at Matt’s Foundation. Should you want to sponsor winter warmers or assist in delivering blankets and beanies to the children, please contact Matt’s Foundation on 016 420 2245 or helpus@mattsfoundation.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 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 2245

Fax:         086 667 4469

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

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

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