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The Maboneng Township Arts Experience is a responsible and sustainable tourism non-profit. A social entrepreneurship organisation that trains and works together with families and artists to convert their homes into art galleries. The festival component of the organisation – The Maboneng Township Arts Experience, is an annual public arts intervention that works with homeowners from different townships around South Africa to transform their residences into art galleries, so together with gallery home owners, the Experience creates festivals and permanent Gallery Homes. These homes are then visited by the domestic and international tourism market during the organisation's annual public art festivals, as well as during ongoing daily cultural tours on offer. As an event, the Maboneng Township Arts Experience provides a platform for an authentic exploration of local households, captivating street murals and open-air stages, as talented local and international artists are showcased. Visitors can stroll between the houses along the pedestrian route and take in the bright, beautiful street murals and street performances, also getting to enjoy live music, film screenings, visual art, and various theatre productions.
Just meters away from a 14km sweeping stretch of unspoiled coastline, Afrovibe has brewed an African experience highly sought after by travel savvy purveyors and adventure seekers alike! We are located in Sedgefield on the Garden Route, midway between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. This hip and happening establishment is an opportune base from which to feed adventure cravings, pique new interests and bank memories. Nowhere else is the world can offer more activities than what the Garden Route of South Africa can offer within a 100km radius. With our in-house adventure operations we make all of these activities easily accessible. With so much to do and amidst people of such diversity, the proverbial melting pot of cultures comes to life! It has become cliché to say that people come here as strangers and leave as friends. Afrovibe Beach House offers beach front accommodation options to suit the needs and preferences of diverse clientele, this 3 star graded Guesthouse is comprised of double rooms, twin rooms, family rooms and self catering apartments. ADVENTURE Afrovibe is an activity hub for activities and daytrips! The choice of activities include; Slow brewed beer and coffee tours, Paragliding, SUP - Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Surfing, Sand-boarding and Kite surfing. Daytrips to other attractions on the Garden Route include the Bloukraans Bungy bridge, Africanyon and Great White Shark cage diving. VOLUNTEER & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT More than 50% of the local Sedgefield population is unemployed. In this idyllic seaside location we are not immune to the social ills that plague this beautiful country. We identified the need to empower our community, first and for most the children. Since then our surf and adventure project has formed the backbone of all our social responsibility initiatives. This project aims to uplift the most vulnerable children in our society by providing mentorship and an opportunity to learn through sport. This is done through swim lessons, surf lessons, mentorship and encouraging these kids to live healthy active lifestyles.
Boasting all of the necessary conferencing facilities is one thing. Being able to provide delegates with a unique and memorable conference experience is something very few venues are able to do. A mere 45 minutes drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, Maropeng – The Official Visitor Center to The Cradle of Humankind, is one of these rare venues. Situated in the scenic and tranquil surrounds, it offers an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city making it easy to understand why it is fast becoming the versatile conferencing venue of choice for groups hailing from Gauteng; Pretoria and as far off as Cape Town and KZN. The Cradle of Humankind is one of only eight World Heritage sites in South Africa and the only one in Gauteng, declared so because of its contribution to our understanding of human origin and the evolution of humanity.. In fact – more human origin fossils have been found here than any other place on Earth. Facilities include an award-winning visitor centre, a 4-star boutique hotel, conference facilities, an outdoor amphitheatre housing up to 10000 people, and four restaurants. Maropeng offers the option of customised packages which could include tours of both Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng visitor’s center; teambuilding activities; star gazing with an astronomer; a visit to surrounding attractions and offers to privatise their hotel for your group’s stay, to name a few. A ‘one stop shop’ ensures that planning a conference directly is made easy for anyone. The versatile Tumulus building has expansive open areas that can be transformed from a blank canvas to a dramatic platform for product launches, events, corporate functions, exhibitions, displays and showcases. For events hosting more than 320 guests, a marquee can be set up in the grounds at Maropeng. Maropeng offer full catering from the kitchens of gastronomy trained Executive Chef – Peter Langa. Kosher and Halaal meals can also be arranged. With its breathtaking views of the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountain ranges, the Tumulus Restaurant serves buffet lunches or plated menus, group size dependent. The restaurant deck can also be covered with a Bedouin tent, which then turns it into the perfect setting for larger events. A grassed amphitheatre in the Maropeng grounds can be used to set up a stage and a grandstand with seating for up to 10000 people – ideal for concerts and large events. The 4-star boutique hotel has 14 twin executive studio rooms, one of which has been designed with wheelchair access, and 10 king executive studio rooms. All have en-suite bathrooms with separate shower, air-conditioning, mini-bar (which can be stocked on request) and safe. Public facilities include a stylish yet cosy lounge with a fireplace, a chic restaurant and bar leading out onto a patio, and a swimming pool with a breathtaking view. A distinguishing feature of the Maropeng Hotel is attention to detail from the architecture to the smallest finishes.
Sandton Convention Centre is South Africa's leading event venue, offering prestigious multi-use event spaces and venues in the financial hub of Johannesburg. Conveniently located in the vibrant business district of Sandton in northern Johannesburg and within easy reach of the Gautrain and O. R. Tambo International Airport, the Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) is flanked by a number of leading hotels, sophisticated shopping centres and entertainment complexes.
Premier Hotel Pretoria boasts 118 rooms as well as state-of-the-art conference facilities, which makes the hotel perfect for business and leisure travellers alike. You can expect luxurious finishes in a comfortable, classic and spacious setting.
Why host your next conference at Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre? The answer is simple – our range of venues and facilities is simply unrivalled! With over 60 venues, set in lush open grounds, close to OR Tambo International Airport, Birchwood offers a host of interesting indoor and outdoor venues and our range of creative dining options will ensure a memorable multiple-day conference – with capacities ranging between from 2 – 3000 delegates. There is simply no other venue that can provide the variety and options that Birchwood can! 17 years of experience mean Birchwood is here to make your life easier. Our on-site 665 accommodation rooms, in-house technical team, dedicated event planners, and on-site décor specialists will ensure that your conference or event expectations are always exceeded.
Surrounded by harmonious nature and meandering trout dams, Oxbow Country Estate offers a chic country style charm with relaxed sophistication. Oxbow is an oasis from the city offering an idyllic wedding venue, conferencing and breakaways in the country house. The exceptional energy and warmth of the staff and family that work at Oxbow ensure that every stay is exceptional and memorable. With a focus on fresh exciting cuisine, the Oxbow chefs work hand in hand to create outstanding menus that accompany the tastes and sights of this wonderful estate.
Restored in 2005, turbine hall is an integral part of Johannesburg’s architectural history, situated in the city’s art and cultural precinct. The iconic turbine hall is now hosting a range of world-class events, conferences and is the city’s coveted wedding and party setting. Turbine Hall is also a sought-after five-star conference and general events venue.
This five-star graded conference and event venue, set among manicured gardens and light-filled courtyards, is multi-faceted, catering to a variety of occasions and up to 800 guests. The campus has wifi, state-of-the-art technology and underground parking for 120 vehicles. As always, guests will be treated to fine food, innovative style, and excellent service.
With its World Heritage Site Status, the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve is home to the biggest wilderness area in the country and is also one of the eight protected areas of the Cape Floristic Region. The Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve covers 200km of unspoiled, rugged mountainous terrain with spectacular landscapes hosting more than a thousand different plant species, including the Erica and Protea families and species of ancient cycads. Seven of South Africa’s eight biomes are represented within the Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve – Fynbos, Forest, Grassland, Succulent Karoo, Nama-Karoo, Subtropical Thicket and Savanna. This magnificent reserve is a must-see for all nature and adventure enthusiasts
Combining lush indigenous forests, a beautiful rocky coastline, unspoilt beaches and rolling grasslands, the Hluleka Nature Reserve lies along the ancient Wild Coast within the district of Ngqeleni. Comprising magnificent coastal forest reserves – Congwane Mtombo and Ndabeni Hluleka – as well as the old Strachan Grant Farm, Hluleka Nature Reserve covers an area of 772ha and includes the coastal area. Hluleka’s rich biodiversity offers visitors a chance to view indigenous animal species such as the blue duiker, elusive eland, zebra and a range of birdlife.