Probably the three things that conference co-ordinators look out for more than anything else is variety, value and great venues. We believe that Gauteng and in particular our Faircity hotels offer all these in abundance.
Johannesburg and in particular Sandton city, is now said to be the financial capital of the country and its close neighbour Pretoria plays host to Ambassadors and Government people all looking to do business with the private sector, so it’s a no brainer to hold a conference in this part of the country, but why in winter?
Gauteng is a great place to be in winter, with beautiful sunny days that are usually still warm enough to take a stroll through a green area or do some shopping during your lunch break. Nights can be cold, so snuggle up next to a warm fire at one of our great establishments, or have a few drinks in a pub at the Falstaff or Quatermain Faircity hotels, both of which offer great hospitality and an old English atmosphere.
Talking about shopping, why not bring your better half along – after all they say combining business and leisure travel (bleisure travel) is now all the rage – and let them stock up for the winter at some of the finest shopping hubs in South Africa. Sandton City, the highly exclusive Hyde Park centre and Menlyn in Pretoria offer amazing shopping experiences with all the international brands to choose from.
Great excursions and entertainment
Because the sunny days are so pleasant, between conference days you can still enjoy excursions to the Gold Reef City theme park (our Mapungubwe Faircity hotel is close by and offers free transport there) the fascinating cradle of mankind and the excellent Pelindaba Game Reserve, where you can spot all the ‘Big 5!’
In the city and surrounds of both Jozi and Pretoria, the nightlife and entertainment is spectacular. From casinos like Monte Casino and Emperors palace, to Pretoria’s legendary State theatre and the intimate Market theatre in downtown Jozi, now famous for local social comment plays, there is every form of entertainment, markets and culinary establishments one could possibly imagine!
Conferencing variety and value
Apart from famous large conferencing facilities like those at Sandton Convention Centre and others, the variety and value of conferencing is comprehensive and impressive. Within the Faircity group alone, there are five hotels with excellent small to medium sized conferencing venues, all professionally run by seasoned conferencing specialists.
Winter conference specials
From now until winter really strikes, From 01 March – 31 May 2019 you can get a great full day conference experience for only R560.00 per person at both the aforementioned Quatermain and Falstaff English style Hotels in Sandton. Their conference venues boast state of the art equipment, highly trained staff members and easy access Wi-Fi. With a delicious buffet lunch included in the price, your conference is guaranteed to tick all the boxes.
In winter they offer winter conference specials that include expert conferencing, comfort food, warm accommodations and more. From 01 June – 31 August 2019, you can warm yourself on these sizzling hot conference specials for only R530.00 per person!
From 01 May to 30 August 2019, you can also experience the warmth of Pretoria’s famous and beautiful Kievits Kroon Faircity hotel, by treating your delegates to a great winter conference special at just R575 per person for a full day.
One for the Government
If you want to talk about variety and value, our Faircity hotels have quite a few unusual packages too. From 01 February 2019 – 31 January 2020 (Monday – Friday), the Roodevalley Faircity hotel, on the banks of the Pienaar’s river in Pretoria, offer a full Day Conference from as little as R385.00 per delegate and R95.00 venue hire per delegate per day! This is for their Government conference special and this is a unique location with a bird sanctuary, ideal for learning, sharing, collaborating and re-connecting with nature.
Conferencing with a difference…
You have a range of choices of places to be and totally different kinds of conferences to choose from. Choose a vibrant inner city conference in downtown Jozi with a touch of urban elegance at the Mapungubwe Faircity hotel. This is a conference and accommodation package for only R1615.00 per person, from 01 April – 31 August 2019, designed to suit every need.
…or choose Kievits Kroon Faircity hotel with its Cape Dutch-style architecture it is reminiscent of the wine estates in the Cape and has been labelled ‘the Winelands in Gauteng’. In honour of this prestigious title, they will run two Winelands Conference specials and their unique ‘cultivar’ conference packages throughout 2019.
…but now for something completely different…
Throughout 2019, at Kievits Kroon you can experience a whole new era of conferencing by selecting a package from their Executive Vintage range, where themed breaks and dinners are set to take your conference to a whole new level of extravagance….
…and to top them all from 27 March – 28 July, Quatermain will be joining forces with DinnerTimeStoriesSA to create a mind-blowing gastronomic experience for only R1335.00 per person. The package includes a full day conference as well as a two-hour dining show from the world’s smallest chef, Le Petit, who measures a mere 85mm!
Well we promised, you could have it all in Gauteng in winter, and I think we’ve proved our point. Why not contact us to find out more? …and let us prove to you that you most certainly can conference in Gauteng this winter for variety, value and great venues!