North West Conference Venues

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Conference Venues in the North West offer venues in glamorous resorts and lost palaces, at the cradle of humankind or at smaller locations. Business Traveller Africa takes you round the North West to see what’s on offer when choosing a venue for those ever important conferences. 

Forum Homini Boutique Hotel

Situated on a private game estate in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind, Forum Homini offers 12 luxury suites, a honeymoon suite and a presidential suite.  Ideal for high-level meetings and executive getaways, this hotel boasts superb conference venues.

Location

Bartlett Road or Kromdraai Road, Kromdraai, Muldersdrift

Facilities

The Forum is the largest conference venue and has a capacity of hosting 20-80 people depending on the formation. The Boardroom hosts 6 – 20 and the Media Centre accommodates 6-20. The centre has an up-to-date sound system and flat-screen TV and can be used as a boardroom or to host cocktail parties.  The Amphitheatre hosts 60-120 people. The Roots restaurant seats 2 – 80 for all meals and dinner parties. There is state-of-theart equipment, and the venues offer data projector drop-down screen TV/DVD/video flip chart sound equipment, Internet connection and copy and fax services.

Perfect for

Team building, top management and strategic meetings, brainstorming, conferences, cocktail functions, launches wedding receptions.

Contact details

011 668 7000, forumhomini.co.za            

 

Mount Grace Country House and Spa

The Mount Grace Country House and Spa is nestled in hectares of English country garden. The hotel has 121 luxurious rooms and there are fine restaurants to dine in, a ladies bar and a billiards room. There is a fully equipped business centre for the business traveller.  

Location

Old Rustenburg Road, Magaliesburg

Facilities

There are 15 conference rooms seating between 8 and 250 delegates. The Mahogany Room seats 200 as a theatre and 100 for a banquet. The Mulberry Room accommodates 25 as a U-shape and 54 as a school room; the Mopane Room accommodates 40 as a theatre. The Rosewood Chambers seats 250 as a theatre, 150 both in a schoolroom and banquet formation and 85 as a U-shape. The Jackal Berry seats 130 as a theatre, the Red Ivory N and S accommodate 50 as a theatre and 30 as a U-shape.  Yellowwood 1 or 2, or Lemonwood 1 or 2 seat 40-45 as a theatre and 18-20 as a U-shape.  The Rosewood 1, 2 or 3 accommodates 60 as a theatre and 50 as a schoolroom.

Perfect for

Conferences, events, meetings, cocktails, team building, functions

Contact Details

+27 14 577 5600, mountgrace.co.za

 

Protea Hotel Mafikeng (Mmabatho)

The Protea Mafikeng is a four-star hotel with 99 rooms. For the business traveller there is Wi-Fi, executive writing desks, international electrical adaptors,  satellite television and electronic safes for their convenience and safety.  

Location

80 Nelson Mandela Drive, Mafikeng

Facilities

Accommodating  up to 100 delegates in cinema-style seating and 80 delegates in a schoolroom set-up, as well as various other seating configurations, this modern facility is fully air-conditioned with a fixed screen for presentations. Standard equipment is available for all conferences, while additional equipment can be hired in for conferences or special events. The hotel has the facility to turn the de luxe rooms into private meeting rooms for small groups.

Perfect for

Conferences, meetings, small events, product launches, formal dinner functions

Contact Details

018 381 0400

proteahotels.com

 

Protea Hotel Klerksdorp

The Protea Hotel Klerksdorp is situated in one of the oldest towns in the North West. Unwind in one of the 92 executive rooms.The hotel is situated just off the N12 and is ideally located near the airport and railway station.

Location

Between Barend and Margaretha Prinsloo Street Klerksdorp

Facilities

Protea Hotel Klerksdorp’s five conference rooms are equipped with data projectors and sound facilities. The conference rooms can be arranged in schoolroom style, cinema style and boardroom style. The Peru room is a large hall that can be subdivided into different permutations, so it can accommodate around 500 people cinema style and some 300 schoolroom style –  the numbers are flexible. The Pyramids is the smaller venue and can accommodate 120 people cinema style.

 Perfect for

Cocktail parties, shows, lunches, conferences, seminars, weddings, events

Contact Details

+27 18 4642180, proteahotels.com

Mmabatho Palms – Peermont

The Mmabatho Palms Hotel Casino Convention Resort is situated in the historic town of Mafikeng. The elegant hotel offers 150 comfortable rooms and a casino. The resort features a swimming pool with a pool terrace and bar, often used for theme evenings and barbecues.

Location

Nelson Mandela Drive, Mmabatho

Facilities

There are four conference rooms which can accommodate up to 300 people. The Grand Leopard room features a pre-assembly area and can be sub-divided into two rooms, namely the Leopard Room and Mebala Room. The Leopard Room also provides a stage. The Mokala Room can accommodate 30 as a boardroom and 60 for cocktails.  The Bogosing Room seats 160 banqueting style and 70 as a schoolroom and the Lekgotla room seats 40 as a boardroom. There is also a Boma, perfect for outdoor events with a seating capacity of up to 120 guests.

Perfect for

Board meetings, team building, weddings, and conferences

Contact Details

+27 18 389 1111, mmabathopalms.co.za

Sun City – The Resort

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Pilanesberg, the Sun City Resort has earned its reputation as Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure. The wide choice of conference venues and hotel accommodation from The Palace of the Lost City to the informal Sun City Cabanas, as well as uncompromising standards and professionalism, ensure a level of excellence. 

Location

Sun City Resort

Facilities

The Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre and The Sun City Hotel Conference Centre boast  function rooms  with wall-to-wall carpets, air-conditioning, controlled lighting with dimmer switches, black-out facilities and telephones. The Palace features The Royal Chamber, Protea 1 and 2, Orchid 1 and 2, and the Council Room. The King’s Tower can accommodate 20 for cocktails. The Baobab Outlook is an outdoor dinner venue. The Palace Pool Deck restaurant caters for 250 people and can be turned into a dinner venue for 300. The Gold Room accommodates  60 people for cocktails or 30 people for a set dinner. The Elephant Courtyard can accommodate 400 people. The Elephant Atrium can host 100 people. The Palace Business Centre boardroom accommodates up to 10 people. The Valley of Waves and Entertainment Centre offer the Pilanesberg Room and the Royal Ballroom. There are 13 breakaway rooms at The Entertainment Centre.  The Observatory Deck is a dinner venue which accommodates up to 320 people for cocktails. The Monkey Spring Plaza is a cocktail venue for pre-dinner drinks – the Plaza can accommodate up to 400 people.  The Hall of Treasures Sun City is an exhibition venue for up to a maximum of 25 stands of 3 x 2 metres. The Superbowl has a seating capacity of 6000. The Letsatsi Conference Centre boasts its own reception, auditorium, boardrooms and conference rooms. The Cabanas Boardroom can accommodate up to 12 people. 

Perfect for

Absolutely anything – a conference of 20 000 to an intimate dinner for two. It’s Sun City!!

Contact Details

+27 14 557 1000 / 3000, suninternational.com

 

Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa

Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa is the only three-time winner of the ‘Conference Venue of the Year award’ in the ‘Budget Venue’ category in SA. There are 56 rooms and a health spa to ease away the tensions of a long day of conferences.  

Location

Magaliesberg, Rustenburg

Facilities

The Sun Bird Room seats 20 as a schoolroom and 50 as a cinema. Boardroom 1 seats 12 in a U- shape and 40 as a cinema and the Boardroom 2 seats 16 as a U-shape and  20 as a schoolroom. The Kingfisher room accommodates 50 U-shaped and 150 as a cinema. The Loerie Room and the Egret Room both seat 75 as a cinema; the Hamerkop Room seats 22 U-shaped, 24 as a schoolroom and 48 as a cinema.  There are selected free team building events including facilitation to resident conferences of 10 or more delegates. 

Perfect for

Conferences, meetings, team buildings, events

What’s new?

By the end of July their main conference centre will be completely renovated to include 6 main centres and 1 boardroom with seating for up to 150 delegates. All main centres are fitted with Data projectors and the normal equipment.

Contact Details

014 535-0000/6, sparklingwaters.co.za

 

Kedar Country Hotel

Kedar Country Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa offers 62 African-themed, rustic, stone and thatch rooms. Paying tribute to South African history, the 120-seater restaurant is decorated with portraits and weaponry from the Anglo-Boer War period. 

Location

Plot 6 (on the R565) Boekenhoutfontein North West

Facilities

There are 7 Conference and function venues. These include Boekenhoutfontein which can accommodate   150 people cinema style;  with Kukama 1 for 36 while Kukama 2 hosts 24. The Boardroom seats 10 and the Summer House 50. Molotlegi accommodates 30 people and there is a traditional rondavel-shaped royal meeting house – a Lekgotla – which seats 24 people.

Perfect for

Team building, meetings, conferences

 

Contact Details

011 950 6000

www.kedar.co.za

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ATKV Buffelspoort Resort

ATKV Buffelspoort, an oasis in the Magaliesberg offers a wide variety of accommodation including fully equipped standard and luxury rondavels. For guests who require more space, there are six- and eight-bed flats with two bathrooms. All flats and rondavels have a television with selected DStv channels.

Location

Old Rustenburg Road Mooinooi Rustenburg

Facilities

The conference centre boasts five spacious, well-equipped conference venues that can accommodate groups of up to 800. The Impala venue seats 75 in a U-shape formation, the Safari Room and the Protea Room accommodate 35 in a U-shape. The Marula Room seats 25 in a U-shape, the Buffel Hall can host 350 as a classroom venue and 700 as a theatre. There are two breakaway rooms that can accommodate 10 people.  The venues include video machines, a data projector, flip charts, Panabord (electronic whiteboards), a business centre and good sound equipment.

What’s new?

Buffelspoort recently introduced very exciting team building activities, and a motivational speaker, as well as the opportunity to partake in the team building activities that the Magaliesberg Canopy Tour has to offer.

Perfect for

Conferences, team building, hosting of events, congresses, weddings and sport tournaments.

Contact Details

014 572 1000

www.buffelspoort.co.za

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Bakubang Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge has 76 en suite hotel rooms with a bath and shower. All rooms have two double beds, unlimited free Internet access and luxurious amenities. In addition, Bakubung has a restaurant and bar, Big Five viewing, guided bush walks and game drives, a shuttle to Sun City and conference facilities for up to 120 delegates.

Location

Bakubung Bush Lodge, Bakubung Gate, Pilanesberg National Park

Facilities

The Mmakubu conference venue accommodates 40 in a U-shape formation, 72  herringbone style and 90 as a schoolroom. The Magarekubu venue, seats 12 in a U-shape and 40 as a cinema. This room has a partition, and if both sides of the room are combined it can accommodate 28 in a U-style, 45 in a  herringbone, 50 as a schoolroom formation and 80m as a cinema. The Kubunyana venue hosts 22 as a U-shape, 30 in a  herringbone and schoolroom formation. The venues boast luxurious wall-to-wall carpeting and independent air-conditioning; they also offer secretarial services as well as Internet and e-mail access.

Perfect for

Conferences, meetings, events, weddings, parties, team building

Contact Details

+27 14 552 6000, bakubung.co.za