Jul 042013

Now you can mix business and leisure. Genesis Suites and Conferencing offers the best of both worlds. Ideal for work, perfect for relaxation. Set in Africa’s commercial hub and centrally and ideally located within easy access to Johannesburg Central Business District, OR Tambo International Airport and the leisure suburb of Sandton.


The modern restaurants provide a relaxed eating experience with a tasty choice of meals.  The Fairmount Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner for up to 80 guests. Diners are spoilt with a selection of appetizing dishes.  You can also enjoy unique cocktails and the freshest variety of sushi at the popular BarSushi, where patrons are encouraged to take a break from the rat race in our relaxed atmosphere for a quick lunch or have a drink and spend quality time with friends and work associates.


Genesis can cater for exclusive executive meetings up to 120 conference delegates or anything in between. A boardroom and two versatile meeting rooms provide the flexibility to comfortably customize the type and size of the conference.

All standard stationery and equipment is included in conference packages. High speed wireless internet access lets you catch up on business with quality catering ensuring fittingly satisfying meals.

Full Day Conference Package

Arrival tea and coffee, Mid-morning Tea and Coffee served with a variety of snacks, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Coffee with biscuits. Standard Equipment which includes :

  • Whiteboard or flipchart
  • Screen
  • PA system
  • Pens and pads
  • Mineral Water and mints
  • Data projector

Half Day Conference Package with lunch

Arrival tea and coffee, Mid-morning or Afternoon Tea and Coffee served with a selection of the Chef’s choice, Lunch. Standard Equipment which includes :

  • Whiteboard or flipchart
  • Screen
  • PA system (standard with roving microphone)
  • Pens and pads
  • Mineral Water and mints
  • Data projector

Half Day Conference Package without lunch

Arrival tea and coffee, Mid-morning or Afternoon Tea and Coffee served with a variety of pastries. Standard Equipment which includes:

  • Whiteboard or flipchart
  • Screen
  • PA system (standard with roving mic)
  • Pens and pads
  • Mineral Water and mints
  • Data projector


  • The elegant and stylish function room, The International, offers the perfect venue for any function, presentation or memorable occasion. Catering to a large range of functions, from business meetings, team building exercises and celebratory brunches to all-day conferences and weddings.
  • This exclusive venue comfortably accommodates up to 120 guests in its airy spaces. The contemporary styling creates a warm atmosphere in which to hold a social event.
  • You can rest assured that the excellent facilities and superb catering capabilities will carry off any function with style and panache.


Standard Features

  • Complimentary selection of coffee and tea
  • Satellite TV
  • High speed Wi-Fi Internet access
  • International plug adapters
  • Private laptop safe in all suites
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Business Centre
  • Charlotte Rhys bath and body products
  • Daily Housekeeping

One Bedroom Suites

Each of the One Bedroom Suites is elegantly finished and furnished, with a queen size bed, cotton percale linen on the beds, balcony, granite bathroom and kitchen counter tops and high-end appliances.

The main bedroom is en-suite bathrooms and equipped with free-standing shower. The kitchen is fully equipped, and the lounge and living areas are reassuringly spacious.

  • Queen Size bed
  • Living room with work station
  • 32” LCD TV and music station/DVD
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony

Two Bedroom Suites

The Two Bedroom Suites are elegantly furnished with two twin beds, queen size bed, cotton percale linen, balcony, granite bathroom and kitchen counter tops and high-end appliances.

The main bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with separate bath and free-standing shower. The kitchens are fully equipped, and living areas are reassuringly spacious. There are dining facilities for 4 people.

  • Main bedroom – Queen size bed
  • Bathroom en-suite – open bath and shower
  • 2nd bedroom – 2 x twin beds
  • Separate bathroom with shower
  • 32” LCD TV and music station/DVD
  • Balcony
  • Dining facilities for 4 people

Executive Two Bedroom Suites

The Executive Two Bedroom Suites are elegantly furnished with two twin beds, queen size bed, cotton percale linen, balcony, granite bathroom and kitchen counter tops and high-end appliances.

The main bedrooms are en-suite and equipped with separate bath and free-standing shower. The kitchens are fully equipped, and the lounge and living areas are reassuringly spacious. Each suite has a private study and balcony. There are dining facilities for 6 people.

  • Main bedroom – Queen size bed
  • Bathroom en-suite – open bath and shower
  • 2nd bedroom – 2 x twin beds
  • Separate bathroom with shower
  • 32” LCD TV and music station/DVD
  • Balcony
  • Dining facilities for 6 people
  • Private study or extra bedroom for 1 person on request.

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Jul 022013

On the outskirts of Greater Johannesburg only 30 minutes from the old city centre and on the Klein Jukskei River, stands this prominent four-storied Castle, providing accommodation for a maximum of 19 people sharing.  Chartwell Castle is located in tranquil Chartwell West, yet close to the main roads, shopping malls (Fourways Mall, Fourways Crossing, Broadacres Garden Centre, Cedar Square), Monte Casino, The Lion Park, Lanseria Airport, and Fourways Hospital. It is within easy driving distance from O. R. Tambo International Airport. The main building is of late 17th Century architectural style.


The guest house is very spacious and relaxing, with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. It has the biggest known continuous hedgerow maze in the Southern world (and the third biggest in the world), boasting more than 900 conifers. There are five suites with private bathrooms and under-floor heating, sleeping a total of 13 guests. They are all bright and spacious, with traditional country décor.


Light lunch with tea and coffee are included in the price. You may use the garden and the maze for breakaway sessions and team building exercises.

The stunning function hall can accommodate any function from weddings to all sorts of parties like bachelors, birthday parties, corporate events, conferences and team building. The ramp can be used to drive cars in for a new car launch.

It has high volume ceilings with attractive wood beams that are painted and suitable to put draping on; the beams have striking black wrought iron chandlers. This hall is the perfect simple back drop to suit all types of deferent décor needs, with its crisp white walls

The venue is absolutely cool in the summer with many windows and doors that open out onto out beautiful gardens, and it is snug in the winter with its massive fire place. Our new function hall can accommodate 200 sitting guests (with a dance floor) or 600 standing.


Clarence (King’s Chamber) – Private and stylish accommodation for two, with its own outside entrance and large balcony. This spacious room has an extra-length king size bed. Natural light flows into the area from three sides.

Lancaster and York (Queen’s Chamber) – Suite consisting of  two rooms (joined via large balcony) overlooking the swimming pool and beautiful garden. Spacious double bedroom plus sitting room with a sleeper couch and one single bed. Very private and comfortable.

Gloucester (Knight’s Chamber) – Spacious, round double room situated on 1st level of The-Tower, under a large oak tree.. With a king size bed.

Buckingham (Maiden’s Chamber) – Spacious, round double room situated on the ground floor of The-Tower, under a large oak tree.

Somerset (Dungeon) – Semi-circular room below ground level, under a large oak tree. Inside and outside entrance. Overlooking the herb garden.

Daisy Cottage – Sleeps 2 Guests. Bedrooms with two single beds and fireplace, bathroom (Bath and Shower) Very comfortable and private accommodation.

Irish Cottage – Sleeps 2 Guests, Bedroom with double bed, inter leading sitting rooms with 1 single bed, bathroom (shower only). Very comfortable and private accommodation.

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Jun 272013

Blackheath Manor Guest House in Johannesburg provides secure and luxurious accommodation in an established garden setting, creating a relaxed and comfortable environment to work or to relax in after a challenging business day. A small board room is also available and is ideal for those development or brainstorming sessions away from the distractions of the office. The guest rooms as well as the board room has WiFi internet access. Secure, off-street parking is provided to all visitors and guests.



The 6 luxury, en-suite rooms, each with its own entrance opening onto the courtyard with a heated swimming pool. All rooms are furnished with dark wood furniture and include ample build-in cupboards, a queen size bed, a chair and desk as well as a comfortable easy chair. Each room has air conditioning, as well as under floor heating in both the bathroom and bedroom. It is, however, the bathrooms that will surely impress the discerning traveller. Apart from the bath and the large, separate shower, twin basins set on either side of the bath along with ample shelving for toiletries, etc.

Board Room

A fully air-conditioned board room, seating 16 people around a large boardroom table, with a folding door which can open one side of the room entirely and leading to the swimming pool and courtyard, ensures a relaxed, yet private atmosphere to work in.   It is ideal for those conferences away from the distractions of the office, yet within easy reach for Johannesburg delegates.

Full internet access wifi and DSTV is available – any other equipment required (TV sets, data projectors, white boards, screens, etc.) can be arranged. Tea, coffee, refreshments, beverages and food (lunch or breakfast) available on request.

Dining and Lounge

Guests are invited to relax in the spacious lounge where they can watch TV, read, meet other guests for a chat or entertain their visitors.

Adjacent to the lounge is the dining room, terrace and bar where delicious fusion or traditional breakfast is served to guests and where board room delegates can enjoy their meals.

After a hard day’s work (or fun!), guests can enjoy drinks in the relaxed atmosphere of the informal bar, or on the patio while watching the sun set over the beautiful, landscaped garden.

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Jun 252013

Discreet. Elegant. Beautiful gardens. Secure Parking. Fine dining. Access to main highways. Tucked away in Johannesburg’s most elegant and oldest suburb, AstroTech Conference Centre is a preferred venue for elegant cocktail parties, elegant weddings, banquets, top-level negotiations, seminars, staff training and leadership coaching.


Situated in Parktown, close to the CBD, major highways, fashionable shopping districts, cultural areas, the airport and leading broadcast organisations with satellite facilities, it has facilities for 300 delegates. AstroTech Conference Centre has state of the art conferencing capacity and wireless facilities. It is a premier centrally located training venue with high-tech skills development conferencing facilities.

The conference centre has seven-in-house training facilities, as well as breakaway rooms, generous gardens and patio and terrace area. The downstairs terrace is suitable for elegant cocktail functions or summer barbecues. All meeting rooms have state-of-the-art equipment, and a generator is in place to safeguard against any power outages.

Tswelopele is a cosy 10-seater boardroom-style venue with a plasma screen. Ideal for an informal meeting training venue or brain-storming sessions.

Fundani is a 20 to 80 seating function room with a ceiling mounted data projector and electric screen. It opens onto a magnificent terrace that runs most of the length of this first floor venue with stunning views.

Jabulani is a 16 to 36 seater elegant boardroom-style venue, with large windows on two sides allowing a large, airy feel with plenty of natural light. Solid blinds are installed should video equipment be used.

Imbizo is the main conference hall with a maximum capacity of 300. The conference hall is fitted with sound proof partitioning allowing the area to form one, two or three separate meeting venues. It can be configured in a variety of seating styles to best suit the nature of your function. All have ceiling mounted data projectors and electric screens

The Simunye lounge just off the bar foyer area and adjacent to the elegant Art Café is a comfortable seating area with its own smaller bar where delegates can relax and talk or simply unwind after a hectic day, or it serves as a cocktail area and meeting space for lunches or breakfasts booked in the Art Café.

The Indaba, an elegant boardroom just off the ground floor lobby area, is a large elegant meeting room that seats 16 to 56 delegates and leads onto the patio area.

The Art Café is the elegant high-class dining room at the AstroTech Conference Centre, simply and tastefully decorated with African themed linen and artworks. Popular for breakfasts and lunch, this luxurious dining area opens to a beautiful terraced patio overlooking gardens and a reflecting pond.

Ikwezi Foyer, the new visitor to the AstroTech Conference Centre is greeted by a lovely seating area. The light filled foyer with high windows, elegant floors and tall cocktail chairs and tables leads onto all conference rooms. It is a popular meeting place for coffee and hosts elegant finger breakfasts and lunches as well as cocktail functions.

Conference Facilities

Elegant conference and management training facilities with laptop connectivity, DSTV, data projectors, video facilities, electric screens and flip charts

Fine dining. Dietary preferences accommodated


Wi-Fi HotSpot

Natural light – environmental sensitivity

Beautiful gardens to dine or relax in

Secure free parking

24 hour security

Business Centre for photocopying, fax, internet & telephone

Bar for after work cocktails

Elegant coffee areas

Patio areas for dining, drinks and relaxation

Conference Equipment

Flip charts and white boards

Data projectors

Electronic screens

Video recording facilities


Wireless connectivity

Video and DVD

Electronic control panels for lighting and audio/visual equipment

DSTV in selected conference rooms

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Jun 202013

All Suite on 14th Hotel in Fairland provides a welcome haven to both leisure and business guests. Situated just off the N1’s 14th Avenue off-ramp at the foot of the Northcliff rocky outcrops and provides an excellent choice for Johannesburg accommodation and conferences.

This Hotel is all about having the relaxed experience. Expect the four star professionalism and quality one would at a city hotel, but with attention to detail and personalised touches synonymous with a boutique establishment. The spacious Fairland accommodation, beautifully manicured lawns and classic dining along with hands on management and attentive staff, guarantee an excellent stay over, function, conference or dining experience.



An arrangement of 51 suites offer accommodation for 208 sharing leisure guests. The All Suite Hotel can accommodate 104 delegates for corporate delegates who prefer a single room occupancy during a conference.

Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen and built in braai. Kitchens also include a waste disposal system, washer/dryer as well as an under-counter oven and hob complete with a cooker hood.

24 Two Bed roomed upstairs apartments have the added benefit of a small upstairs study/loft

25 Two Bedroom Apartments are with fitted a patio. kitchen and lounge area.

Two Three bedroom apartment with similar features completes the room set up.

Room details and facilities

All rooms are two bathroom, two bedroom apartments with a full kitchen and lounge

Wireless internet connection, 42 inch plasma TV screen and selected TV and DSTV channels.



Washing machine/Tumble dryer

Satellite television with remote control

Stove & Microwave

Direct dial telephones

Coffee and tea making facilities



All Suite on 14TH is ideally situated for conferences, be that day conferences or overnight/ 24h conferences. The easy access to the N1 highway and its proximity to main city centres such as Rosebank, Randburg, Roodepoort and Sandton makes it a popular choice.

Current conference facilities cater for up to 80 delegates in two venues. Standard conference facilities and equipment are available and delicious conference meals as well as quirky conference snacks are provided by Diner on 14TH.


Nearby attractions

Big 5 game drives at Askari Game Lodge in Magaliesburg

Cresta Shopping Centre and Clearwater Mall in proximity

Sun City

Soccer City


Gold Reef City

Monte Casino (restaurants, movies, casino)

Fly fishing at Kloofzicht Lodge in Muldersdrift

Randpark Golf Club

Township Soweto Tours

Lesedi Village

Rhino & Lion Reserve

Sterkfontein Caves

Lion Park

Apartheid Museum

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Jun 182013

Choose African Leadership Academy as your venue for your seminar, conference, company function, training, workshop, team building event, cocktail party or private function.


Set in a tranquil environment in Honeydew only 30 minutes from Johannesburg, the campus of African Leadership Academy Conference Centre provides a relaxed atmosphere where our guests can conduct work without distractions, celebrate a special occasion or comfortably relax. The modern function and conference facilities can accommodate a group of almost any size, while attentive staff provide the services you require. Whether you come to African Leadership Academy to host your next event or just to explore the surrounding area, we will help you get the most out of our peaceful yet expansive grounds.

State-of-the-art conferencing

African Leadership Academy’s modern function and conference facilities can accommodate a group of almost any size. There are 4 conference rooms, 9 breakout rooms and a 350-seat auditorium. The outdoor spaces and sports grounds are perfect for your networking function, team building and braai. The 2 intimate dining rooms and large dining hall are suitable for your business lunch and function. African Leadership Academy offers campus-wide wireless internet, visual projector, screen, flip chart and white board in each meeting room. There’s also free parking and 24-hour security on campus.

Modern, spacious, and comfortable facilities

Auditorium: The 350-seat auditorium is ideal for large functions. The foyer is also ideal for tea breaks and networking exhibitions.

Executive Boardroom: The executive boardroom looks out over the lawns of the campus and includes a projector, wireless internet, and flipcharts.

Breakout Rooms: There are a number of meeting rooms seating between 8 and 35 people. Each room includes flipcharts, visual projector  and wireless internet.

Sports Facilities: The outdoor meeting areas, soccer field, basketball courts and tennis courts serve as perfect venues for team-building events.


The professional chef will customize a menu to according to your budget and taste. Enjoy either the main dining hall, which seats 300 guests, or the 2 intimate dining rooms, which seats up to 70 guests. African Leadership Academy’s  in-house catering service is run by an international catering company providing anything from a full menu to light snacks.

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Jun 132013

10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is a 5 Star Boutique Hotel situated in the exclusive suburb of Houghton Estate, with effortless style and exquisite luxury nestled into landscaped, lush gardens.


Only 20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, within easy reach of the business hubs of Rosebank, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, and Sandton, and surrounded by a variety of recreational activities, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Rosebank Gautrain Station which links to OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria and Sandton.

Liaising or lazing, conferencing or conversing, guests will find the hotel and its staff eagerly attentive and suitably equipped.

The chefs are always on hand to create culinary delights, from impressive dinners to lunches to “Champagne” breakfasts, be it for a special occasion or particular dietary requirement. Whether guests are looking to conduct business in tranquillity or relax in comfort, the staff and management will ensure their expectations are ever exceeded by offering ‘Gracious Living in Luxury’.


The venue is well suited for those who are looking to conduct business and conferences within a service driven yet relaxed environment with excellent cuisine and style. The Clivia Room can accommodate corporate gatherings for up to 5 Guests, The Estate Boardroom up to 24 guests, and the Wisteria and Agapanthus Rooms up to 10 guests for more intimate meetings. A small business Centre is also available.

10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE offers Half Day and Full Day Boardroom Packages in light and spacious Boardrooms ideal for upmarket, exclusive, discreet and private meetings.

Presidential Suite

The luxurious Presidential Suite with 3 Luxury rooms and its own 2 private balconies is situated in the original Estate House.

The suite with spacious en suite bathroom has a separate lounge area suitable for private meetings or just relaxing in with the additional LCD Screen, independent satellite connection and “wet” bar. One balcony leads off from the master bedroom overlooking the beautiful gardens, while the other extends from the lounge area overlooking the terrace and swimming pool.

Luxury Rooms

The 11 Luxury Rooms revolve around private courtyards with soothing water features. 4 of the Luxury Rooms have their own private balconies while two of the other Luxury Rooms share a terrace area.

The spacious Luxury Rooms with en suite bathrooms, work station and sitting area are a celebration in luxurious comfort, softly decorated to create an elegant sophisticated feel with soft stylish touches reminiscent of an English country house. A serene haven, at the close of another dynamic day.

Room Amenities

Fresh Fruit on arrival in the room

LCD Screens and Speaker Docks for iPod & iPhone / Clock radio

Electronic Safe

Full Bouquet of DSTV Satellite TV


Complimentary Limited Soft Drink Mini Bar including Mineral Water

Complimentary Wireless Internet Access

Fireplaces or Underfloor Heating

Bath and Separate Shower

Towelling robes & slippers

Personalised direct Telephone Number in Your Room

Coffee / Tea Making Station together with our Homemade Short Bread


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Jun 112013

7th Guest House located in the heart of Melville, Johannesburg and provides holiday and business tourists, a home away from home. Personalised boutique style rooms, with complimentary tailor made services, makes each stay at 7th Street Guesthouse an unique experience.

It is a family owned guesthouse, with 18 en suite offering each client a personalised service. Breakfast is included in the tariffs, with dinner and lunch also catered for on request. Airport pick-up and transfers are also arranged by the guesthouse owner, who is on site all day, to ensure the visitor’s personal day to day needs are catered for on an ongoing basis.



All 18 bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with most rooms having their own outdoor garden and entrance. Each room has its own work station, chair and dresser, fitted hair dryer, television, Wi-Fi internet access and DSTV. Tea and coffee facilities are available in all rooms, with bar fridges stocked with complimentary mineral waters, milk and juices. Bathroom and shower amenities are also provided for daily.


  • Airport transfers
  • Bars and Restaurants in 7th Street within walking distance
  • Office Facilities
  • Braai
  • Coffee Facilities and Honesty Bar
  • Breakfasts, Lunch & Dinner
  • Internet Wi-Fi / Hotspots
  • Late night check in service
  • Daily laundry service
  • TV / DSTV Channels in all bedrooms
  • Safe and secure on-site parking
  • 24 hour security (CCTV cameras)
  • Tours can be arranged on request


  • A fully equipped conference facility to hold at least 24 delegates with Flip charts & Stationery, Overhead projector, Proxima, Pull Down screen.
  • Corporate packages available on request, including, morning coffee & tea, lunches as well as afternoon tea and biscuits.
  • Day conferences or team building packages can be facilitated.


  • Ideal space for private functions such as Dinners, Small Weddings, Kitchen Teas, Birthday Parties etc. Catering on request.

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Jun 062013

EES-SIYAKHA is a leading Training and Consulting firm, with expertise in all fields related to Human Resource Development, Employment Equity, BEE and Transformation. It is close to the Johannesburg, Rosebank and Sandton Central Business Districts, in the historic Parktown. Less than five minutes from the M1 Highway and a convenient distance from OR Tambo International Airport.


The EES-SIYAKHA Conference Centre offers a choice of three upmarket, air-conditioned, well-equipped meeting rooms and a range of competitively priced whole or half day conference packages.

All prices include standard conference equipment and venue hire. The conference packages can be structured to meet your organisational needs, and they cater for all specific dietary requirements. Complimentary notepads, pens and mints are provided. They have a separate lunch and tea room where one can relax and talk to fellow delegates.

EES-SIYAKHA is within easy reach of Johannesburg’s many entertainment, sporting and historical destinations. Johannesburg Zoo and Zoo Lake are close by, with a wide variety of restaurants in the character-filled suburbs of Greenside, Melville, Parkview and Parkhurst. The conference centre is also only a short drive from Johannesburg’s well known shopping malls.

It provides the perfect setting for seminars, workshops, smaller conferences, as well as client briefings, board meetings, power breakfasts and more intimate brain-storming or team building sessions.

Standard Conference equipment included in the package includes:

  • Markers and Erasers
  • Large White Screen
  • Digitial Surround Sound System
  • Flips Charts and White Boards with Pens
  • CD and DVD Players
  • Power Points
  • Floor Pedestal

Equipment available on Request:

  • Television and Video
  • Overhead Projector

Specialised equipment can be hired at reasonable prices.


The boardroom can accommodate 16 delegates, and the other two rooms can be set up in these layouts to suit your requirements:

U-Shape Classroom Cinema
Karee 26 30 60
Kooboo 24 26 45
Kuni 16   (Boardroom)


Conference Packages

Full day Packages

Combo platter package includes:
Arrival tea and coffee
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Light meal package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Light meal options with dessert
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Normal meal package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Lunch with dessert
Midafternoon tea, coffee and biscuits

Half Day Package

Package includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries
Full lunch with dessert

Half Day Package without lunch

Package  includes:
Arrival tea, coffee and muffins
Midmorning tea, coffee and pastries

Breakfast Package

Package includes:
Hot breakfast items, pastries, tea and coffee

Cocktail Package

Package includes:
A selection of hot and cold snacks served on platters

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May 202013

Johannesburg has no shortage of  world class conference venues, boasting with some of the world’s premier conference centres. Johannesburg is a popular destination for conferences as it is the financial and economic hub of South Africa. The city produces over 15% of South Africa’s gross domestic product and accounts for 40% of  Gauteng’s economic activity. A variety of manufacturing industries and various banking and commercial companies are located in the city.

Johannesburg Conference Venues

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Numerous academic conferences are hosted in Johannesburg each year. It is home to some of the leading private and public universities in South Africa including the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of Johannesburg. The most notable private university in Johannesburg is Monash University which has campuses in South Africa, Australia and Malaysia.

One of the 50 largest metropolitan regions in the world, Johannesburg is the world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. The city’s manufacturing industries extend across a variety of areas such as steel and cement plants, IT, real estate, transport, broadcast and print media, private health care, transport and a vibrant leisure and consumer retail market. Johannesburg is home to the JSE, Africa’s largest stock exchange which has relocated from the central business district to Sandton.

Johannesburg has a terrific deal of conferencing activity, and there are many venues capable of hosting conferences in and around the city. These venues offer conferencing facilities for small to large meetings, seminars, corporate events, functions, training sessions and team building retreats.

Here are some recommended conference venues in Johannesburg:

Tucked away in Johannesburg’s oldest and most elegant suburb, AstroTech Conference Centre is a preferred venue for exclusive weddings, elegant cocktail parties or banquets, top-level negotiations, seminars, leadership coaching and staff training.  The AstroTech Conference Centre is situated in Parktown, close to the Johannebsurg CBD, major highways, fashionable shopping districts, cultural areas, leading broadcast organisations and the airport. The conference centre has facilities for 300 delegates including wireless facilities. It offers state of the art conferencing at exceptionally attractive rates. AstroTech is one of South Africa’s chief executive leadership training and business support skills development groups with a reputation for excellent, courteous and highly professional service.

Conferencing@Softline’s 6 training rooms create an ideal space for informal, hands on practical sessions from 10 – 20 seated delegates. The auditorium, with presentation facilities for up to 150 delegates, is the perfect venue for your conferencing needs. The street scape at the venue offers a free flowing modern and elegant space that provides the perfect outdoor setting indoors. It is perfect for any function, corporate breakfast and lunch, sophisticated dinner, product launch or wine tasting event. With state-of-the-art technology, Conferencing@Softline is a conference and event centre designed for the meeting of minds. Flowing around an open street scape, Conferencing@Softline is a modern, elegant and exquisitely finished centre delivering on quality, exceptional food and décor that is simple and clean.

The conferencing facilities at Delta Environmental Centre include an auditorium which is cosy enough for 40 delegates and seats 186 in raked. The venue offers theatre-style comfort and has a small carpeted stage and large-screen projection facilities (Thompson VHS video projector). The versatile, 20m x 11m Function Room can seat 160 and has been used for cocktail parties, product launches, breakfasts, dinners, seminars, workshops, training sessions and plays. There  are two breakaway rooms: the Indaba Room which seats approximately 50 delegates and the Boardroom which seats twelve. Standard audio-visual equipment such as an overhead projector, direct image projector, flipchart, 35mm slide projector, white board and TV screen and video are available. The Centre is conveniently situated only 15 minutes from either the Johannesburg city centre or Sandton and offers ample, free parking. There are also several comfortable hotels conveniently located in proximity to the Centre.

The Exclusive and executive Emoyeni Conference Centre is situated on one of Johannesburg’s prime estates. It is perched on the highest ridge in Parktown, offering sweeping and breathtaking views extending as far as Magaliesberg. Emoyeni Conference Centre offers warm, private, multi-functional rooms and facilities which are convertible into meeting rooms, boardrooms, lounges, private dining rooms and press rooms. The venue has a charming garden which can be transformed into the ideal wedding or party venue.

The Oppenheimer Conference and Banqueting Centre is located within the Gold Reef City Theme Park and was originally a venue for The Chamber of Mines. With an addition of another two venues,  their reputation for excellence has been carefully built over the last 20 years. Their locality within the Gold Reef City Theme Park means that they can provide an atmosphere that others find hard to beat. Here, you will find South African history and culture and the first 4D theatre in South Africa, as well as an operating gold mine, minting press and a number of shops and restaurants

The Protea Hotel Parktonian offers service levels and warmth which will make your stay an extraordinary experience, whether you are staying for leisure, business or hosting a conference. The hotel has 300 modern suites allowing for a true “Jozi” experience. All suites are one bedroomed units with a separate lounge, bathroom, work desk, leather seat and service area which includes a granite counter, mini-bar fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Together with their 5 Conference venues and 7 Boardrooms, this property has the capacity to accommodate functions in excess of 450 delegates. Four of the hotel’s conference venues are accessible to wheelchair users. 5 Boardrooms ideal for small meetings of between 2 and 10 people with 2 executive boardrooms which can seat up to 18 people.

The home of horse racing in Gauteng, Phumelela Turffontein Racecourse ranks among the leading horseracing venues in the world. Turffontein is, however, much more than just a racecourse. With a wide variety of cuisine available, their trackside rooms with spectacular views of the Johannesburg skyline are popular venues for all types of functions ranging from weddings and parties to conferences, exhibitions, rallies, corporate relay races and extreme sports. Only 3 km from the Johannesburg CBD with easy access to the motorways, it is paradoxically set in secure and tranquil surroundings with immaculate gardens. Secure parking is available at all times, accommodating up to 3000 motor vehicles. A function at Turffontein is a fantastic, refreshing change from more traditional venues and is suitable for both business and leisure!

Situated in the heartbeat of the corporate mecca, The Wanderers Club provides a beautiful, stylish and elegant atmosphere for any function. Their facilities offer everything in the finest style providing 12 versatile function rooms available for Conferences, Banquets, Cocktail and Weddings. They have ample field space to host corporate events, fun days, team building events and sufficient space to erect marques. The Wanderers Club embodies warm hospitality and service excellence.

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