Jan 162015

The following are Conference Venues SA’s top five conference venues in Sandton.

Stillpoint Country Manor

Stillpoint’s combination of rustic style, modern facilities and exceptional service makes it the perfect conferencing venue seating from 55 up to 120 delegates. The hotel offers five different venues, catering for a range of functions from major trade and corporate conferences, audio-visual presentations and exhibitions, formal banquets and weddings to smaller board meetings and intimate cocktail parties. All-inclusive packages can be created to suit your conference, including AV equipment, refreshment breaks and accommodation if required. The hotel also offers complimentary, secure parking.

This intimate owner-run boutique hotel lies in the serene country setting of Chartwell. A mere 15 minutes from Lanseria Airport and 20 minutes from Sandton CBD, this is a hidden gem offering a country feeling within minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Dining options vary from the Garden Café offering country style fine dining to buffet style home cooking. Meals are also served on the outside deck or an informal braai next to the pool. Private functions are catered for in various venues either inside or under the trees or stars …more about this venue

Focus Rooms Conferencing

Focus Rooms Conferencing features 9 Conference rooms seating a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 500 cinema style. The conference centre also includes a 14 seater executive boardroom with an exquisite view. Focus rooms is a well-equipped and spacious training, meeting, conference, function and launch venue designed to create an up-market and comfortable experience. The venue is fitted with world class finishes, a wide variety of services, facilities and cutting-edge audio-visual technology, as well as wireless connectivity and video conference facilities. Focus Rooms Conferencing offers free safe parking, and while you attend your conference you can have your car washed at the onsite car wash …more about this venue

The Westford Hotel & Suites

The Westford offers quality conferencing at the best value. The main conference room seats up to 100 delegates in cinema style, or 80 in a u-shape. Standard conference equipment includes a Data-projector, AV Equipment and laser pointers. The Westford Hotel is situated in the very heart of Sandton, close to all the top sites for both business travellers and holidaymakers. Sandton City Mall is a mere 800m from the hotel, boasting brand name shopping, the famous Nelson Mandela Square and Gautrain station adjacent …more about this venue

Faircity Quatermain Hotel

The Faircity Quatermain Hotel is an ideal match for the business traveller who prefers the more personal “at home” touch of a service-centric organisation in an idyllic country-like environment, without losing out on the convenience of being strategically located in very close proximity to the Central Business District of Sandton.  The Quatermain is well equipped for conferences and business meetings, with five conference rooms and a boardroom. All the venues are air-conditioned, with natural light and beautiful views of the courtyard. Lunch is served in the restaurant, or out in the courtyard, depending on prevailing weather conditions. The Quatermain is only 2km from Sandton City and 27km from Oliver Tambo International Airport …more about this venue

Saxon Hotel

The extensive conferencing, banqueting and special events facilities at the Saxon are all designed with the latest state-of-the-art electronics built in to cater for both corporate and private functions. Conferences are held in the Convention Lounge, which caters for a large number of delegates, as well as in the 30-seater tiered Auditorium, which is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology for high quality presentations and video conferencing. Boardroom-style conferencing is hosted in the dining library, and two further boardrooms provide ample accommodation for executive conferencing for up to thirty delegates. Delegates are furnished with the finest conferencing accessories. The Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa has for the last six consecutive years been voted the world’s leading boutique hotel. It  should, therefore, come as no surprise that the facilities at the Saxon all meet world-class quality standards …more about this venue


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Jul 222013

We welcome Melrose Place Guest Lodge in Melrose, Johannesburg, to the Conference Venues website. Nestled in secure, tranquil gardens, this boutique hotel is situated 200 metres  from The Wanderers Cricket grounds, walking distance to the Rosebank centre, and within 3 km of Sandton, Hyde Park and the M1 motorway.


It’s genuine air of warmth and intimacy makes this a homely country retreat, for the discerning business and leisure traveler. A privately-owned establishment whose hallmark is the friendliness and hospitality, Melrose Place Guest Lodge prides itself in personalized service and attention to detail. It is the genuine warmth of the staff whom no doubt put the sparkle in this real oasis. The central and convenient location of our guest lodge makes it the perfect stop-over for out of town guests visiting Johannesburg for a night out at the theatre, live show, sporting week-end or shopping spree.

Melrose Place Conferencing – For all your corporate conferences, functions and events

The versatile conference venue measuring 13m X 7m  has very large sliding doors and windows on 3 sides of the room which fills it with natural light and brings the outdoor greenery into this private space. An environment free of distractions in a beautiful garden setting with a large covered patio for tea and lunch breaks.

The venue offers:

  • Boardroom seating for a maximum of 18 guests
  • Cinema Style –  35 Pax
  • U- Shape – 25 Pax
  • Classroom  – 30 Pax

Venue packages will be personally designed to accommodate individual requirements.


Each of the 30 individually decorated en-suite rooms is generously sized and  offers:

  • A very comfy bed. It can be either twin-beds, or king-size including some extra length.
  • Mini bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Satellite TV
  • Wall safes
  • Hairdryers
  • Wireless ADSL Broadband internet
  • Large desk
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning services
  • Private entrance
  • Secluded views of the shady picturesque gardens
  • Direct access to each room.


  • 24 hour Security on the gate and property
  • Airport transfers on request
  • Reliable transportation arranged to suit your needs
  • Guests at Melrose Place  access to the large, modern Wanderers Planet Fitness Gym which has excellent facilities including one of the largest indoor running tracks in South Africa, a large heated swimming pool, squash courts and a very wide variety of classes and instructors. Planet Fitness incorporates a Camelot Day Spa (available at an additional cost) and is 150 metres from our Guest Lodge. The gym is open 24 hours a day and is within easy walking distance.
  • Large swimming pool
  • Secure parking
  • Splendid breakfast to greet you each morning. Breakfasts are served early to suit the business traveller, or later in the morning for the tourist.
  • Lunch, dinner and snacks on request.
  • A wide selection of fabulous restaurants in the neighbourhood.
  • Selection of tours pre-arranged on your behalf
  • Well-appointed flexible venue facility, located in an environment free of distractions, offering a choice of conference packages,
  • Ideal for workshops, seminars, important meetings, launches, and training sessions inclusive of standard equipment and Wifi.

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Jul 192013

Located in the Johannesburg suburb of Woodmead, the Cedar Park Hotel & Conference Centre is situated close to Sandton’s Central Business District. Cedar Park is a excellent venue for conferencing, training, weddings and special functions. Their eight conference facilities can accommodate up to 700 delegates.

Cedar Park Hotel & Conference Centre has announced the following winter conference special valid until the end of August 2013:


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Jul 152013

Conference Venues SA is honored to welcome Hoyohoyo Chartwell Lodge and Conference Venue to their list of venues in Fourways.  The venue is situated in Chartwell, a suburb of Fourways on the slopes of the Chartwell Hills.


The Hoyohoyo Chartwell Lodge and Conference Venue is an ideal corporate venue offering a variety of value added services.  The venue’s braai and lapa area is ideal for post conferencing relaxation. Beautiful gardens and open spaces also make the venue suitable for team building activities. You can rest assured of your security while conferencing with their 24 hour security service. Other features of the venue include an abundance of parking, open spaces for sporting activities and a 600-seater glass marquee for weddings, conferences and other functions.

The glass marquee at Hoyohoyo Chartwell Lodge seats up to:

  • 500 Guests Cinema Style
  • 250 Guests Banqueting Style
  • 300 Guests Schoolroom Style

Other seating styles for the marquee, such as U-shape and cocktail layout, can be arranged on request. Conference equipment at Hoyohoyo includes a Data Projector, Projection Screen, Wifi Connection, VCR & TV Monitor, Overhead Projector, Flipchart, Paper, Pens, Pencils and Note Pads.

The Hoyohoyo Chartwell Lodge has 15 rooms available for overnight conferencing accommodation. The rooms are all spacious and equipped with air conditioning, flat screen TV, wireless connectivity and are fully serviced daily. Of the fifteen rooms, there are ten self-catering units fully equipped with fridge, microwave, pots, crockery, cutlery, kettle and toaster.  The lodge’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is a cozy fireplace and free access to the bar and spacious patio area adjacent to the pool.

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Jul 122013

Situated in the heart of Johannesburg ‘s gracious old suburb Houghton Estate, this Cape Dutch homestead was built in 1935. This heritage is captured in the furnishing and décor of Houghton Boardroom.


Come and experience the tranquil atmosphere of this venue, minutes away from the Johannesburg and Sandton CBD with easy access from the M1.

The venue is fully generator powered to guarantee no interruptions of your meeting or function.

A formal boardroom facility available for a maximum of 30 people seated in U-form, 50 in schoolroom and 60 in cinema style. This area can also be used for a formal dinner of up to 50 people.

A smaller boardroom seat a maximum capacity of 12 people and is ideal for any small occasion.

The Stables are used and popular as an informal setting for 20 to 30 people. This room overlooks the entire garden and is used for breakfast, meetings, lunches and dinners. A handcrafted 5.5meter table has delivered memorable discussions and celebrations. An additional room with a capacity of 20 to 30 people is available in which privacy for a private meeting can be guaranteed.

Whatever your business, function or occasion, Houghton Boardroom will endeavor to provide you with your individual requirements. Houghton Boardroom  will create the perfect environment with unobtrusive service required for successful meetings, conference breakfast, lunches, dinners, presentations, cocktail and lunches. Exclusive use of the venue can be arranged for intimate weddings or evening functions. Full dining and bar facilities available.

The boma, set in an enclosure of trees, makes Johannesburg feel hundreds of miles away. Guests can enjoy the lush garden for tea breaks and lunches. This is the perfect place to relax after or during a hard day of discussions.

The Cuisine is prepared by the in house executive chef with fresh ideas to produce tailor made menus for any occasion. A range of menus are available to suit the requirements of the guests. Hermien provides professional floral decorations at the venue, as well as for corporate functions and weddings throughout Gauteng.

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Jul 102013

Glen Hove Conferencing situated in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng has a 200 seater, fully equipped auditorium with several well-appointed flat floor meeting function rooms, secure on-site parking for a total capacity … Overlooking the Killarney Golf Course.


– The venue lends itself to exclusive small item exhibits and product launches.

– A variety of menus allows a choice of excellent cuisine.

– Choice of accommodation from inexpensive B&B establishments to the most luxurious of hotels.

Ease of Access
– Conveniently situated in Johannesburg, with easy access from all areas.

For day, evening and weekend functions in proximity to all business areas, with easy access.


Plush raked seating with top of the range controlled lighting and sound system complement touch-screen, user friendly facility … An ideal conference venue.


Flexible, carpeted and comfortable, flat-floor spaces …
Training environment conducive to workshops and breakaway groups.


Elegant, tasteful, exclusive …


Designed and stocked for medical purposes – to revive, relax and compare notes.

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Jun 032013

The upmarket suburb of Sandton has become Gauteng’s conference destination of choice and Johannesburg’s most esteemed corporate address.  World class conference venues have been established in Sandton to accommodate the increase of conferencing activity in this fast growing city.


The shift of the Gauteng’s economic focus from the Johannesburg CBD to Sandton  has caused it to become the new premier business hub of the province. Most of the A-grade office space previously reserved for the Johannesburg city centre can now be found in Sandton. In the late 1990’s,  the Johannesburg Stock Exchange relocated to Sandton.

Being only 25 km from Gauteng’s OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton is ideally located for business travellers, government or international delegates alike. The new Gautrain has made life easy for conference and event organisers in Gauteng, with delegates safely and quickly transported to and from the airport.

Sandton has a truly cosmopolitan feel to it which permeates through its international hotels, conference venues, exhibition centres and leisure destination. Facilities are available for small to large business meetings, seminars, corporate events, team building events and functions. Sandton is home to some of the largest conference centres in Africa hosting trade shows, exhibitions and international conferences. Many of the conference venues provide their own accommodation, but if not, there are bound to be an accommodation venue within walking distance of any conference venue in Sandton.

Here are some popular conference venues in Sandton:

  • A combination of rustic style, modern facilities and exceptional service makes Stillpoint Country Manor the perfect conferencing venue. The hotel offers five different venues, catering for a variety of functions from leading trade and corporate conferences, audio-visual presentations and exhibitions, formal banquets and weddings, to smaller board meetings and intimate cocktail parties. The function coordinators at the venue are highly experienced in assisting the organization of events, with minimum fuss and maximum service. All-inclusive packages can be created to suit your conference, including AV equipment, refreshment breaks and accommodation if required.
  • Close to main highways and the Gautrain station, Faircity Quatermain Hotel is a welcome retreat. The Falstaff Superior Boutique Hotel is a superbly appointed and intimate Country-Style hotel located in the heart of Sandton. The Falstaff is well equipped for conferences and business meetings, offering 2 conferencing venues with the capacity to seat 25 delegates school-room style, and 30 delegates cinema-style. Both venues are air-conditioned, with plentiful natural light.
  • The conference facilities at Southern Sun Sandton are endorsed by the hotel’s Signature Conference status and offer 15 superb on-site meeting rooms. The event facilities at the venue can cater for intimate board meetings of 4 delegates to a cocktail function for 1200 guests. Conference arrangements are managed by an efficient banqueting team that can assist in theming your function, planning specialised menus and managing your event from start to finish without a glitch. For larger venues, the Sandton Sun offers direct access to the world renowned Sandton Convention Centre, via a skywalk.
  • Original art, ergonomically designed furniture and high-tech facilities make the Melrose Arch Hotel Business Centre the perfect world-class setting for highly effective executive meetings and conferences. The centre offers modern boardrooms, full secretarial and business services, a PC with printer, ISDN lines and two Internet kiosks. The pool area is on the same level as the conference floor, making it the perfect setting for tea breaks. The Business Centre is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • The extensive conferencing, banqueting and events facilities at the Saxon Hotel are all designed with the latest state-of-the-art electronics built in to cater for both corporate and private functions. Conferences are held in the Convention Lounge, which caters for a large number of delegates, as well as in the 30-seater tiered Auditorium, which is fully equipped with cutting-edge technology for high quality presentations and video conferencing. Boardroom-style conferencing is hosted in the dining library, and two additional boardrooms provide ample accommodation for executive conferencing for up to thirty delegates. Delegates are furnished with the finest conferencing accessories.
  • Set in tranquil gardens, the Cedar Park Hotel & Conference Centre offers a superb venue for conferencing, training programmes, weddings and functions, with accommodation in air-conditioned townhouse styled apartments. They have eight conference facilities that can accommodate from 10 to 700 delegates. Equipment available include Overhead Projector, Screen, Flipchart, White Board & Koki Pens, Pens, Notepaper and Name Place, Mineral Water, Cordials and Mints, Free Parking & Wireless Internet Connection.

These are just a small selection of the conference venues in Sandton and you will easily find many more quality venues. Although you are in the center of South Africa’s business hub, you will find that most of the venues here have a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere to enhance your business conferencing experience.

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May 032013


Focus Rooms conference centre in Sandton has kicked off the new year, with so many new and exciting offerings.

It is thus my pleasure to share these with you.

Focus Rooms now have the following COMPLIMENTARY additional value added services available to all their delegates:

  •  On Site dedicated Coordinator
  • On Site dedicated IT Technician
  • 24 Security
  • Free and Secure Parking
  • Free and Secure Parking
  • Free and Secure Parking
  • Neck/Hand Massage
  • Live Jazz musician
  •  Brain juices to stimulate and ignite your client’s/delegates’ creative minds

In addition, they are launching their new Focus Rooms conferencing section; which boasts with the following new venues:

  •  Endeavour with a capacity of 15 delegates
  • Millenium with a capacity of 25 delegates
  • Atlantis with a capacity of 40 delegates
  • Atmosphere Discovery with a capacity of 60 delegates
  • Atmosphere Enterprise with a capacity of 60 delegates
  • Meteor with a capacity of 15 delegates
  • Milky Way (Boardroom) with a capacity of 10 delegates
  • Comet with a capacity of 4 delegates

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Mar 182013

The Westcliff Conference Venue in Sandton

Today we are reviewing The Westcliff Conference Venue in Sandton. Situated on a cliffside in the tranquil area of historic Westcliff, this conference venue offers visitors a rural atmosphere right in the middle of Sandton, Johannesburg’s new business hub. The venue’s swimming pool and private terraces looks out over the adjacent zoological gardens where animals can often be spotted.

The venue is situated on a Cliffside, allowing for resort-style design with stunning panoramic views of Johannesburg’s tree-filled northern suburbs. The Westcliff Conference Venue is conveniently located only 22km from the O.R.Tambo International Airport and within easy reach of several shopping malls. A team of resident gardeners maintain the magnificently manicured gardens of The Westcliff Conference Venue. The gardens abound with beautiful roses, flowerbeds and lush greenery interspersed with cobbled pathways, courtyards and water features.

The events team at The Westcliff will ensure that your function, conference or business meeting at the venue runs smoothly. There is a variety of venues which can be tailored according to your need. Each of the venues is equipped to handle a wide variety of events. The Jacaranda Hill Conference Centre is a self-contained, multi-tiered building with state-of-the-art catering facilities that can seat up 120 people in a banquet set up and up to 200 people for a cocktail reception. The venue also has several smaller rooms for business meetings.

The Jacaranda Hill Conference Centre at The Westcliff features a ramp that gives vehicles access to the conference hall, making it ideal for product launches and spectacular events. The conference centre features modern audio visual and IT equipment alongside elegant interior finishes and furnishings. It is positioned next the Business Wing of The Westcliff, which offers delegates full access to the executive services offered by the fully equipped Business Centre. The Business wing has 30 guest rooms catering specifically for conference delegates and business travellers. The Business Centre Lounge is located within the Business Wing. This facility offers office convenience away from the office, with highly trained staff at hand to assist.

The Westcliff Hotel is currently actively involved in three local charities, The Hope School for Physically Disabled Children, The Princess Alice Adoption Home and the Zoo Lake Users Committee.  They also support the Hotels Housing Trust which loans money donated by hotel guests to housing projects for the homeless. This trust currently supports the Habitat for Humanity project which enables local and international volunteers to help build houses for South Africans who have previously lacked adequate shelter for their families.

In 2008, The Westcliff started its own Worm Farm, with all leftover food scraps and organic matter fed to special earthworms. The food scraps and organic matter are processed by the earthworms turning it into fertiliser. The conference venue replaced all candescent globes with energy-saving bulbs and has also upgraded the heater pumps for all four swimming pools on the estate with the latest technology.

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