Enjoy the outdoors with Idle Winds accommodation and the Aloe Valley Meander Outdoor Festival

Spring has definitely arrived in Johannesburg and the landscape is coming alive with flowers, birds and animals. The best way to enjoy this beautiful weather is to explore the Hartebeesport area through the much-anticipated, family-friendly Aloe Valley Meander Outdoor Festival. What you need to know about the festival: It takes place throughout the Aloe Valley Meander, an area on the eastern side of the Crocodile River Reserve named for its spectacular show of native Mountain Aloes along the Schurveberg range. Lots of local businesses are involved, including hotels, restaurants, conference centres, shops and cafes, ensuring that there is something for everyone. It includes the annual fundraising event, Ride the Rhenoster, a technical mountain bike race set by Miles Crisp that’s as scenic as it is challenging. It’s ideal for families, hikers enjoying the area, bikers looking for a great breakfast run, cyclists, runners, couples and groups of friends – anyone who loves great food, crafts and scenery. Just some of the special events to look out for this September include: Jazz in the Country on 13th at River Place Country Estate, Outdoor Music and Beer Festival on the 12th and 13th at Idle Winds, a great outdoor market on the last Sunday of the month, brandy tasting from Harris and Hare and Family Fun Day at Shonalanga. Special accommodation rates at Idle Winds To help celebrate this fantastic festival, Idle Winds Lodge and Conference Centre is offering a great special on our comfortable, well-appointed accommodation: If you’re participating in Ride the Rhenoster: R875.00 per twin/double Lodge/Standard Accommodation. TWO Night package: R1550.00 B&B for 2 people sharing  If you’re just here to enjoy the festival: R1100.00 per room per night – Executive accommodation R910.00 per room per night – Standard accommodation All rates include VAT and a delicious breakfast for two. For more information about our accommodation special, our function venue just 14kms from Fourways, or the festival, please contact us today. Idle Winds is a leading wedding, conference and team-building venue located near Johannesburg and...

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Our venue offers customised conference packages to meet your company’s needs

At Idle Winds, just 14kms from Fourways, we specialise in delivering a range of comprehensive corporate conference packages designed to meet the needs of both large and small companies and institutions. These include: The 24-hour conference package – This is suited to overnight and weekend events and includes accommodation in our 58 well-appointed rooms in addition to venue set up, standard conference equipment/multimedia equipment and full catering (meals and snacks). The full-day conference package – This includes use of the venue from 07:30 till 17:00, venue set up, catering (luncheon or buffet as well as snacks) and standard conference equipment/multimedia equipment. The standard half-day package – This includes use of the venue from 07:30 till 17:00, venue set up, standard conference equipment/multimedia equipment and catering (luncheon or buffet as well as snacks).  Experience our tranquil, comfortable conference facilities near Pretoria Our fully-air conditioned conference village is set in tranquil, well-maintained gardens, encouraging an atmosphere of relaxation and stress-free focus. With six modern conference rooms to choose from, including a 400-seat theatre-style venue, we can comfortably accommodate up to 500 people per day. All our catering is high quality and our luncheons take place in a private function venue of your choice. In addition to conference and seminar facilities, we also offer a range of team building packages which can be utilised separately or in conjunction with your conference package – the ideal way for your team to relax and wind down. For more information on our conference venue or to visit our facilities in person, please don’t hesitate to contact us today and speak to our friendly, experienced staff.  Back to conference venue near...

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Spoil your dad at our award-winning restaurant near Johannesburg this Father’s Day

On Sunday, June 21st, families all over South Africa and the world are celebrating their hard working, devoted and loving fathers. Choosing the right way to treat your dad can be tough, but we have a great suggestion for you. If your dad loves excellent wines, expertly prepared international cuisine and a stunning view of the sunny South African highveld, then Idle Winds is the perfect country venue for you and your dad to enjoy on this special day. Set in manicured gardens and surrounded by the countryside, our restaurant and venue allows you to truly get away from it all, even though you’re just 14kms from the hustle and bustle of Fourways. With experienced chefs, an extensive and interesting wine cellar, as well as a famous desert buffet, your father will be in for a real treat. Plan a Father’s Day weekend just 14kms from Fourways If you would like to extend your Father’s Day celebrations over the whole weekend, Idle Winds has plenty to offer. Our onsite-accommodation, which includes 58 luxurious double and twin-sized rooms, is comfortable and well equipped – making them ideal for a family weekend away. Our location is also very convenient for exploring the many attractions in Hartebeespoort, including: River rafting Abseiling Visiting Lesedi Cultural Village Balloon safaris Horse riding Hiking Exploring the many restaurants and cafes Water-skiing Exploring the many art galleries and antique shops Zipline adventures Plus much more For more information on the Idle Winds restaurant and country venue, or to book your Father’s Day celebration, please contact us...

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Running the Om die Dam Ultra Marathon? We have a great accommodation special just for you

The Old Mutual Om die Dam Ultra Marathon is one of South Africa’s most popular races, known for its beautiful natural scenery, professional organisation and family friendly setting. First run in 1991, the flagship race of 50kms along with the half marathon, 10km race and 5km fun run has grown to an impressive 7,000 participants from all over South Africa and the world, making it a premier event in any runner’s calendar. From the view of the rising sun over the western most point of Hartebeespoort Dam to the gruelling challenge of Saartjie’s Neck and beyond, runners are treated to sweeping views of the landscape and strong support from organisers and charities. With refreshment stations supplying water, Coke, sweets, fruit and even Milk Tart, all runners are well looked after through the morning and well into the heat of the day. Relax and recharge at Idle Winds At Idle Winds, we love getting involved with our community and share all that our region has to offer – that’s why we’re offering the Old Mutual Om die Dam Ultra Marathon runners a great accommodation special. Located near Hartebeesport Dam, we’re conveniently close to the race route, so you can minimise travel on the race day and explore all that Hartebeesport has to offer. For just R775, 00 per room per night (with a maximum of two people per room), you can experience our luxury accommodation, designed to be comfortable, quiet and convenient. We are also offering a breakfast special for runners, with a fresh and delicious breakfast buffet option for R85, 00 per person, prepared by our experienced chefs. We also have an award-winning restaurant with an extensive wine list as well as a pub for alternative dining options. At Idle Winds, we prioritise the comfort and relaxation of all of our guests, from the efficiency and professionalism of our staff to our tranquil, well-kept gardens, making us the perfect place to prepare for your race and recharge your mind and body. All you need to qualify for this special is your race number – so don’t hesitate to book your accommodation today or contact us for more...

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