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April 17, 2018

Avianto was born in 1997 from the idea of creating the perfect wedding venue in Johannesburg for what must be one of life’s greatest celebrations. Having captured the hearts of the discerning bride with the Banquet Hall, a second venue, The Ballroom, was created with some more versatility accommodating splendid corporate celebrations and Sunday lunches.  

Dedicated hotel rooms followed with the introduction of Café Cielo to accommodate the need for leisure guests and leisure dining. The Avianto Hotel in Muldersdrift Johannesburg will continue to expand to the north along the Crocodile River, onto what used to be the old Syringa Spa & Picnic Resort.

Located on the R28 highway between Krugersdorp and Pretoria in the picturesque Muldersdrift area, Bergvallei Estate is only a half hour's drive from the bustling metropoles of Johannesburg and Pretoria, but might as well be a world away. 

This tranquil destination boasts classic buildings surrounded by lush rose gardens, fountains and Roman statues that make for stunning photo opportunities. 

Prospective bridal parties can choose from two reception venues that can accommodate between 60 and 230 guests. 

Best of all? The Main Hall has four large fireplaces, so it's the perfect setting for a romantic winter wedding. Bergvallei also offers affordable accommodation on the premises, making it a great option for destination weddings.

Based in Mulderdrift, Diamond 4 is an all-inclusive wedding and event venue within close proximity of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Lanseria Airport.

With 21 hectares of land, a large hall, indoor- and outdoor chapel areas and an expansive landscape, it is suitable for destination weddings and can accommodate between 80 and 600 guests with a few clever modifications to tailor the space to the size of the group. Diamond 4 offers comprehensive wedding services that include catering, décor, flower arrangement, award-winning cake decoration and state-of-the-art lighting. However, bridal parties are also welcome to make use of their own service providers with prior arrangement.

Let their passionate team assist you in making your dream wedding a beautiful reality against a picturesque, natural backdrop with everything you need to transform your event into the celebration of a lifetime!

Located in the stunning Muldersdrift region of Johannesburg, Everwood Country Weddings is a one-stop shop for discerning brides who want to tailor a stunning wedding without all the stress and hassle. 

The venue comprises a picturesque, open-sided chapel in a wooded garden, a beautiful, elegantly draped banqueting hall with seating space for between 80 and 200 guests, on-site caterers and exceptional backdrops for wedding photographs. 

Additionally, the grounds also offer a bridal suite with its own private entrance where you can kick off your shoes as husband and wife after your big night. Equipped with an en suite bathroom, patio, coffee station and bar fridge, this little abode is also the ideal venue for the wedding party to dress ahead of the big event. 

In short - Everwood Country Weddings is all you could hope for in a wedding venue & more! 

You've been on vacations but have you ever had a Spa-cation? Indulge yourself and your partner at the amazing Fusionista Super Spa, Beauty Salon and Restaurant. 

Enter another world of tranquillity and relaxation with differently-themed treatment rooms, including the Bamboo, Candle, Wind Chime, Crystal and Garden Rooms, as well as the totally unique, one-of-a-kind Koi Mist Room, where you are massaged in an dreamlike outdoor garden setting with mist, fire and koi fish swimming beneath you. 

Choose from an incredible array of beauty treatments or massages including genuine Thai massages done by expert Thai therapists. Book a private jacuzzi or a sauna (or both!) or chill out in our Chill Room. Treat yourself and your partner to a romantic and unforgettable couples massage and then indulge in a delicious meal at the exquisite Fusionista restaurant. 

The decor is exotic and the ambience is laid-back. Dine alfresco in our tropical outdoor section, book the special table next to the Fusionista aquarium, or alternatively enjoy a meal in our private dining area. You will feel like you are on holiday and will emerge relaxed and rejuvenated.

The Big Five have their own unique magic. To think that all you need to do is to drive out 45 minutes towards the Magaliesberg to see these incredible animals, makes it even more attractive for a weekend break or even a naughty mid-week visit!

Askari Lodge offers game drives as well as the opportunity to observe the two giant elehants up close. Feeding and photo sessions can be arranged in advance and are popular with couples especially those celebrating an engagement. Askari Spa can be described as ‘dynamite in a small package’ and the two therapy rooms provide many treatments that are perfect for a couple’s retreat.

Askari Lodge is located between Magalies and Hartbeespoort and offers lovely day walks that include the Van Gaalen cheese farm, the Hartbeespoort Dam cable car and many intimate restaurants and thrift shops. Make sure you book at least two nights stay to enable you to explore the surroundings and do the place justice.

Glenburn Lodge is the ultimate family destination. The 100 bedroom hotel also caters for weddings, in the Cradle of Humankind. Couples with a passion for outdoor living will thoroughly enjoy Glenburn Lodge & Spa.

This 3-star lodge was built 20 years ago and is situated in one of the most beautiful and pristine parts of Mudlersdrift. Not only does it boast a waterfall and Swartkop Mountain on the premises, it is also the place where the Blauwbank River and the Krokodil River meet. Walking trails and mountain-biking trails are available on site, but of course, the biggest treat is the Spa. Glenburn Spa offers special packages for couples that include overnight accommodation, or you can create your own customised package to include all your favourite treatments.

For a pampered experience, we recommend the Garden Suites with their luxurious décor and finishes, and for those wanting a more affordable option, we recommend Bush Willow Tented Camp as a great choice for nature lovers.

Nestled at the foothills of the Zwartkops Mountains in the Cradle of Humankind, Kloofzicht Spa is the essence of tranquility and ultimate luxury.It is always enjoyable to be treated like royalty and Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa have hit the nail on the head with their Royal Suite overlooking a private dam.

This five-star lodge is well known for fly-fishing as well as its absolutely divine Spa. The Royal Suite also comes complete with a private chef, butler and private massages in the Suite. For a truly romantic weekend, there is an outdoor jacuzzi and fire-pit with stunning views of the Swartkop mountains and dam. The lodge also has a small wildlife reserve, and is part of the Cradle of Humankind cycle route.

An informal bistro that will boast views of the main dam will be opening soon. Award-winning chef, Chris Tustian uses his skills in the main restaurant to provide a gourmet menu – one not reserved exclusively for special occassions, but also perfect for Sundays, when the long stoep is packed with people enjoying the delicious buffet and good wines on offer, whilst at the same time taking in the view of this particularly picturesque part of Muldersdrift, a mere 40 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg and 15 minutes from Sandton City centre.

This business hotel provides the ultimate destination for conferences, functions, corporate golf days, weddings and leisure guests in a safe residential area with tree-lined streets.

The luxury development, open 24 hours a day and staffed with our friendly receptionists, overlooks the famous Randpark Golf Course and is situated just north east of the clubhouse, on the 1st hole.

If an bush-inspired getaway is high up on your to do list, look no further than Bush Willow Tented Camp situated at the foot of the Zwartskop Mountain on the Glenburn Lodge & Spa property.

This small tented camp is ideal for families or couples who love the outdoors but not always the pain that goes with setting up camp. Rustic tented accommodation comprises ten large comfortable walk-in tents, sleeping between two and six people each.

The tented accommodation includes a hot indoor shower, toilet and a small kitchenette. The Boma provides a fun-filled African safari experience for guests, be it for a simple weekend getaway, a weddings or function.

Helivate Helicopter Services was established in 2011 in response to the ever-increasing helicopter charter market within South Africa and its neighbouring countries. Now with its operational base in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, the company is one of the leading providers of business helicopter flights and private helicopter charters throughout the country. 

Aside from corporate charters, Helivate also offers bespoke helicopter trips for special occasions. Book a tailor-made tour for your and that special someone; pop the question mid-air or simply set the mood with a bespoke flight to the destination of your choosing. With Helivate, the sky's the limit.

Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel is 5km from the Rigel and Nellmapius offramps in Pretoria and a five-star dining and accommodation destination that redefines the notion of elegance. The space is decorated with exquisitely curated art pieces that feature the talents of Marie Vermeulen Breedt and Diana Greyvensteyn, which create the perfect backdrop for sumptuous meals and events.

Stop in for coffee or tea in the lush gardens, meet up with friends in the whiskey & cigar lounge, or sit down to a romantic dinner prepared by talented chef Liza. Ivory Manor Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to host events ranging from high teas, kitchen teas and birthday parties, to corporate events, wine tastings, cooking classes and more.

The individually decorated deluxe and premier suites promise a lavish stay, with breakfast included in the rate.

Embrace all the romance and stylistic flair of Italy when you escape to La Dolce Vita, a tranquil guest house resting on the edge of the Hartbeespoort Dam, backed by the purple-tinged mountains of the majestic Magaliesberg, just an hour’s drive from the city. 

Here you will find a calm oasis infused with the fresh breezes of air and earth, where far-reaching views stretch across luminous expanses of water. Enjoy it all from the serenity luxury rooms and al fresco verandas. 

Guests can look forward to delectable cuisine, soul-rejuvenating spa treatments and customised activity packages to suit every taste and budget. 

Whether you're looking forward to rekindling the flame with your partner or want to enjoy a luxurious weekend away with the family, La Dolce Vita Guest House caters to every whim.

Situated in the tranquil area of Nooitgedacht, near Muldersdrift, La Vue Guest Lodge & Function Venue is within close proximity to Sandton, Randburg and Lanseria Airport - making it the perfect destination for couples, families and groups of friends who want to enjoy restful accommodation close to all the major amenities in the Gauteng area. 

Spacious and luxurious rooms provide all the makings of a wonderful night's sleep and La Vue is also fully equipped to host picture-perfect weddings and conferences for up to 100 delegates in true Bushveld style.

An African Day Spa for pure indulgence and pampering while relaxing in the tranquil atmosphere of this truly must do city escape - RELAX, REVIVE, REJUVENATE.

Set in the tranquil bushveld gardens of the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Sandton; the Mowana Spa is a wellness sanctuary which will revive your senses, rejuvenate your body and soothe your soul. The Mowana Spa, which takes its name from the majestic Baobab Tree of African Lore and Legend, offers wellness journeys based on Tribal Massage in keeping with the healing spirit of the “Tree of Life”.

Drawing on the wisdom of Africa, the Mowana Spa Baobab Signature Product Range harnesses the natural moisturising properties of the Baobab Kernel which produces a rich, golden oil used for centuries by African Women to protect their beautiful skins against the harsh African Sun. Their commitment to service excellence and Staff Empowerment through training and mentoring will ensure that your needs are met and your expectations exceeded.

Situated in Muldersdrift, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Oakfield Farm is a beautiful country venue set in 72 acres of manicured gardens and sweeping fields. With 22 years' experience hosting weddings and other special events, this exceptional destination has various spectacular settings to choose from, as well as on-site accommodation to house the bridal party, a dedicated wedding planner and talented chefs to tailor your dream menu.

Oakfield Farm truly has it all - a beautiful location that can be adapted to suit any style and ambience, well-trained staff members to make your event planning a breeze and an exclusive list of professional suppliers to enhance your big event. 

Picnic Pantry offers bespoke picnic baskets and al fresco decor for special get-togethers with family and friends. Their beautifully tailored picnic packages are also perfect for outdoor weddings - they can create a special outdoor event according to your budget and theme - not to mention anniversaries, birthdays, engagements, baby showers, farewell parties, team building events and more.

They also cater corporate year-end parties, airport group transfers, as well as preparing client gift baskets and meeting platters. When it comes to picnic catering, baskets, bio-degradable boxes and al fresco decor in Gauteng, look no further than Picnic Pantry.

Doveton House is an exclusive guesthouse in one of Johannesburg's most sought-after suburbs. From its earliest days, this luxurious residence has been home to prominent South African families, and these days it offers a fashionable home away from home for discerning couples and business travellers. 

Guests can look forward to six elegantly furnished en suite rooms and a variety of outdoor entertainment areas that include a sizeable rim flow pool, lush gardens, a hot tub spa pool and a cosy wine cellar where they can sample some of the country's foremost vintages. 

Best of all - you'll be treated to excellent home-cooked cuisine prepared from scratch using seasonal ingredients from the garden (you could even take a stroll to select your own salad leaves!). 

This includes a hearty breakfast that may be enjoyed in the convivial dining room, in your suite or al fresco on the vine-covered patio. Lunch and dinner is also catered for upon request. The perfect place for discerning couples to enjoy an elegant getaway.

Riverstone Lodge in Muldersdrift offers 3-star accommodation on the scenic banks of the Crocodile River, within easy reach of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Lanseria Airport.

This elegant destination offers stylish accommodation in spacious rooms that feature all the comforts of home, including 12 executive suits that overlook the river, 36 twin rooms with private patios that open onto the shared swimming pool area and one superior suite with its own private garden and splash pool.

The lodge also boasts an on-site restaurant, Driftwood Cafe, which has an innovative menu that features South African and Portuguese classics, as well as an extensive wine list. 

Best of all? You can host your wedding or special event in one of four venues - the Savuti, Okavango and Savannah halls are situated on the banks of the Crocodile River, while the smaller Kalagadi venue is situated in the middle of the lodge amongst lush beautiful landscaped gardens, Koi Ponds and the pool lapa.

There's no need to book a flight to rekindle the romance. There is an exotic destination right in the heart of Randburg. Royal Orchid Thai Spa is a full service Day Spa that offers wonderful treatments for couples.

From the moment you walk in, this hidden gem starts to reveal flavours of exotic Thailand. Past the reception area and busy Hair Salon you are led to the Spa Lounge. And then tranquil sounds of water falling announces the beginning of your relaxing journey.

Each of the nine fully-equipped treatment rooms has access to private planted courtyards. And the ever present sound of peaceful water. Three of these are private dual treatment rooms tailor-made for couples. Visit their website for more information.

Saddle Creek Adventures is a thrill-a-minute outdoor activity destination in the Hekpoort Valley at the foot of the Magaliesberg Mountains, less than an hour's drive from Jozi and Tshwane. 

Here, guests of all ages are invited to join in on age-appropriate fun that includes archery, go-karting, horse riding, hot air balloon safaris, laser clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, and scenic helicopter rides. They even have spa treatments and kiddies’ activities! 

Whether you are adventurous, less adventurous, or simply want to relax and observe, Saddle Creek offers something for everyone. In short - it's the perfect place for an action-packed outing with friends, family or colleagues. It also makes for a rather awesome date!

At the foot of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains, awaits a world of luxury and elegance. Three Oaks and an Aloe Boutique Hotel offers guests a quiet retreat, with fantastic service and stunning facilities.

Situated close to Sandton in the Johannesburg area, Valverde boutique hotel offers 25 comfortable country-style rooms with free Wi-Fi hotspots in each room. With a top a la carte restaurant available for your convenience, it’s better than home.

Wake up to the sounds of the countryside and the exquisite views of the environment - it feels natural, yet it’s extraordinary. Close to the business and travel hubs of Sandton and Johannesburg, Valverde offers an escape to the beauty and peace of nature while offering rapid links to all the top local business- and leisure spots. This makes it ideal for travellers visiting Gauteng, as well as a convenient location to host conferences and weddings.

Valverde is a unique Country venue in the Muldersdrift area. Valverde has two wedding venues, function facilities, conference facilities and accommodation.


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