Top 10 conference venues in Polokwane

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01 Fusion Boutique Hotel

The Fusion Boutique Hotel has 30 junior suites and three exclusive executive suites. This 5-star hotel ensures that a stay in one of them is characterised by plush interiors, a striking infusion of art, and personal attention to detail that is taken as far as guest preferences are concerned. Stock up your mini bar with your own choice of beverages when you check in. A 24-hour coffee service is available for odd-hour café latte or cappuccino orders. Food at the Fusion Boutique hotel is treated with the same extraordinary twists as with every aspect in this unique establishment. Enjoy a five-course breakfast in the Fusion Breakfast Room or light lunches on the Terrace – the Saskia Restaurant offers something for everyone.

Location: 4 Schoeman Street, Polokwane

Facilities: The Bol Conference Room accommodates 15 in a U-shape and 30 for a banquet. The Dou Room, Fabritius and Flinck Rooms host 45 as a schoolroom and 70 as a cinema. The Apprentice Ballroom hosts 220 for a banquet, 250 as a schoolroom and 300 as a cinema. The Titus Wine Cellar accommodates 30 as a U-shape, 90 as a cinema and 30 as a boardroom. The Gallery hosts 40 as a banquet, 45 as a school room, 80 as a cinema and 30 as a boardroom. State-of-theart technology includes a data projector and screen. There is a sound system and microphone facility.

Perfect for: Meetings, conferences, banquets, team building, launches, cocktails

Contact details: +27 15 291 4042, fusionboutiquehotel.co.za

02  Mahlatse Lodge

Mahlatse Country Venue outside Polokwane is one of those unique venues where you can hold virtually any type of reception, meeting or conference. All the buildings have thatched roofs so typical of this part of South Africa where the traditional thatch remains a popular choice for roof cover. Mahlatse has the added distinction in that it lies in an active farming area where the visitor drives through cabbage patches and game fences to the Tuscan-Mediterranean buildings, next to a charming pond overlooked by a wooden deck. The lodge sleeps 24, and there is a fully licensed bar.

Location: Situated 10 km outside Polokwane en route to Dendron.

Facilities: The Chapel can accommodate 180 people and the Conference Centre can host 160 guests cinema style and 50 people as a schoolroom. There is a big grass lawn for exhibitions or team building.

Perfect for: Conferences, meetings, weddings, team building, end of year functions

Contact details: +27 82 652 6435, mahlatse.co.za

03 Protea Hotel The Ranch

The Meropa Casino and Entertainment world has a separate conference centre, which caters for a wide range of events ranging from fashion shows, product launches to conferences. Due to the unique location and the myriad activities that Meropa offers, the conference facilities are in demand by professional conference organisers and event managers. Accommodation is available at the Town Lodge and for some delegates this makes the meeting and conference facilities even more desirable.

Location: 6 km out of town, next to the N1 to Pretoria

Facilities: Conference venue hosts up to 350 people and gala events up to 500 people. The room can be divided in half taking 200 people per half or four breakaway rooms taking 100 each. There are two smaller rooms that can accommodate 20 people. Standard equipment at no extra charge includes a big screen, data projector, PA system, microphone, podium, stage, flipchart and pens, cutlery, crockery, safe parking, waiter staff and black or white table linen.

Perfect for: Meetings, conferences, product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions

Contact details: +27 15 290 5487

Protea Hotel The Ranch is the superior 4-star hotel and leading conference venue in Limpopo. It offers 13 conference venues, superior facilities and Wi-Fi availability throughout the property. With more than 49 years of experience and expertise, Protea Hotel The Ranch can easily accommodate small meetings, executive board meetings and large conference groups up to 1000 delegates.

Location: 25 km south of Polokwane on either the N1 or the R101.

Facilities: The Bacchus Room hosts 60 as a U-shape and 175 in a cinema formation. The Day Lily Room accommodates 150 as a schoolroom and 100 for a banquet, the Garden Suite hosts 40 as a schoolroom and 70 as a cinema; the Georgian Suite holds 40 as a U-shape and 50 as a schoolroom. The Melsetter Room holds 170 as a schoolroom and 200 for a banquet. Merlin Two seats 50 as a cinema, the Rose Room accommodates 100 for a banquet, the Safari Centre holds 900 as a cinema and 550 as a banquet. The Ranch Lapa holds 200 as a U-shape, Merlin One holds 50 as a cinema, Excalibur accommodates 24 as a U-shape and the Bush Willow accommodates 1000 as a cinema and 600 for banqueting and schoolroom.

Perfect for: Meetings, conferences, exhibitions, summits, banquets, weddings

Contact details: +27 15 290 5000, theranch.co.za

04 Rams Lodge

Rams Lodge offers overnight affordable accommodation with 24 rooms and is conveniently situated centrally and close to major attractions and amenities in Polokwane City, Limpopo Province. A peace haven for business and leisure travellers alike, the lodge is located in the quiet side of town offering luxury rooms with DStv and hospitality trays in each room. There are three luxurious, fully-equipped conference halls. A fully licensed bar, safe parking, swimming pool, beautiful garden and braai area ensure your every need is met.

Location: 27 Bok Street, Polokwane

Facilities: There are three fully equipped venues: venue one accommodates 40 people, venue two accommodates 100 – 150 people and the smallest venue accommodates 15 people. There is a television projector, DVD and PA system.

Perfect for: Meetings, conferences

Contact details: +27 15 295 7676, ramslodge.co.za 

05 Meropa Conference Centre

The Meropa Casino and Entertainment world has a separate conference centre, which caters for a wide range of events ranging from fashion shows, product launches to conferences. Due to the unique location and the myriad activities that Meropa offers, the conference facilities are in demand by professional conference organisers and event managers. Accommodation is available at the Town Lodge and for some delegates this makes the meeting and conference facilities even more desirable.

Location: 6 km out of town, next to the N1 to Pretoria

Facilities: Conference venue hosts up to 350 people and gala events up to 500 people. The room can be divided in half taking 200 people per half or four breakaway rooms taking 100 each. There are two smaller rooms that can accommodate 20 people. Standard equipment at no extra charge includes a big screen, data projector, PA system, microphone, podium, stage, flipchart and pens, cutlery, crockery, safe parking, waiter staff and black or white table linen.

Perfect for: Meetings, conferences, product launches, fashion shows, exhibitions

Contact details: +27 15 290 5487

06 Protea Hotel Landmark Lodge

Protea Hotel Landmark is situated in a quiet, secure rural setting, adjacent to Shell Ultra City on the N1 Northbound between Gauteng and Zimbabwe, only 6.2 km from Polokwane’s city centre. Each of the 80 rooms has a spacious en suite bathroom/ shower and is air-conditioned. 75 rooms are furnished with two queen-sized beds, and five with king-sized beds (one of these rooms is wheelchair accessible).The hotel is ideal for the corporate market and offers real value for money. An executive residents bar and lounge is ideal for informal meetings or get-togethers.

Location: Situated on the N1 Northbound next to Shell

Ultra City (Landmark) five minutes drive to the City Centre of Polokwane

Facilities: There are six conference facilities: Landmark 1 seating 75 Cinema style; Landmark 2 seating 75 Cinema

style; Landmark 1 and 2 combined seating 180 Cinema style; Landmark 3 seating 35 cinema style; Landmark 4 seating 30 cinema style; Landmark 5 seating 30 cinema style and Landmark 6 (The Gazebo) seating 200 cinema style or Landmark 6 (The Gazebo) seating 160 banqueting/ gala dinner.

Perfect for: Conferences, Gala dinners, year-end functions, private functions, exhibitions, workshops and expos, weddings, matric farewells, theme parties and private parties.

What’s new? They recently renovated all of their 80 bedrooms and bathrooms and they have a new sales and marketing team.

Contact details: +27 15 225 8100, proteahotels.com

07 Yellowstone Luxury Lodge

Located in the city but themed to create a true African edge, Yellowstone Lodge is legendary for its delicious food, service with a smile and that unique home-away-from home feeling. This lodge has been visited by celebrities including President Jacob Zuma, former president Thabo Mbeki, musicians like Pieter Smit, Dozi, Kurt Daren, and the Blue Bulls team. The suites all have en suite bathrooms and DStv. The lodge provides for 28 people, with 13 rooms from Standard to Executive right up to the Presidential suite. There is a sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool.

Location: 104 Burger Street, Polokwane

Facilities: Auditorium, conference / Board Room, fax and ADSL Wireless facilities. Lapa accommodates up to 50 people for functions

Perfect for: Conferences, meetings, functions

Contact details: +27 15 297 6846

08 Makarios Lodge

Makarios Lodge is situated on the outskirts of Polokwane. There are six Luxury Rooms with en suite bathrooms and three exclusive rondavels. There is a beautiful wedding chapel which is used for conferences, and a fully equipped conference facility. There is an entertainment area, which includes a swimming pool, table tennis and a library.

Location: 62 Myngenoegen Polokwane

Facilities: There is a boardroom which seats 20 and a hall accommodating 200. The church is also used as a conference venue.

Perfect for: Meetings, functions, conferences

Contact details:  +27 79 104 2034, makariosplk.co.za

09 The Pavilion

The pavilion offers conference facilities, buffet and à la carte restaurant and venues for corporate and private functions

Location: Stand 1171 Church street South

Facilities: Pavilion One accommodates 100 as a schoolroom; Pavilion Two accommodates 72 as a double U-shape, Pavilion Three holds 300 as a cinema and the Chope room hosts 180 as a schoolroom. Nonsmoking venue accommodates 20 as a schoolroom; smoking room holds 10 as a single U-shape, main room hosts 90 as a cinema, and the deck hosts 30 in a schoolroom format. The Log Cabin accommodates 70 as a cinema, 30 as a single U- shape, 50 as a double U- shape and 36 as a schoolroom.

Perfect for: Meetings, seminars, product launches, business lunches,

breakfasts and conferences

Contact details: +27 15 291 5359 

10 Oasis Lodge

Oasis Lodge caters mainly for the overnight traveller and for businesses seeking a place for their seminars or conferences. Wireless Internet Access is available on request for a small fee. The Town of Potgietersrus is 60 km away from the capital of the Limpopo Province (Pietersburg or Polokwane) serviced by an international airport and an excellent highway system. There are luxurious rooms fitted with en suite bathrooms with showers and DStv television with remote controlled airconditioning. The rooms have single beds or double beds. There is a modern restaurant with a comprehensive menu to tantalize your taste buds.

Location: 1 Thabo Mbeki Drive

Facilities: The Hall accommodates 200 people and the

boardroom 50 people.

Perfect for: Conferences, meetings, events

Contact details: + 27 15 4914124, oasishotel.co.za

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