Hotel Overview

Nestled deep within the scenic Magaliesberg region one can find The Venue Country Hotel. Surrounded by majestic rolling hills and lush greenery found only in the Magalies’ area, the hotel is a truly unique experience for stayover guests, day-time visitors and conference delegates alike.

The Venue Country Hotel is located along the popular Magaliesberg R512 route (Pelindaba Road) between Johannesburg and Hartbeespoort Dam. Just 12 kilometres past Lanseria International Airport, the hotel offers guests gorgeous views of the Magaliesberg mountain range, luxury amenities and easy access to Johannesburg, Hartbeespoort as well as the many internationally renowned attractions the area has to offer.

The Venue Country Hotel has 66 well-appointed bedrooms accompanied by the friendly staff that will see to your needs- from private check-ins to catered functions and meetings-just leave it to us.

Accommodation

A Variety of Rooms to Choose From

We have 64 pleasant standard bedrooms offering guests comfortable accommodation after a long day of conferencing or after a full day of exploring the nearby tourist attractions. Cool in the Summer months and warm during the colder season, these well-equipped bedrooms will ensure that each guest wakes up feeling well -rested and fully recharged, ready to start a new day. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Selected satellite channels
  • – Ceiling Fan or Aircon
  • – Telephone
  • – Tea/Coffee facilities
  • – Bathroom Amenities
  • – Dressing Table/Workstation
  • – Free Wi-Fi

For discerning guests, We also offer two suites. These bedrooms have more space for guests to lounge and relax while catching up on emails or conversations over a hot cup of coffee. The suites can be arranged in a single or double arrangement and are perfect for guests who enjoy a bit more space to work and relax.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Selected satellite channels
  • – Aircon
  • – Telephone
  • – Tea/Coffee facilities
  • – Bathroom Amenities
  • – Dressing Table/Workstation
  • – Free Wi-Fi
Facilities & Amenities

A Little Something for Everyone

4×4 Trail

We have a Grade 3 trail for all 4×4 lovers and the trail is about 7,18km in length. We can take up to groups of 5 cars. Book your adventure with us. Download a map of the trail here

Kiddies Play Area

Our Kiddies play area consist of many activities for the young hearted. Giant Chess, Jumping Castle, Colouring Tables, Jungle Gym, Pool Noodles and Inflatables for the Swimming Pool

Bakwena Spa Exclusiv

We all need time for ‘time out’ to revitalise and become centred. Bakwena Spa Exclusiv provides a traditional African spa experience in the beautiful Magaliesberg Region. Enjoy the warm hospitality of our Bakwena staff.

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Conference Facilities

The Venue Country Hotel has multi-purpose conference rooms which can be fully arranged to suit your needs. These conferencing venues can be used for anything and everything such as multi-level training, educational training, team building etc.

Auditorium

The Venue Country Hotel is one of the only establishments in the region that boasts an 120-seater Auditorium. This expansive venue is perfect for product launches, discussions, lectures and interviews among other things.

Swimming Pool

Set in the center of an expansive manicured lawn, the pool at Venue Country Hotel stands out like a glistening diamond. The cool and sparkling water will add a special touch to your stay or visit.

Terrace Restaurant

Terrace Restaurant offers an inviting dining experience – offering wholesome lunches, superb breakfast spreads and a sumptuous A La Carte dinner menu. Our Restarant offers guests wholesome meals from breakfasts to dinners. There is hardly a taste bud that we can’t satisfy.

The Overflow Bar & Terrace

The Venue Country Hotel has two lovely bars with free wifi access. The outdoor bar is a perfect for indulging in mouth-watering dishes prepared by the chef. There is also a quaint ladies bar where guests can unwind with a glass of wine after a long day.

Meetings & Events

No Conference Too Big or Too Small for Us to Deal With

At Orion Hotels & Resorts we go the extra mile to ensure that your event, no matter what your needs, is a great success. We have a unique and diverse range of hotels and are therefore ideally suited to a wide range of events – from large, lavish and extravagant, to small, romantic and intimate. We are completely flexible and we can transform our location into the perfect venue for your event. No wish is too big or too small for us. Our expert team is there for you and will help you completely plan and organise your event down to the tiniest details.

24 Hour Package Rate
– Accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis
– Mid-morning Tea/Coffee/Snacks
– Lunch including 1 soft drink per person
– Afternoon Tea/Coffee/Snacks
– Note pad & pen
– Water refreshed during breaks
– Flip chart & 1 marker

Full day Delegate Package Rate
– Venue Hire from 08h00 to 17h00
– Mid-morning Tea/Coffee/Snacks
– Lunch including 1 soft drink per person
– Afternoon Tea/Coffee/Snacks
– Note pad & pen
– Water refreshed during breaks
– Flip chart & 1 marker

Half Day Delegate Package Rate
– Venue Hire from 08h00 to 12h00
– Mid-morning Tea/Coffee/Snacks
– Lunch including 1 soft drink per person
– Water refreshed during breaks
– Note pad & pen
– Flip chart & 1 marker

The Auditorium at The Venue Country Hotel is a offers clients privacy and is separate from any other activities taking place on the property. The Auditorium is the perfect venue for product launches, media briefings, press conferences, product launches and educational presentations-among others.

This terraced venue is set up so that each delegate has maximum views of the speaker or presentation below. It is also a well-equipped venue offering up-to-date audio-visual facilities. This venue can comfortably seat 120 delegates.

The White Room is a perfect venue for corporate, government conferences as well as educational and corporate seminars. This versatile venue can be arranged to suit your requirements. Conference Room One can seat up to 40 delegates in a theatre-style setup. This venue comes well equipped with up-to-date audiovisual equipment and wireless internet.

The Yellow Room is perfect for a large conference or educational groups. This venue can comfortably seat up to 60 delegates and has all the necessary audio-visual equipment including free WIFI connectivity. The venue is also highly versatile and our coordinators can set the venue to a layout that suits your requirements.

The four breakaway rooms which are situated along the main conferencing block of The Venue Country Hotel. They are all identical and offer the perfect space for intimate group discussions, interviews and/or private meetings. These rooms can be set up to your desired layout and can seat up to 20 people comfortable.

We offer the perfect facilities for your team building needs.
Our professional events team can custom make a team building programme to suit your requirements or can be organised through highly qualified team building companies in the local area.

Weddings

Providing the Best Service to Make Your Dream Come True

Our Wedding Planners know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With the many years of experience behind them, and attention to detail, they will ensure that the most important day of your life becomes a lasting memory. Your special occasion will become a dream wedding as our specialised team designs and unobtrusively manages all your requirements, down to the finest details.

We employ a dedicated team of wedding planners and event organizers who will take the stress off your shoulders so you can relax and focus on your nuptials. Our internationally experienced planners are available for advice on everything-from dresses to flower arrangements. The wedding planner and event organizing team have coordinated several functions across all Orion Hotels and Resorts establishments. They are detail-orientated so you can rest assured that you will receive exceptional service and the best service delivery.

Our locations will provide:

– Flowers
– Music
– Wedding cake
– Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
– Fully licensed bar
– Many culinary temptations with custom menu options, prepared by our Executive Chefs
– Specialised accommodation packages for your guests
– Hassle and worry-free assistance

Our Wedding Planners know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With the many years of experience behind them, and attention to detail, they will ensure that the most important day of your life becomes a lasting memory.

– Co-ordinate and communicate all details on your behalf.
– Provide a professional service based on experience and knowledge of their specific hotel.
– Draw up a checklist to be followed by bridal entourage
– Set up a menu tasting for the bride and groom
– Schedule meeting with the master of ceremonies
– Book accommodation as required by guests
– Floor management during the set-up, reception and breakdown on the date of your wedding.
– Post wedding feedback meeting to wrap up the event and finalise bills

With the assistance of our preferred service providers, we can assist you with the following (an additional fee may apply):

– Cake and designer confectioneries
– Gifts for guests
– Setting up bridal Registries
– DJ & Live Entertainment
– Audio visual equipment
– Photography & Videography
– Décor
– Florist

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A Special for Every Occasion

Attractions

Enjoy While You're In and Around Town

Harties Cableway

The Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway (Harties Cableway), originally constructed in 1973, extends to the top of the Magaliesberg and offers panoramic views of the Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and the surrounding area. It is situated 1km to the east of the town of Hartbeespoort in the North West Province and is the longest mono-cableway in Africa. The aerial cableway is open seven days a week.

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Hartbeespoort Dam

Hartbeespoort Dam (also known as Harties) is an arch type dam situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It lies in a valley to the south of the Magaliesberg mountain range and north of the Witwatersberg mountain range, about 35 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg and 20 kilometres west of Pretoria.

Lesedi Cultural Village

Lesedi is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.

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Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve

The Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve is a privately owned, non-subsidised game reserve, covering approximately 1 200 ha. Inclusive here are the rare and dangerous species such as lions, cheetah and the highly endangered Cape wild dog. The latter have formed part of a very successful breeding programmes for Bengal Tigers, Siberian tigers and the extremely rare White Lion.

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Magaliesberg Canopy Tour

Situated in the heart of the Magaliesberg Mountains, only an hour drive from The Venue Country Hotel, one can find the adrenalin-inducing Canopy Tour. The Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a unique eco-adventure that takes you on a journey through the ecology and geology of the second oldest mountain range in the world – estimated to be 2,400 million years old.

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Boer War Forts & Shelter Rock

Discover Magaliesberg by walking on the summit of the mountain with its panoramic views, touch 2 500 million year old wind sculpted mushroom rocks, inspect Boer War Forts and stand under a 1000+ year old tree among other things at Shelter Rock. Shelter Rock’s close proximity to the city provides an easy escape to experience the tranquility of the ancient Magaliesberg.

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Sterkfontein Caves

This tourist attraction, situated just a 30-minute drive from The Venue Country Hotel is an internationally renowned destination. After an extensive face-lift in 2005, the Sterkfontein Caves site has easy access to the caves themselves, modern walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where world-acclaimed fossils have been discovered.

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The Cradle of Humankind

The Cradle of Humankind is unique in that since 1947, there have been great scientific discoveries, which have been a breakthrough in the search for the origins of humankind. These include a 3,3 million year old ancestor of humankind, stone tools dating back some 2 million years and the world’s most perfect pre-human skull ever found- affectionately known as Mrs Ples.

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The bed was very comfortable and the restaurant has great food.The place is very quiet, great for getting away from the busy city life.

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