Riverside Sun gives new meaning to business and teambuilding events

Riverside Sun
Riverside Sun

Just 40 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg, you will find the answer to all your conference, teambuilding or business event needs. The Riverside Sun, which recently enjoyed an extensive renovation, provides the perfect location for business conferences and corporate functions with a range of venues and a variety of packages designed to meet your specific requirements.

Situated on the banks of the Vaal River, the hotel provides all the offerings of a typical city conference centre, at a fraction of the cost but with the added bonus of a country setting to really get the grey matter working!

Eleven versatile conference venues, catering for between 10 and 500 guests, and seven different dinner experiences ensure that guests have an assortment of choices to make their individual event memorable. The hotel offers five newly renovated conference venues, complete with state of the art furnishings and equipment. These rooms can be used individually or may be combined as a gala venue, catering for 500 guests. Adjacent to the conferencing rooms are three syndicate rooms which seat 10 people each and is perfect for strategy breakaway sessions or smaller meetings.

For more intimate, private events guests have a choice between the Kingfisher room and two secluded log cabins. The Kingfisher room with its natural lighting and private courtyard, where meals may be served, is ideal for executive meetings. The log cabins are situated in the lush gardens of the property but separate from the hotel and overlooks the majestic Vaal River. To recharge between business sessions, guests can enjoy lunch outdoors, while revelling in the magnificent view of the beautiful gardens that seamlessly blend into the river.

A new offering from Tsogo Sun, the Riverside Sun now includes a Wine Cellar that seats 40 people comfortably. Modelled on the Gordon Ramsey’s wine bar in London, the Riverside Sun Wine Cellar can be used for special dinners or a variety of tastings from wine to whiskey, brandy and beer, and offers the added benefit of a big screen television with the necessary equipment to contact sommeliers or business partners from around the world to provide their opinion or comments at events.

“The benefits of hosting a corporate event at Riverside Sun are endless. The combination of being close to Johannesburg, but still providing the tranquil country atmosphere, complemented by our flexible offering and dedicated and professional service guarantees all our guests a successful, enjoyable event,” says Yashvir Jithoo, general manager at the Riverside Sun.

Additionally, for a more relaxed event the hotel will pitch a Bedouin tent and furnish it with beanbags on the luscious green lawns of the property. Guests can then enjoy a view of the river and soak in the warmth and natural beauty of our South African summers.

The Riverside Sun offers a plethora of special dinner options, with elegant menu options, in various locations. Guests can enjoy dinner while cruising on the river, or delight in a casual braai on the island – a piece of land that juts out into the river – once the boat has docked. Perfect for year-end functions, the hotel offers an unforgettable dinner under the stars, a themed dinner in a Bedouin tent or a traditional gala dinner in the conference centre.  A current favourite is the ‘Food around the World’ theme where guests delight in sampling delicacies from various countries and cultures, available from strategically placed food stalls in the magnificent gardens of the Riverside Sun.

Furthermore, the hotel’s 169 newly renovated rooms with views of the river guarantees a restful evening, which will leave business guests ready to embrace the challenges of the following day. Wi-Fi connectivity and business services within the rooms and the hotel makes it easy to conduct business matters whilst away from the office.

The Riverside Sun, one of Tsogo Sun’s over 90 hotels and 14 casino and entertainment destinations, is ideally placed away from the hustle and bustle, perfect for conferences and team building activities and promises business and leisure guests comfort, culinary delights and efficient service.