Tuesday, September 27, 2016

16 Pretoria Wedding Venues

Reception Venue in Derdepoort
Plot 121, Derdepoort Park, 0035, Pretoria, Gauteng
Imagine a lovely venue on a country estate overlooking the Northern hills of Pretoria, with the warmth of the sunset spilling over the lush gardens and finding its way into the venue to embrace the bridal couple and all their ... read more

Reception Venue in Villieria
459 30th Avenue (cnr Nico Smit), Villieria, 0186, Pretoria, Gauteng
The Silver Rain venue is conveniently situated close to all freeways in Villieria, Pretoria. This area is ideal for birthdays, kitchen teas, stork teas, small weddings and corporate functions. Self catering is welcome or you can ... read more

Reception Venue in Muckleneuk
327 Bourke Street, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, Gauteng
Nominated as one of the most romantic destinations in South Africa, Illyria House is the ideal venue for an elegant wedding occasion. Every event at Illyria House is tailored according to our guest’s specific needs.Situated on a ... read more

Reception Venue in Shere
74 Graham Road, Shere, Pretoria, 0084, Gauteng
The Bamboo wedding and conference venue is conveniently located on Lynnwood Road approximately 2,5km east from Silver Lakes Pretoria. Our truly African Bonfire Boma, spacious lawns and country style entertainment area creates a ... read more

Reception Venue in Silver Lakes
Plot 22, Swartkoppies, Silver Lakes, Pretoria, Gauteng
Chez Charlene Venue caters up to 400 guests, with a climate controlled venue and chapel, a full audio system with specialised lighting, solid teak wooden dance floor and stage, full bar facilities, generator in place to bridge ... read more

Reception Venue in Kameeldrift
Plot 75, Kameeldrift Road, Kameeldrift, Pretoria, Northern Gauteng, Gauteng
The Blades will capture the spirit of love, happiness and celebration on your wedding day. The wedding ceremony can be held on our manicured lawns or inside our spacious conference centre. Elegant chandeliers or fairy lights ... read more

Reception Venue in Hatfield
235 Hilda Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng
Hatfield Castle is once again being used for the purpose for which it was originally built in 1922. Originally a French castle, today it is still a retreat from the rigors of urban life, situated on the brink of Pretoria's city ... read more

Reception Venue in Brooklyn
314 Clark Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181, Gauteng
Tourists and those visiting Pretoria on business or leisure, will find a safe and tranquil haven at 314 on Clark. Our private, spacious and comfortable rooms and suites are tastefully decorated to make your stay pleasurable and ... read more

Reception Venue in Brooklyn
37 Anderson Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria, 0181, Gauteng
Getting married? Why not stay over at About Guest Lodge the night before with your bridesmaids or groomsmen? Well lit mirrors and tables are available in the conference room for the hair and makeup artist to make you look ... read more

Reception Venue in Hatfield
1050 Burnett Street, Entrance on Festival Street, Hatfield, 0083, Pretoria, Gauteng
The wedding venue at Protea Hotel Manor can host up to a 180 (maximum) guests in banquet style. The venue overlooks the deck and pool area and it’s situated near the bar and lounge area. Depending on how the bride and groom would ... read more

Reception Venue in Lynnwood
60 Ilkey Street, Lynnwood Glen, Pretoria, 0081, Gauteng
Enjoy a beautifully appointed guesthouse set in a large tranquil garden in a quiet, centrally located and security-controlled suburb. Offering you the highest level of service in eight, individually styled, luxury rooms, a large ... read more

Reception Venue in Menlo Park
83, 23 rd Street (Entrance c/o Atterbury Road and 24th Street) Menlo Park, Pretoria, Gauteng
At The Elegant Lodge, we are proud to have been rewarded as a four-star Special Events venue by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. We host special dinner arrangements and weddings. Selection of private meeting rooms or ... read more

Reception Venue in Hatfield
976 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, Gauteng
Nestled in the hills surrounding Pretoria, Birdwood Guest House welcomes discerning travellers seeking a home from home in the classic style. Soaring moulded ceilings, period wooden doors and windows, stained glass, antique ... read more

Reception Venue in Constantia Park
581 Verdi Street, Constantia Park, 0181, Pretoria, Gauteng
Opikopi is ideal for private morning, afternoon and evening weddings. Each wedding is uniquely custom-made to suit your needs and ideas. Your wedding day is one of the joyous and most memorable days of your life. Opikopi, ... read more

Reception Venue in Waterkloof Ridge
402 Aries Street, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria, Gauteng
Enjoy elegance, tranquility and grace - if luxury is in the detail, Castello Di Monte flies on the wings of excellence. Your small intimate wedding of up to 30 guests (exclusive use of villa compulsory with only 20 guests ... read more

Reception Venue in Wapadrand
929 Disselboom Street, Wapadrand, Pretoria, Gauteng
Diep in die Berg is one of the premier venues in Pretoria catering for weddings. We have two banqueting halls which can accommodate a maximum of 250 and 150 guests respectively in banqueting style. We offer an exclusive on site ... read more

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Monday, September 26, 2016


Indulge your favourite wine lover with a truly unique wine tour in Stellenbosch. Visit up to six different wine estates on your vine hopper hop-on hop-off tour.

The Northern Route of the Stellenbosch wine tour offers spectacular views across the Cape winelands and all the way to Table Mountain. Enjoy delectable wines, offered by Delheim, Warwick, Simonsig and Beyerskloof. While the tour includes all the farms, you can hop on and off as you wish, or stay longer at some farms.

The Southern Route operates three days a week, and visits bigger estates, including Spier - which offers eagle encounters, lakes and restaurants -, as well as Bilton with it chocolate and wine pairing experiences. The Van Ryn Brandy Cellar will give you some insights into the ancient art of barrel making, while Neethlingshof offers awe-inspiring Cape Dutch Architecture in addition to wine making. Kleine Zalze offers award-winning wines, while Alto is a must for red wine lovers.
The Vine Hopper day ticket is the most cost effective way to experience the Stellenbosch Wine Route. You can decide on what you want to do on the different farms and pay for tastings, tours or activities as you go along.
Many vine hoppers return for this one-of-a-kind wine lovers' experience and it is on the itinerary of many overseas travelers. Make sure to book your spot today!
Southern Route | Departs Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays | Departure times from Stellenbosch: 8:45, 10:15, 12:00 13:30, 14:40
Northern Route | Departs Monday, Wednesday and Friday | Departure times from Stellenbosch | 9:45, 10:50, 12:10, 13:20, 14:30, 15:40
Need to Know -
  • The later you start the less farms you will be able to see.
  • This experience is for two adults and forms part of a group.
  • Departures take place all year round.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • All a full day for this experience.
  • Lunch, tastings and beverages are excluded.
  • E-Voucher and service fee included.

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Entice your loved one with a bit of old-school romance in true French Provencal style with a night of live entertainment and French bistro dining at the Morrells Manor Hotel in Johannesburg.

The Morrells estate is set amidst neatly trimmed gardens in Northcliff and exudes a sense of yesteryear. Each suite in the hotel is meticulously kept and stylishly decorated to create a tasteful and cozy retreat for guests. Vintage charm meets modern luxury, as each lavishly spacious suite bedroom is equipped with air conditioning and WiFi, a flat screen TV, and mini bar. Beautiful antiques are complemented by extra length beds and ultrasoft bedding.

Morrells Boutique Estate regularly hosts live entertainment events, such as Daniele Pascal, acclaimed actor, playwright and multi-platinum recording artist, as well as Josie Field, Laurie Levine, Digby and the Lullaby, and vintage movie nights throughout the year. Live entertainment is complemented by French bistro-style dinners or picnic baskets filled to the brim with delicacies.
After attending an evening of top-class entertainment and cuisine, spend the night in the Manor House, and be sure to stop by the Morrells Vintage Shoppe and Luxe Spa.
Indulge in sumptuous luxury with this package, which will transport you to the French countryside, without having to leave Johannesburg or risk jetlag. Plan your escape today by booking right away.
This package includes overnight accommodation for two (one night only) with tickets to the live music event. Dinner and beverages are excluded. Events take place quarterly.

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Enjoy a day of retro romance with a vintage sidecar tour, complete with a range of cool retro goggles, helmets, and leather jackets (and complimentary bandana!) as you set off in a decommissioned military bikes originally used by the People's Liberation Army of China between the early 1950â€s and mid-1970â€s. Starting at the V&A Waterfront, your cj750 "chariot" will collect you and take you on a scenic drive to Buitenverwachting.

The beautiful Buitenverwachting is set on the green slopes of the magnificent Constantiaberg, just 12km from False Bay. Lovingly restored to its historic Cape Dutch beauty, complete with thatch roof, the farm experienced a maiden grape harvest of 100 tonnes after 30 years of no harvest, and since then, it has grown beyond expectation.

During your two hours at the farm, you will get to enjoy a luxuriously South African picnic of snoek, pate, grilled boerewors, bobotie bites, a selection of salads, breads and biscuits, fruit, koeksisters and chocolate brandy truffles, served with your choice of Buitenverwachting wines, soft drinks, juices or water.

If the weather doesn't play along, you can choose to postpone your sidecar ride and picnic, or you can continue with your adventure, as each sidecar bike offers wet weather gear. As for your picnic, it can always be moved indoors, as Buitenverwachting has a wonderful restaurant, situated in the original thatch covered and white washed Cape Dutch building. Serving retro cuisine and fine dining options. The trendy Coffee BloC offers delectable delights for the sweet tooth along with mouth-watering coffee of world-class standard.
This vintage sidecar ride and picnic for two offers the ultimate in retro adventure, complete with great sights, sounds and flavours. Book your sidecar and picnic package now!
Need to Know -
  • Suitable for adults only.
  • This package is weather dependent.
  • Buitenverwachting has a specific picnic season from November - April only.
  • Allow half a day for this experience.
  • Beverages are not included.
  • Participation is at your own risk.
  • All protective gear is included.
  • The sidecar will collect you and drop you off from the V&A Waterfront.

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Looking for a really special late afternoon date or proposal idea? Few things are as romantic as a sunset helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront towards Clifton, followed by dinner at the Table Bay Hotel.

Set off on a scenic 15-minute helicopter flight that will head along the spectacular Cape coastline and take in the incredible aerial views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head before heading back to the V&A Waterfront for a set menu dinner at the Table Bay Hotel.
Thematic set menu dinners at the Table Bay Hotel delve into "terroir" - the idea that food and wine carry the taste of the places from where they originate. Chefs pair interesting ingredients from far and wide with wines from remote and far-flung wineries to create incredible culinary feasts.
Sensory dinner experiences are hosted by Jocelyn Myers-Adams, executive chef of The Table Bay, and are inspired by the season. Locally sourced fresh produce are uniquely interpreted by the chef, while perfumer, Tammy Frazer, complements the flavours and aromas of the food with carefully planned sensory experiences and innovative fragrances.
From adventure to sensational taste innovation, the scenic helicopter flight and dinner at The Table Bay offers an exhilarating experience for a special date night.
Book this not-to-be-missed opportunity now, as both experiences are very popular with locals and tourists alike, and space is limited.
Need to Know -
  • This package is for two adults only.
  • Your helicopter flight lasts for 15 minutes and is a shared flight. All flights are weather dependent.
  • We will book your flight for the last flight of the day. Time is subject to season and ideal weather conditions.
  • The dinner event is part of a group event and takes place monthly from January - November.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Set menu dinner included. Menu's differ based on specific event. Beverages are excluded.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016


Looking for a really special late afternoon date or proposal idea? Few things are as romantic as a sunset helicopter flight from the V&A Waterfront towards Clifton, followed by dinner at one of the Waterfront's top three restaurants.

Set off on a scenic 15-minute helicopter flight that will head along the spectacular Cape coastline and take in the incredible aerial views of Table Mountain and Lion's Head before heading back to the V&A Waterfront from where you will board the Spirit of Victoria for your sunset cruise.
The traditionally designed Spirit of Victoria is a 58ft Gaff Rigged Schooner with red brick brown sails, and offers a laid-back, authentic sailing experience. Your 90-minute cruise will set off in the late afternoon. Sip on a cocktail or glass of champagne as you enjoy the beautiful sunset, so typical of the Cape.
On return to the docks, you will head to one of the Waterfront's top three restaurants - City Grill, Greek Fisherman or Meloncino - for a superb 3-course dinner.
Book now to avoid disappointment. This is one of the most popular packages with international tourists and locals alike, and is an experience not to be missed!
Need to Know -
  • This package is suitable for two adults only.
  • Beverages are excluded unless otherwise stated.
  • All helicopter flights are for 15 minutes and are shared flights.
  • Flights and cruise times vary and are based on season.
  • Book early to avoid disappointment.
  • All flights and cruises are weather dependent.
  • This package is available throughout the year.
  • Allow a full evening for this experience.
  • Participation is at your own risk.
  • Dress for the weather.

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Enjoy the Spier wine farm at its best by zipping around on a Segway. The guided Segway tour will introduce you to the vineyards and natural farming practices as you glide along the River Garden and breeze past the yin-yang water recycling and re-energising plant.

Select your booking from morning, midday or sunset Segway tours on the Spier Estate, and top it off with a delectable picnic on the lush lawns under a shady tree. Choose from a range of options, including gluten free, vegetarian, relaxed, gourmet or children's picnic menu. Enjoy delectable home-baked treats, fresh salads, homemade pâtés and chutneys, pasture-reared cold cuts, and farmhouse cheeses, all wrapped in compostable, 100% biodegradable packaging.
The Spier Estate goes to great lengths to source organic, natural and local produce for their picnic ingredients, ensuring your optimal enjoyment of another perfect day in the Cape winelands.
Book your Segway Vineyard Glide & Picnic for Two today for a romantic, laid-back adventure with your loved one.
Need to Know -
  • This package is for ages 12 and over.
  • There is a weight limit of 90 kgs per Segway. Helmet and safety brief included.
  • Beverages are excluded.
  • Allow one hour for the Segway experience. Picnic time at your leisure.
  • This experience is weather dependent.
  • Available throughout the year, book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Participation is at your own risk.
  • E-voucher and service fee included.

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Friday, September 23, 2016


Parrot BEBOP 2 FPV. The essential pack for the most immersive flying sensations. Paired with the Parrot Skycontroller 2 and the Parrot Cockpitglasses, your Parrot Bebop 2 drone reveals new capabilities. Embark on long-distance courses combining extreme piloting precision and ultra-real viewing! By flying with the FPV goggles, you're totally immersed: explore previously inaccessible places like never before and capture high-quality pictures perfectly.

Key Features:
  • Immersive First Person View Flying
  • Range: 1.24 Miles
  • Battery Life: 25 Min
  • Video Full Hd: 1080p
  • High Power Wi-Fi Antenna
  • Smartphone USB port in FPV Goggles
  • Easy to pilot. Strong Wind Resistance
  • Fisheye lens with Full HD video and 3-axis digital stabilisation
CHANGE DIMENSION, DIVE INTO THE SKY. Enjoy high definition image quality via the Parrot Cockpitglasses using your smartphone and the new FreeFlight Pro application. The broad, 90-degree field of vision offered by the Parrot Cockpitglasses lenses gives you total immersion. They are very comfortable to wear, even when wearing normal glasses. The rest of the world no longer exists. Climb on board and experience an incredible feeling of escape!
FILM AND TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS LIKE A PRO. The Parrot Bebop 2 is sturdy and reliable. Designed to fly indoors and outdoors, it's the first leisure drone weighing less than 500 g with a 25-minute battery life. With the Parrot Cockpitglasses, discover FPV (First Person View) and view all your flights as if you were in the cockpit! Designed to be easily transported, the Parrot Bebop 2 will go with you wherever and whenever you want for you to capture your best moments from the sky.
FLY YOUR DRONE UP TO 1.24 MILES AWAY. Controlled from the Parrot Skycontroller 2, the Parrot Bebop 2 drone has an optimised secure Wi-Fi connection with video feedback on your tablet or smartphone. Now able to fly distances of up to 1.24 miles, you'll hardly be able to spot your Parrot Bebop 2 but will always maintain control. Over to you: go and explore!
SIMPLE, ACCURATE, INTENSE CONTROL. Control the take-off and landing of your Parrot Bebop 2. Fly it wherever you want and bring it back just using one button. By connecting it to the Parrot Skycontoller 2, use the two joysticks to guide it even more accurately! Change direction and receive information in real time. You can set controls depending on your requirements. 25 minutes of pure pleasure!
DOWNLOAD, AND YOU'RE READY TO FLY IMMERSED. Free Flight Pro is an app dedicated to advanced flight with drones. The interface was designed for you to use with FPV glasses and enjoy total immersion. All your routes, photos, films and data are saved. You can find them easily and share your feats on Youtube. With this edition, you can access Flight Plan, a fee-paying solution for creating highly precise autonomous flight plans (altitude, speed, camera angle, etc.). Now, get started!
Included in the Box:
  • 1 Bebop 2
  • 1 High-capacity battery
  • 1 Charger
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 Parrot Skycontroller 2
  • 1 Smartphone and tablet mount
  • 1 Parrot Cockpitglasses
  • Camera: 14 mega-pixels with fish-eye lens
  • Video: 3-axis Full HD 1080p
  • Stabilisation: Digital stabilisation (Parrot system)
  • Battery life: 25 minutes flying time (with 2700 mAh battery)
  • GPS: Yes
  • Processor: Dual core processor with quad-core GPU
  • Storage: 8 GB flash storage system
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Network: MIMO Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Aerials: 2.4 and 5 GHz dual dipole aerials
  • Output power: Up to 21 dBm
  • Signal range: 300 m
  • Max horizontal speed: 16 m/s
  • Max upward speed: 6 m/s
  • Sensor: CMOS 14 Mpx
  • Optical: Sunny 180° fish-eye lens: 1/2.3" aperture
  • Video stabiliser: 3-axis digital system
  • Video resolution: 1920 x 1080p (30fps)
  • Photo resolution: 4096 x 3072 pixels
  • Video encoding: H264
  • Photo format: JPEG, RAW, DNG
  • Internal memory: 8 GB Flash
  • WEIGHT : 500 g
  • DIMENSIONS : 200 x 180 x 110 mm
  • 2 joysticks
  • 8 shortcut buttons
  • Li-Po battery: 2700 mAh
  • Battery life: 240 minutes
  • USB plug
  • WiFi MIMO antennas
WEGHT : 390 g
FOV : 90°
Compatible with a range of smartphone brands thanks to the adjustable smartphone dock. Compatible with smartphones with screen sizes from 4.7" to 5.7" and thickness between 6 mm and 9.5 mm.

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Parrot Bebop 2 FPV from Mantality