Venues Mushrooming In Tshwane

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Look no further than Tshwane, Gauteng, when in search of your next ideal function venue.

Take a look at these exciting venue openings and refurbishings in the Jacaranda City:


Possibly one of the most exciting developments in the city has been the opening of 012Precinct – four trendy new multifunctional inner-city venues. Cleverly named for the city’s dialling code – 012 – the venues have already successfully hosted events from conferences to concerts and corporate functions to hip markets.

  • 012Central is the cornerstone; a raw, urban space dotted with art and greenery, with an incredible sense of scale. There is a sizeable outside section too. Here, one finds the African Beer Emporium (ABE), an upmarket restaurant/bar focusing on delivering local and foreign visitors a taste of Africa.
  • 012Central Bank Towers boasts spectacular views of the city and was designed in the 1950’s by the prolific South African architect, Norman Eaton. Corporates looking for a rooftop for their event will struggle to find anything better than this.
  • 012Central Jardown is situated in a building originally designed for a tobacco distribution business in the style of a hangar. The acoustics in the space are exceptional, thanks to the massive volume and curved roof.
  • 012Central Prinschurch overlooks the State Theatre, the SA Reserve Bank, Sammy Marks Square and the Union Buildings. This rooftop venue is another ideal option for taking in views of South Africa’s capital city.

Faircity Roodevallei Hotel

Picturesquely situated on the edge of the Roodeplaat Dam, this venue recently underwent a R6m refurbishment and accommodates. Renowned for its tranquil setting, it also has a variety of accommodation available for delegates who want to stay over, yet is a mere 20-minute drive from the Gautrain Hatfield station.

Leriba Hotel & Spa

This property is currently undergoing a revamp in support of its environmental sustainability programme. Situated on 13 hectares of indigenous bush on the banks of the Hennops River in Centurion, the hotel has 73 luxury en-suite rooms to complement its 20 fully equipped, air-conditioned conference venues.

Still To Come

Time Square at Menlyn Maine, will offer a five-star Sun International hotel with 100 luxury rooms and 10 suites to cater for the diplomatic travel market, support the business traveller and encourage overnight stays in Tshwane, and accommodate gambling patrons over weekends. The hotel is expected to have a conference centre featuring an indoor entertainment arena seating 8 000 people and catering for international and local entertainment, concerts, sports events, conventions and exhibitions, as well as a diverse range of retail shopping, bars and restaurants. It is scheduled to open in 2017.

Another exciting development that is being anticipated is the new Radisson RED hotel, part of the Loftus Park complex in the city, and is expected to open before the one planned for Cape Town. Radisson RED is a new hotel philosophy, where lifestyle, not luxury, is the inspiration.

Compiled by: Melissa Jane Cook. Source: Liesl Venter