Why You Should Choose a Function Venue on the Vaal River for Your Team Building

 Most organisations have started to realise the value of conducting regular team-building exercises with their employees. There are many benefits associated with doing this, and if your business is in the Gauteng area, there are a lot of venues to choose from. One of the best ideas is to have your team-building exercise and staff functions at SunWa, which is a choice function venue on the Vaal River near the town of Parys. There are many reasons to choose a function venue on the Vaal River for your team building, so consider these:

  • Parys is close to Gauteng: Only 120 km from Johannesburg, it is not a long drive here. For those arriving by air, it is close enough to both international airports near Johannesburg, and it means that your delegates or employees can reach the function venue easily. Transfers are also easy to find to this location and it is possible to hire a coach to get employees to this Vaal River venue as well.


  • Above the norm: Team-building programmes are usually more effective if people are removed from their everyday lives and comfort zones. Choosing a function venue on the Vaal near Parys enables you to move employees from the everyday routine and to put them in a neutral environment where they can relax and be more creative, while learning to problem-solve outside their comfort zones.


  • Beautiful natural surrounds: This part of the world is extremely beautiful and at SunWa River Lodge, you will find spectacular Vaal River nature scenery all around. The willows hang down into the water, the atmosphere is tranquil, the river banks are green with luscious grass, and shade under the trees provide the perfect places to pause or picnic. The lodge is located in the countryside outside the picturesque town of Parys where there are many quaint shops and lovely eateries to visit.


  • Superb accommodation choices: We have a range of accommodation options suited to a variety of budgets and guest numbers. Canadian-style log cabins are one of the attractive options, where guests can choose to share double-storey log cabins (housing 66 delegates) or smaller single-storey cabins (36 delegates). The Thorntree Cottage provides outstanding accommodation for up to 21 people in single and shared bedrooms, with five bathrooms. For the more discerning executive, there is a choice between the Quarter Deck and Duckpond cottages. The former is located some distance away from the entertainment facilities and is quieter and more private. Here you will find five en-suite executive suites and a communal lounge with a fully stocked bar. The Duckpond cottage has four luxurious and private en-suite rooms. They have air conditioning, modern facilities, and tasteful décor. The highest quality furniture and linen are provided. It overlooks some spectacular rock formations and a tranquil duck pond where wild birds can be seen throughout the day.


  • Team-building facilities: Because SunWa is such a special location and because the space and accommodation available lend itself to team-building activities, we have contracted team-building specialists that work with groups of any size. They leverage each group’s dynamics to help to improve communication, encourage them to work towards a common goal, strengthen problem-solving skills, and build motivation and energy in the team members. This superb function venue on the Vaal River is perfect for any team-building effort and we have many distinguished clients in the area.


  • Special events: In addition to hosting conferences, weddings, anniversaries, team-building events, and awards evenings, we also cater to a host of other events. Whether you need a venue for a corporate prizegiving event or perhaps a product launch, our on-site team can assist in planning and arranging your event. We aim to be the most desirable function venue on the Vaal River and we work hard to uphold this reputation. Our banqueting team and caterers can provide you with the best event and delectable menus, and we strive to always be the function venue of choice on the Vaal River.

If you would like to find out more about the facilities and services we provide, please do give our friendly hospitality team a call at SunWa River Lodge today!