4 Good Reasons to Choose SunWa River Lodge as Your Favourite Conference Venue in Parys

Every year, thousands of conferences take place in South Africa, and a lot of them are in Gauteng. Because Gauteng is now branded as the conferencing capital of Africa, the conferencing industry can be very busy and hectic here, and a lot of companies or conference organisers now choose to take their conferences elsewhere – somewhere that is beautiful and surrounded by nature, yet still close enough for a comfortable commute to and from Gauteng.

Parys is growing in popularity because it is close enough, yet far enough away from Gauteng, and the natural surroundings are stunning. A lot of conference organisers will now choose a conference venue in Parys for their clients who are tired of being in the city.

There are a lot of benefits associated with attending conferences, and these include:

  • Honing skills and generating new ideas.
  • Meeting influencers in your business field.
  • Outstanding networking opportunities.
  • Discovering new funding opportunities.
  • Learning about new tools and methodologies.
  • Being informed about your industry.
  • Moving away from the normal space to learn about new things – new perspectives.
  • Removal from the comfort zone, in order to heighten attention, and absorption of information.
  • Experience the energy of like-minded business people.


All of these can make a huge difference to how you run your business or conduct yourself at work, and in the short, medium and long term, attending a conference can have an effect on your professional success.

When it comes to choosing a conference venue, people are likely to choose the old favourites around Johannesburg and Pretoria, but if you really want to impress your delegates, you need to take them away from the city and their usual comfort zones to a place where they can breathe in fresh air, experience another ambience, and become more creative in their thinking in a changed environment. SunWa River Lodge is a conference venue in Parys that is fast gaining traction as an outstanding conference venue, and where many companies now prefer to host their conferences. The reasons for this include:


  1. Location: Because SunWa River Lodge is located close to Johannesburg and Pretoria (where the highest number of businesses are in South Africa), and also only a relatively short drive from both the O. R. Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport, your delegates will easily be able to reach our conference venue, even if they arrive by air. The drive is scenic and enjoyable, and shuttles can be booked for delegates to use if they would prefer a more relaxing trip.


  1. Natural surroundings: Situated in a natural setting on the banks of the Vaal Dam, we are uniquely positioned to make the most of our venue, while still maintaining the natural beauty of the African landscape around it. Here you will find a lake, the river, grasslands, beautiful gardens, tranquil walks, and many other natural spectacles that conference delegates enjoy. It also helps to bring people into a new atmosphere and to lure them out of their comfort zones.


  1. Conferencing facilities: It is essential to have great conferencing facilities, and at our conferencing venue, you will find state-of-the-art equipment, a variety of conferencing rooms, delicious catering, refreshments on tap, and an on-site conferencing team will help organise everything for your event. All four conference rooms are fitted with air conditioning, audiovisual equipment and comfortable seating, and we can accommodate more than 350 delegates at a time.


  1. Accommodation: When attending a conference venue in Parys, delegates usually prefer to stay over, especially if the conference is going to last for a few days. This means that you will need accommodation for everyone. At SunWa, we provide different types of accommodation that vary from Canadian-styled log cabins, to executive suites with spectacular views and private balconies. This means that you will be able to accommodate the budgetary needs of more delegates, and as a result, you will have better attendance.


There are many other reasons why conference organisers choose us as their conference venue of choice, and if you want to find out more, all you have to do is give our team a call today. We look forward to hearing from you.