Down by the river

Mix business with pleasure at the newly refurbished Riverside Sun


The Vaal River setting and laid-back atmosphere make this hotel an excellent option for a business getaway or family holiday. And, at less than an hour away from Joburg, it’s convenient too.


With 169 spacious newly refurbished rooms, the hotel offers a relaxed, comfortable space. The neutral palette of grey and white is warmed up with splashes of vibrant chartreuse and the new interiors have several design elements that echo the peaceful flow of the river outside. Make your room your own with personal temperature control and your choice of DStv channel.


Riverside Sun is the perfect venue for conferencing and corporate retreats. Host client or team events in a country setting that’s not too far from the office. Choose one of 11 refreshed venues, which come fully equipped with top-notch audiovisual technology. Then get in some teambuilding with a range of activities available on request, including an Amazing Race, Survivor challenge, raft-building and cocktail treasure hunt. And, naturally, there’s a hotel business centre with internet and copy/fax facilities, as well as work desks in all rooms.


Whether you choose to lounge by the pool or work up a good sweat on the beach-style volleyball court, there are plenty of things to do at Riverside Sun. The addition of a gym overlooking the gardens means you can train to a gorgeous view and the updated pool deck includes a nautical-themed bar that also moonlights as a cocktail venue. For lovers of adventure, the nearby Vaal River offers a variety of water sports. The lush setting also gives guests the unique opportunity to soak in the beauty of the surrounds by boat. The Liquid Lounge Boat runs a sundowner cruise and can host a large cocktail party or be booked out for an intimate dinner.


On-site eatery, The Restaurant, delivers excellent buffet dining options and the new pizza oven produces some tasty home-made pizzas – always a favourite with younger guests. Brand new function venue The Wine Cellar, on the other hand, caters for exclusive wine-tasting dinners. Modelled on Gordon Ramsay’s wine bar in London, the space comfortably seats 40 people and offers delicious gourmet fare.

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Fashion: Rochelle Malherbe, Sharné Cupido; Photography: Brooke Auchincloss; Hair & Make-up: Alex Botha; Models: Nicholas & Tathum-Leigh/Boss
February/March 2016

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