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frican Nest Executive Lodge is an affordable, luxury escape with overnight accommodation and top class conferencing facilities. It is 65km from Sun City, 60km from Pretoria, and the Krugersdorp Lion Park is on its doorstep. “We are a three star establishment, with a convenient location in Krugersdorp in the Western Suburb of Johannesburg, and easy access from the N14 highway and R24,” says Mabel Makibelo, managing director, who helped launch the lodge in 2007. “We are an exclusive retreat between Johannesburg and Suncity. The setting is truly tranquil and it is only 65km to Suncity, 60km to Pretoria and 30km to JHB central. Also it is 5km to Ngonyama/ Krugersdorp Lion Park and we are opposite Talton International Car Racing.” You can escape, enjoy all these sites, experience “true African accommodation”, and guests describe the setting as “paradise”, Makibelo says. If not exploring the lion park or other attractions, time can be spent “relaxing along side the pool,” she adds.

go the extra mile to make clients happy and we cater to them according to their needs. We cater for different cultures. The environment is beautiful.” African Nest Executive Lodge is the perfect venue for conference, weddings, year-end functions and bush breakaways, it seems. “We have 16 rooms, each tastefully furnished. Rooms are air-conditioned and we offer en-suite and TV. The surroundings are beautiful and we specialise in catering to your individual requirements.” It also has body massage facility. “Why the name African Nest? We feel that a nest is a safe, warm place. There is security in the nest and there is also life in the nest. The bird lays eggs in the nest and those eggs are protected. We create an atmosphere that is safe, secure, alive, warm and healthy…. That is African nest,” Makibelo continues.

We feel that a nest is a safe, warm place. There is security in the nest and there is also life in the nest

HOME FROM HOME At African Nest Executive Lodge emphasis is placed on friendly service, comfort and delicious South African food. Meals can be served on request and it is all part of creating a “home from home”. “That is a nice summary. I’d add that African Nest Executive Lodge is ideal as a stop-over for tourists, or as a base for business executives,” says Makibelo. “You can conference here, do corporate team building and other activities as well. “The nest is very different to other lodges. It has a home from home atmosphere. We really

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The lodge’s conference facilities hold sway with business leaders and Government. With its excellent location, close proximity to the N14 freeway and R24, tranquil atmosphere and experienced personnel which Makibelo is very keen to emphasise - African Nest Executive Lodge is the ideal venue for conventions and conferences, launches and promotions. “As I said, our location makes us the ideal venue for the busy executive who needs to break away into a tranquil and peaceful environment but does not wish to drive hours to reach his destination. It is also great for conferences. African Nest Executive Lodge strives towards excellence and we combine our experience and expertise in order to provide customers with a unique function, tailor-made to suit their needs. “The nest is extremely popular with the www.southafricamag.com

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business world. We have a lot of business customers,” she adds. “So far, I think, being young - we were only developed three years ago - we can be happy with what we are doing. Most businesses take five years to reach their peak so we are still in progress. I think we can get it. “In the future, I want to see maybe a bigger conference facility that can take more than 500 people because I always get requests from ANC, from government, whereby they want to host conferences for large groups. I am also looking to have a fully-fledged health and beauty spa.”

WEDDINGS Of course, African Nest Executive Lodge is also aimed at weddings, year-end functions and bush breakaways – it caters for a lot of church events too, Makibelo says. “African Nest Executive Lodge specialises in catering for the patrons’ requirements, whatever it is.” As a wedding reception venue, African Nest Executive Lodge offers banqueting facilities, with secure parking on the premises. “Luxury rooms are available for overnight guests, who are given discounts when in a wedding party,” says Makibelo. Its kitchen is a big draw, with people coming from far and wide to sample it. “At African Nest, we believe making 4

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your stay and your days memorable and unforgettable. Our excellent facilities will guarantee an experience you will never forget. “African Nest Executive Lodge specialises in catering to your individual requirements, whether cocktails, braai, African cuisine or theme functions. Our food is fantastic. We have the most elegant food. It is freshly cooked. The food is a real draw and we get people from as far and wide as 400km coming to African Nest Executive Lodge just because of the food.” She says the team will go to “all lengths” to meet customer requirements and to ensure, in the case of a wedding for instance, “the dream day runs smoothly.” “The grounds are fantastic. It is a beautiful place. It gives you that feeling - there is a unique atmosphere. The grounds are big and well kept. It is about eight hectors. You have enough time to walk, explore and take in the surroundings of a truly African experience,” Makibelo concludes. “The staff play an important role in creating the ‘home from home’ so making sure we recruit the right people is vital. The lodge has very loyal customer-friendly people. All of them are brilliant, friendly, loyal and very friendly.” A nominal fee is charged to guests who wish to use the African Nest Executive Lodge facilities for a day. END


Come and discover an exclusive retreat between Johannesburg and Suncity. ß Tranquil setting on 8.5hac bushveld, 5km to Suncity, 60km from Pretoria and 30km from JNB central, 5km to Ngonyama/ Krugersdorp Lion Park for modern conference facilities, corporate team building and incentives activities. ß African Nest Executive Lodge has a 3 star grading ß Perfect venue for conference, weddings, year-end functions and bush breakaways, ß African-Nest Executive Lodge offers 16 rooms in unique and different arranged lodges. ß Our air conditioned rooms offers en-suite & TV. ß The garden next to the pool surrounded by palm trees is also ideal for breakfast and dinner in the garden. ß African Nest Executive Lodge specializes in catering to your individual requirements whether cocktails, braai, African cuisine or theme functions ß You can also enjoy a dip in our sparkling pool, an ideal way to cool down after a long day. Body massage and Gym facilities. Please contact us to enquire about our full range of services, or to request more information. We are at: No 33 Reydal Farm Talton, Krugersdorp. P.O Box 10102 Vorna Valley 1686 Mabel: 083 633 2837 Vivienne: 076 307 4320 Email: mmakibelo@yahoo.com

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No 33 Reydal Farm Talton, Krugersdorp P.O Box 10102 Vorna Valley 1686 Tel: +27 083 633 2837 Email: mmakibelo@yahoo.com

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