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By: Venue Finders  11-11-2011

Rio, Klerksdorp, North West

Venue Finder's Site Inspection.

Resort overview
Rio Hotel Casino Convention Resort is conveniently located just off the N12 highway between Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. Together with Rustenburg, Klerksdorp forms the economic hub of North West Province and is still a key mining and agricultural powerhouse. Its 3-star Peermont Metcourt hotel provides the perfect business venue for large corporate events of up to 1 000 delegates, smaller business meetings, as well as that all important business luncheon or dinner. Not only does it offer a superb business centre and convention facilities, it also ensures that travellers can relax with dining, gaming and entertainment choices. There’s also a selection of 3 nearby golf courses and an array of team-building and adventure outings.

Unique selling points

  • State-of-the-art hotel and convention centre in the Klerksdorp area.
  • Just 2½ hours from Johannesburg, along the N12. from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
  • State-of-the-art convention centre offers the Macarana Room ( which can take up to 450 people) which can be subdivided with a sound-proof roller-abled wall, multi-purpose configuration capabilities, superb audio-visual facilities and impressive menu options.
  • The Escapades Theatre caters for up to 250 in a banquet configuration, has a permanent stage, sound and lighting facilities.
  • The resort also has a Ipanema Tent Platform which can seat up to 1000 people
  • Historical sites include Goudkoppie, Klerksdorp Mines, Ou Dorp Hiking Trail, The Klerksdorp Museum, etc
  • Other adventure activities include Paintball Wars, Horseback Riding, Go-Carting, Bird Watching, Quad Biking, etc

Internet and business service s

  • Plug in connection in the rooms and in the Business Centre. R30 per half hour via a payment gateway.
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Work desk and chair
  • Electronic laptop safes

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