Tuesday, 7 April 2015

South Africa: SA's Largest Floating Restaurant & Events Venue

Two Bespoke Wedding/Conference Venues
SA's Largest Floating Restaurant & Events Venue

All based in KZN

The du Boirs Boutique Lodge, Wedding & Conference Venue, is situated 35 km outside Durban in the scenic area of “the valley of thousand hills”. They boast an ideal retreat location with perfectly manicured gardens, enhanced by the soothing sounds of our cascading nearby waterfall. Immerse yourself in the luxury and class of the elegant and sophisticated backdrop. Be serenaded by the sweet scent of lavender blossoms, and tantalising aromas from their professional kitchen. Although close to the city, they offer a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The estate offers a sanctuary to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. The duBoirs is a perfect place for the discerning business traveler or the ideal romantic getaway for a weekend escape.
They offer four star graded accommodation for both business and pleasure. The 10 beautifully adorned luxury rooms are each individually decorated and fully equipped with modern facilities, rich wood furniture, and full en-suite bathrooms and are infused with a decadent mix of soft furnishings & ambient lighting. All rooms have: digital satellite television, individual air-conditioning and heating, electronic safes, hairdryers and coffee & tea facilities. The property is a stones throw away from Inanda Dam, Valley of a 1000 hills & a short drive from the Midlands Meander. With access to culture, art, nature and adventure, The duBoirs makes for an ideal family, work or romantic vacation. Whether you are in the beginning of a relationship, or you are celebrating a milestone anniversary, revitalize your love with a romantic weekend escape, complete with a romantic picnic under the picturesque canopy of trees while the gentle flowing creek serenades you.
Whether you are looking for a beautiful garden wedding, a stylish indoor wedding or perhaps a wedding with a touch of flair and pizzazz, the duBoirs can cater for your every need. The venue can cater for intimate weddings or grand affairs for up to three hundred guests (300). They have extensive experience in wedding services & planning. Wedding packages include the use of a manicured garden, function hall, exquisite furniture and settings, as well as a team of extremely professional staff. The professional on-site event manager will ensure that your event is slick, impeccable and that your every expectation is met. Tie the knot under the gazebo overlooking the dam or against a backdrop of the cascading waterfall. Let your guests enjoy their welcome drinks on the terrace overlooking the beautiful landscaped gardens. Have your dream wedding to remember forever at The duBoirs.
The duBoirs Boutique Lodge has an excellent reputation as one of KZN's premiere conferencing venues. With state of the art facilities and professionally appointed conference rooms, duBoir's also has varied and delicious menu options. Should you be conducting a conference over a number of days, duBoir's has wonderful accommodation available which is sure to keep you comfortable and well-rested during your stay. Conferencing for up to 300 delegates.
Whether a staff or birthday party, a team building event or a complicated flash mob, they will combine ingenious flare, logistical precision & advance technical skills to create an impressive result.
Attention to detail is legendary and evident in every element of each event they host. Celebrate a Baby Shower, Anniversary or Hens Party with them. Tantalise your taste-buds at their renowned HIGH TEA which includes a selection of finger snacks, special delights cream filled croissants & oven hot scones oozing with homemade strawberry jam, complemented by their finest range of premium teas and herbal infusions.
The experienced, qualified and world trained chef leads a competent and professional team in the kitchen to deliver event meals that will tantalise your senses.
Not only are the meals a feast for the eyes, palate and nose, but they indulge your every desire. From Halaal meals, gourmet cuisine, comfort food, Christmas roasts your tastes can be catered to. The chef can tailor make a menu to suite your event.
Every Sunday between 10h00-17h00, they host the most relaxed picnics in the grounds. You can enjoy a delicious food laden Gourmet Picnic Basket. Go and join them and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.


Beautiful Cottages and a Wedding Venue set in Nottingham Road on the Midlands Meander.
Waterwoods is located along the Midlands Meander route making it convenient for guests to indulge in the Midlands Meander route without travelling great distances. Only a 10 minute drive from Nottingham Road in Fort Nottingham. Guests can also look forward to peace and quiet in the country without the constant interruption of everyday city life.
The Cottages
The cottages are designed to feel like your home away from home. Nature lovers and shopaholics alike will love the convenient location of Waterwoods. Whether you are looking to get away for one day or several days, Waterwoods is the perfect place for your next getaway.
Wedding Venue
In 2014 they opened the wedding venue and have already hosted a few weddings. There is a beautiful chapel for your dream ceremony. They can also host your wedding either indoors or outdoors - the choice is entirely yours. The surrounding countryside also provides a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. If you're looking for Affordable Self-Catering Accommodation in Midlands meander and Nottingham Road then the Waterwoods self-catering accommodation really do stand out as the natural choice.
Whether you are looking to getaway or host your wedding, Waterwoods is the ideal venue set in a beautiful location.
Waterwoods is located in the Natal Midlands, a short drive from Nottingham Road. The venue is surround by picturesque views and is the ideal location for a unique wedding. Our venue is a definite must-see for any couple planning their wedding day. Waterwoods has the facilities to host any size wedding, from small to large.
When they setup the wedding venue, they set it up with all of their future brides in mind. The venue provides the ultimate wedding experience for both the bridal couple and the wedding guests. The venue is safe & secure, leaving everyone to enjoy the wedding day and focus on the bridal couple.
Wedding Venue Facilities include:
A beautiful Chapel for up to 360 guests
The function hall that can cater for up to 400 guests.
White Tiffany chairs and round tables.
An en-suite dressing room for the bride and bride's maids.
Mother’s room.
Gazebo on the piazza.
A huge circular and walled Boma for bonfires and braais.
Undercover parking adjoining the dressing room for the bridal car in the event of rain.
Adequate lit parking
Coffee shop for breakfasts and light meals.
Upmarket accommodation on site.
Photographer’s paradise


A luxurious venue on water…La Vue is the biggest Floating Restaurant and Events Venue in South Africa.

Open 6 days a week, this 85 foot luxury catamaran offers a variety of recreational entertainment options. Set sail on this magnificent 200 seater passenger vessel, and live your own “city experience.”
The La Vue Experience
La Vue features 2 amazing decks, 2 full bars and a dance floor! Begin your journey topside and stroll the outdoor deck under the stars, taking in all the sights of the Durban skyline while sipping on one of our designer cocktails. Then step below, where a cosmopolitan dining deck offers fine-dining cuisine. The cosy climate controlled decks are the ideal venue for romantic dinners, sightseeing, social cocktails, corporate events, once-in-a-lifetime weddings.
A variety of performers provide an entertaining finish to your meal. This quintessential experience is available year-round. Lunch, dinner and specialty theme cruises are available. Each cruise features a fascinating look at Durban’s metropolitan skyline and the landmarks that make Durban a popular tourist destination. Custom charters are available for those who would like to design their own special experience. No other Durban experience can match this unique combination of ambiance, premium service and freshly prepared meals by our executive chef. The memories will stay with you long after the cruise has finished its journey
Welcome aboard the luxurious La Vue…
Whether you prefer a lunch or dinner cruise in the harbour and sea front, La Vue can provide you with a memorable and unique Durban experience. La Vue operates a scheduled dining cruise around the harbour and along the Sea front all year round, offering fresh food, live entertainment and spectacular Durban city sights. As Durban’s leading floating and cruise restaurant, La Vue takes you on a journey through the working harbour, along Victoria Embankment and weather permitting out along the sea front, showcasing the City from a different angle. All food is prepared and cooked freshly on board, overseen by our executive chef and reflects seasonal South African produce. Sleek sophistication, first class design, architectural magnificence and pure enjoyment. 
No other Durban experience can match this unique combination of romance, premium service and freshly prepared meals by an executive chef.
The memories will stay with you long after the cruise has returned to shore!