Our tranquil country location makes the Lodge an ideal conference destination for PCO’s and companies looking for quiet surroundings that still offer professional and personalised service.The Lodge is an easy 3 ½ hour drive from Johannesburg and only 4 ½ km from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport making it easily accessible to both road and air travellers. Daily scheduled flights into KMI Airport are available.
Our conference room is located within the Lodge’s gounds and has fold-away doors along one wall opening onto a private garden with a view of our pecan orchard in the distance. The location and setting of the room creates a quiet and calm atmosphere that lends itself to serious business meetings. Depending on the seating configuration required, the room can comfortably seat up to 75 delegates. All equipment can be hired in from local suppliers.
There are many different team building activities that can be arranged both at the Lodge and off site. Not-too-strenuous river walks, along the White River, can be enjoyed at the Lodge. Adventure activities available in the surrounding area range from bungee jumping to river rafting, quad biking, horse riding and other extreme sports. Big 5 game viewing trips into the Kruger National Park are also available. Go to our “out & about” page for more information.
Tastings range from the casual, private wine tasting party with friends to formal wine tasting events.
Wine Tasting Parties
As something different, why not host your own private wine tasting party. We can assist in setting you up with suppliers for this fun evening, were your guests can relax and experience this with you.
Wine tastings can either be done blind or with full knowledge. In a blind wine tasting each of the wines is concealed and identified only by a number until the end of the tasting. This tends to result in less bias . . . and it’s also fun to see if you can guess the wine.
Wine Tasting Dinners
A formal or semi formal dinner can follow a private or public wine tasting. This is an excellent time to learn about paring food and wine from appetizer to dessert. Some dinners will pair food and wine along a theme, for instance, a selection of Red wines to accompany authentic cuisine.
We offer an attractive unusual venue with abundant character for your launch event. Whether your launch takes the form of a party with invited guests, a publicity stunt, or a presentation to the media, we can provide the backdrop you need.
The venue can be arranged to support a specific theme and functions, it can be indoors or out, by invitation only, or designed to allow public access. Jatinga is an ideal venue for you new car or product launch.
Jatinga is undoubtedly one of the most romantic venues in the Lowveld for the exchange of your wedding vows. Whether it’s a small and intimate affair for close friends and family or a lavish wedding banquet, we are able to offer a tailor-made wedding package that will fulfil your dreams and meet all your needs.
Our quaint open-sided chapel is a romantic affair built on the banks of the White River. The minister, bride & groom are accommodated under the chapel roof while guests are seated on the open air flagstones with the White River quietly meandering behind them.
Our versatile banqueting room lends itself to small or bigger groups and has fold away doors opening onto a private garden with a view of our pecan orchard in the distance.
Our temperate climate often lends itself to outdoor weddings and celebrating your special day in our gardens or on our open air flagstone area is a very attractive option. An elegant marquee can be set up in our gardens or, depending on numbers and the weather, our elevated wooden deck, overlooking the White River, offers a venue with a difference for a smaller, more intimate function. Alternatively our dining room or adjoining covered Colonial-style veranda are also popular choices. The elevated deck is a stunning setting for your guests to enjoy pre-reception drinks and canapes while you and your entourage capture this auspicious occasion on film.
Your wedding night is one that you’ll want to remember forever and our Honeymoon suite is an experience in itself! A completely open-plan experience, the gloriously decadent four-poster bed has pride of place in the suite that is furnished in the most romantic of furnishings and fabrics. A private garden with a splash pool and outdoor shower ensures complete and total privacy for newly weds.
The services of our management and banqueting team are available to you throughout the planning stages of your function culminating on your actual wedding day. We will happily set up appointments for you to meet with the individual suppliers and obtain relevant quotes for: flowers, hairdresser and beauty treatments, photographer and videographer, wedding cakes, music and the like.