aHa! Conferencing and Training Centre

Description

aHa! provides an alternative venue than the conventional boring conference centre. It is nestled in the bushveld and the surrounding deck overlooks spectacular views across the valley.

The centre and the environment has been designed to assist in helping delegates think differently, to get them to engage easily with one another, and to create and foster an environment for collaboration. The team also assists you in designing the best possible event for you.

We also have onsite team building specialists that do inside and outside events with debriefing. There are also onsite venues for year-end functions as well as 12 rooms plus an additional 12 a further 600m from the centre.

There are also specialised programmes run such “Popcorn Thinking” to assist your team to think faster, smarter, differently and also to develop Innovation Teams.

Spaces

Typical conference venues are not built to encourage and facilitate creative thinking; instead they promote a clean-cut type of thinking, with conference rooms that stifle any creative thought. aHa! is different (antithesis) to a typical conference venue.

This venue is unique, different, vibrant, and anything but boring – rather it is extraordinary. So that, your thinking too can be extraordinary :) !

This unique conference venue is a key driver in fostering innovation in South Africa, and it’s not just a venue but is a network for collaboration of innovation and creative thought for a forward moving country that is rich not only in cultural diversity, but rich in thinking styles too.

Catering

On site catering services are provided.

Accommodation

There are 12 quaint en-suite rooms with their own private stoep, overlooking the bushveld.
There is also a communal swimming pool, braai facilities, children’s jungle gym and boma area for guests only. For recreation purposes there is a BMX track, mountain bike trail as well as walking trails.

The chalets are set in the indigenous bush. Each of the 12 separate, double rooms comprise an en-suite bathroom, dressing room and separate toilet. The surroundings and sounds of nature give a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere. Here time really stands still.  A delicious English breakfast is served in the dining area, at Café Mozart.

Undercover shade cloth parking is provided with 24 hour security to ensure a safe stay for guests.

Bed and breakfast
R350 p.p. sharing
Bed only   
R300 p.p. sharing
Bed and breakfast   
R450 single person per night
Bed only   
R400 single person per night

Capacities

Venues:

  • Zithabisen, nestled in the bushveld and embraced by thorn trees are the 2 small thinking bomas for breakaway sessions, teamwork, ideation sessions and for small group discussions.

The bomas can be used as they are or made-up according to a theme, such as Chilla Mexicana, Weskus, Space Tech, Mad Hatter, Wonderland, Magical Moroccan, etc.

Capacity 6 - 12 pax per boma

  • The Boma is ideal for team ‘get togethers’ after a hard day’s work of thinking, for sunset drinks, canapés and cocktails.

    The garden area in front of the Boma, can also be used for cocktails and picnics. Formal white lounges can be set up on the lawn area.

    Plated business dinners can be served or informal Braai and Potjies can be done, around the fires. Also ideal for Potjiekos competitions for teambuilding.

    Capacity: 100 pax

  • Kasa Lee

This beautiful Provence Reception Venue is ideal for year-end functions, conferences, launches, banquets, Gala evenings, exhibitions, fashion shows, presentations and workshops.

Capacity
Lecture: 200 pax.
Cinema: 300 pax.
Banquet round: 230 pax
Banquet long: 280 pax

  • Belle Vue, adjacent to the Casa-lee Reception Hall, is ideal for business meetings, corporate meetings, exco meetings, workshops, presentations, networking sessions, intimate year-end functions, smaller functions, award evenings and for more formal meetings.

There is a screen, data projector, flipchart, and various colour schemes available according to your theme or company colours for tablecloths etc. There are also modern white lounges available for use outside on the deck or in the surrounding gardens.

There is also a fireplace and a surrounding deck area overlooking the bushveld and gardens.

Capacity
U-shape: 40 pax
Lecture: 75 pax.
Cinema: 120 pax.
Banquet round: 70 pax
Banquet long: 70 pax

  • Field of Dreams. Take your team’s thinking to the next level of creativity, by brainstorming in the hammocks on the Thinking Deck overlooking the Fields of Dreams.

6 Hammocks are available for thinking sessions plus café style chairs, tables and bar chairs, for the Deck, for out-of-the-box thinking.

There is even a punching bag to punch out the ideas! The Field of Dreams includes a walking trail; loads of space under beautiful trees, or in the bushveld; swimming pool; and a jungle gym for unconventional thinking! There are still more developments that will be taking place here …watch this space!

  • The Kaleidoscope Room was designed as a NOT ‘bored’ Boardroom and can double up as a Mental Floss Station for Ideation Sessions, Strategic workshops, Corporate meetings, and Work Sessions.

It can also be used as an additional breakaway room. It has 4 workstations equipped with a PC, TV monitor, and audio-visual equipment.

There is an unique whiteboard wall, with additional white boards on the other walls. There is also a Facilitator’s Toolkit, Thinking Games, and Thinking Hats available.

Capacity
U-shape: 14 pax
Lecture: 21 pax
Cinema: 30 pax
Boardroom: 20 pax

  • The Thinkubator is specially designed for workshops, meetings, presentations and training sessions. It is perfect for strategic sessions and business planning meetings.

It was designed for flexibility and can be set-up according to your specific needs. It has a PA system, sound system, data projector, screen, full length blinds, and a range of comfortable seating to choose from.

It opens up onto a wooden deck which surrounds the space, and looks over the bushveld and the magnificent rolling hills of the eastern Magaliesburg mountain range.

Capacity
U-shape: 40 pax. Lecture: 80 pax
Cinema: 120 pax
Banquet round: 60 pax
Banquet long: 72

  • Mozart Cafe. This café style venue is ideal for the World Café facilitation technique. This is also where delegates relax, have fun with
    the Jukebox, snooker table, games, and fuel up with brain juice at the Café Bar. It is also ideal for collaboration sessions.

Capacity
Café style: 60 pax.
Cocktail: 100 pax A small stage area is available for presentations, musicians, and motivational speakers.

 

Contact

Phone: 012 – 940 8184
Cell: 082 68 68 966

Email: info@ahacc.co.za

Website: http://www.aha-ideacatalysts.co.za

Address: Plot 121, Plaas Rietfontein, Donkerhoek, Pretoria, Gauteng