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    Rawdons Loves Rhinos

    Earlier in August, the Skydive for Rhinos national campaign took place at Angel’s Way in Eston, just outside of Pietermaritzburg. One of the first cheque’s to be handed over was due to a collaborative effort between iconic Rawdons Hotel, it’s on-site microbrewery Notties Beer and the hotel’s proprietors daughter, Georgina Dean who took to the skies to support this commendable initiative.

    Over R15 000 was handed over – these funds have been raised through Rawdons Hotel and Nottingham Road Brewery’s campaign – Help the Pig save the Rhino, of which a percentage of meal and drinks profit has been accumulating over the past few months. In addition, St Anne’s matric student Georgina Dean managed to raise over R5 000 in her personal capacity.


     

     SNOW, SNOW, SNOW - Everywhere

    As you will all know – KZN was literally snowed in for days (except of course our guest who arrived by helicopter). Here are a few pictures to tantalise your taste buds for the next snowfall, with our heart warming fires in our Boars’ Head pub & hearty pub grub, there is no better place to be.

     A Rather Cool Pool

    Our pool’s facelift delayed by a few days… come and see for yourself how beautiful it is looking now.

     Prizes!!!

    Congratulations to PCO winners Bundu Basher’s Maliks Randew and Eksom’s Thuli – we look forward to having you stay with us.

     Try our new Spring menu on the tree…

    We have added a few new special items to our tried and tested favourites – especially for the ladies… yes, you will find the menu on the tree!

     Christmas and year end functions

    With diverse menus ranging from R120 – R180 pp, get in early and book now… to tantalise your tastebuds…

    Seafood Cocktails, Mushroom parcels, Smoked Salmon, Trout Mousse, Roast Beef, Gammon and Turkey with Roast Potatoes, Melody of Mixed Fresh Vegetables, Yorkshire Puddings, or our fabulous Curry with all the sambals, followed by Sticky Toffee, Chocolate Mousse & Christmas Puddings. Choose your menu now on www.rawdons.co.za

    And in closing, well done to Rawdons Staff for taking their 67 minutes on Mandela’s day to do their community bit by washing windows at Nottingham Road Primary School.

    GM David Mason receives a poster of appreciation prepared by the learners.

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    FAMOUS FACES AT RAWDONS

    Guess who came to stay with us? Yes, the renowned Justin Bonello of Cooked in Africa for BBC Food and his recce team. The crew will be staying with us soon to shoot the Ultimate Braai Master programme. We are not allowed to say when…. But here‘s a sneak preview of what is to come…. And all the good things they find at Rawdons.

    Justin Bonello fishing on the Rawdons Dam

    And, one of SA’s top woman tennis champions Chanelle Scheepers has been practicing on our lawn courts in preparation for Wimbledon. And what a wonderful lady, we wish her all the very best of luck. Make South Africa Proud! (Note from the Editor: wish I had her legs)

    Chanelle Scheepers doing tennis practise at Rawdons Hotel

    And more famous faces…. Meet the team – a very warm welcome to our new GM David Mason and F&B Manager Louisa Benade who come with fantastic 5 star experience with over 40 years combined experience. Things are really moving and shaking at Rawdons!

    David Mason and Loisa Benade at Rawdons Hotel

    David Mason & Louisa Benade – Left – On Duty – Right – Off Duty

    SUPER MADNESS SUPER CARS SUPER LUSH –

    The SuperCar Exclusive Club on the Rawdons lawns ahead of Top Gear in Durban.

    Midlands hosting Top Gear Super Car Club

     BEST DEALS

    Midweek Madness Package: Sun - Thurs - over 50% saving.
    Stay with us for 2 nights and get your 3rd night free & that‘s not all… you get -
       •   Two delicious Bierfassl meals for the price of one
       •   Two R100 Karkloof Canopy Tour vouchers
       •   A free bottle of house wine on arrival.
    Value of Package R3800 - and it‘s yours for only R1800. T&C‘ apply.

    We Love your Loyalty - so let us spoil you - enquire about our fantastic Loyalty Programme.

    Buy a Bundle of Beds - for Midland‘s frequenter‘s
       •   Valid for 18 months.
       •   Pay for 9 nights, get one free.
       •   R8000 for your 10 night bundle to use at your leisure.
       •   That‘s yours for only R400 per person, per night, B&B.
       •   Subject to availability. T&C‘s apply.

     WEDDINGS

    •   Free Honeymoon Suite on 2 night full house accommodation booking (28 rooms)
    •   Min 50 guests, max 120
    •   Tailor-made menu’s
    •   Unique setting with superb views onto the lake – a photographer & bride’s dream
    •   Stunning set up on the veranda and exclusive use of the dining room
    •   Work with industry’s top wedding supplier for all your décor arrangements.
    •   100% personal attention from our dedicated team.
    •   One night options available.

     CONFERENCES

    •   Tailor-made conferences to suit your requirements
    •   Full use of all conference facilities
    •   From small Think-tanks to 100 delegates
    •   Personalised attention
    •   Superb menu selection to accommodate all budgets
    •   Exceptional overnight packages offered
    •   Corporate activities on offer – trout fishing, brewing your own beer

     ACTIVITIES

    Besides our fabulous lawn tennis, croquet, boardwalks, fishing, walking, bird watching and cycling tracks, don’t forget to pop into the on-site brewery and see what it’s all about. And then spend a couple of hours in the Boars’ Head Pub sipping a pilsner in front of a hearty fire.

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    RAWDONS AUTUMN NEWSLETTER

    It's all about Pigs, Rhino's and Helicopters – read on!

    Welcome to awesome Autumn, where the colours in the Midlands turn from lush green to fiery burnt oranges. Yes, it’s time you visited Rawdons again because it’s the perfect weather to enjoy our walking, cycle and birding routes.

    Or come & sip on some good old premium crafted beer from our famous on-site brewery, get Pickled as a Pig or Whistle while you sip on a chilled Weasel and soak in the sunset over our glistening dams.

    And boy, have we got something to tell you…. Rawdons has taken on Project Rhino – literally by the horns. From March, Project Rhino, which is the umbrella body for 15 of KZN’s leading NGO’s heavily involved in the fight for Rhino survival, will be reaping rewards from Rawdons.

    Rhino Room Rate, Rhino Drinks, Rhino Meals…

     BEST DEALS

    Rhino Room Rate
    Stay with us Friday and Saturday night B&B and you get Sunday at only 50%, - of which 100% goes to Project Rhino. You choose your choice of room or suite available plus as a way of saying thanks for supporting the Rhino’s, we will give you two delicious Bierfassl meals for the price of one and bottle of house wine in your room.

    T&C’s apply. Excludes Easter, Public Holidays, Seasonal times, available April and May only.


    Midweek Madness Package: Sun – Thurs (check out Friday) – a 50% saving
    Stay with us for 2 nights and get your 3rd night free – plus, you get two delicious Bierfassl meals for the price of one and to top it all – a bottle of house wine is on us. Value of Package R3600 – and it’s yours for only R1800

     CONFERENCES

    What our latest clients have to say…
    `Thanks once again for a wonderful weekend – it was truly one of the best we’ve had!!! The food was amazing and everyone has commented on it!
    If it wasn’t for Your’s, George & Devan hard work it would never have been the success it was. Thanks to all the staff and I promise to pop in when I am in the midlands again. Keep well and look after yourselves.
    Regards,
    Lesley Hughes
    Executive Assistant, KEY GROUP Delta'


    So isn’t it time that you booked your conference with us TODAY?

     ACCOMMODATION

    Seems we have become the hot spot – heli-pad for the Midlands. In just a few days apart, we had two different companies visit Rawdons via helicopter. It would seem that Film crews & corporates have selected us as the preferred destination, not only to park the chopper but to overnight, enjoy, conference and film…

    Helicopter landing pad at our Midlands Hotel Landed Helicopter on our Midlands Estate

    Our limited offer - Buy a Bundle of Beds special is unbeatable and only a few left. So if you travel a lot, are visiting your kids at schools nearby or frequent the Midlands, just because you can, why not Buy a Bundle of Beds, valid for 18 months. Pay for 9 nights, get one free. R8000 for your 10 night bundle to use at your leisure. That’s yours for only R400 per person, per night, B&B. Subject to availability. T&C’s apply.

    DID YOU KNOW? We are the highest users of Amex and Diners Cards in the Midlands?

     CUISINE

    Our ever popular menu now has funny little Rhino icons on them. So come, imbibe & indulge, and the Rhino’s score because of you.

    Midlands accommodation and Project Rhino

     WEDDINGS

    Our weekends are filling up fast and furiously with weddings and special occasion functions, so if you are considering getting married this year, jump the queue and book your magical day with us.

     ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

    For residents, bring your bikes, your binoculars and your gumboots to enjoy our new Birding, Walking and Cycling trails in that awesome Autumn air.

    Midlands Hotel views over one of the many dams

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    RAWDONS NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2011

    Who needs long newsletters at this time of year when all you are thinking about is chilling back with a refreshing cold ale under some old-age oak trees? So here is a quick update on what’s happening and how you can best spend your much deserved time out.

    Our Dining room is now complete and boasts nostalgia and charm, with a hint of modern, understated glamour – and the cuisine matches the magic of our face-lift.

    Our Birding, Walking and Cycling trails are complete – with beautiful boardwalks to guide you around the dams and forests. Please see below under activities for some photos of what’s in store for you.

    Our Christmas bookings are closed (judging by the demand we need two Christmas’ a year) however we have a few spaces left for our New Year’s. Read on.

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     BEST DEALS

    Flying off the shelf is our Buy a Bundle of Beds special: Get ready for 2012. Travel a lot? Visiting your kids at schools nearby? Why not Buy a Bundle of Beds, valid for 12 months. Pay for 9 nights, get one free. R8000 for your 10 night bundle to use at your leisure. T&C’s apply. Limited special.

     CONFERENCES

    Whilst you might be in holiday mood, have a stroll around our facilities and chat to our friendly staff – and start planning for your 2012 team builders, conferences and think tanks. Our charming conference room can accommodate up to 100 people with all the mod-cons thrown in, and arranged according to your needs.

    As you know, our Notties Brewery is a key drawcard – so when booking your Overnight conference packages – add a bit of spice to it by making and labeling your own beer – The Pie Eyed Possum Package - a three hour fun and interactive add-on to your conference.

     ACCOMMODATION

    Please visit our website for our rates: www.rawdons.co.za

     CUISINE

    Our New Year Dinner and Dance Party is only R180 per person – join us from 19h00 – 01h30 and see 2012 in with a BANG! And don’t forget – don’t drink and drive so check into one of our gorgeously revamped rooms.

     WEDDINGS

    For those of you thinking of popping the question to your loved one this season, chat to Amanda about how we can best tailor-make your day of dreams. Or email her on Amanda@rawdons.co.za

     ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

    We mentioned our brand new Birding, Walking and Cycling trails. So when you check in with us - bring your bikes, your binoculars and perhaps your gumboots – at Rawdons, we are sure to give you the best of the Midlands, without having to get into your car at all. So leave the traffic stress behind, chill back and soak in the peace whilst breathing in that fresh country air. We have trail route brochures available at the reception.

    On behalf of the Rawdon’s team, we would like to wish all our Patrons a very peaceful, happy season, and look forward to seeing you all soon.

    Don’t forget to join us on Facebook and you could stand to win a complimentary D, B & B night for two.

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    RAWDONS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2011

    Welcome to our first ever newsletter. With our massive reception, bedroom and dining renovations nearly complete, we have decided to let you in on our NEW secrets… and remind you of our old… From timeless lawn tennis & gin & tonics… to recently launched 'Buy a bundle of beds'… keep reading.

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     BEST DEALS

    Just launched!!!!! Hot press – read all about it!

    Buy a Bundle of Beds: Get ready for 2012. Travel a lot? Visiting your kids at schools nearby? Why not Buy a Bundle of Beds, valid for 12 months. Pay for 9 nights, get one free. R8000 for your 10 night bundle to use at your leisure. T&C’s apply. Limited special.

    Spring Special: Monday to Thursday, R 700-00 per room, per night, B&B, minimum of two night booking.
    Or R 700-00 per room, per night, B&B, Pay for 3 nights and get 4th night free. Applicable to Luxury rooms, subject to availability. T&C’s: 1st November – 15th December 2011.

    The Regular Rep Special: Enquire now for your 20% discount. Real reps only please and applicable until end
    Dec 2012.

    Year end functions: What a lot we have to offer. Oak trees, rolling lawns, breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
    Email amanda@rawdons.co.za for more information.

    Check out our activities below for further specials

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     CONFERENCES

    Get your planning done now for 2012. Rawdons offers the charming Churchill conference room, accommodating up to 100 people, and arranged according to your needs. Fully equipped and accessible by road or helicopter.

    Why choose us? Famous for our on-site brewery, our overnight conference packages are aptly named… Add a bit of spice to your conference, with one of the following 3 quirky ideas:

    •  Pie Eyed Possum Package - Grin & Beer It - Make your own beer – and label it! A three hour affair of the heart
       (morning or late afternoon)

    •  Whistling Weasel Treasure hunt – Inspector Clue-less has been at it again. The challenge, to find the clues.
       Then to follow them. The treasure hunt can be replaced with a volleyball match.

    •  Is it a beer, is it a plane? No. It’s ART – The Art Express – puts everyone on the same platform, excellent
       icebreaker, gets the right and left brains working and thus assists in getting ultimate brainstorming results.
       2.5hrs includes all materials and coaching by renowned artist, Andre de la Rosa.

     ACCOMMODATION

    Please visit our website for our rates: www.rawdons.co.za

    And here is a reminder of our current best deals:

    Buy a Bundle of Beds: Get ready for 2012. Travel a lot? Visiting your kids at schools nearby? Why not Buy a Bundle of Beds, valid for 12 months. Pay for 9 nights, get one free. R8000 for your 10 night bundle to use at your leisure. T&C’s apply. Limited special.

    Spring Special: Monday to Thursday, R 700-00 per room, per night, B&B, minimum of two night booking.
    R 700-00 per room, per night, B&B, Pay for 3 nights and get 4th night free. Applicable to Luxury rooms, subject to availability. T&C’s: 1st November – 15th December 2011.

    The Regular Rep Special: Enquire now for your 20% discount. Real reps only please and applicable until end
    Dec 2012.

     CUISINE

    What are you doing for Xmas? R300 per person - visit our website to view our menu and book now, as we really have limited space left (yes, really, this is not sales speak).

     WEDDINGS

    Nostalgia and romance all in one. With 2 honeymoon suites to choose from, grandiose lawns for dream photographs, and every detail tailormade to your needs, we are just a call away or email Amanda@rawdons.co.za

     ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES

    Exclusively for Rawdons residents….

    Tennis: Why wait for Wimbledon?

    We are letting you in on a little secret… did you know Rawdon’s boasts two traditional grass tennis courts? So here is a Tennis Club or Group package for you.

    Rawdons has has Tennis courts on premisis for years Calling all ladies and gents, tennis clubs and friends – make the most of our Wimbledon Weekday Specials.

    Enjoy a round-robin of lawn tennis, snack on some fresh cucumber sandwiches, throw a couple of bowls and finish off with a refreshing G&T under the oak trees. Retire to your luxury room and wake to a full English breakfast in the heart of the lush KZN Midlands countryside.



    Renovations done at our Midlands HotelOnly R700 per room per night, maximum 2 people sharing, B&B. Cucumber sandwiches & use of facilities included. T&C’s apply. Subject to availability, drinks and dinner for own account. Sunday – Thursday, valid until end December 2012.

    And more to come in 2012….

    Look what we are building…
    a few more finishing touches to be done and paradise will be yours!

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