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What makes Idlewild Country Estate special?

Idlewild Country Estate is a magnificent, newly-built venue boasting a majestic building overlooking the Rietvleidam Nature Reserve. The estate is known for its rolling lawns where Blesbuck roam freely.

In a short space of time, Idlewild has managed to solidify itself as the venue of choice for weddings and business events alike, all thanks to its unique aura which brings about immediate feelings of tranquillity, peace and warmth. The picturesque sunsets are a bonus.

Idlewild Country Estate was erected on a farm which has been in the family since 1978. We cater for weddings, conferences, sporting events, launches, year-end functions, matric dances and seminars. We are able to cater for up to 400 guests cocktail-style, 350 guests banquet-style and 200 – 300 seated guests at round or square tables.

 

Where is Idlewild Country Estate located?

Idlewild Country Estate is situated on the Southern side of the Rietvleidam Nature Reserve and is located centrally between Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bedfordview. The estate is located a mere 20 minutes’ drive from O. R. Tambo International Airport, making it an extremely accessible destination to both local and international guests.

 

What are the accommodation options?

There are a variety of accommodation options available in the area where your guests can spend the night.

 

Is Idlewild Country Estate eco-friendly?

We are proud to announce that we are a Green venue, as most of the materials used during the building process were recycled from the farm and the natural sandstone was imported from the famous village of Fouriesburg. Authentic timbers are incorporated in the interior design and specialised insulation techniques are used throughout, reducing reliance on air conditioners. Along with this, our gorgeous gardens consist of various indigenous grasses and trees.

 

What parking options are available?

There is ample secure parking and the venue has a beautiful porte cochère where guests can arrive safely under cover. We are also a wheel-chair friendly venue.

 

What about load-shedding?

We have a generator with enough capacity to supply the whole farm and venue with electricity, ensuring the smooth running of all events.

 

What else do I need to know?

Idlewild Country Estate is a working farm, so please be cautious at all times. Look out for vehicles and ensure that children are under strict adult supervision at all times.

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