Magalies Meander Memberships

 

Application to Join & General Information

About the Magalies Meander

Launched in 1998, with the primary objective of attracting greater numbers of visitors to the area from the main metropolitan areas of Gauteng, not only has the number of visitors increased geometrically, so too, has there been significant growth in the micro-economy. Visitors enjoy the increasing variety of activities and experiences offered by our Members and thereby make a very substantial contribution to job-creation, skills improvement and, most importantly, to the rise in per-capita incomes of members of our communities.

It is conservatively estimated that the launch and growth of the Magalies Meander has resulted in the creation of 3000-plus new permanent jobs, mainly for members of local communities. Capital investment in Tourism and related ventures within the Meander area now exceeds One billion Rand.. It is a private-sector initiative, self-funded and still has considerable growth potential.

At this stage, the main centre of the Magalies Meander is the quaint, historical village of Magaliesburg and most Members’ venues are with 30 – 40 minutes driving- time of the village.

An important feature of the Magalies Meander is that the area of activities covers 2 provinces – Gauteng and North-West – on both the north and south sides of the magnificent Magaliesberg mountain range.

The major advantage for Visitors to the Meander area is that is only a 40-50 minute drive from all the main centres of Gauteng.

How we are structured and operateThe Magalies Meander is a registered Section 21 Company ( Not-for-Gain), run by an Executive Committee elected/ re-elected by the Membership at an Annual General meeting, and operates within the rules, terms and conditions of a formally drafted and agreed Constitution. It is self-funded and revenue is mainly obtained from Members’ advertising charges and Membership fees.

In terms of the existing Constitution, the Executive Committee may comprise up to 10 Members – all of whom must be paid-up Members of the Magalies Meander.

Membership is open to any person/s, company/ies either already involved in or wishing to become involved in Tourism or related business/es within the general area covered by the Magalies Meander.

An important pre-requisite for membership of the Magalies Meander by any prospective or existing Member engaged in the business of providing Accommodation is that they are graded by the South African Tourism Grading Council. Should any such Member/ intending Member wish to obtain a Quality Assurance rating, they may be graded by the AA of South Africa.

At this stage, no other category of Member/ prospective Member is required to be graded.

Benefits for our Members

• Inclusion in the very popular, widely distributed, Magalies Meander Visitors’ Guide. (annual print-run 600000 copies). Over 1.2 million copies have been distributed over the past 10 years – mainly, within Gauteng and North-West provinces.
• Inclusion on the very well-visited Meander web-site.
• Television, Print and Radio coverage by media representatives/ organizations who periodically cover general or specific attractions and events held within the Meander area.
• Regular up-dates via electronic Newsletter of issues and matters relating to the Magalies Meander or which may be of general interest to Members.
• Most if not the entire Meander area has been designated a “ Tourism “ area and as such enjoys the protection of the relevant Authorities.
• Representation at various flora organisations and meetings with Tourism officials and private- sector Tourism organizations.
• Regular interaction with other Members of the Magalies Meander for their mutual benefit. Members recommend and promote fellow Members first, non-Members second.
• Preferential advertising rates – where possible – for Members’ advertising in such media as Getaway magazine.
• Promotion and publicity of the Magalies Meander at major shows and events e.g. Outdoor Show, Indaba etc.

The Future of the Magalies Meander

The Magalies Meander will continue to provide a variety of attractions and activities to meet the needs of visitors to the area. It plans to widen the Membership base and thereby increase the capacity for growth and sustainability. By pursuing this strategy it will create more opportunities for job-creation and micro-economic development for the benefit of local communities.

In addition, particular attention will be given by the Executive Committee to raising the profile of the Magalies Meander in order to attract more visitors to the area and Members’ venues.

Strict principles of good corporate governance will be adhered to within the parameters of the Constitution.

Membership Cost Structure:

The under-mentioned Fee-structure has been approved by the Executive Committee for fiscal 2013-14:

Hospitality & accommodation Enrollment fee (once-off) Annual subscription
All businesses R 1 500 R 1 500

 

Note: The enrolment is a once-off fee to be paid by new members and past members who have broken their membership and wish to re-join.

To find out more about the Magalies Meander and how we can assist you, please do not hesitate to contact the Chairperson or any Executive Committee member. We have included an Application form below, which must be completed in full and submitted for consideration by the Executive Committee.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to being of service.

PO Box 444

Magaliesburg

1791

Chairperson: Byron Cumin

Cell: 082 453 8444

Click to download The Constitution

Click to download Guidelines & Rules

Complete the application form below in full :

    Please fill in all fields.

    Personal information:

    Name of establishment: (required)

    Postal address: (required)

    Postal code: (required)

    Physical address: (required)

    Telephone Number: (required)

    Fax Number

    Email (required)

    Website

    Person responsible:

    Surname (required)

    First name (required)

    Title (required)

    Identity No:

    Landlord:

    Name of owner/landlord:

    Telephone Number

    Postal address: (required)

    Postal code

    Information relating to your business:

    A. Hospitality / Accommodation:

    Type of Establishment:

    Country LodgeCountry HouseGame Lodge / ConservationGuest HouseHotelResortSelf Catering

    No. of rooms: (required)

    Max No. of people accommodated: (required)

    Other Activities / Facilities:

    Wedding/FunctionsConferencesSwimming PoolWalking trailsDining Room / RestaurantTV in all roomsLicensed BarFire Place in RoomsTennis courtHealth Spa

    Other facilities:

    Grading:

    All Accommodation / Hospitality members of the Magalies Meander MUST be graded by at least one of the two approved grading organisations listed below. If you are already graded, please indicate with which organisation and the rating / grading achieved (and provide us with a copy of the grading certificate). If “Not Yet Graded”, you will need to be graded by the time entries for the next brochure print close – which is around July of each year – for printing by September / October.

    Approved grading organisations:

    1. The Tourism Grading Council of SA – TGCSA (Star Grading)

    2. The Automobile Association of SA – AASA- (3 tiered recommendation)

    Our venue
    is gradedis NOT YET graded

    If graded:

    (If graded) Grading Organisation:

    (If graded) Grading / Rating received:

    B. Non-hospitality Business:

    Type of Business:

    AdventureArts & CraftsCamping & PicnicsCentral ReservationsCommunity ServicesConferencesFly FishingHikingHorse RidingManufacturingMind, Body & SoulMountain BikingRecreationRestaurantShoppingWedding Venue

    Other:

    Do you operate a licensed bar on you premises: (required)
    YesNo

    C. All Businesses To Answer:

    Which days are you open? (required)
    MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySundayPublic Holidays

    Other:

    Do you have a children acceptance limitation? (required)
    YesNo

    If Yes, please describe:

    D. Please describe your establishment or business in no more than 50 words: (required)

    Declaration:
    I understand that continued participation in the scheme is subject to:

    1. The payment of all levies and fees upon receipt of an invoice from Magalies Meander.

    2. The provision of information for inclusion in the database, subject to that information being treated as highly confidential.

    We undertake to inform Magalies Meander committee within 14 days of any changes relating to the information as contained in this application form.

    I have read, understand and accept the above conditions and am aware that I may receive a copy of the constitution of the Magalies Meander if I so request.

    Completed by:

    Name: (required)

    Position: (required)

    We welcome you and look forward to promoting your establishment as a member of the Magalies Meander.

    Yours sincerely,

    Your Magalies Meander Committee