Bolivia Lodge scoops two PMR Awards

This morning Bolivia Lodge received two awards. 
- A PMR Diamond award for 'Best Overall Conference Convention Centre in Limpopo'. This is the 3rd year in a row that we received this award.
- A PMR Golden award for 'Excellent Wedding Venue'.


Sincere thanks to PMR Africa and the voters for recognising our venue. And also thanks to our fantastic team for helping to bring these awards home.

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Bolivia Lodge sponsors annual event for the elderly

In 2015, Bolivia Lodge pioneered a local initiative to raise awareness for the elderly. This formed part of a nationwide ‘Go Turquoise 4 the elderly’ annual campaign.

This year again we participated, once more sponsoring a spoil project, where we bused in elderly people from various old age facilities from within the local community.

Once our guests arrived, they enjoyed a selection of delicious eats. In addition they could take advantage of a complimentary hand massage or photo booth session. Guest speakers included Councillor Mabatse representing the Polokwane Executive Mayor  and Mr. Attie Vermaak, former Town Clerk of Polokwane.   

Bolivia Lodge stands on two pillars – warm hospitality and being a force for good in the community. This is why we embraced this community outreach opportunity, to show that Polokwane’s elderly are not overlooked.

For further information on the ‘Go Turquoise 4 the elderly campaign’ please visit  

Rustic wedding at Bolivia Lodge

The gorgeous, rustic Calabria wedding recently took place at Bolivia Lodge in Polokwane.

Kudos to Betty and her team from Banqueting, as well as to Bolivia Lodge's chefs. The bride had nothing but praise for the food and the service. 

"Thank you very much for my wedding. It was beautiful and I could not have done it without you and Betty. She was such a big help and stayed until the end and even helped us gather all the decor stuff. She handled the team nicely and the food was so delicious! Everybody complemented you guys on how professional and effective you and your team were. Thank you so much for everything. The bridal suite was also so pretty."

Rustic Wedding at Bolivia Lodge

Rustic Wedding at Bolivia Lodge

SA National Rally Championship Prize Giving

Bolivia Lodge hosted the SA Rally Championship prize giving on Saturday 17 October where Mark Cronje from the Ford Team walked away with the drivers' honors. Co-driver honors went to Elvene Coetzee (Team Toyota). Mokopane's Theuns Joubert and co-driver Mari van der Walt took first place in the NRC 4 class.

Dakar racers Giniel de Villiers and Leeroy Poulter were also at Bolivia Lodge and with their co-drivers Carolyn Swan and Elvene Coetzee won the Team S2000 award. Best of luck to Giniel and Leeroy in the 2016 Dakar Rally!

SA National Rally Championship @Bolivia Lodge

The weekend of 16 and 17 October sees the final round to the SA National Rally Championship come to Polokwane. This year a number of teams are staying at Bolivia Lodge, plus the entire contingent of marshals, staff and supporters of the rally itself.

On Saturday evening, Bolivia Lodge will also host the SA National Rally Championship annual prize giving where all the winners of 2015 will be announced. Question is, will it be Mark Cronje (Ford) or Leeroy Poulter (Toyota)? We can only imagine the stories around the braai between the Ford and Toyota fans this weekend! It's down to this race to decide!

On our helipad today - Theuns Joubert's Toyota from Salom Racing.

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SA Breweries come to Bolivia Lodge

When SA Breweries do functions here, they keep us rather busy, but because of our well oiled machine in the kitchen and our banqueting staff, the challenge is the just another day at the Lodge!

Today we have to set up for 1600 people, including the use of our Ivory Route hall for their event, and then the Limpopo Hall for lunch. Below is an image of Ivory Route's makeup for the day.

SA Breweries at Bolivia Lodge