Archive | 2014

Empowering our staff through education

At Onsea House, we recognize that education is the basic element of self- improvement and that skills and knowledge are an essential contribution for a successful organization. This is highlighted in our company policy with training as one of its key-elements. We encourage our employees to gain a higher education level and contribute for courses that are directly related to an employee’s job or will help the employee prepare for promotion within the company. In addition we offer continuous in-house training in collaboration with local NGOs to ensure each and everyone has a chance to grow, be happy and perform to the best of his/her abilities.

Over the past months we organized trainings in 1st aidHi5 (focusing on effective work attitude), Leadership Skill Training (focusing on confidence, ownership and team work), Body Language, Accountability and Time Management. All these trainings are aimed at inspiring, motivating and empowering our staff.

We have also started in-house English courses where staff are divided into groups according to their current level of comfort with the English language and receive weekly classes in the comfort of their working environment. We trust this will not only improve their communication skills with our guests but also boost their confidence.

Karibu Fair special Food & Wine tasting dinner at Machweo

Since the opening of Machweo in 2011, we started the tradition to host a special Food & Wine tasting dinner at Machweo at the occassion of the yearly Karibu Travel Market Tanzania in Arusha.

Tonight Saturday 7 June will be the night we welcome again a fantastic audience of both expert wine makers, wine connoisseurs, tour operators and residents who like gourmet food, fine wine and nice company.

This year’s session will be in collaboration with Red ‘n White , a well established Tanzanian company, incorporated in 1993, by mostly Belgian shareholders. The company is one of our key suppliers and supplier of – among others – KWV, Spier and Swartland wines and San Pellegrino water.

Johan Jordaan, Spier senior winemaker (and Diner’s Cluw Winemaker of the year 2011) will introduce the Spier Signature Sauvignon Blanc which will match the starters.

Stephen Rautenbach and Marco Ventrella from KWV Wines in South Africa will be talking about their fantastic KWV Mentor Semillon which will match the second dishes to be served.

Pieter Terblanch, head of global sales & marketing at Swartland Winery will present the fantastic Swartland Bush Vine Pinotage to match the main dish.

Call chef Axel to secure a table 0787/112.498

5th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

 

The Onsea House team is proud to receive their 5th consecutive TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travelers. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”

Fundraisers for iThemba Baraa Primary School

Don’t miss the yearly charity events for the iThemba Baraa Primary School. On Saturday March 22, at the same time as the yearly iThemba Gala Dinner takes place in Belgium, a big Fundraiser will take at our Machweo Fine Dining restaurant.

Thanks to sponsored ingredients, this evening of fine wine from main sponsor UZT, spectacular food, live music, African dance and drums will 100% contribute to the good cause.

Funds will be further raised through an action which includes the greatest accommodation options in Tanzania of our partner operators of Nomad Tanzania at their new Kuro Tarangire camp and Asilia Africa in their flagship Sayari Camp.

Reservations only 0789739354 or fundraiser.baraa@gmail.com.

Onsea House and Machweo have been supporting iThemba since the start of the school project. This short documentary movie about Baraa Primary School shows the status where the Baraa Primary School project stands now early 2014.

A journalist from the Austrian national public service broadcaster ORF visited the school during his stay at Machweo and finished a short movie report about the project in German.

Wellness program including Yoga

As a firm believer in pampering both body and soul, Machweo Wellness Retreat & Fine Dining added a YOGA chapter to its Wellness Program. Yoga’s gifts are immense. The practice of yoga gives strength, flexibility and balance of the body, mind and spirit, revealing inner radiance and connecting us to the divinity of the universe.

People can either sign in for an individual/couple session or attend our weekly Yoga mornings on Saturdays. Sessions are open to both guests and non-guests but advance bookings are essential. It is advised to wear comfortable natural fabric clothing.

Yoga of the day
Just let the instructor guide you all the way through.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Pre-kili yoga
Work on with Pranayamas and get ready to exercise with less oxygen!
75 minutes – US$ 75

Post-kili yoga
Integrate the hike, interiorize the effort, and retain the stretch.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Lover’s yoga
Tune differently with your partner.
60 minutes – US$ 100 per couple

Invigorating yoga
For those needing a deep and strong toning-up practice.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Stress releaser
Free yourself from tensions and enter your Kingdom of Peace.
75 minutes – US$ 75

Happy kidneys & liver
Clean your cleaners!
75 minutes – US$ 75

Ego-killer
Willing to let your mask fall and surrender to your real you?
75 minutes – US$ 75

Meditation & deep relaxation
Melting a drop of water into the Ocean.
75 minutes – US$ 75

 

Saturday Morning Sessions

Starting from March 2014, Machweo organises Saturday morning yoga sessions, starting at 10.30. Guests are welcomed with a juice carefully prepared for the specific session they are about to experience and followed by healthy vegan and/or raw food lunch. A powerful boost for body and soul in the peaceful and lush gardens of Onsea House.

Every month will have a different set of sessions. Check the website for updates. Our March agenda is as follows:

1st March: Stress Releaser

  • Apple-Fennel-Cucumber Juice
  • Fresh Spring Roll Salad with a Cashew-Sesame Dressing

8 March: Happy Kidneys & Liver

  • Carrot-Ginger-Cabbage Juice
  • Green Raw Food Super Salad with a Happy Pink Beat Dressing

15 March: Lower Spine and Elimination Series

  • Brocoli-Beetroot-Parsly Juice
  • Brown Rice with Spinach & a Carrot/Tomato Sauce

22th March: The Ego Killer

  • Pineapple-Mango-Passion Juice
  • Raw Food Zucchini Salad with a Cashew-Parsley Dressing

Boer Wim maakt zijn keuze bij een romantisch diner voor 3

Zondagavond 26 januari 2014 zagen 3.879.000 mensen een aantal boeren hun favoriete vrouw kiezen op de Nederlandse televisie. Boer zoekt Vrouw Internationaal blijft de kijkers boeien.
Ook zondag belandde de datingshow onder leiding van Yvon Jaspers weer bovenaan de Dag Top 25 van de Stichting Kijkonderzoek.

Boer Wim in Tanzania en zijn dames sluiten de dag in Arusha af met een “romantisch diner voor 3” bij Onsea House in Machweo Fine Dining. Een plek “om de accu op te laden, een deel van het leven en leuk om te tonen” aldus Wim.

Maakt Wim zijn finale keuze?

Kijk op uitzending gemist http://www.uitzendinggemist.nl/afleveringen/1393007 vanaf 45:30 tot 51:49 waar de aankomst in Onsea House en het diner bij zonsondergang in Machweo gedurende 5 minuten in beeld komen.

Bel chef Axel op 0787/112.498 om uw tafel te reserveren tijdens uw passage in Arusha of contacteer geheel vrijblijvend Dirk op dirk@onseahouse.com voor meer info over een verblijf bij Onsea House of Machweo.