Saldanha Works is a largely export-focussed plant,. It is in close proximity to the deep-sea port of Saldanha and employs 568 staff. The plant was commissioned and produced its first Hot Rolled Coil (HRC) in late 1998 and is currently producing at its designed nameplate capacity of 1.2 million tonnes per annum.
The plant is distinguished by merging leading edge technologies to produce high quality ultra-thin Hot Rolled Coil (UTHRC). The ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 accredited plant is the only steel mill in the world to have successfully combined the Corex/Midrex process into a continuous chain - replacing the need for coke ovens and blast furnaces, and making the plant a world leader in emission control and environmental management.
Facilities and technologies at Saldanha Works were specifically designed to produce 'clean' steel, with virtually no impurities such as tin and copper. The continuous production chain is exceptionally short, taking only 16 hours from the time iron ore enters the Corex or Midrex units to the rolled product. The individual processes are linked very closely with virtually no process stock between the units.
In the highly competitive international HRC market, Saldanha Works has carved a niche for itself in applications requiring HRC in thicknesses of less than 1.6mm.
At the Waschklip Conference and Accommodation Facilities we pride ourselves on offering you a conferencing and accommodation venue with a unique ambience.
Waschklip Conference and Accommodation Facility is located approximately 120 km from Cape Town on the R27 route to Langebaan and boasts conferencing, accommodation, boma and recreational facilities creating an attractive and tranquil atmosphere for all your "out of office" meeting requirements.
The facility's heritage is rich and interesting. Set on a dairy farm over a hundred years old, Waschklip started with an inspiration, to turn an old farm into a place that employees of Saldanha Works can share and enjoy with their families and community.
Waschklip began as a dairy farm, which explains the troughs that you will see alongside the walls of the conference venue. This farm with its fynbos and a myriad of plant species; is habitat to innumerable insects and birdlife, as well as springbuck, bontebok, zebras and horses.
Our dedicated conference co-ordinating team has received extensive training in order to assure you effective and efficient service throughout the duration of your "out of office" meeting.
So whether it’s a conference, seminar, directors meeting or simply a special occasion, check out the Waschklip Conference and Accommodation Facility, then check in for an event to be remembered.
This, combined with our flexible approach, will ensure that you continue returning time after time.
The Barn Conference Facility
The Barn is divided into two functional areas including a pre-foyer and a conference rooms. The pre-foyer is mostly used for registrations or entertainment of guests. Refreshments are usually served here.
Accommodation (Self catering cottages)
Our self-catering cottages are in the Cape Dutch style.
The Boma (Braai facility)
The Boma (15 metres in diameter) is set underneath Eucalyptus trees. Enclosed by a 1.8 metre high reed wall, it creates an absolute outdoor feel. Additional to the usual braai area with grids, at the centre is a huge “iziko” or fireplace, making it ideal for either cooking your “potjie”, creative conversations or story telling. Also available is a hand built oven suitable for baking of pizzas and breads.
The Club House (Conference facility)
The Club house caters for smaller conferences and intimate functions.
Enquiries and bookings:
The Manager Waschklip
Carin Kershoff at 083 462 8340
From Cape Town, take the R27 towards Velddrif.
At the Engen One Stop on the R27, turn left towards Langebaan.
Two kilometers from the turnoff, turn left to Waschklip.
Entrance: S 33°02.172’ E 18°05.808'
Facility: S 33°02.697 E 18°06.745'