business women, entrepeneur, hotels, SPA, weddings, Womans month

Minimoons. Time for regrouping before or just after the wedding day is not a nice to have – it is essential.

At the moment I am totally surrounded by brides-to-be. At the office, in our close circle of friends – everywhere you look, weddings are being planned fast and furiously. And can we write books about their experiences – from venue disasters to half-made wedding dresses. If it wasn’t such a source of frustration to the brides, it would certainly have been roll-on-the-floor funny.

Friedel Esterhuizen, soon to be Mrs van Tonder, has opted on two Minimoons just after her wedding day.  She cleverly planned her wedding for a Thursday, which resulted in massive venue hire savings. Friends are all putting in two days leave and what would have been a quick wedding has turned into a long weekend celebration.

As Director of The Cleaning Studio as well as Lifetree Wellness Solutions, and mom to be of three kiddies under ten, her life is a flurry of activity. “Duane and I decided on two Minimoon weekends just after our wedding, for the simple reason that both our businesses require our full attention at this stage. In a month from now everything would have settled down and we will be on our way for a three week Honeymoon in Thailand.”

As a wellness expert Ms Esterhuizen is acutely aware of the benefit of keeping body and soul in sync and often does so in a Spa environment. “Spa packages are wonderful ways of rejuvenating as a couple and preventing stress-related burn out”.

Weekdays provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to fill their energy tank at a Spa. “I have recently discovered that Guvon Spas offer wonderful weekday discounts when booking a midweek treatment – up to 40% discounts are up for grabs. As an entrepreneur and businesswomen it makes perfect sense to me to make use of this opportunity to save and indulge all at the same time.”


If wedding nerves are getting the best of you, the following Spa deals may relief your tension with either a midweek spa break or a Minimoon:

  • Askari Spa at Askari Game Lodge in Magaliesburg offers 40% discount on Tuesdays when spending R500 or more.
  • Chicama Spa based at Glenburn Lodge in the Muldersdrift countryside offers 30% discount on Tuesdays when spending R500 or more.
  • Classic treatments are discounted to less 20% from Monday to Thursday at Kloofzicht Spa in Muldersdritf.
  • The Fairway Spa,  based at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort invites you to book between Monday and Thursday and qualify for a 15% discount when spending R500 or more.

For bookings or more information:

Bookings with individual spas:

Askari Spa 014 577 2658 | Chicama Spa 011 668 1615 |

Kloofzicht Spa 011 317 0600 | Fairway Spa 011478 8000




Words by Christa Badenhorst | Group Marketing & PR: Guvon Hotels & Spas

For images or further info: Brenda Dooge on

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