Don’t be that guy at the year end party. 5 tips to make it through the night.

Year end parties Guvon Hotels

  • Going home barefoot is not a classy look. Keep your shoes on, even for dancing
  • Take one canapé at a time. Just because you can balance five spring rolls in your hands doesn’t mean you should.
  • Ladies, cleavage and work do not mix. Ever.
  • Making a pass at the photocopier person, your boss, your married co-worker or client is always a bad idea. Especially the next day.
  • Do not put any of the above on social media. Hide your mobile if you must.

Secretaries and marketing departments from wide and far dread this time of year when they need to come up with yet another mind-blowingly great year end party idea which has never ever been done before.

Guvon Hotels & Spas have a number of brilliant year end party options available, with menus ranging from R95 per person at Umbhaba Lodge in Hazyview, to up to R300 per person at the four and five star hotels.

Glenburn Lodge in Muldersdrift is teaming up with Brutal Fruit with slush puppy Brutal Fruit on arrival, served in an elegant champagne flute, with refills available throughout the night at a minimal charge.  Just on the other side of the Zwartkops Mountain, Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa has year end menus from R290 per person. They even throw in a fantastic view over the fly fishing dams and mountains, just for Christmas cheer.


For year and parties with more Zen than zany, have a closer look at the Spa packages on offer at the four Guvon Spas. Packages and treatments may be as short as 30 minutes but can last up to a full day or even include and overnight stay.

Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort suggests glamorous ballroom type functions but ads the exciting option of a year end party up in the sky this year. In partnership with Sky Dining Events, your Christmas party can reach new heights this year end. 40m high, to be exact.


Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magalies offers companies an opportunity to wear their Christmas party hats with the Big 5 in close proximity. 30 Suites overlook watering holes and overnight packages at discounted rates can be negotiated. Always ask for the best rate available.

If camping is your kind of thing, Bush Willow Tented Camp should be at the top of your list. The trick is to book out the entire camp and have a sleepover and marshsmellow braai. Ten tents each accommodate six guests, on their own single beds. Tents are equipped with a warm shower, toilet and kitchenette.

Bush Willow tent

For smaller companies with up to 30 employees, All Suite on 14th in the Northcliff area, has private villas with fantastic views and roof top areas for cocktail parties. Alternatively they also offer a poolside venue for your year end bash.

The office party is a great place to meet everyone you have been emailing all year long, without being “that” guy. The movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” had a great quote – one we can certainly live by: “Life moves pretty fast.  If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.”






For images or info, please contact: Christa Badenhorst |Group Marketing & PR |

Guvon Hotels & Spas | Tel 011 791 1870




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