honeymoon, hotels, minimoon, SPA, weddings


Time for regrouping before or even just after the wedding day is not a nice to have, but 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  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  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.  Guvon Spas offer wonderful specials on their website, ranging from seasonal specials to promotional days and special occasions. For bookings or more information: http://www.guvonspas.co.za

Bookings with individual spas:

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

Kloofzicht Spa 011 317 0600 | Fairway Spa 011478 8000



This press release was first issued  30 July 2014 and forms part of the Throwback Thursday Blogs. Info and rates have been updated.

Wedding Photographs courtesy of the new Mrs Friedel van Tonder. | Words by Christa Badenhorst | Group Marketing & PR: Guvon Hotels & Spas.|  For images or further info: Brenda Dooge on crm@guvonhotels.co.za


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