When it comes to hotels, what is the winning factor that you are looking for? Does your idea of the perfect hotel comprise of a hotel that caters for your every whim or would you rather settle for a place where you can take your 4-legged friend?
There are people who just love camping out & who consider a tent and sleeping bag adequate accommodation for their holiday needs ….but then there are people like me who are looking for all the comforts of home, away from home.
Why cook your meals in a tin pot over an open fire when you could be served a full buffet breakfast? Why sleep on a stretcher when you could be sleeping on a perfectly turned-down bed? If you are like me you’ll take the hotel accommodation any day over roughing it. Everyone has a different idea of what quantifies a hotel at being bucket list-worthy…so stop dreaming and start planning by picking the perfect accommodation at Guvon Hotels & Spas for your requirements.
Here’s how to find a hotel to fit your bucket list needs to ensure your ultimate comfort, maximum convenience and utmost relaxation is met
Looking for a hotel that that caters to your every whim and request – that gives you a complete break from your daily routine and domestic commitments?
Wake up to a Cradle of Humankind sunrise and breathe in the game reserve atmosphere unique to Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa. Situated in Muldersdrift, the lodge offers all the luxuries and activities you need for a weekend away with family, loved ones, friends or even business partners. No venue in Gauteng offers the views that greet one upon entering the lodge as expansive stretches of water of the rim flow pool blends into the fly fishing dams in the background.
Whether its game watching from your private balcony, early morning fly fishing, Spa treats or just enjoying a glass of fine wine on the patio before dinner, the lodge exceeds expectations on many levels. The stillness of Kloofzicht Lodge is embodied by water as the lodge, comprising sixty suites, overlooks six exquisite fly fishing dams and the lower reaches of the Blaauwbank Spruit, which meanders through the unspoilt Zwartkops gorge. Five star hospitality and service is the trademark of Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa.
Looking for a hotel that offers great service and after you’ve spent the day sight-seeing, holidaying and enjoying yourself, to rest your head at night
Enjoy a leisurely drive or slight detour through the artistic towns of Dullstroom or White River before relaxing into the peaceful surrounds of Umbhaba Lodge, in Hazyview. The tranquility at the 30-room Umbhaba Lodge, along with the seclusion of the bushveld, is the ideal departure point for excursions in to the Kruger National Park, the majestic Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes. The Kruger National Airport is minutes away. Umbhaba Lodge lies on a hillside overlooking the Sabie Valley, on the edge of the Drakensberg escarpment.
The lodge is picture-perfect for leisure breakaways, weddings and executive conferences. Lodge facilities include an a la carte restaurant, the safari-style Burn Out Bar and a quiet lounge. A crystal-clear rock pool amid sprawling lawns is a glorious invitation in the heat of a Lowveld day. Activities at Umbhaba Lodge include day and night safaris, helicopter excursions, hot air ballooning, fishing, hiking and horse riding.
This is a great choice for travellers that are interested in entertainment, nightlife and friendly locals & who loves playing a round of golf
The luxurious The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is located on the Randpark Golf Course in Johannesburg. It offers a lounge terrace overlooking the golf course and an outdoor pool with a wooden sundeck.
The stylish rooms at The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort have private patios and cozy seating areas. The modern bathroom features under-floor heating, and separate bathtub and shower.
The award winning Balata Restaurant offers gourmet dishes, décor in bright colors and modern fireplaces. It is renowned for its breakfasts and Sunday buffet lunches. Bar Verve features a large wine cella
If you are anything like Carrie from Sex in the City who is famous for saying “I like my money right where I can see it – hanging in my closet”, you will be very pleased that The Fairway is just 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre and 11km from the famous Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square and Rosebank where international fashion brands rub shoulders with African fleamarket finds.
Looking for a hotel that offers reasonably priced accommodation while holidaying with your family?
Of all the Guvon properties, Glenburn Lodge & Spa lends itself most to family fun, group excursions and outdoor activities due to the two rivers on the property, a beautiful mountain and stretches of grass lands all within a private game reserve. Glenpalms with its two sparkling pools (adults and kiddies pool), Games Room and Children’s Playground makes this a kid-friendly fun day out in the sun
The three star Glenburn Lodge offers a total 100 bedrooms made up of two and three bedroom Hotel Chalets, luxury Timeshare Chalets, Garden Suites, Standard Hotel Rooms, Twin Rooms and Hotel Suites overlooking indigenous bush and tranquil water features.
Looking to get the best value for your money when it comes to accommodation with a difference?
Bush Willow Tented Camp is situated in Muldersdrift only 30 minutes from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, offering a unique outdoor experience. The small tented camp is built in a sector of Glenburn Lodge which is surrounded by indigenous bush, at the foot of the Zwartkops Mountains, on the banks of the Blaauwbank River.
Accommodation comprises ten large comfortable walk-in tents, sleeping six people each, including hot indoor showers and a small kitchenette. All meals are prepared and enjoyed in the thatched boma area, when making an exclusive booking, where one can relax with a glass of wine while the tantalizing aroma of food grilling fills the air.
Looking for a place where you don’t have to leave your 4-legged friend behind when going away on holiday?
Warthogs Bush Camp just outside of Magaliesburg lends to action-packed weekends filled with nature-themed activities such as trail runs or mountain biking. Tucked away in the Magalies Meander, an hours drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Warthogs Bush Camp has 10 chalets accommodating 20 people sharing. And New to the collection, we just built 4 new exclusive caravan sites with their own ablution facility and a tented camp with 6 two-man tents and outdoor kitchen area that need to be booked out exclusively.
Looking for that home away from home feeling but don’t want to far from home?
Nestled amidst majestic trees and beautiful gardens, Black Eagle Boutique Hotel is centrally located in bustling Ruimsig, close to shops and amenities and a mere 20 minutes away from Lanseria Airport. Black Eagle offers you unsurpassed quality and comfort
With a range of superbly, well-appointed accommodation and outstanding cuisine to suit every taste, Black Eagle Boutique Hotel offers you unsurpassed quality and comfort.
Looking for a place where you can enjoy tranquillity & wildlife – where the sun rises up to meet the African sky?
Askari Game Lodge & Spa is situated on the Plumari Private Reserve in the Magaliesberg, just over an hour from Johannesburg or Pretoria and offers guests a memorable Big 5 wildlife experience within a malaria free environment.
Plumari Private Reserve is set within a pristine wilderness area of over 5000 hectares with natural African bushveld and an abundance of flora, fauna, birdlife and wildlife. Two game drives, each approximately 2 – 2,5 hours in duration, are scheduled daily. Elephant interaction includes an educational talk followed by a ‘touch and feed’ experience.
The main lodge, which is in fact the old Bodenstein family farmhouse, overlooks the Elephant Dam and invites guests to take a step back in time while admiring South African décor pieces dating back to the 1800’s. Slipper baths, wash stands, luggage chests, antique Oregon cupboards and tables are subtly placed within the four-star surrounding, to emphasize the captivating history of the Magaliesberg area.
Whatever you’re looking for and whatever you need on your next holiday, Guvon Hotels & Spas have the right accommodation for you and your budget. We are committed to helping you make the most of your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you through our doors….soon!