In every lady’s heart there is a yearning to prove to your other half that you can do it. That your carefully assembled work attire or manicured nails dont prevent you from communing with nature. That you in fact do know how to light a camp fire and can pin-point the Southern Cross. Bush Willow… Continue reading TAKING THE ROUGH OUT OF ROUGHING IT AT BUSH WILLOW TENTED CAMP
Competitors from across Guvon Hotels went for glory and bragging rights at the Olympics — that is the Housekeeping Olympics earlier this month at the Fairway Hotel & Spa. We might not have witnessed the astonishing achievements of Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps, but Olympians success of a very different kind was celebrated. The event… Continue reading LET THE OLYMPICS….UHM THE HOUSEKEEPING OLYMPICS BEGIN!
There is nothing that beats a refreshing G&T at the end of the day. It could be any gin-infused concoction to tell the truth. With the local Juniper-based renaissance exploding, there has never been a better time to hop on board. Glenburn Lodge & Spa is throwing their weight behind this much-loved spirit by hosting… Continue reading TO GIN OR NOT TO GIN
Have you ever wondered who and what is behind the inspiration of the food we eat? A week or so ago I had the pleasure of seeing Chris Tustian, Executive Chef at Kloofzicht Lodge in action. I observed him smiling, laughing and talking about food to a potential bride and groom at their pre-wedding Dinner.… Continue reading LET’S CELEBRATE CHEFS TODAY AND EVERY DAY
Humour is the spice of life: a little here or there goes a long way. It is a gift that keeps on giving: when an audience laughs, they settle in to enjoy themselves and you loosen up and gain confidence to deliver your best. On that note, joke telling has never been my thing. Telling… Continue reading JOKE TELLING IS NO LAUGHING MATTER…
The winter school holidays are officially here. We imagine that, for most children, it’s a time of mixed feelings bouncing between the excitement of spending time with BFFs and butterflies in the tummies about the school holidays. At Guvon Hotels & Spas, we look forward to having the children with their boundless energy and joyful… Continue reading WE HAVE SOME SOLUTIONS TO YOUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY DILEMMA
Today’s hectic lifestyle can play havoc with your head, but there is an easily accessible antidote to the stresses and strains, and it’s simply learning to reconnect with Nature. Whether you’re looking for adventure or solitude, nature or views, a walk up the Zwartkops Mountain is not to be missed. Situated within a private game… Continue reading READY FOR A WALK – Need some fresh air?
Ahhhhh, love….what would we be without it? All around Guvon Hotels & Spas we are putting our reddest foot forward - that can only mean one thing: Valentine’s Day is coming to town! How will you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? While we all know that love should be celebrated 365 days a year,… Continue reading LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND
Guvon Hotels proudly joined the Knitwits of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela movement three years ago. Since then our enthusiasm has grown for this heartwarming project and blanket contributions tripled, with the last donation this month totaling a whopping 183 blankets. In December 2013, Zelda la Grange, late former President Nelson Mandela's trusted assistant, presented Carolyn Steyn,… Continue reading “KNITTING BROKEN LIVES TOGETHER” WITH 67 BLANKETS FOR NELSON MANDELA AND GUVON HOTELS
As much as moms have a love-hate relationship with school holidays, I rejoice. No traffic between 7h00 and 8h00 on the roads. No road rage from sleepyhead mommies in PJ’s with bed hair. My colleague who usually manages to crochet half a blanket on her way from Pretoria to Joburg, is at work before she… Continue reading SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: FIXES FOR YOUR DILEMMA NEXT WEEK