2017 will see the rise of combo trips, the “year of the grape” and the arrival of social media as top golfing trends and recurring themes, according to author Ed Schmidt Jr. AKA The Golf Travel Guru

Right on trend, The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort and Randpark Golf Course has teamed up to bring golfers a “Play and Stay” package which caters for the golfer and his or her spouse. For R2475 per night golfers and their spouses are treated to accommodation, breakfast, one round of golf, a complimentary golf cart and a Fairway Spa voucher.

Three Spa combos are available and include treatments such as back, neck and shoulder massages, manicures, pedicures, facials and something to eat.

Single golfers can enjoy accommodation, breakfast a round of golf and a golf cart for R1725.  The golf villas which sport four private rooms per villa with a shared lounge and kitchen, are the ideal option for four balls traveling together.

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The Golf Travel Guru further predicts that 2017 will be the year of the grape; packages combining golf and wine will do really well. “Countries that are heavily promoting incorporating wine experiences like tours and tastings with golf are Australia, South Africa, Italy, France, New Zealand and the U.S. (Napa Valley and Sonoma in California and Oregon). In the past year I’ve been to Napa/Sonoma, Italy and South Africa and I can fully attest that superb wines and great golf are an excellent pairing.”

Golfing wine connoisseurs are encouraged to pre-book for the food and wine pairing dinners at the Fairway Hotel which takes place once a month and features some of the top wines in South Africa: April 26 features Boschendal Estate with Vergelegen Estate on the 25th of May and  Vergenoegd Wine Estate on the 29th of June. This delicious four course menu and wine pairing is prepared by Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Siegenthaler in the award-winning Balata Restaurant.


With social media increasingly playing a role in choosing golf courses and venues, The Fairway Hotel is proud to have been rated one of the Top 25 hotels in South Africa by Tripadvisor’s Travellers Choice 2017, while also being the recipient for the Tripadvisor Service Excellence Awards three years in a row. Follow us on Facebook and stay on top of all news from the Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort.


www.thefairway.co.za | www.thefairwayspa.co.za |  Bookings  or Enquiries: 011 478 8000


We’ve always known that Fairway Hotel is definitely worth bragging about, but now we have confirmation from the rest of the world.  TripAdvisor has released the hotel category winners in their 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.  The top 25 hotels in South Africa are determined based on reviews from TripAdvisor users  (both local and international) and The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf resort ranks 19th on a very competitive list of hotels.


As the only golf resort hotel in Gauteng, the Fairway Hotel has been offering stylish accommodation, excellent cuisine and golf views to die for since its inception in 2010, when the Brazilian Soccer World cup team was the first guests in the hotel.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is situated on the Randpark Golf Course, 2km from Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg and 15 minutes from Sandton City centre. This business hotel provides the ultimate destination for conferences, functions, corporate golf days, weddings and leisure guests in a safe residential area with tree-lined streets. The luxury development, open 24 hours a day and staffed with our friendly receptionists, overlooks the famous Randpark Golf Course and is situated just north east of the clubhouse, on the 1st hole.


The 8, 200m² hotel comprises a multi-volume foyer and private internal pool courtyard, a conference centre, boardrooms, breakaway rooms, lounge and deck with stunning views. Brides can look forward to a magnificent chapel and the Windsor Ballroom for hosting their function. Being the meeting venue in Johannesburg, Bar Verve is renowned for after work cocktails which may well extend into unparalleled late night Fine Dining in Balata Restaurant. (Click here for the menu)

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is a member of the Guvon Hotels Group and was awarded ‘Best New Hotel Africa and Indian Ocean’ at the World Travel Awards 2010. Balata Restaurant is accredited with the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

www.thefairway.co.za | Tel 011 478 8000 |www.thefairwayspa.co.za

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#Fitness-at-TheFairway. Getting that body summer ready.

Photos of swimwear are doing the rounds in our office and we are all sighing with various degrees of  trepidation at baring of our bodies – after all it was winter just the other day! For those who need a bit of help in this regards, we are proud to offer the services of Gail Leschinsky,  personal trainer and wellness consultant at Fairway Hotel Gym.


The Fairway Gym includes state of the art equipment overlooking the golf course and use of the gym facilities are free of charge for hotel guests. Personal coaching sessions are available from Gail from R400 per person or from R100pp for group bookings .

All equipment is supplied by Technogym. A shower and complimentary steam room is available,  as well as lockers. A new addition is the Momentum Multiply machine which was recently introduced at the Gym – swipe your card and save as you Gym.

If pumping iron isn’t exactly your thing, keep an eye on the Facebook event page where we regularly advertise pop up Yoga days on the Fairway Spa rooftop with the Roving Yoga Studio. The lovely Hadjira takes you through your yoga asanas with the expertise expected from a brilliant yoga teacher. First timers are welcome as the class is adapted to your own abilities and each yogi trains at his or her own pace.(Next pop up yoga date: 10 Dec)

Remember to check into the Fairway Spa after your gym or yoga session for the ultimate pamper session. Summer packages are now available as well as mid-week Spa spoils.


With a luxury Spa and two golf courses on the property, this is a great training and relaxation getaway.  Rumours are abound that a running group will soon be established for joggers to enjoy the expansive golf course area.

Award-winning interiors meet excellent service and matching food quality, in this 5 star environment.  Dining options at The Fairway Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort include Balata Restaurant with its fine dining and wine pairing dinners, and Roundabout Bar which hosts happy hours on Friday and snacks all day round.

http://www.thefairway.co.za | Tel 011 478 8000





Mother’s day Sunday 8 May.

Do you want to take your mom or granny for a special treat this Mother’s day? Take her for a trip down memory lane at Askari Game Lodge & Spa which is decorated with 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. Ox wagons, carts and other animal drawn vehicles from the period 1800 to 1900 are dotted around the property and inside the museum and make for a wonderful outing.

Mother’s day lunch Askari Game Lodge Mother’s Day includes sparkling wine and chocolates for mom for R250pp. Children under 5, which are likely to be the grandchildren, eat for free, while kids between 6 and 12 years only pay half price.


Mother’s day lunch at Glenburn Lodge is always a feast. Aside from an expansive buffet menu at R230pp, Glenburn Lodge with its gardens and rivers  is ideal for a Sunday  lunch stroll. Birdwatchers will love the river deck and bird lookout points. Glenburn Spa has a special Mother’s day treat in store for moms for the whole of May.

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Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa offers beautiful views over the fly fishing dams and distant mountains along with its five star lunch at R280pp. Treat yourself to a Sunday night stay at a special “last minute” rate and stretch this lovely day for as long as you possibly can.


The modern upmarket Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort offers Mother’s day lunch at R360 per person and caters for a sophisticated market who enjoy golfing and the finer things in life. Enjoy beautiful golf course views before your Mother’s day lunch and perhaps a spa treatment after lunch. Options to spoil mom at this golf resort is endless.

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For more info and images of the Guvon Hotels properties, see www.guvonhotels.co.za

Central reservations: Tel 08611 488661


Own the golfing lifestyle from as little as R483 per month: Guvon Hotels & Spas, in collaboration with the Beekman Group, brought together a collection of high-end luxury resort developments, offering a combination of lifestyle and leisure property investments across South Africa.

Become a member of the BMP Exclusive Leisure Portfolio from R483 per month and enjoy your annual holiday or weekends away at the Fairway Hotel or exchange with other properties within the group, or 4000 resorts worldwide. (T&C’s apply)

To enter please sms your name and contact details with the word “Fairway” to 071 475 8681 or email Sean on sean@guvon.co.za.  Sean O’Connell is also available to show you around the luxurious golf villas, should you be interested in making an appointment. 

ABOUT THE FAIRWAY HOTEL, SPA & GOLF RESORTFairway hotel golf villasThe award-winning Randpark Golf Club and Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort offer extensive facilities with a resort feel in the heart of Johannesburg. The Fairway Hotel is proud to announce a unique opportunity to own and enjoy 5-star Golfing Luxury. Due to an ongoing demand The Fairway Hotel has released limited self-catering, top of the range, four bedroom luxury golf villas that will give a fortunate few the opportunity to buy into a golfing lifestyle on par with excellence. With two top-notch golf courses, The Brewery overlooking the two tiered Driving Range serving trendy craft beer and gourmet burgers, a fine dining Restaurant in the form of the Balata Restaurant, luxury accommodation, a Spa, gym and Cocktail bar, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

For further information as well as terms and conditions, please click on this link.

THE FAIRWAY HOTEL, SPA & GOLF RESORT: www.thefairway.co.za | 011 478 8000


Super savings from The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort for golfers in December

European Decembers are ice cold, chilly affairs, unlike sunny South Africa with its balmy summer December weather. Golfers seeking sunshine flock to South Africa over the summer season, traditionally between October and February.

“Just the past month, The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort in Johannesburg has seen a dramatic increase in international golf bookings”,  says Group Marketing Manager of the Guvon Hotels & Spas group, Christa Badenhorst. “ Groups from the UK, Germany, Sweden and Ghana have all opted for our great climate and stunning golf courses. Bookings are for an average stay of four nights, up to 16 players at a time.”

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Fairway Hotel’s summer packages are very attractive to the European market with a 50% discount on published rates for the period of 12 to 23 December 2014. (ZAR500 / 35 Euro ppn night sharing in a golf villa, with full uptake of the villa.)   A 30% discount on rack rate applies for 24 to 31 December, with a minimum three night stay. (ZAR700 / 50Euro pppn sharing). The rate includes breakfast.

The Fairway Hotel is situated on the Randpark Golf Course with two distinctive 18-hole golf courses and a stylish, modern clubhouse. The hotel and golf course are 15 minutes from Sandton Square and Sandton City, and 5 minutes from the world-class Cresta Shopping Centre. For nature lovers who are eager to see the Big 5, a day trip to Askari Game Lodge& Spa, one hour from the hotel can be arranged. Sun City and the Pilanesberg Game Reserves are approximately two hours from the hotel.

Fairway Hotel is part of the Joburg Gems initiative, promoting golf on premier golf courses such as  Randpark Golf Club, Bryanston Country Club and the Royal Johannesburg & Kensington. Joburg Gems and Fairway Hotel will be present at the IGTM in Italy from 27 to 30 Oct.

T&C’s apply. Please note that the Euro amount would depend on the exchange rate.

Bookings: cro@guvon.co.za/ reservations@thefairway.co.za

Tel +27 11 478 8000


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

For high –res images or further info: Brenda Dooge on crm@guvonhotels.co.za

Joburg Gems Golf Clubs now PCO friendly

Earn commission at Fairway Hotel, Randpark Golf Club, Bryanston Golf Club and  Royal Jhb & Kensington Golf

A handful of select golf clubs in Johannesburg are now proudly PCO friendly, offering commissions on functions, conferences and golf, to event organisers. This step has been initiated by the Joburg Gems collective, a group of  “super” clubs and resorts in Johannesburg, who work together to attract more visitors to their clubs.

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Traditionally golf clubs in South Africa have been closed member-centric environments, allowing only their members to enjoy their facilities. Recently, and partly due to the financial downturn, the clubs have opened up their facilities, welcoming visitors for meals, meetings, conferences, parties and certainly golf. This step has been taken to be in line with hotel industry trends to stimulate usage of their facilities for meetings, conferences, events and golf days. 

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort, a SAACI and SATSA member, recognised the importance of teaming up with the superior golf clubs to create golfing stay and play packages to the leisure market. This marketing initiative has now grown to attract the corporate and events market, with each member geographically well located to suit the client’s needs.

Randpark Golf Club is based on The Fairway Hotel’s doorstep and working together they provide a wider offering of facilities in the north west to PCO’s. The recently renovated Bryanston Country Club is located in the north offering state of the art technology in their conference rooms and a pastry chef that will wow anyone’s taste buds! Royal Johannesburg & Kensington, located on the East Rand has a wealth of history and tradition and are current hosts of the Joburg Open.


“Golf Clubs have been lagging behind in offering commissions to the trade and often have not understood the rate structures in the events industry”, says Natalie van Blerk, heading up the Joburg Gems initiative. “Joburg Gems, as the forward thinking cluster in the Joburg golf world, have recognised the need to incentivise event organisers and are now well positioned to welcome the trade to their facilities. So if clients are looking for a more relaxed environment to hold their conference or events, these golf clubs can be considered, each providing meeting options against a lovely lush backdrop of gardens and fairways”.

Each Joburg Gems member can be contacted directly to negotiate rates and commissions.

Randpark Golf Club – Tilani Edwards marketing@randpark.co.za,

Royal Jhb & Kensington Golf Club – Candice Humphrey –  CandiceH@royaljk.za.com

Bryanston Country Club – Paul Leishman –  paull@bryanstoncc.co.za

The Fairway Hotel & Golf Resort –  Francois Joubert –  francois@thefairway.co.za




Issued by Guvon Hotels & Spas on behalf of:


Company: PelePele Travel & Marketing

Name: Natalie van Blerk

Title: Director

For: Joburg Gems

Email: Natalie@pelepele.co.za

Cell: 082 805 6643

Guvon Hotels & Spas part ways with Ruimsig Country Club

Guvon Hotels & Spa regret to announce that it will be parting ways with Ruimsig Country Club from 1 August 2014. This decision was reached by mutual consent after a year of trading.

The contract which was entered into between the two parties in August 2013, detailed the provision of food & beverage services to  Ruimsig Country Club, as well as management, operational and marketing services.

Guvon Hotels & Spas wishes Ruimsig Country Club the best with future endeavours.


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



Gerrie de Bruin | Legal Director : Guvon Hotels & Spa | gerrie@guvon.co.za