The future prospects for South Africa's tourism and hospitality industry looks promising and calls for investment and growth further enhanced by an individual’s passion, resilience and confidence, says Johan Oosthuizen, Managing Principal, Guvon Academy. Guvon Academy is committed to ensuring that candidates have the skills and knowledge to be successful in the world of Tourism,… Continue reading GUVON ACADEMY NOW OFFERS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT AND PROFESSIONAL COOKERY
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
“Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart” – Gene Tunney One of our main commitments is the provision of products and services that foster a healthy lifestyle, which naturally includes exercise and yoga. In fact, at both Askari Lodge & Fairway Hotel you can take part in the outdoor yoga classes where you… Continue reading FIND HARMONY AT GUVON HOTELS & SPAS
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
Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre joins Guvon Signature Collection It started twenty-five years ago with a Scottish themed lodge. Soon after, a five-star fly-fishing haven opened up on the others side of the Swartkops Mountain in Muldersdrift. Next the sound of pinging golf balls and roaring lions were added to this ever-growing portfolio. What… Continue reading GUVON HOTELS AND SPAS EXPANDS FOOTPRINT TO PRETORIA.
Emily Hardman relays her humoristic story of pulling a wedding together in five, yes five days, in the New York Times below. She summarizes the experience and decision-making process: "... I asked myself: Will it help strengthen my marriage and the promises we made to each other? If the answer was no, I didn’t waste… Continue reading CAN YOU PUT A WEDDING TOGETHER IN 5 DAYS? EMILY HARDMAN DID – READ ON…
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
Few things are as truly South African as our beloved national flower, the Protea. Its exotic looks and longevity make this a treasured gift on any occasion. Imagine my joy when select items from the Anthonij Rupert Protea wine range found its way to the newly launched Balata Restaurant wine list this month. Now Balata… Continue reading SOME PLEASANT SURPRISES ON THE NEW BALATA RESTAURANT WINELIST
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
Fresh from a date night last night with my one and only, reading Ane Malan’s article "Romance does not take a vacation” on Date Night Ideas SA, made me think. The sentiment is a good one because love shouldn’t take a vacation. It should be an everyday bread-and-butter essential in your life. Fast forward to… Continue reading ROMANCE DOES NOT TAKE A VACATION. MAYBE IT SHOULD?