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?
"Three-fourths of the Earth's surface is water, and one-fourth is land. It is quite clear that the good Lord intended us to spend triple the amount of time fishing as taking care of the lawn." ~ Chuck Clark On 1 March the Kloofzicht Lodge flyfishing High season commences and we invite all levels of flyfishers… Continue reading TROUT FLYFISHING SEASON NOW OPEN AT KLOOFZICHT LODGE, MULDERSDRIFT
Is the open road calling you? The peace and tranquillity at Umbhaba Lodge, along with the seclusion of the Lowveld provides a much-loved venue for short breakaways, especially as we head into winter, which is prime game viewing time in the Kruger Park. With thirty suites each in individual style, many with open log fireplaces,… Continue reading SURE WAYS OF FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE LOWVELD
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… Continue reading 3 REASONS WHY THE FAIRWAY HOTEL LOVES THE GOLF TRAVEL GURU
Groupon may have left the country, but I have definitely become a voucher kind of girl. While Groupon made friends with bargain-seeking clients (who mostly stuck around for the one promotion) and made enemies of suppliers who were hung out to dry after massive discounts, there is another voucher scheme going. The old-school honest kind where… Continue reading I AM A VOUCHER KIND OF GIRL. ESPECIALLY FOR VALENTINES.