FLYFISHING COMPETITION AT KLOOFZICHT LODGE. 23 JULY 2017

Pack your rods and wellies and get ready for the  6th Annual Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa Winter Flyfishing Competition with the beautiful Swartkops Mountain as a backdrop.

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Fly fishing at Kloofzicht Lodge takes place under the expert guidance of Wayne Sinclair, the founding member of Sundown Adventures who has over 25 years of sport and flyfishing experience in Southern Africa.

Venue – Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa , Muldersdrift

23rd  July 2017

To book, contact – SFA central reservation – Wayne Sinclair

Email – info@sundowner.co.za / www.sundowner.co.za / www.facebook.com/MBHFlyfishing

Stay over in any of our suites for a good nights rest and a family treat after your day of fishing. Take note of our Last Minute Specials for the best deal available by clicking here.

For more info on Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa see our website  www.kloofzicht.co.za

GUVON HOTELS AND SPAS EXPANDS FOOTPRINT TO PRETORIA.

Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre joins Guvon Signature Collection

Royal elephant compilation 1It 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 does Guvon Hotels and Spas have up their sleeve next? Something with a distinct Moroccan flavour, it seems.

In line with CEO Kosie Pansegrouw’s vision of creating niche products in prime locations and places of outstanding natural beauty, Guvon Hotels and Spas are known for its innovation, constant improvement and sustained passion for the hospitality industry, through the dedicated effort of its dynamic team. Adding Royal Elephant with its unique Moroccan theme fits like a hand in glove, adding substance to this vision of offering leisure, corporate and wedding guests something different and a cut above the rest.

 

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The El Jadida Suite, named after the port city on the Atlantic Coast of Morocco, boasts state of the art conferencing equipment in a unique, Afro-Moroccan setting.

 

The Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre is a splendid Moroccan themed property situated in Centurion linking the main business hubs of Johannesburg, Midrand and Pretoria. Positioned as an upmarket business hotel, it is close to three airports and offers corporates a multi-purpose centre which seats up to 320 people banquet style, 600 people cinema style and up to 300 delegates schoolroom style.

Executive facilities include four boardrooms and five multi-purpose venues including Bondev House for large events. All conference rooms are air-conditioned, have independent light switches and a generator is available.   Sprawling lawns bordering the Hennops River lend itself to a variety of teambuilding activities. Distinctive architecture and decor provide the setting for the ultimate in privacy where certain wings and floors may be set aside for high profile visitors who are accompanied by their own security teams.

With 40 bedrooms and a Royal Presidential Suite, all rooms are individually decorated using Moroccan & North-African furnishings and antiques. Original artwork from distinguished African artists, heavy ornate solid wooden doors and vibrant colours set the tone for corporate travelers looking for something out of the ordinary.

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The Oasis Resident Bar overlooks the pool deck and is ideal for relaxing pre-dinner cocktails. With vibrant turquoise and purple tub chairs, Moroccan lanterns and Tangines dotted around the room, it sets the tone for recapping a day of successful strategizing and meetings.

 

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The Royal Lounge, reserved exclusively for in-house guests, is adjacent to the Zagora Grill Room where all meals are served.  Dining at the Royal Elephant offers a menu of combined Moroccan, international and African flavours. Room service is available to corporate hotel guests.

 

Leon Bosch, Operations Director of Guvon Hotels and Spas explains the collaboration between the Guvon properties and the Royal Elephant Hotel: “It is perfectly situated geographically and provides a much-needed link between the Johannesburg, Magaliesburg and Hazyview properties within our portfolio. Its unique décor, design and superb conference facilities make this a prestigious venue that we are delighted to market. We have seen strong interest from the local business market and look forward to building a mutually strong relationship.”

Stephan  Vlaanderen, General Manager at Royal Elephant Hotel adds: “I believe that the synergy between the Guvon Hotel properties and Royal Elephant Hotel is well suited and will take our business to new heights creating awareness in new markets throughout Gauteng and other provinces”.

 

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Seen shaking on the new partnership is (fltr) Stephan Vlaanderen (General Manager: Royal Elephant), Christa Badenhorst (Group Marketing : Guvon Hotels), Leon Bosch (Operations Director: Guvon Hotels), Brenda Dooge (Media & PR : Guvon Hotels)) and Wikus Pretorius (Financial Director: Guvon Hotels)

 

Leisure and corporate bookings can be made by contacting Guvon Hotels Central Reservations on Tel  08611 48866 | cro@guvon.co.za or directly with the hotel on Tel 012 658 8000  | reservations@royalelephant.co.za .

 

 

CAN YOU PUT A WEDDING TOGETHER IN 5 DAYS? EMILY HARDMAN DID – READ ON…

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 any more time. I now appreciate applying this to other areas of life. Is where we go to dinner eternally significant? If not, it’s not worth arguing over. Do party favors for the barbecue you’re giving matter? Probably not. Enjoy the path of least resistance. If it truly represents the most important elements of your life and relationship, put time, energy and creativity into it. If not, do yourself a favor and skip the stress.”

At Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa,  brides can save up to 25% on their venue hire with last minute bookings. Super spontaneous brides who book one month in advance earn 25% discount on venue hire, while those who feel more comfortable with 4 months notice earn 10% in venue hire discount.

Knowing the planning that goes into a wedding, it is my modest opinion that brides who can put a wedding together in one week should not pay any venue hire at all – just for being so brave. Having said that, more miraculous things have happened and with our list of trusted bridal suppliers you may well be able to put it all together in one week!

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Thinking about it? Click here for some very practical ideas how to make it all come together in 30 days.

 

Sometimes spontaneous last minute decisions can be the best decision ever.

http://www.kloofzicht.co.za | Tel 011 317-0600

 

 

 

 

IN A WORLD OF SELFIES, WE CELEBRATE THE MOST SELFLESS PERSON WE KNOW – MOM!

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.

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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.

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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

KNITTING IS THE NEW YOGA #67blankets

 

You are invited to join this incredible initiative, which has become a ”Knitting Revolution for Nelson Mandela”!!  Stitch by stitch, Guvon Hotels & Spas has pledged to assist 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day and are challenging you to make a difference to the lives of those less fortunate, who may not have the comfort of a warm blanket this winter.

 

Guvon Hotels & Spas  and its hotels will be knitting or crocheting 20 x 20cm squares which will be sewn into medium sized blankets (120 x 160 cm). Each colourful blanket will consist of 6 x 8 squares.

Are you up for the challenge? Last year Guvon Hotels donated over 70 knitted / crochet blankets to this great initiative. This year we are planning on donating even more! So get those knitting or crochet needles ready, grab some wool and start making a difference!

The deadline for submitting finished blankets or 20cm blocks to Guvon Head Office in Randpark Ridge is 30 June 2016.

Any enquiries may be directed to our HR Director Alta Thorpe on alta@guvon.co.za or Tel 011 791 1870.

Our 2015 blanket offering to  67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day:

If you still are not convinced that knitting or crocheting is for you, do consider these bits of humour which clearly illustrates that there are massive benefits to keeping the hands busy and the mind still!

Happy knitting everyone!

SANDTON ROAD CLOSURES IN OCTOBER SENDS BUSINESS MULDERSDRIFT WAY.

No traffic congestion, ample free parking, free Wi-Fi just 30 min from Sandton in the Cradle of Humankind .

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Sandton inner city road closures in October coincides with the launch of a real time, online booking system for all self-catering  units within the Guvon Hotels & Spa group. Aside from taking the headache out of getting to and from your business or holiday destination, (which will be prevalent in Sandton for October) the easy online booking process makes Muldersdrift and the Cradle of Humankind the destination of choice in October.

Guvon Hotels recently made a move into the self-catering market, taking heed of the need for family orientated getaways where preparing own meals in your own time is of essence. The online rates include breakfast, while other meals are self-catering. Even though the self-catering units are largely aimed at families, it may also be utilised for business groups traveling together.

Glenburn Lodge has been the forerunner with two and three bedroom self -catering units, set along the Blaauwbank and Crocodile Rivers in Muldersdrift. This popular family lodge offers wedding, conference and year end facilities in addition to its excellent nature orientated recreational activities. Set in a small private game reserve, game viewing, bird watching, walking trails, putt-putt and several swimming pools are perfect for family stays.

The upmarket Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort now offers online bookings for the self-catering garden villas, at Randpark Golf Course. A fully equipped kitchen and braai facilities on a wooden deck overlooking the golf course, makes this a very popular choice with golfing groups.

For those with a love affair with the Big 5, the online availability for self-catering units at Askari Game Lodge & Spa in Magaliesburg comes as a huge bonus. A few clicks later and your family unit overlooking the Magalies Mountain range is booked and you can start packing for Big 5 game drives and elephant interaction on the property.

Kloofzicht Lodge’s latest addition, the exclusive Royal Suite is also available online for those high-end executive meetings or romantic getaways, requiring the presence of a butler of personal chef. Overlooking the mountain and gorge, this Suite is surrounded with a private terraced garden with entertainment areas, a heated eight seater Jacuzzi and several vantage points for game and bird watching. A large fire pit invites guest to conclude their day with the sounds of nocturnal night life surrounding them.

Online bookings for self-catering units can be made directly from www.guvonhotels.co.za or the individual hotel websites. Any enquiries may be directed to Reta Coetzee and her Central Reservations team on 08611 48866.

All self-catering units are also available as holiday ownership options, in partnership with Beekman Managed Portfolio (BMP) – a collection of top end resort developments. Details about this unique ownership opportunity  is available on the Guvon Hotels website.

 About Guvon Hotels & Spas

Guvon Hotels & Spas is a leading hospitality group offering a collection of hotels in Gauteng, Northwest and Mpumalanga. All properties offer excellent accommodation, conference, team building and wedding facilities. Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, Glenburn Lodge & Spa and Bush Willow Tented Camp are in Muldersdrift, in the Cradle of Humankind. Askari Game Lodge & Spa, a Big 5 game reserve, is in Magaliesberg, while Umbhaba Lodge is situated in Hazyview. The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort (Randpark Golf Club), and All Suite On 14th (Fairlands) add city retreats to our country collection of properties. www.guvonhotels.co.za | Central Reservations 08611 48866

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Words: Christa Badenhorst | Group Marketing & PR | Guvon Hotels & Spas | christa@guvon.co.za .For high res images, kindly contact Brenda Dooge on crm@guvon.co.za

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WOULDN’T IT BE SUPER TO START 2016 WITH A WEDDING?

With everyone bright-eyed and full of hope for a brilliant new year, it just seems appropriate to bring out the bubbly for a wedding celebration. Want to see what’s in store for you ? Ben and Elizbe recently celebrated in true style: http://www.clintonstoltz.com/beautiful-kloofzicht-lodge-wedding-ben-elizbe/

Kloofzicht Lodge offers 50% discount on January 2016 weddings, a complimentary honeymoon suite and less 20% for wedding guests’ accommodation

Chantell is waiting for your call and would love to show you around: Tel 011 317  0600  weddings@kloofzicht.co.za | www.kloofzicht.co.zaKloofzicht  Lodge January wedding special

HALF PRICE SALE AT KLOOFZICHT LODGE.

Monday madness has struck Kloofzicht Lodge. Well, from what I can see it actually starts on Sunday – Stay Sunday night at half price, and your Monday conference is less 20%. Talk about a bargain! Remember the added bonus of waking up to beautiful serene surrounds – none of that early morning traffic and road rage on your way to work. If ever you needed an excuse to book at Kloofzicht  Lodge & Spa, this is it!

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Bookings: conference@kloofzicht.co.za | Tel 011 317 0600 | www.kloofzicht.co.za

FANCY A SPA WEEKEND WITH YOUR BESTIE? HELLO KLOOFZICHT SPA!

We all need a bit of time out with a best friend. And given the fact that  8 June is officially Best Friend Day, Kloofzicht Spa is using this as an excuse to celebrate friendships for the whole of June. Imagine a one night stay for two at Kloofzicht Lodge (B&B), waking up to misty fly-fishing dams and the distant mountains, followed by a relaxing massage, a foot treatment and a Spa lunch. End the perfect getaway with a little Spa gift. (R4500 per friendship)

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Valid June. Booking is essential – Tel 011 317 0640

http://www.kloofzichtspa.co.za

An Inspirational Kloofzicht Lodge wedding #Andyandbelle

Belinda Cooper and Andy Maritz  recently tied the knot at Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa, and we are delighted to publish some of the official photos of this beautiful day via the photographers blog: http://www.jackandjane.co.za/2015/kloofzicht-wedding-andy-belinda/

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“Their wedding day at the beautiful Kloofzicht Lodge was something else, says photographer Laura Jane. “The bedouin tent at the bottom of the lake was transformed into the prettiest, cosiest space filled with incredible flowers and decor, naked bulbs, a live band, burgers for dinner and one awesome party crowd! ”

“The atmosphere of the whole day was one of celebration. From all the beautiful decor and details, to Belinda dressed in her exquisite Vesselina Pentcheva dress, the fun and games after the ceremony where guests had popcorn and donuts and their reception filled with heartfelt speeches, tears and joy and where Andy finished his speech by singing a song he wrote for her, ”  photographer Laura Jane recalls the wedding day.
To enquire about weddings at Kloofzicht Lodge & spa, please contact wedding co-ordinator Ingrid Smith on weddings@kloofzicht.co.za or Tel 011 317-0600.
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WEDDING SUPPLIERS:
Venue: Kloofzicht Lodge & Spa / Decor & Flowers: Splendid Wedding Company / Additional decor & Wedding wands: Reta & Werner Coetzee / Bride, Bridesmaids & Mom of the Bride’s Dress: Vesselina Pentcheva / Groom’s Suit: Ben Sherman / Groomsmen: Zara / Make-up Artist: Kim Winterscale / Hair:Daniel de Beer / Bride’s Shoes: Luli Pulani / Stationery: Chrystalace / Videographers: Motioncraft / DJ: Zoo Sound / Suitcases & Bicycle: Moi Decor / Wedding Cake: Kelly Jayne’s / Bride’s Ring: Lana Stefancic / Bow Ties: Poise & Ivy / Band: Chasing Daylight / Singer: Stuart Reese

Musicians  – Dan Patlansky Band (Andy Maritz – Groom, Dan Patlansky, Clint Falconer), Henry Steel (Groomsmen -Guitarist Karen Zoid Band), Raoul Roux (Raoul and Black Friday Band), Rudo Pieterse (Graham Watkins Project & Connel Cruise Band), Stuart Reece, Chasing Daylight Band, Duis:Lig (Best Man – Hennie Maritz & Christelle Combrink).