You normally don’t see a lot of facial hair on the men that work at Guvon Hotels & Spas, but November is a different story. “Movember” as it has become known, encourages staff members to grow their best mustaches to bring awareness to men’s health issues.

The brides at Glenburn Lodge can now look forward to even more pampering in their very own Bridal Boudoir.  These rooms will make the Bride’s experience one to remember and will enhance your introduction to this, your most important day. The luxury sanctuary is exclusive to our brides so she can arrive bright and early on the big day to get ready with her bridal party as we want them to feel relaxed and pampered all day long.

Each one of the Bridal Boudoirs is light, bright, and elegant and generously sized with more than ample space for the bridal party to get ready for that dream wedding. We have tried to include everything you need from lots of space to hang up dresses to a ‘salon style’ prep area and all those extra items you might need while preparing to say “I DO. Sit back, relax and enjoy some refreshments as we can even arrange for you to have breakfast and lunch served to you on platters in the Dressing Room.

You might ask how growing a moustache is going to bring awareness to men’s health issues. When someone grows a new moustache, people take notice & this creates a conversation, which in turn generates awareness on the health issues men face.  Awareness then prompts people to take action. That is the goal!

Who knew, that the moustache would come back in such a big way?  Moustaches (& beards) have now become a fashion fixture from the subway to the red carpet.  The idea of growing a moustache & change the face of men’s health, was created in Australia in 2003.  Movember (a word combination between “mo” and “November”) was brought to life as a charity to improve men’s health through spreading knowledge on serious issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

“At the Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort our employees’ enthusiasm for Movember was triggered when we were looking for a fun way for the hotel to support a good cause.  We have always been involved in some capacity with good causes, and Movember is a ground-breaking programme that casts the spotlight on this epidemic”, said Guvon Hotels & Spas Operations Director, Leon Bosch.  Already a Movember veteran, Bosch thought men’s health was a perfect fit given our approach to wellness.

Guests and staff of The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort had fun donning fetching moustaches and wrapping trees in blue in support of November.  It’s the same concept as what we have been doing in October for female cancer support when the trees were wrapped in pink, said Brenda Dooge, Group Public Relations Manager of Guvon Hotels

Emmanuel Pietersen, MC for the event said, “There is so much attention and events placed on breast, cervical and ovarian cancer, and sometimes male forms of cancer get neglected when it comes to its awareness. This is why Movember is so important, as it makes people talk about the issue.

Guest speaker, Munnik Marais from Cancer said “We need to let men know that it is okay to talk about things like their sexual health and cancer. So many men are remarkably ignorant about their health”

The hotel set up a variety of fun and interactive activities related to the cause, including ‘bra pong’, where guests throw ping-pong balls into hanging bras to score points.  The afternoon was concluded with a selection of burgers at Higball Craft Bar while being entertained by Speed Wagon, Rock ‘n Roll cover band  comprising of South  Jason Oosthuizen of Van Coke Kartel on Drums, Ryan Howell of The Monroes on Vocals, Clint Falconer from Dan Patlansky Band on Bass and Werner Bosman of Martin Bester Band on Guitar.

The Movember experience fit us like a trusty glove – so this November, it’s not just Bosch who’s growing his Mo, a few more gents from Guvon’s hotels – from restaurants to kitchens are setting down their razors and rocking the moustache that make a difference.

Who says we can’t stay well and have fun doing it? We’re stoked to know the answer is right under our noses.

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