Monthly Archives: October 2020


Gifting ideas from Granny Mouse Wedding planner

So you have RSVP’d to your buddies’ wedding at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa, booked your accommodation and obviously spent some money getting to the destination.

Tricky subject, but after the new outfit and the travelling costs, have you left enough in the budget to get a wedding present for the bride and groom?

“It is customary to give a wedding gift no matter where the wedding is held, but there are ways to get crafty!” advises General Manager, Sean Granger.

Here are some of his great ideas for wedding gifts that don’t break the bank but will certainly be appreciated by the couple concerned:

Voucher for a dinner for two

After the wedding and honeymoon, the wedding couple may find that their budget is a bit tight for a few months. A really cool idea is to organize a voucher at their favourite restaurant. After they return home and start their new life together, they will certainly appreciate an opportunity to take some time out to catch up after the hustle and bustle of organizing the big day.

A bottle of wine

South Africa is renowned for its award winning wines and what could be better than a good bottle of wine or bollie so they can celebrate some more together. You can even have customized labels made to make it even more memorable. Buy a red that’s a keeper – and add a note to tell them when it will be at its best, encouraging them to pop the cork to celebrate a special occasion in the future.

Use a gift registry

The obvious one is checking in to find out if there is a gift registry which takes the hassle of finding the perfect gift. That way, you can make sure that you give them exactly what they want.

Gift vouchers

This is always a sure winner.  Vouchers to favourite retail stores or even malls are a big yes. Again, they can get to buy exactly what you want. If they are not into shopping, then some other great voucher ideas could be a helicopter flip, hot air ballooning or even scuba lessons.


If all else fails, cash is about as universal a gift as one can give. Money is easy to carry and can be used to purchase something chosen by the couple themselves. Try a vintage touch and find a special card (maybe one that’s handmade by yourself or someone else) to hold on to those Randelas!

The above may seem obvious but all are big winners when it comes to gifting for the newlyweds.


Menfolk and Granny Mouse Spa

Most of us think that spas and beauty treatments are just for women. But, at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa, we’d like to remind you that nothing could be further from the truth!

Located on-site, alongside the rustling of large, established oak trees and the sound of running water, the Granny Mouse Spa is as much a haven for stressed men in need of some tender loving care as it is for frazzled females.

Our well trained therapists are on hand to treat both day guests and overnighters and know the best ways to help that stressed executive to relax, the overzealous cyclist or golfer to relieve muscular tension or even help treat a sports injury or simply to provide some time out from the rat race.

Often, we find that it’s not the girls that need convincing that a spa day would be a great way for their men to unwind, but the guys themselves! Even now, many are not convinced that this is a “guy thing” and have plenty of preconceived ideas about what goes on behind those closed doors. Will they be treated differently because they are men and will they be the only guys in the spa?

The answer is a definite no.

What we can’t repeat often enough is that therapeutic treatments are just as beneficial for guys as they are for girls and that they really help in melting away the stresses and strains of daily living as well as the added challenges associated with navigating the Covid crisis. This is definitely the place to come to, to help let go of those stressful thoughts and all the potentially damaging effects they can have on our poor, tired bodies.

At Granny Mouse Spa, our menfolk can choose from a wide range of premium treatments that include everything from massages to time in the steam room, Jacuzzi or hydrotherapy bath.

Some super relaxing treatment options include a Swedish full body massage (providing a sense of well-being, easing tense muscles and inducing relaxation); deep tissue full body massage (a deep pressure massage to relieve tension and detoxify) or even a Thalgo marine algae detox wrap (a deep relaxing body treatment providing intensive remineralization and detoxification that is ideal for skin conditions as well as relieving muscular aches and strains).

Hydrotherapy is an absolute winner and definitely provides numerous healing properties and benefits to promote overall body wellness. The powerful jets of water target and relieve muscular tension, joint pain, arthritic conditions and stress by energizing and rejuvenating body tissue.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect way to spoil your other half or to help him unwind and take time out to take care of his health, book him in for a day of relaxation. After all, we all deserve it.