Monthly Archives: February 2021


Dos and Don’ts of Proposing

If you think you’re ready to get down on one knew and ask the love of your life to marry you, you might want to familiarize yourself with these do’s and don’ts before diving into your wedding proposal, courtesy of the Granny Mouse Country House & Lodge General Manager, Sean Granger.

Marriage Proposal Don’ts

  • Don’t share your plans with everyone: People are naturally bad at keeping secrets, so don’t risk the surprise by sharing your plans with everyone and their brother. After all, you’ve got the rest of your lives to tell other people about your marriage, but you’ve only got one chance to make your engagement perfect.
  • Don’t be a copycat:You should definitely try to be unique and creative with your proposal. Don’t copy the marriage proposal that went viral on social media because chances are, your soon-to-be fiancé saw it too!
  • Don’t propose without a ring: If you’re looking for the perfect way to ruin a proposal it’s doing it with no ring. Showing up empty-handed suggests poor planning. If you aren’t sure of what style your partner might prefer or what size they are, rather purchase your ring from a jeweler with a flexible exchange policy.
  • Don’t propose in front of an audience: Carefully consider how your partner feels about privacy and personal display of affection. Unless you are 100% certain they would want a public proposal, don’t propose in front of an audience! It is much easier to make the proposal personal and most people would prefer to have that magical moment be intimate.

Marriage Proposal Do’s

  • Make it sentimental: Another reason not to copy another couple. No two couples are exactly alike, neither should two proposals be the same. Go to your favorite spot for a night out or the place you first met. Present a family heirloom rather than a brand-new piece of jewelry. Incorporate your song. There are lots of ways to customize this moment – make sure it’s memorable and unique to you!
  • Speak directly from your heart: When it all comes down to it, the proposal is one of the biggest moments of your relationship, and it’s important to speak from the heart when doing it. For some people this will mean beautiful words that wouldn’t seem out of place in a movie. For others it’s enough to just say: “I love you and want us to be together forever. Will you marry me?” And if you’ve picked the right person, either approach – or something in between – will be more than enough.

    Don’t just utter the cliché four little words. Now is the perfect opportunity to tell them why they’re the one for you, what marriage means to you and what your hopes for the future are.

  • Get down on one knee:As much as times have changed, there is still something so charming and romantic about your partner getting down on one knee, asking the love of their life to marry them. Even if you’re not a traditionalist, it will make the proposal more memorable.
  • Capture the moment! Even though this occasion is incredibly intimate, your proposal is something you definitely still want to have pictures of. Why not secretly have a camera man who can capture the moment as you propose and hopefully, get a YES!

Now that you have a guide, the perfect location to do a romantic proposal or even your wedding is of course Granny Mouse!


Granny Mouse’s amazing specials, just for you!

We can all agree that the past few months have not been kind to any of us. And with this in mind, the Granny Mouse team have put together some amazing specials! Whether you’re looking to get away from it all and spend the night, or if you’re just planning a day trip to the country, there is something for everyone!

Granny Mouse’s Credit Cruncher

If your budget has taken a hit, then this special is the perfect opportunity to explore the Natal Midlands, and to enjoy those warm long barmy days in a picturesque setting.

The Granny Mouse Credit Cruncher is a quick, simple breakaway package, valid until the 28th February 2021, where you can pamper yourself for only R910 per person per night (R1 820 for a couple) for all room types, and includes a delectable Granny Mouse breakfast.

Book now and take advantage of this stunning special by calling 033 234 4071, or sending an email to to secure your booking.

T’s & C’s apply and subject to availability. All COVID-19 protocols are in place.


Bust out to the Bistro @ Granny’s

Every day is special with the Bistro at Granny Mouse Country House and Spa, who will be indulging guests with their Burger and Pasta 50% off deal. This special is available, daily, between 12 noon to 8pm.

Enjoy a selection of burgers, be it beef or chicken, with awesome fillings such as peppadew chutney, feta, bacon; cheddar cheese, garlic mayo, jalapeno, cherry tomato chutney and mozzarella. All from R55 and served with choice of chips or salad.

If you’re a pasta lover, then you’re in for a treat with our amazing dishes, featuring seafood tagliatelle, fillet penne, tagliatelle bolognaise and spicy tomato and olive penne with prices set from R57.

However, over and above our specials, one is still able to order off the current menu, with bookings limited to four people per seating. Or, should you wish, takeaways are also available!

All COVID-19 safety protocols are in place and we look forward to seeing you at Granny Mouse Country House for a well-deserved break from your kitchen.


Winter and Summer Wonder Package

If you missed out on the Granny Mouse Winter Wonderland special, you’ll be thrilled to know that the special has been extended until the 31st March 2021, and Granny Mouse has sweetened the deal by adding an additional night, on the house!

A minimum 3-night stay at this glorious hotel includes bed and breakfast, a 30-minute back and neck treatment per person, a gourmet tasting per person, a R250 restaurant voucher to use during your stay, and 2 bottles of wine to take home with you, to relive your Granny Mouse memories!

This special is applicable for all room types, and at only R833 per person per night (or R1 666 per night per couple), it’s unbelievable value!

Booking is essential, so if you need to just get away from it all, contact the Granny Mouse team today on 033 234 4071, or send an email to to secure your booking.

T’s & C’s apply. Subject to availability. All COVID-19 protocols are in place.