Our days get busy in this modern life, and they’re crammed with work, daily chores, and looking after the family. And often, our friendships suffer as we struggle to find the time to spend with those we love. While the odd WhatsApp might be great for touching base now and then, nothing beats a whole day or weekend dedicated to each other. That’s why the girls’ getaway is so essential – it’s the ideal time to relax, de-stress, vent, and catch up.
We recently had the team of Revlon South Africa staying with us at Alkira Lodge, and with days filled with make-up, champagne, and pool parties, we were reminded of all the things we love about a girls’ getaway. Here are a few of our favourites:
1. Indulge in all-day breakfasts
Without a family to worry about or the stresses of getting ready for a day of work or school, you can take the time to indulge in a delicious breakfast. Order as much as you want, take your time, and even settle down to eat with a newspaper or a glass of champagne. And it doesn’t matter what time you eat breakfast either; need a long lie-in or want breakfast instead of dinner? Go for it. Everything goes on a girls’ getaway.
2. Go shopping
There are no better people to go shopping with than your girls. Here in Knysna, we have so many cute boutiques that you can visit, and there are plenty of fantastic coffee shops and bakeries where you can rest your weary feet when you need a break. There are also some really stunning markets where you can spend the morning searching for some local treasures. Discover our favourite Knysna shopping spots on our blog here.
3. Pamper yourself
A girls’ weekend away is the perfect time to indulge in a little pampering. At Alkira Lodge, we can help you plan the perfect wellness retreat for your friends. With a tailor-made program that caters to your needs, we can include massages, manicures, pedicures, yoga, reflexology, meditation, guided hikes, healthy cooking classes, and more. What better way to detox, sleep a little deeper, rest a little more, and support your body’s health. Find out more here.
4. Plan a pool party
What better time than a weekend with the girls to grab the floating flamingos and unicorns and plan the ultimate pool party. With a rim-flow pool that offers spectacular views of the Knysna lagoon and a jacuzzi alongside, Alkira Lodge offers the perfect location for a private pool party with your friends.
5. Do an activity together
Nothing brings the team together better than creating shared memories. While on your girls’ getaway be sure to plan some fun activities you can enjoy together. Here in Knysna, these might include enjoying a round of golf at some of the world’s most beautiful courses, going whale watching, or sailing off into the sunset on a yacht. More adventurous groups may prefer to go for a hike, mountain bike ride, kayak, stand up paddle board, horse ride, or even go canyoning or abseiling.