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The Orient

At a Glance

    Pros

  • superb cuisine
  • majestic surroundings
  • extraordinary service

    Cons

  • no Wi-Fi
  • poor mobile phone reception
  • need a car to get around

The Orient Review

This is an exquisite Asian-themed boutique all-suites hotel aimed at the discerning traveler. Suites are large with equally large bathrooms that have deep soaking tubs and Oriental rugs on the marble floors. There are also shower cubicles with views over the surrounding hills and a separate toilet. All suites feature collectible objets d'art. The Constantinople suite has a 300-year-old Indian four-poster bed; others have a mix of antique and period reproduction pieces. Instead of bathrobes, guests will find in their wardrobes authentic galabayas, the all-in-one caftan worn in the East. Giant carved timber doors and reflecting pools are found throughout the property. All the rooms offer views over the surrounding hills. If walks in the conservancy (zebra and eland roam freely) don't appeal to you, there's an extensive library. Mosaic restaurant has been recognized for its superlative French cuisine. There's an on-site cinema and a museum of sculptor Tienie Prichard's work.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Crocodile Valley Rd., Francolin Conservancy, Elandsfontein, Tshwane, 1779
  • Phone: 012/371–2902
  • Website:
  • Location: Pretoria

    Hotel Details

  • 11 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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