|The Orient is the ideal place for sophisticated travelers to recharge their
batteries in an atmosphere of elegance and relaxation. Our
Restaurant Mosaic is a joy. At The Orient, energetic visitors have
state-of-the art equipment and a vast range of facilities at their disposal,
promising a luxurious vacation in the most gorgeous environment. Travelers who
prefer to do little but bask in the sunshine, discover a legendary ambience
that rewards vacationers determined to do absolutely nothing but luxuriate in
one of the most stylish and romantic small luxury hotels, or (as we call it)
Guests can relax in the many gracious living rooms that flow onto sweeping
verandas and patios. One on the finest collections of original South African
art adorn the walls and the rooms of the Fondouk and guests are encouraged
to linger a while to appreciate South Africa's finest artworks.
The swimming pool is set amid unrivaled paved terraces with tall potted
palm trees and provides one of the most perfect and unique vantage points
imaginable. The sweeping views across the Crocodile River Valley
towards Magaliesburg are unsurpassed.
In the bar, guests can savor a drink surrounded by African granite blending
with skilled masonry, sumptuous leather and rich woods. Boasting two fully
stocked cellars of South African and international vintage wines, guests can
select from over 15 000 bottles!
||Removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, on the highest point of the
Crocodile River Valley, the Fondouk and our conference venue present business
delegates with high quality conference & exclusive banqueting venues. No
conference or event is too challenging for our highly dedicated conference
& banqueting co-ordinators. Their meticulous attention to detail,
friendliness and in-depth knowledge will ensure a successful occasion for you
and your staff. We offer anything from a day conference to a fully inclusive 24
hour experience, including delicious dinners at our
||Enjoy nature at its best early morning or late afternoon by strolling down the
walkways and hopefully you'll be greeted by our game roaming the 280 hectars of
Conservation Area within the Francolin Conservancy.
||The Orient is a major center for Golf lovers, with half a dozen golf courses
within minutes driving time.
||Croquet was invented shortly after 1066 for entertainment in the Royal Court.
The word croquet is taken from the French at the time (the equivalent to Old
English - Vieux Francais) meaning conquer, and was also applied to William the
Conqueror, as William le Croquet. Croquet is essentially a game recreating the
scene at the Battle of Hastings. The balls represent the various divisions
within William's army advancing in turn through the ranks of Harold's defenders
- the hoops. All the attackers are trying to be the first to put "one in the
eye" of Harold by hitting the peg.
You can "put one in the eye" on our professionally laid out Croquet lawn.
||Archery is one of the oldest arts still practiced. Evidence of ancient archery
has been found throughout the world. The earliest people known to have used
bows and arrows were the ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery at least 5000
years ago for purposes of hunting and warfare. In China, archery dates back to
the Shang dynasty (1766-1027 BC). During the ensuing Zhou (Chou) dynasty
(1027-256 BC) nobles at court attended sport archery tournaments that were
accompanied by music and interspersed with elegant salutations. Come and relive
those elegant times on our outdoor target archery field.
||Our guests relax while playing "Boules", or "Pétanque" on one of our two
courts. Pétanque, one of Europe's most popular outdoor games, is a distant
relative of horseshoes, and a first cousin of the Italian 'Bocce'. This game
originated in Provence in the early 1900's.
||With major shopping centers just minutes from The Orient, and your own personal
chauffeur at your beg and call, all that can be offered by Pretoria, Sandton
and Sun City is just a wish away.
|Relax in the stately library and browse the collection of old, rare and new
volumes from the Owners' own library. Computing equipment is provided to
download e-mails and for Internet usage. The library provides a range of coffee
- table books, travel guides, novels, magazines, daily newspapers and
complimentary Internet access through two in-house laptops. Also on offer are a
range of board games and a comprehensive collection of reference books on
various topics and Africana.
|The gallery provides a variety of original paintings, sculptures, art works,
local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, apparel and sundries on rotation. Relax
with a cup of specially brewed coffee, from Le Petit Gourmand, or sip a flute
of Champagne from the adjacent bar, whilst admiring our latest exhibition.
Petit Alhambra Private Cinema:
The Orient has one of the most opulent private cinemas in Pretoria / Johannesburg. Seating only 20 people in luxury, comfort and style, this impressive space has rich burgundy carpets, velvet curtain hung walls and plush upholstered seating. It can play host to a wide range of events, including screenings, product launches, corporate presentations and even weddings, as well as playing host to a regular cinema club, showing from cult to classic films from around the world.
Our screening room is equipped to the highest standard with professional video and digital projection systems. We are able to accommodate recorded formats ranging from almost all video and DVD formats to current or pre-release feature films, with the necessary compatibility built in to accept archive or specialist screenings.
A state of the art Dolby sound system is installed, incorporating surround sound speakers and high powered stage units to provide full surround sound capability.
The Petit Alhambra is a unique space which lends itself to a range of opportunities for private hire. If you need a day venue for a press launch, screening, photo shoot, presentation or conference, The Orient Hotels Petit Alhambra has the ideal space, the technology, the cuisine, beverages and the service to make it happen.
Equally magical is the tranquil perfection of our gardens. Every day, a score
of gardeners prune, plant and lavish care on our thousands of flowers, shrubs
and trees as well as our vegetable and herb gardens. And don't forget the
birds....finches, warblers, doves and more - all at home in the paradise called
The Orient. As the sun sets, the murmur of frogs croaking in our lily ponds
becomes a natural symphony - the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail on the