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APPROX. 4KM’S FROM GALLAGHER CONVENTION CENTRE

The Orchards Executive Guest House is the overall winner of the Emerging Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award (ETEYA) 2012 in Gauteng, and a second runner-up in the National ETEYA Competition.

But where did it all start?
I have always dreamed of starting my own bed and breakfast. But the final push came in 2005 when we experienced horrible service while staying at a guesthouse in Ermelo. We were freezing cold and the staff just didn't care and the air-conditioner was blowing hot and cold air at the same time. The next morning breakfast was already laid out when they got to the dining room. The plates were cold, the bacon hardened and there was a black cat sitting next to the toast.
That was when I decide to leave my job, as human resources practitioner at a global cosmetics house, and pursued my dream. My husband Cliff and I bought a house in Ermelo where we started our first bed and breakfast.

It wasn't until we were invited to join the Tsogo Sun enterprise development programme that our business really took off. SunCares is Tsogo Sun's CSI umbrella, under which the Book-a Guesthouse programme was started as a pilot project in Soweto seven years ago. The initial intention of the programme was to develop, mentor and coach accommodation establishments that displayed potential to be sustainable enterprises. Now in our third year of the programme, the Book-a-Guesthouse programme had kept us "smiling and shining".
We thank Tsogo Sun for inviting us to the programme .

Why are we different?

The Orchards Guesthouse is your home in Africa. Situated in the hub of South Africa's business district. Our lush gardens and friendly staff will create a haven for you to relax in.

Easy to access through airports and the high speed state of the art Gautrain, The Orchards is ideally situated as your link to Southern Africa. Enjoy sundowners at our bar or meet at our conference facilities.

Experience the thrill of Traditional Africa in the comfort of the City.
We have a fully functional AFRICAN CULTURAL VILLAGE "SHANGO LA HASHU" where you can witness the traditional tribal dances as they are performed by professional tribal dancers at your doorstep. Our rooms also reflect a warm and inviting ethnic theme while enveloping you in homely comfort. Come and enjoy Just when you think you have seen it all, it is time to tantalize your tastebuds with our enticing ethnic cuisine.

The Orchards Guesthouse offers a true African accommodation experience in our Rondavals which are decorated and adorned to reflect the different traditional tribes of Africa. Enjoy our exhilirating African Cultural programs with a Lunch or Dinner experience.

Our Traditional African Rooms are located in separate annex buildings. Each room is dedicated to a tribal leader and decorated in the tribal taste that allow you to experience the essence and exhilaration of relaxing African style living. Of course, the modern equipments in the rooms will ensure your comfort as well.

All our rooms is fully equipped to 4 star standards with:

* Satellite TV
* Climate control air conditioner
* Under counter fridge
* Wireless connectivity (WiFi hotspots)
* Coffee and tea making facilities
* Comfortable desk for the business traveller
* En-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath.

Our African Cultural programs and experiences.

Lunch Experience:

  • Welcome with traditional song and dance
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Presentation under the mystic wild fig tree
  • Guided tour of our 6 ethnic villages: Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Venda and Tsonga.
  • Traditional African Dance show in the open theatre
  • Enjoy your greatest African feast with our fine African cuisine for Lunch

Dinner Experience:

  • Welcome with traditional song and dance
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Presentation under the mystic wild fig tree
  • Guided tour of our 6 ethnic villages: Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Tswana, Venda and Tsonga.
  • Traditional African Dance show in the open theatre
  • Enjoy your greatest African feast with our fine African cuisine for Dinner

General Information

DinnerYes
Wi-FiYes
Shuttles to GallagherYes
Distance from GallagherApprox 4 km
Distance from Gautrain StationApprox 4 km

Complimentary shuttle between 08:00 -  17:00 to Gallagher Convention Centre.

(1 Return return transfer per guest per day)

WiFi Hotspots

 

Contact Details

+27 (0) 11 023 4933
info@theorchardsmidrand.co.za
www.theorchardsmidrand.co.za
46 Allan Road
Glen Austin
Midrand
South Africa

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