This prestigious full-service hotel, part of Guvon Hotels & Spas, is located on the outskirts of Centurion on sprawling grounds that border the Hennops River. With easy access to Johannesburg and Pretoria, Royal Elephant Hotel & Conference Centre is ideally situated for city breaks, business travel, conferences and events.
As you step through the entrance, you’ll feel as if you have been transported to an exotic Moroccan royal residence. The double-volume foyer sets the theme with its dramatic Moorish chandelier, stone archways and intricate mosaic tiles and stained glass.
All 40 bedrooms – from the luxury rooms to the presidential suite – are individually decorated and feature ochre-hued walls, plush carpets and resplendent furnishings in vibrant colours and solid dark wood. The luxurious en-suite bathrooms have walk-in rain showers and spacious egg-shaped bath tubs, with indulgent Africology amenities.
Hotel guests can dine on site at the Zagora Grill Room, headed up by award-winning chef Andrew Hammond. Named after a town in Morocco, the restaurant’s Moorish theme extends to the menu, a fusion of North African and international cuisine. Situated below Zagora is an impressive wine cellar complete with wine barrels for an authentic cellar experience, and the ideal venue for a private function for up to 100 guests. Also below Zagora is a cozy cigar lounge with comfortable seating and a state-of-the-art ventilation system.
Relaxation areas are plentiful, from the elegant Royal lounge to the poolside lounge and bar, and the on-site Mangwanani Day Spa, which offers a range of therapeutic wellness massage treatments in the spa area as well as a limited selection of in-room treatments.
The jewel in the Royal Elephant crown is the array of Afro-Moroccan event venues at the hotel. The facilities include four boardrooms and five multi-purpose venues that seat up to 320 people banquet style, 600 people cinema style and up to 300 delegates schoolroom style.