Hotel check: Peermont Walmont Hotel

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Background

This majestic resort offers a plush, 4-star Peermont Walmont hotel, themed restaurants, a casino, and a host of recreational facilities from the golf course to paintball.

What is it Like?

Graceland really is the ‘grande madame’ of places to stay in Secunda. Its Victorian grandeur guarantees a charming experience while its authentic southern charm oozes with sophistication. Classic decor and American theming transports visitors to the glamour of yesteryear and the Wild West. Here, plantations have been replaced with undulating golfing grounds, landscaped gardens and plenty of southern comfort. Graceland is a truly spectacular sight amidst an energy belt of industry, offering a delightful respite to business travellers, tireless golfers and families.

Where is it?

Graceland in Secunda may be off the beaten path, but it’s just under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The new section of the N17 highway reduces travelling time by up to 30 minutes making a trip to Graceland a comfortable getaway destination.

Room Facilities

The beautiful rooms are warm and welcoming after receiving new soft furnishings. The beds have crisp white linen overlaid with maroon throws, and the thick drapery hides the morning sun if you’re in need of a little lie-in. The 4-star Peermont Walmont hotel rooms offer everything a traveller needs, from electronic safes, Wi-Fi Internet access, flat-screen TVs, and 24-hour room service. In addition, at the end of a busy day, the promise of sweet dreams is found in the form of a chocolate on your pillow.

Restaurants & Bars

There’s plenty to do here, and in the midst of all your exploring, you’ll have to eat. Graceland’s elegant Blue Bayou serves an à la carte menu inspired by international flavours – the beef fillet on a bed of deep-fried pumpkin drizzled with spring onion cream is melt-in-your-mouth moreish. If it’s something casual you seek, American Café overlooking the vibrant casino offers the best value in town. Then there’s Buffalo Bill’s for some evening entertainment, after which a quiet nightcap in the Augusta Lounge rounds off a perfect day.

Business Facilities

Graceland’s location makes it suitable for business meetings, team building (there’s the 18-hole inland links-style golf course and the Hobby Hotspot) and conference events. And you can’t go wrong with the high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access to stay connected. The general resort amenities and facilities make Graceland a wonderful destination for large corporations, small tour groups, and business travellers.

Verdict

A visit here may not include a sighting of ‘the king’ but it will certainly be unforgettable!

Contact details:

Peermont Reservations Tel: +27 (0) 11 557 0557, peermont.com

Graceland Hotel Casino and Country Club, Tel +27 (0) 17 620 1000, graceland.co.za

Catherine Nicci