Situated on the banks of the Vaal River in Vanderbijlpark, less than an hour’s drive from OR Tambo International Airport, the Emerald Resort & Casino presents a curious mix of contrasts, where business is combined with pleasure, action with relaxation, and finesse with frivolity.
It is a place where one can enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the resort’s natural surroundings, stay in luxurious accommodation, take the family for a day of fun and entertainment, hold business meetings – or have a flutter on one of the many popular games on offer, which boast some of the highest limits in South Africa.
The Emerald Resort & Casino also offers a wide variety of the most delightful accommodation in the country, ranging from the four-star, North East African-inspired Emerald Hotel next to the Vaal River.
Then there are the 10 free-standing luxury Safari Lodges, log cabins modelled on safari lodges in the Serengeti. The River Resort, includes 99 free-standing, self-catering units within walking distance of the Vaal River banks.
The Emerald Resort & Casino also boasts a wide range of tasty restaurant options, including the upmarket, strictly for over-18s High Stakes restaurant. Breeze a family friendly restaurant featuring weekly live entertainment. The buffet-style BOMA, Italian cuisine at Da Romano’s, and several family and takeaway options.
There’s loads of entertainment at the Emerald Resort and Casino, including the Aquadome, an indoor, climate-controlled water park that guarantees fun all year round – no matter what the weather; the 10-lane Pins Bowling Alley; Kidzone, a safe, fun and interactive play area for children aged between 4 and 12; rock-climbing; and the Cape to Cairo-themed Adventure Golf course .
And especially for the kids, there’s Animal World, where the family can enjoy a game drive and an animal sanctuary – all in one. In the Fun Farmyard, children can hold, interact and play with a variety of farm animals, including ducks, chickens, pigs and cows.
The Swiss national football team has chosen the Emerald Resort & Casino as its base for the duration of the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup. With so much on offer, it’s easy to see why.
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