Emerald Resort & Casino

777 Frikkie Meyer BoulevaRoad, Vanderbijlpark Se 3
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng
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Set in a magnificent private estate on the lush banks of the Vaal River less than an hour from Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino combines a tranquil, luxury escape with exciting gaming, resort experiences and entertainment.

Work, play, relax and experience an adventure you’ll never forget at the world-famous Caesars Entertainment’s premier leisure and business destination in South Africa. There's something here for everyone.


Play the latest Slot machines

Claim your seat in front of one of our new slot machines. The casino has more than 430 exciting Slot machines, in both the smoking and non-smoking sections.

To improve on your gaming experience, we have brand new Aruze, Scientific Games, IGT and Konami slots machines. Choose from our latest and exciting games like Rooster Riches, Double Nutty Jackpot, Sterling Sevens, Jackpot 7 Bonus just to name a few.

Enjoy classic casino games

We offer 22 gaming tables and have some of the highest betting limits in the country: guaranteed entertainment for hours on end. As part of the Emerald Rewards loyalty programme, you can enjoy so many more benefits.

We have non-smoking, smoking, Privé, and Private Room areas available.

Our non-smoking section hosts two Blackjack progressive tables, six Roulette tables, and one progressive Poker table.

The smoking section hosts three Roulette tables, three Blackjack tables, and one Poker table. Progressive jackpots are available on selected Blackjack and Poker tables.


Our Privé is an exclusive space for Gold and Diamond Reward cardholders

Open 24 hours, the Privé offers an unrivaled private gaming experience. Our Private Room within the Privé, caters for Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack and provides the highest betting limits in the country for our VIP clientele.

There are also more than 70 machines to play, with denominations from 20c to R5. Slots are available to play 24 hours a day whilst Tables are open 24 hours on weekends and holidays.

We regularly host cocktail events and promotions in this luxurious and exclusive gaming space.


A sanctuary within reach of the bustling city

This four-star hotel’s 77 rooms and suites offer you spacious comfort, free WiFi and all the amenities you need to begin your adventure here at Emerald Resort & Casino.

For every night booked in this luxurious Kenyan-style-inspired accommodation, you'll receive complimentary access to the Aquadome.


Adventure awaits just outside your door.

Hidden away in a natural setting, you can choose one- or two-bedroom accommodation styled to resemble the safari lodges of the Serengeti. Offered on a semi-self-catering basis, adventure awaits just outside your door.

For every night booked in one of these comfortable, stylish lodges, you'll receive complimentary access to the Aquadome.


A short walk away from the lush banks of the beautiful Vaal River

Our comfortable, self-catering River Resort Chalets provide two, four and six sleeper accommodation - ideal for weekend getaways or longer stays.

A quick walk from the Vaal River, the chalets offer easy access to a range of adventures including boat launching facilities for watersports enthusiasts, fishing and access to a private swimming pool.

For every night booked in one of these comfortable, stylish chalets, you'll receive complimentary access to the Aquadome.


The perfect setting for your outdoor adventure

Set on our beautiful grounds and just a short walk from the banks of the Vaal River, our caravan site offers access to the pool and a range of outdoor activities.

All pitches come with electricity points to connect your caravan, and access to washing and bathroom facilities.


Start planning your event

Our portfolio of comfortable, air-conditioned conference and meeting rooms are flexible enough to meet all your business needs.

Depending on your requirements, rooms can accommodate between three and 3000 guests. Each set-up comes with a range of presentation equipment.

Whether it’s a high level board meeting, a sales conference, or a more personal, intimate event, we have adaptable, stylish spaces to suit your needs. Our professional conference team is on hand to support and guide you to a successful conference or meeting.


Plan the fairy-tale wedding you’ve always dreamed of

Situated just 45 minutes outside Johannesburg, Emerald Resort & Casino provides you with a choice of venues for the perfect wedding.

The Resort lies in a natural river location with beautiful gardens that offer a romantic setting for an unforgettable day and wonderful photographs.

So talk to us about making your fairy-tale wedding a reality. We have various packages available, or you can allow our staff to tailor-make your special day according to your budget, guest numbers, and needs.


Indulgent gourmet cuisine and an impeccable selection of fine wines

With amazing choices on the menu from succulent seafood to our famous steaks, High Stakes caters for all discerning tastes.

Situated just off the Casino floor, High Stakes restaurant is strictly for those over the age of 18. Its elegant atmosphere and friendly waiters will turn your meal into an extra special occasion.

If you're an Emerald Rewards cardholder you can pay for your meal, or enjoy a discount, using your Reward Points.


Dining with a view

Take in bush views beyond compare as you dine on a range of delectable food offerings, from hearty breakfast buffets to room-service meals.

Guests can enjoy a full assortment of dishes, all made with ultimate care, catering for those with mild tastes through to guests with more adventurous palates.


Grab the best seat in the house for your sports viewing pleasure at Sports Bar

Enjoy drinks or a great meal with friends at Sports Bar and guarantee a great night out.

Now a smoking venue with TAB Tote betting, Sports Bar is a unique spot for sports fans over 18 to watch their favourite games. State-of-the-art video and audio offer an experience not before seen in the Vaal.

Fully licensed with a great menu, our Sports Bar boasts wall-to-wall style and atmosphere.


Enjoy your meal in a truly scenic setting

Breeze is a fabulous restaurant that offers an array of delicious meals in a family-friendly environment. It makes for the perfect dining experience, night or day.

Set in a exclusive location, Breeze specialises in catering for families, large groups and special occasions.

Sip on a cocktail at sunset or catch up with friends over a cappuccino.

Come watch the day break over the Vaal River!


For guests looking to grab a quick but tasty meal on-the-go, our various takeaway diners offer very different but equally enjoyable fare

Sausage Saloon

Sausage Saloon is a must for those who enjoy hotdogs with a twist. Serving good ol'fashioned classics as well as a totally new breed of hotdog. A variety of tasty pizzas also available.


Take in the views as you play a round of golf

With an 18-hole course that's suitable for all ages, everyone will enjoy the Animal Kingdom-themed course with ancient Egyptian features.

Will you beat the last and most challenging hole?

Scorecards, pencils, putters and balls are available for hire at the Adventure Golf kiosk.


Indulge in ultimate relaxation for both body and mind

We offer a truly relaxing experience in a tranquil, natural setting that includes pampering, revitalising and calming treatments for adults of all ages.

Our highly trained therapists will help you unwind, relax and rejuvenate with treatment options and packages, ranging from facials and manicures to hot stone and aromatherapy massages.


Take a dip in the warm waters of the indoor, climate-controlled Aquadome.

There are pools to suit everyone, whether you just want to relax or have a splashing good time. Kids love the waterslide and shipwreck, and everyone enjoys drifting along in our lazy river.

Safety is a priority and our trained, experienced lifeguards will ensure your kids are well looked after.


Get up close and personal with animals from around the world

Take the family on a wildlife adventure at Emerald Zoo where you will encounter many different species of animals, birds and reptiles.

Look out for hippos and flamingos, iguanas and antelope, monkeys. lions, snakes and more.

A trip to Animal World is a fun day out for the whole family.


Adventure awaits you at Animal World Game Park

Enjoy the great outdoors and an unforgettable wildlife journey with our trained guides, seven days a week.

Expect to see giraffe, eland, gemsbok, springbok, zebra, impala, wildebeest and many more on this interactive, educational 50-minute game drive.

A breeding pair of fish eagles and ostriches are among the bird species you can find in the park.

Why not book a Sundowner game drive to enjoy the spectacular African sunset with friends?


Hours of indoor fun

A trip to Pins makes a great company team-building exercise, a fun school outing, or a competitive challenge for friends or families.

You can have hours of action-packed fun in our bowling alley, with 10 lanes available, each accommodating eight players.

Take a break in between games and enjoy a refreshing drink from Pins Bar where you can also play pool and watch your favourite sport from the comfort of the lounge. (No alcohol sold to under 18s).


Sense of adventure required!

Our climbing wall is 8m high with four different routes, ranging from beginner to advanced. Each route requires physical and mental agility, strength, endurance and balance.

Being securely strapped into a harness, with a guide to assist you, your climbing experience is challenging but perfectly safe.

This activity is ideal for individuals with a sense of adventure, for birthday parties, and for team-building groups.


Interactive adventure at your kids’ fingertips! I-Zone is the ideal secure location for an indoor afternoon spent playing a variety of computer games.


While you pursue your next adventure, our trained childcare professionals will ensure that your children are kept entertained with stimulating and safe activities they’ll never forget.


Looking for a great fishing getaway?

Big fish known to swim the waters of the Vaal River include carp, yellowfish, muddies, grass carps and catfish.

If you're staying at the River Resort Chalets you will have exclusive access to river fishing on the banks of the Vaal River. Enjoy your favourite pastime in a safe environment, where you and your family can easily launch a boat, braai, and spend some quality time together.