About Emerald Resort & Casino
Emerald Resort & Casino is situated on the lush banks of the Vaal River, a mere hourís drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport.
The extensive property, along 7kmís of river frontage, is the ideal location for a business breakaway, corporate or private event, team building conference, or a fun-filled family getaway. The Resort offers an array of accommodation options, restaurants, entertainment like the all-year-round heated Water Park Ė Aquadome, to Animal World Zoo and game drives, ten pin bowling, outdoor activities as well as the Emerald African Spa.
The heartbeat of Africa is found in the accommodation, whether staying at the sophisticated hotel or in the exclusive and luxurious timber-built safari lodges, the dťcor and furnishings are equally diverse. Rich in craft, colour and texture, guests are surrounded by generously proportioned wooden furniture, which contrasts with the ornately framed local artworks and striking fabrics in geometric designs.
Self Catering Chalets
Nestled on the banks of the Vaal, the River Resortís air-conditioned, self-catering chalets are ideal for those who like doing things in their own time, with one or two bedrooms in each chalet, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge area with television, youíll feel more than comfortable - youíll feel right at home.
The range of restaurants and bars offers a real taste of Africa, from exotic highly spiced cuisine to more traditional fare, the array of dishes offered at the many places to eat is mesmerizing.
The casino restaurant, High Stakes, is strictly for over 18ís, offers gourmet cuisine, and fine wines. Breeze offers a family friendly environment with an array of delicious meals, live entertainment, and great views on the thatched covered deck. Sports Bar offers the best in sports viewing with an American style menu. The resort also offers a variety of take away options. You are spoilt for choice.
More than you can ever have dreamed of!
A wedding is the start of one of lifeís greatest adventures. So where better to host your wedding than Emerald Resort & Casino. The Vaalís number one, most prestigious, most breath taking venue. Situated on a private estate on the lush banks of the Vaal river, The Emerald has it all. Formal four star splendor. Intimate, relaxed alfresco. Unique, dramatic, eclectic. Above all, your wedding, your unforgettable adventure. Our team of specialist will tailor make your special day to suit your pocket.
Conferences venues are offered for an intimate meeting for a small group to a gathering of 1200 delegates in state of the art facilities. A choice of three air-conditioned rooms, each complemented by a kaleidoscope of equipment, ensuring that your conference can be customised to suit even the most specific requirements.
Attractions and Activities
The indoor, climate controlled Aquadome offers a splash a minute Ė whatever the weather. Slip down the water slide, explore the ship-wreck or simply take a dip in the warm water! Other leisure activities include wall climbing, adventure golf, ten pin bowling and beach volley-ball. Izone offers an interactive gaming zone for those who like to spend more time indoors.
Experience mother nature like youíve never experienced before at Animal World. Everyone can enjoy a game drive and zoo visit - all in one. A microcosm of exotic birds, reptiles and land animals can be viewed up close and fascinating. There are approximately 500 animals representing 88 different species.
Animal World also has a thatched amphitheatre that accommodates 60 people, ideal if youíre looking for a venue with a difference! Add that to an environment that is jam-packed with entertainment facilities, a world class casino and luxurious accommodation and you have a venue thatís perfect for both work and play.