Golden Horse Casino

Scottsville is now home, not only to its well known race course, but to the largest horse statue in the world - a 14 metre Pegasus

KwaZulu Natal Tourist AttractionsThe Golden Horse Casino

The Pegasus proudly greets visitors to the Golden Horse casino, which is a four-star luxury hotel in Pietermaritzburg.

Where? 45 New England Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, Natal Midlands

When? Open daily.

Who? +27 (0)33 395-8136

Overnight? See Pietermaritzburg accommodation, in Natal Midlands

The Pegasus was known as the horse god in Greek mythology and was sired by Poseidon, the god of the sea.

Sixteen additional Tang horses line the path to the casino entrance, and these and the carved panels framing the front door, which are reproductions of Assyrian panels from 500BC, were specifically commissioned for the Golden Horse Casino. The casino complex provides 96 luxury rooms and a casino, and has views over Scottsville Race Course.

Three restaurants, ranging from barbeque buffet to Indian cuisine, are available along with a bar and a fast food court. Conferencing facilities are also on offer.

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Did you know?

The Scottsville Race Course is conveniently located next door to the casino. The track is open on selected days. In late May the Golden Horse Casino sponsors the annual Golden Horse Sprint.

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