Emerald Resort and Casino

The Emerald Resort and Casino is a division of London Clubs International and Caesers Entertainment. On the banks of the Vaal River, guests can enter a world where business meets pleasure. If relaxation is all that is required, then bring the family along to take a vacation after a long year of work. The Emerald Resort and Cuisine has all the options to choose from, under any circumstances. Festive events will include Tug Of War, balloon contests, lunchtime entertainment and a very challenging marshmallow competition. The children will never have a dull moment. Breeze is one of the top restaurants at the Emerald Resort and Casino. Serving excellent meals from Thursday to Sunday, Breeze is the perfect place to spend the day outdoors with family, or to enjoy a romantic evening. Right after your delicious meal, make sure to hit the tables and slots, or arrange a private game.

Emerald Casino. Photo courtesy tripeak

The resort has taken advantage of its location on the banks of the Vaal to venture into nature conservation. Visitors can take a break from the 660 gaming machines and 24 table games to indulge in the beautiful surrounds, enjoying a game drive or catching a glimpse of the 500 animals – including exotic birds, reptiles and marine life – housed at Animal World.

The resort boasts an Aquadome, an indoor, climate-controlled pool with a waterslide, so visitors can enjoy a swim regardless of the weather. Explore shipwrecks or just enjoy a leisurely dip in the resort’s six heated pools. There is also a baby pool to cater for kids’ water entertainment.

Children are also amply catered for in the entertainment stakes. A secure Kidzone, with trained childcare professionals, offers interactive activities for children aged four to 12. The resort’s Party Zone offers themed kids’ birthday parties.

Various leisure activities are on offer at Emerald Resort, including indoor rock climbing, 10-pin bowling, adventure golf and beach volleyball on the banks of the river.

The hotel has 186 rooms, each with diverse local artworks and rich colours. Accommodation is also available in luxurious, timber-built safari lodges, self-catering chalets on the banks of the river, or on houseboats on the Vaal.

Conference venues can be customised to meet your requirements and the three available conference rooms can hold a group of about 200 people.



Animal World

Adults: R25
Children under 12: R15
Game drives: R35 per person


Adults: R60 (peak rate); R40 (off-peak rate)
Children under 12: R45 (peak rate); R30 (off-peak rate)
Pensioners: R45 (peak rate); R30 (off-peak rate)
Family (two adults, three children): R225 (peak rate); R140 (off-peak rate)


09h00 to 18h00: R15 per hour
18h00 to 23h00: R20 per hour

Visiting hours

Animal World

Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h30


Winter (May 1 to September 30)
Monday to Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
Summer (October 1 to April 30)
Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 to 18h00
Friday and Saturday from 10h00 to 20h00


Monday to Thursday from 10h00 to 04h00
Open 24 hours from Friday to Saturday
Closes 04h00 on Sunday morning


Monday to Sunday from 09h00 to 22h00
Friday and Saturday from 10h00 to 23h00


From Pretoria/Johannesburg West: Take the N1 from Johannesburg/Pretoria. Pass through the Grasmere Toll Plaza, travel 26km then take the R57 Vanderbijlpark/Sasolburg off-ramp. Turn on to the R42, Vereeniging Road. Turn right into Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, and continue until you reach the Emerald Resort and Casino.

From Pretoria/Johannesburg East: Take the N12 towards Alberton. Take the R59 off-ramp to Vereeniging. Take the R42 Vanderbijlpark off-ramp. Turn left into Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, and continue until you reach the Emerald Resort and Casino.