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Emerald Resort & Casino

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In-room safe, blackout drapes, bed sheets
5 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of Emerald Resort & Casino

Emerald Resort & Casino

4.0 star property
8.0 out of 10 Very Good
8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, 1911

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEmerald Resort & Casino2 min walk
  • Popular LocationAquadome10 min walk
  • Popular LocationVaal University of Technology7 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Vanderbijlpark, Emerald Resort & Casino is in the suburbs and on a river. Shoppers can check out Vaal Mall, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Grootvadersbosch Nature Reserve and Stonehaven on Vaal. Traveling with kids? Consider Aquadome, or check out an event or a game at DP de Villiers Stadium. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Emerald Resort & Casino - 2 min walk
  • Aquadome - 10 min walk
  • Vaal University of Technology - 7 min drive
  • Stonehaven on Vaal - 8 min drive
  • North-West University Vaal Triangle Campus - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 58 min drive


  • Gas Monkey Pub and Grill - 6 min drive
  • Rib 'N Lobster Vanderbijlpark - 6 min drive
  • M-cafe vanderbijlpark - 6 min drive
  • RocoMamas Vanderbijlpark - 5 min drive
  • The Horse And River - 6 min drive

About this property

Emerald Resort & Casino

4-star family-friendly hotel by the river
Consider a stay at Emerald Resort & Casino and take advantage of a casino, water-park access, and a bowling alley. Hit the jackpot at this hotel with amenities such as 22 casino gaming tables, a casino VIP room, and 430 slot machines. Indulge in a deep-tissue massage, a manicure/pedicure, and a facial at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 5 onsite restaurants, which feature international cuisine and garden views. Enjoy onsite activities like rowing/canoeing, volleyball, and boat tours. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as game and wildlife viewing and a roundtrip airport shuttle.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with a waterslide, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a free casino shuttle, and a safari
  • Extended parking, a shopping center shuttle, and access to a nearby health club
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 78 rooms offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like safes and room service. Guest reviews say good things about the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Heating and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free secured self parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Extended parking on site

Food and drink

  • Daily buffet breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM for a fee: ZAR 200 for adults and ZAR 120 for children
  • 5 restaurants
  • 9 bars/lounges
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Free daily manager's reception

Restaurants on site

  • Breeze Restaurant
  • Chop Chop Wok
  • High Stakes Restaurant
  • Sports Bar
  • Wimpy

Things to do

  • 22 gaming tables
  • 430 slot machines
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Bowling alley
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Full-service spa
  • Game drive
  • Game viewing
  • Kayaking
  • Mini golf
  • Motor boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Personal motorized watercraft
  • Playground
  • Rock climbing
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Safari
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • TV in common areas
  • Volleyball
  • Water park
  • Water skiing
  • Waterslide

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bowling alley
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Water park (surcharge)
  • Waterslide


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • On a river
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • 3 treatment rooms
  • Body scrubs
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Sauna
  • Spa open select days


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Banquet hall
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Limited room service
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from July 25 to August 5:
  • Water park

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 500.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately ZAR 200 for adults and ZAR 120 for children

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Emerald Resort Casino Vanderbijlpark
Emerald Resort Casino
Emerald Casino Vanderbijlpark
Emerald Safari Hotel Vanderbijlpark
Emerald Resort & Casino Hotel
Emerald Safari Hotel Vanderbijlpark
Emerald Resort & Casino Vanderbijlpark
Emerald Resort & Casino Hotel Vanderbijlpark

Frequently asked questions

Does Emerald Resort & Casino have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Emerald Resort & Casino?

As of May 30, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Emerald Resort & Casino on Jun 22, 2023 start from $31.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Emerald Resort & Casino pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Emerald Resort & Casino?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Emerald Resort & Casino?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Emerald Resort & Casino?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Does Emerald Resort & Casino provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request.

Where is Emerald Resort & Casino located?

This family-friendly Vanderbijlpark hotel is located on a river, within a 10-minute walk of Emerald Resort & Casino and Aquadome. Vaal University of Technology and North-West University Vaal Triangle Campus are also within 3 mi (5 km).



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 59 out of 160 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 37%
Rating 8 - Good. 58 out of 160 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 26 out of 160 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 10 out of 160 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 6%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 7 out of 160 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Emarald delicious brekky
I really enjoyed the breakfast that we were served, its honestly the one main thing that stood out for me.
Stayed 6 nights in Dec 2022

6/10 Okay


Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Awesome stay
We really enjoyed to be at Emerald . Staff was friendly and very helpful
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
Good accommodation
The stay was good and the accommodation good, but it took 50 minutes to check in even though only a few people were in front of us in the line.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2022

8/10 Good


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The rooms are clean and spacious and the reception guy was so amazing and helpful
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best service ever.
It was so clean, neat and the towels were so clean and fresh.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Luxury Linens & Property Cleanliness
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)
777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng