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Emerald Resort & Casino

Travellers' Choice award winner
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$90*
US$87*
US$90*
US$87*
US$90*
US$87*
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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We booked the self catering chalets for a few nights before having to fly home, what a complete disappointment!! I don't know what the hotel or wooden cabins are like, but the chalets were a disaster!!! Cleanliness is appalling. Service and staff friendliness is appalling General upkeep and maintenance is appalling The neighbors partying till 3 am on the other...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best weekend we had in a long,,,long time! The "Zoo keeper" Elana, was a Jewel, we had special treatment playing with 2 lion cubs, and was also introduced to the rest of animals and we learned so much from her! a special lady! Mark the Resort Director is a hands on manager! You could find him all over the show!...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Myra E Thank you for your review and rating us the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. We really are indeed privileged to have someone like Elana working with us at our zoo, she is a treasure trove of wildlife information and loves sharing it with our guests. Thank you too for making mention of our helpful, friendly and efficient...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Emerald Resort (Riverside Self Catering Units) for a short weekend stay. Not only did Emerald Resort have the greatest weekend away specials, but they included access to the Dome, Zoo etc.. What a great , relaxing break away from the busy city life. Stand alone units, with clean interior and a very quick responsive team to react...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello _zelna_terblanche Thank you for your review and rating Emerald Resort & Casino the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. Thank you too for your great feedback. We take pride in providing our customers with everything they need to ensure they receive the best experiences with us. Situated on 7km of pristine Vaal River waterfront, the Resort is an ideal way...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely three day break at the end of March down by the Riverside. All staff were very friendly, and there is enough to keep you entertained for a few days with the aquadome and Animal Park. Plenty of places to eat and not overly priced.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for your review and rating us the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was our pleasure to host you. Thank you too for your complimentary mentions of the staff and facilities, I will pass your comments onto them as they too appreciate all the feedback. I look...

Johannesburg South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

At the request of a 9 year old, which is in itself a positive indication, we returned to the chalets this year and repeated our experiences of last year. We find the 2 bedroom self catering chalets perfect for our purposes, allowing us to prepare some meals and spend some down time relaxing there. Added to that - we went...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello GillianJhb Thank you for your review and rating us so highly on TripAdvisor. I'm pleased that you and your 9 year old year old child had a wonderful experience at Emerald Resort & Casino. It's always a great compliment when the kids want to come back. As the premier leisure and business destination in the Vaal, we certainly cater...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance and I needed a break. We didn't want to go too far from Joburg so an hour out of town and Emerald Resort & Casino was the place we decided on. We checked in and went up to our room at the hotel. The rooms are spacious and has everything you might need. The bathroom was clean and...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Shannon C Thank you for your review and rating us the full 5 stars on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to host you and your husband-to-be. I'm pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much at Emerald Resort & Casino and felt so at home. The Hotel is indeed the ultimate accommodation for luxury, security, tranquillity and comfort and you...

The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 2 night stay in this hotel as part of the South African Round Table weekend. Nice place with lots of facilities such as camping ground, event spaces, casino, dining, market. They have a good breakfast area and the gala evening had a great buffet as well.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello AlexisvanDam Thank you for your review of Emerald Resort & Casino and rating us so highly on TripAdvisor. It was great hosting you and the Round Table and I am pleased that everyone had such a good time. As the premier business and leisure destination in the Vaal we are able to cater to large scale conferences and smaller...

Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights at the self catering lodge, rooms clean and comfortable. The pools at the lodge is not heated , the aqua dome was over crowded and the water looked horribly dirty! Not much food option inside the resort. The kids enjoyed the little zoo and the bowling! Think we would have had a greater time if the...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Fatima S Thank you for your review and comments. Your feedback is appreciated. As customer service is of great importance to us, cleanliness, your safety and security is always at the forefront of our minds. Thank you too for bringing Aquadome to our attention. We do however guarantee that the water was within our high safety and cleanliness parameters...

Benoni, South Africa
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Emerald Resort & Casino is a beautiful resort with luxury affordable accommodation. Their all round services are very good. I signed up as a card holder and was amazed that on their entry level (green card),you could get up to 10% off meals purchased from their food courts. Furthermore signed up customers also receive complimentary free bottled water, a cup...

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello sivajig2017 Thank you for your review and comments. In order to constantly evaluate our property and staff, your comments are appreciated. I am pleased that you and the family had such a good time with us. As the premier leisure and business destination in the Vaal we certainly do cater to the entire family and believe that it's the...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2017

It is the best place to have fun time for the whole family, there is kids zone, aqua-dome, spa, casino etc. We visited the kids zone and aqua-dome and was indeed splendid, the kids had the fun time just before the school re-open.

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Laurent P, Manager at Emerald Resort & Casino, responded to this review

Hello Daphny L Thank you for your review and for rating us so highly. As the premier leisure and business destination in the Vaal, we certainly do cater to the entire family and I'm pleased that you all managed to experience so many of our activities on offer. I would recommend that you visit our very own zoo, Animal World,...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Casino and Gambling
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
When you come to the Emerald Resort & Casino - part of the world famous Caesars Entertainment Group based in Las Vegas - you come on an adventure. Situated on a lush private estate on the banks of the Vaal River, just 45 minutes drive from OR Tambo International Airport, perfect for short breaks, finest dining and the up-close drama of a game drive at our Animal World. Our conference facility is the only venue in the area with the ability to seamlessly host sessions for anywhere between 3 and 3000, the only venue to be trusted to host an event for the United Nations. Our magnificent estate gives us the ability to offer and deliver an unrivalled range of three and four star accommodation and teambuilding activities. We are your premier entertainment and business destination in the Vaal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Resort & Casino

Address: 777 Frikkie Meyer Blvd, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Vanderbijlpark
Price Range: £57 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Emerald Resort & Casino 4*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Emerald Safari Hotel Vanderbijlpark
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“Great entertainment for everyone”
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“Always check with the hotel booking staff on pricing which may at times be subjected to change.”
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“This is the rating based on the resort not Hotel”
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