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Emerald awarded handsomely

Hard work pays off for Emerald Resort & Casino! The Resort walked away with multiple awards at the recent 2019 Vaal Explorers Award ceremony.

 The annual Vaal Explorer Awards presentation is focused on stakeholders who have worked hard in making their various establishments a success, attracting visitors delivering on service excellence, and being recognised as the best in their field.

“We’re honoured to have been awarded numerous accolades across many of the categories,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “What makes these awards even more special is that it is the local Vaal residents that vote and we are humbled by their voice of approval.”

Emerald Resort & Casino received the following awards:

1.     Leisure Activity: Gold Award – Aquadome

2.     Adventure Activity: Silver Award – Animal World

3.     Accommodation – Hotels – Gold Award

4.     Accommodation Lodges – Bronze Award – Emerald Bush Lodges

5.     Accommodation – Self-Catering – Bronze Award – River Resort Chalets

6.     Wedding Venues Capacity 250+ – Silver Award

7.     Conference & Function Venues Capacity 250+ – Silver Award

Of special mention is the Individual accolade which was awarded to Resort Director, Mark Hands. The Gold Award is presented to ‘bridge builders’ with an emphasis on connecting and supporting tourism establishments and tourism in the greater Vaal river region.

Says Hands: “I find myself humbled and proud of everyone at Emerald Resort & Casino and what they have achieved in the past twelve months.


I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Klippies Kritzinger, CEO of the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce and Jaco Verwey for their respective awards on the evening too. The Resort has worked closely with them throughout the year and appreciates their ongoing support.

Each one of us at the Resort is committed to providing every visitor to our Resort and dynamic region the absolute best in service, accommodation, food and leisure activities.”

For all up to date information on events, promotions and happenings at Emerald Resort & Casino, visitors are encouraged to stay close to their Facebook and Twitter pages, or guests can visit for more information on any of the events mentioned here.

Emerald Resort & Casino is a licensed gambling venue. Winners know when to stop. Only persons over 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling Counselling Toll Free Helpline 0800 006 008.

 Emerald Resort & Casino.

Tel:                              016 982 8000





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