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Emerald reopens leisure adventure!

As South Africa moves into Lockdown Level 2, Emerald Resort & Casino is pleased to announce that numerous leisure activities have now reopened to the public. Here’s what visitors to the Resort can expect under Lockdown Level 2 conditions!

“It’s amazing how we took leisure activities for granted before the onset of the pandemic, especially here in South Africa, where we are so used to an outdoors lifestyle,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “We understand and have keenly felt the impact that lockdown has had on the tourism industry and are exceptionally grateful as we seem to be getting over the peak of the pandemic and can now move into a less restrictive regime.”

Besides the casino, all of Emerald Resort & Casino’s various accommodation offerings are open for leisure stays to anyone within South Africa. This includes the Hotel, Bush Lodges and River Resort Chalets. For those staying over and feeling hungry, breakfast buffets will be manned by a Chef while the Hotel room service is available.

Leisure activities include:

  • Game Drives, already open, operating over weekends and Public Holidays
  • Animal World Zoo reopening on 28 August 2020. Operating times 09:00 and 16:00 Thursday to Sunday.
  • Pins Bowling reopening on Friday the 21st August. Operating times 11:00 and 21:00 daily.
  • Wall climbing and putt-putt reopening on Friday the 21st August. Operating times 10:00 to 17:00 Friday to Sunday

Restaurant and fast food options include High Stakes, Cappello, Wimpy and Sausage Saloon.

Kidzone, Izone, Thunder Alley and Aquadome however, remains closed for the foreseeable future and the Resort does not yet have a firm date as to when this popular indoor waterpark and kids activities will reopen.

All information and rates can be found at Emerald Resort & Casino’s “Resort Experiences” webpage.

For those that have missed great food at the Resort, High Stakes, Emerald Resort & Casino’s premier restaurant has also reopened its doors over weekends only for now, serving up popular and mouth-watering dishes on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 21:00 and Sunday 11:00 to 18:00. Popular Vanderbijlpark grill and pub, Gas Monkey, will open their doors towards the end of September, taking over the space previously occupied by Breeze and Sports Bar.

“While we are able to open more leisure activities, our safety protocols are still in full force to protect our guests and team members,” concludes Tanuja. “Welcome back to Emerald Resort & Casino where adventure awaits more than ever!”

View all of the Health and Safety regulations* on the Emerald Resort & Casino website at

For all other up to date information 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.

Tel:                              016 982 8000





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