Emerald Resort & Casino

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Superior Room | In-room safe, blackout drapes, bed sheets

Overview of Emerald Resort & Casino

Emerald Resort & Casino

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Vanderbijlpark with water park and spa

7,8/10 Good

146 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is R590
Price available on 2022/10/11
777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, 1911
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Casino
  • 5 restaurants and 9 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water park
  • Breakfast available
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Waterslide
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

Getting around

  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 58 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free casino shuttle

About this property

Emerald Resort & Casino

4-star family-friendly hotel by the river
At Emerald Resort & Casino, you can look forward to a casino, water-park access, and a bowling alley. Hit the jackpot at this hotel with amenities such as 430 slot machines, a casino VIP room, and 22 casino gaming tables. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a body scrub, and a body treatment 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 motor boating, rowing/canoeing, and fishing. 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 smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Emerald Resort & Casino offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities 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
  • Electric kettles, heating, and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 78 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
  • Onsite extended parking


  • Airport shuttle (available on request)*


  • Shopping center shuttle*
  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • 9 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Water park access (surcharge)
  • Mini golf
  • Bowling alley
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Volleyball
  • Bowling alley
  • Mini golf
  • Safari
  • Rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Water skiing
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Water park access (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Casino
  • Full-service spa
  • 22 casino gaming tables
  • 430 casino slot machines
  • Casino VIP room
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Waterslide


  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The onsite spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna. The spa is open select days.


High Stakes Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.
Breeze Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.
Sports Bar - This theme restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.
Wimpy - This family restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.
Chop Chop Wok - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Breakage deposit: ZAR 500.00 per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: ZAR 500.00 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 200 for adults and ZAR 120 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Shopping center shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from July 25 to August 5:
  • Water park

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 13 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Emerald Resort & Casino does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Emerald Resort & Casino?
As of 30 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Emerald Resort & Casino on 11 October 2022 start from R590, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Emerald Resort & Casino?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Emerald Resort & Casino?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Emerald Resort & Casino?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Emerald Resort & Casino?
Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Emerald Resort & Casino?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Emerald Resort & Casino?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Emerald Resort & Casino?
Yes, there's a casino, featuring 430 slot machines and 22 gaming tables.
What is there to do at Emerald Resort & Casino and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, water skiing, and rowing. Additional recreation onsite includes bowling, volleyball, and game viewing. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Emerald Resort & Casino also has 9 bars, a casino, and a waterslide, as well as a sauna, a steam room, and an arcade.
Are there restaurants at or near Emerald Resort & Casino?
Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include RocoMamas Vanderbijlpark (2.2 mi), Silverado Spur Steak Ranch (2.2 mi), and Villa Verde (2.4 mi).
What's the area around Emerald Resort & Casino like?
Emerald Resort & Casino is located by the river. Popular attractions include Stonehaven on Vaal, which is 8 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

P, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Awesome stay
We really enjoyed to be at Emerald . Staff was friendly and very helpful
Mpho, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Andries, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Ursula, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The rooms are clean and spacious and the reception guy was so amazing and helpful
mc, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Best service ever.
It was so clean, neat and the towels were so clean and fresh.
Pheteni, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tshepo, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Johannes Albertus, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Super wonderful place
Lerato Pearl, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Prudence, 8-night trip
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