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Desert Palace Casino

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Province: Northern Cape

Address: Erf 1 Golf Course Rd, Keidebees, Upington

Phone: +27-54-338-4100

Fax: +27-54-338-4298

Email: reservations@desertpalace.co.za

Website: http://www.desertpalace.co.za/

Directions From Kimberley Airport (416 km – about 5 hours 30 mins + or – )

  • Head northwest on Maroela St toward N8
  • Partial restricted usage road 1.0 km
  • Take the 2nd left onto N8
  • Go through 1 roundabout 5.2 km
  • Turn left to stay on N8 5.3 km
  • Turn right onto R31 32.0 km
  • Turn right onto Campbell St/R31
  • Continue to follow R31 109 km
  • Continue onto R385 48.9 km
  • Turn right to stay on R385 56.0 km
  • Turn left onto N14 157 km
  • The destination will be on the left


Situated just 7 km from the Central Business District of Upington in the Northern Cape, the Desert Palace Casino Hotel offers a relaxed and high-grade resort where you can enjoy great accommodation in a serene atmosphere, as well as top-notch casino action.

The 3 star Desert Palace Hotel complements the casino also located on the premises, while multiple dining and entertainment options are on offer in the area. Desert Palace Casino Hotel is also an excellent conference venue and has experience in organizing events for hundreds of delegates.


The Desert Palace Casino prides itself on its service and facilities, offering players 165 gaming machines and 7 gaming tables. Full bar facilities are also included. The gaming machines work with coinless technology, with players purchasing cards that are credited electronically and available to play as soon as the card is inserted into the machine. Players can load funds onto their cards at the slot machine. Cashing out winnings is also faster and more secure through this system. The gaming machines incorporate slots, video slots and poker, with gaming denominations ranging from 2c to R5. Players wanting to go for the big bucks will enjoy progressive jackpot machines.

The gaming tables include 3 blackjack, 2 roulette, 1 poker and 1 Texas Hold ’em Poker table.

Dining and Bars

The main restaurant at Desert Palace Casino is the Bella Roma Pizzeria and Grill, which offers meals to suit the whole family. The restaurant serves many types of dishes and incorporates weekly specials, daily pub lunches, weekend deals, and more. The kiddie's area, including a games room and playstations, is a popular choice for younger visitors. The Bella Roma is also a good venue for celebrations and events and can seat up to 200 people. The restaurant is open every day of the week until 10 pm.


Visitors to the Desert Palace Casino can stay at the three-star hotel, which offers tastefully decorated rooms in an establishment run by friendly and efficient staff. The hotel offers 24 superior rooms and 36 standard rooms, all of them with en-suite bedrooms, air conditioning, TV, direct dialing, room service and other amenities to make your stay more comfortable. Hotel rates are very affordable.

The Desert Palace also offers two versatile venues where it is possible to host events for hundreds of participants, including state-of-the-art visual equipment, catering and bar facilities.

The hotel grounds include Entratenga, a games arcade for young and old, including a 6-seater 5-D cinema. A number of retail stores offer jewelry, accessories, toiletries and sweets, while those looking for other forms of entertainment will enjoy the 18-hole putt putt course.

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Rudie Venter is a seasoned iGaming expert with eight years of industry experience. Holding a degree in Psychology, he combines academic insight with practical knowledge to offer expert advice on real money online casinos and how to gamble responsibly. Rudie's commitment to ethical standards ensures that his recommendations are trustworthy and informed. On his time off, Rudie loves a good old braai and watching the rugby with a naughty Klippies & Coke (in moderation of course).

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