EMNOTWENI HOTEL AND CASINO RESORT REVIEW
|Government Boulevard, Riverside Park, Nelspruit|
Directions From Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (23.4 km – about 28 mins)
- Head southwest Go through 1 roundabout 2.3 km
- At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto R538 3.1 km
- Turn left to stay on R538 8.7 km
- Turn left onto Provincial P9/2 Rd/R40 9.3 km
- Slight left
The Tsogo Sun owned Emnotweni Casino is considered a premier gaming and entertainment destination in Mpumalanga, ever since its establishment in the late 90’s. The complex is located next to the Riverside Mall in the Riverside Park area and attracts locals and visitors alike.
Emnotweni Casino and Entertainment World attracts international performers, puts on world class shows and even hosts premier golf tournaments, placing strong emphasis on its players’ entertainment satisfaction. The top notch casino provides plenty of gaming action for leisure and serious gamblers.
The resort’s convenient proximity to an international airport, as well as the northern regions of South Africa, means that it is regularly used as a gateway to the area’s gems, such as the Kruger National Park. Two hotels, the Emnotweni Southern Sun and the Stay Easy Emnotweni are both located within walking distance of the casino.
The Emnotweni Casino infused world class gambling facilities to the Nelspruit area when it first opened its doors in 1997. Since then, players from around the area, as well as national and international visitors, have flocked to the casino to try out its different games. The casino offers 425 slot machines (reel slots, video poker and video reel machines). About half of these are located on the main casino floor, while the rest are spread across the smoking area, the Smoking Prive and the Non Smoking Prive. Coin denominations on the 24/7 slot machines range from 5c to R50. A number of progressive slot games ensure that there are always screams of delight coming from the casino floor.
Table games at Emnotweni Casino cover blackjack and roulette. Blackjack bets range from R25 to a high-roller-pleasing R4,000 per hand, while roulette wagers range from R5 onwards. The only electronic Roulette Table in Mpumalanga is found at Emnotweni Casino.
Dining and Bars
The casino’s convenient proximity to the Riverside Mall means that nobody ever goes hungry. The classy shopping center boasts 15 restaurants and coffee shops to suit all types of taste-buds. Within the casino, the hugely popular Explorers Restaurant serves delicious buffet meals, while the Jasmine Restaurant in the Emnotweni Hotel is also a firm favorite among visitors.
Accommodation is provided in two hotels, the Southern Sun Emnotweni and the StayEasy Emnotweni. The Southern Sun Emnotweni is popular with business and leisure travelers alike, the latter especially because of its mere half hour drive to the Kruger National Park. 109 well furnished and comfortable rooms are offered in this hotel, while business travelers appreciate the excellent conference facilities and business center. The StayEasy Emnotweni is a warm, comfortable and affordable hotel which also offers a lovely garden and swimming pool. The breakfast room serves a complimentary meal each day.