What Is It?

You can look forward to a spectacular variety of wines and food to taste. This month they will feature Klein Zalze Vineyard and pair it with a four course dinner. Make sure you bring your friends and family to enjoy everything that will be happening on the day. The sun's out, and we just want to be out too, and what better way is there to spend a lovely Thursday evening that a glass of wine and a mouthwatering dish infront of you. We think this is a great way for you to warm up for the weekend. See you there!

When Is It?

Thursday, 31 October 2019 at 19:00 - 22:00.

Where Is It?

Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, 1911 Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Bookings are R340 per person, and to make your booking you need to contact 016 982 8643 or email [email protected].

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information on this event.

What Is It?

Emerald Resort & Casino is thrilled to share this day with all of you. So, make sure you join in for live entertainment with the likes of Die Campbells, legendary South African band Dr Victor & the Rasta Rebels, there is something for everyone so the kids can expect free entertainment and so much more. There'll also be food and drinks stalls with mought-watering cuisine and a Rugby World Cup screening on the grass area plus plenty of fun in the outdoors. We see this is a great excuse to just sit back, relax and just enjoy this amazing celebration.

When Is It?

Saturday, 21 September 2019 at 11:00 - 18:00.

Where Is It?

Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, 1911 Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page for more information.

What Is It?

Come and chill out with friends and family alongside the Vaal River this September. Celebrate the spring season and all its wonders  with champagne and wine on open grass. At The River Market you will find your favorite beauticians, designers, arts and crafters, photographers, as well as great food and beverage offerings.

The River Market gives you a day to get your nails done or have a well-deserved back massage. You can also buy top quality goods from local designers and get a variety of freshly made artisan foods and treats. But that's not all, you can sip cocktails, wine and champagne on a tranquil boat ride across the Vaal. Plus, you and your friends can enjoy live music from local artists overlooking the river. The River Market is the best place to spend a Saturday with friends and family, so don't miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 September 2019 at 10:00.

Where Is It?

Shaw Moya, Plot 110 Windsor Road, Kaalplaats, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R15 - R35 per person. Get yours online via Webtickets.

For more information

Visit their Facebook page for more information - facebook.com/orchideventsandentertainment

Or, contact them on 063 673 2163 / [email protected]

What Is It?

Who can say no to the Stonehaven Spring Beer Festival? Break away for a while and take a trip to Vanderbijlpark to have a good time sipping an ice cold beer.

This year brings amazing artists from around the country including The Parlotones, Matthew Mole and many more. The vibrant crowd always makes the ambience super awesome, don't miss out.

There will be some fun water games to welcome spring as well as cool games and competitions.

When Is It?

Saturday, 31 August 2019 at 11:00

Where Is It?

Stonehaven on Vaal, Next to Old Baddrift Bridge, Vaal River, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R40 – R120 per person, get your tickets here.

For More Information

For more information, click here.

Easter Lunches At Emperors Palace

Gather your loved ones and hop your way to Emperors Palace for some scrumptious Easter lunch festivities. Over the long Easter weekend, they'll have TWO festive options for you to choose from:

Easter Saturday High Tea

Join Emperors Palace for a whimsical afternoon complete with decadent treats to match. To find out more about this magical afternoon, email [email protected].

Sunday Easter Lunch at Rosetta’s

Make your way over to Rosetta’s Bistro for a lovely Easter Buffet Lunch perfect for the whole family. And to delight the little ones, they'll get a special Easter treat! To book, contact Rosetta's on [email protected] or call 011 928 1367.

The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort

Looking to treat the family to something special in celebration of Easter? Be sure to book your spot at the Fairway's Easter Sunday Lunch. At R495 per person (enquire for children's rates), you'll get  a stunning buffet lunch offering only the best in Easter delights, live music for your entertainment, as well as something fun for the kids to keep them busy. Click here to take a look at what's on the menu. To book, call 011 478 8000 or email [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter At The Maslow's Lacuna Bistro

On Easter Sunday, guests can enjoy quality family time over a mouthwatering seafood spread at The Maslow Sandton, while the little ones can run around with the Easter Bunny to search for chocolate eggs hidden all around the hotel’s magical, lush garden. Guests can expect many delicious items on their festive menu, including half shell New Zealand mussels poached in white wine and herbs with fresh garlic; smoked paprika Norwegian salmon flaked on garden peas and sweet baby corn, cinnamon roasted pumpkin and blue cheese, and a deconstructed Greek salad, just to name a few. To make a reservation, call 010 226 4815 or 010 226 4786 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

Meadow Green Restaurant In Irene

If you're in Pretoria this Easter Sunday, be sure to book your Easter Sunday Lunch at the oh-so stunning countryside setting of Meadow Green Restaurant at African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection®. They will be putting on a spectacular Easter Sunday feast complete with a buffet lunch, a welcome drink on arrival as well as a special Easter egg hunt for the little ones. To book, call 012 667 6464 or email [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter High Tea at The Michelangelo

To celebrate Easter in decadence and style, be sure to make your way to The Michelangelo in Sandton for a stunning Easter High Tea that's sure to delight your sense. For enquiries regarding the menu and bookings, you can contact Ellen Kunene on 011 282 7463 or email [email protected]. But hurry, space is limited. Booking is essential.

Easter at The Hilton Sandton

Celebrate Easter at The Hilton Sandton! Spoil the whole family with a delicious Easter Sunday lunch buffet filled with an array of culinary flavours, as well as some fun activities to keep the kids entertained, including an Easter egg hunt! For more information and bookings, email [email protected] or call 011 322 1888. Booking is essential.

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Sunday Lunch at Casalinga

How about enjoying an Easter Sunday lunch out in the country? Sounds rather peaceful, doesn't it? Tuck into a delicious treat at Casalinga, which will include loads of Easter favourites such as homemade, oven-baked bread; traditional Italian parma ham; potato dumplings in a creamy truffle sauce; prime beef fillet and a mouthwatering selection of delectable desserts. And, to delight the children, there will be an Easter egg adventure hunt and a jumping castle for their enjoyment. Booking is essential, so contact them on 011 957 2612 or [email protected].

Easter at The Black Eagle Boutique Hotel

Spend your Easter Sunday at the Black Eagle Boutique Hotel. They'll be hosting a delicious Easter Sunday Lunch feast situated in their lush gardens, which will be followed by lovely festivities and fun for the children. They'll enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a colouring competition, a jumping castle and, of course, a special guest appearance by the Easter Bunny! To check out their menu, click here. Also, booking is essential, contact them on 011 958 5225 or [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch

Easter Weekend Specials at Stonehaven On Vaal

If you're looking to get out of the city this Eater, we know just the place. Stonehaven on Vaal are going all-out with the Easter celebration this year! All weekend long, they have awesome Easter Weekend Specials that you and your family don't want to miss. For the kids, there will be Easter egg hunts, all-day complimentary children's activities, a colouring competition and a dedicated kiddies menu. And for the whole family, there's a wide selection of feasts to choose from, whether you would like to stay on land or upon the Vaal River with their cruising buffets. Booking is essential, you can contact them on 016 982 2951/2 or [email protected].

Easter Sunday Lunch at Carnivore

Easter Sunday lunches are all about spending quality time with your loved ones and of course, feasting! And if you're in search of a beast of a feast, then be sure to book your table at the Carnivore. This lunch has everything you could possibly imagine, from all different types of meat (including venison, crocodile and chicken livers) to salads galore and a decadent selection of desserts to round off your afternoon on a sweet note. Booking is essential, so be sure to contact them on 011 950 6000 or 0861 732 237.

Know of other great places for Easter lunch not mentioned above? Let us know below!

What Is It?

This event #GoVaal is a much needed music concert to showcase and celebrate what the Vaal has to offer. Be sure to join in on this great time with friends and get to enjoy amazing music by these artists; Amanda Black, Sjava, Jaziel Brothers, King Deetoy and Dj Sentle Lehoko.

When Is It?

Saturday, 26 May 2018 at 19:00 - 24:00.

Where Is It?

Emerald Resort & Casino, 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R 250 - R 850 per person, get yours online.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page.

Summer might be over, but the exciting entertainment just keeps coming at Emerald Resort & Casino! Gather the family and catch a movie in the wild, delight your taste buds at the High Stakes Food & Gin Tasting, or go for a swim then bowl for a strike with their Dip 'n Roll Sundays. There's something for everyone!

Outdoor Movie Night At Emerald

Feel like catching a movie? Emerald Resort & Casino is bringing the cinema outside with the Animal World Outdoor Movie Night! Gather the family and join them as they set the scene for the fun animated movie, MADAGASCAR. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the last warm nights with the family.

outdoor movie night poster with animated animals from the movie madagascar emerald resort casino and casino

High Stakes Food & Gin Tasting

Food and good company go well together! High Stakes Restaurant will be hosting a Food & Gin Tasting later this month. Hendrick’s Gin will be featured along with a four-course dinner that's sure to delight your palate. Book now for a great interactive dining evening. High Stakes Restaurant look forward to hosting you on this special occasion. Please note: bookings are essential.

Emerald Resort and Casino Hendricks Gin bottle surrounded by mint leaves and glasses of gin and tonic

Dip ‘n Roll Sundays At Emerald

If you are in for a game of bowling after taking a dip at the Aquadome, then join Emerald Resort & Casino at Pins on Sundays for a special deal: Aquadome guests qualify for a 50% discount for a game of tenpin bowling when they produce their Aquadome slip at the tenpin bowling alley.

Please note: Valid only on Sundays. Slip is only valid on the day of purchase.

Emerald Casino entertainment kids bowling and swimming

Summer Splash!

Emerald is ending off summer with a splash! Join them this April and experience the fun! They have a star-studded guest list, with artists like Nasty C, Shimza, Lulo Café, DJ Fresh, Speedsta and many more gracing their stage.

Push Your Limits At The Warrior Race

Escape the urban jungle and join Warrior Race presented by Jacaranda FM for plenty of mud, fun and obstacles! Gather a team and challenge other corporate teams to settle some corporate scores! You can also bring the youngsters to attempt the custom designed kids’ obstacle course. Top childminding facilities are available at the Warrior Kids Zone to entertain the little ones while the grown-ups are on the course. #BeBrave and enter now for #WARRIOR2!

Warrior race lady doing obstacle course Entertainment

Don't Miss These Aquadome Specials

To make sure you make a splash this March, don't miss the Aquadome's exciting specials. From midweek thrills to weekend escapes, there's something for everyone.

Aquadome Back To School Midweek Special 

Grab your friends and family and head to this water wonderland for a midweek break! The Aquadome has a fantastic Back to School Special for you to enjoy. From Monday to Friday until 20 March 2020, entrance to the Aquadome is only R40 per person!

Please note: This special excludes Saturdays, Sundays, school and public holidays. This special is only valid until 20 March 2020.

Aquadome Saturday Special

If you are looking for the perfect way to relax and enjoy the summer, then the Aquadome is just the place for you. On Saturdays, entrance to the Aquadome is R100 per adult, R50 for kids under 12 years and pensioners, and R300 for a family pass (a family that consists of 2 adults and 3 kids under 12 years). Make the most of your weekend with this Aquadome Saturday Special.

Please note: This offer is only valid on Saturdays until 14 March 2020 and excludes school and public holidays.

Aquadome Sunday Special

As if the Saturday Special wasn't enough, the Aquadome also offers a Sunday Special! Entrance to the Aquadome will be R80 per adult, kids under 12 years get in at R40 per child and a family pass will cost R250 (a family consists of 2 adults and 3 kids under 12 years).

Please note: This offer is only valid on Sundays until 15 March 2020 and excludes school and public holidays.

Emerald Resort & Casino Aquadome Pool and water slide

Back To School Fun At Pins!

Pins love it when families and friends get together to play! Tenpin bowling is the perfect activity to challenge each other and have a good time. Don't miss their Pins Back to School Midweek Special. Visit Pins between Monday and Thursday, and you will pay only R20 per person, per game!

Please note: This special excludes Friday, Saturday, Sunday as well as school and public holidays. Valid until 20 March 2020.

Emerald Resoer & Casino bowling balls

For More Information

Call 016 982 8000, email [email protected] or visit their website at www.emeraldcasino.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter @emerald_resort.

Something For The Kids

Schools have finally closed and it’s time to get the kids busy! Win the kids over and get an Emerald Resort & Casino Kids Winter Holiday Fun Voucher Booklet which gives you daily access to Aquadome, Animal World, putt-putt, Pins and Wall Climbing for just R200. Now, that's a lot of fun! Get your booklets now before the school holidays are over.

Date: 26 June - 12 July 2018

Venue: Various venues throughout Emerald Resort & Casino

Cost: R200 per booklet

Don't Miss The Delicious Food & Wine Pairing!

If you’re looking for a break away from the kids or want to delight your palate, then make sure you don't miss out on the Food & Wine Pairing evening which is taking place at the High Stakes Restaurant later this July. You can expect a night complete with lovely De Krans wines accompanied with a delectable four-course meal for R320 per person. This one is a must if you're looking for a lovely evening out. Bookings are essential.

Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018

Venue: High Stakes Restaurant

Cost: R320 per person

Here Are Some Foodie Musts

Keep yourself warm with a visit to the Curry Bar at the Breeze Restaurant. Here, you can treat your taste buds to a variety of curries full of flavour and enjoy awesome live entertainment for just R95 per person on Saturday, 28 July from 12:00 until 17:00. Sounds like just the thing we need to unwind.

Also, the Emerald Hotel Restaurant has made preparing Sunday family lunch super easy! There’s a delicious Sunday carvery buffet lunch served every Sunday from 12:30 till 15:30 for R175 per person and R90 for kids under 12 years.

Get Your Tickets To One Night With Ringo, Selaelo Selota & Nathi

The month of August is dedicated to women, and what better way to celebrate these incredible beings in our lives than with a special evening out? For ONE night only, the ladies can catch the best in local music, live at Emerald Resort & Casino as they gear up for One Night with Ringo, Selaelo Selota and Nathi. It’s going to be a night to remember, so make sure you get your tickets ASAP.

Date: Saturday, 04 August 2018

Time: 19:00 - 11:00

Venue: Emerald Arena at Emerald Resort & Casino

Tickets: Available at Computicket for R250 for General and R500 for Golden Circle.

Emerald

Looking For A Quick Getaway?

Emerald Resort & Casino isn't only a great place to catch all the soccer action and celebrate the amazing women in our lives, it's also an awesome spot to escape the rush of every day and enjoy some well-deserved relaxation. They offer a variety of accommodation options, from comfy rooms at the Emerald Hotel, to bush breaks in one of their Bush Lodges or a retreat at the lovely River Resort Chalet.

Whether you're looking to treat the kids to plenty of school holiday fun or need a great way to celebrate Women's Day, Emerald Resort & Casino is the place to be. Adventure Awaits.

Emerald

For More Information

Call 016 982 8000, email [email protected] or visit their website at www.emeraldcasino.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter @emerald_resort.

What Is It?

The 20th Annual Stonehaven Spring Beer Festival is a very popular event where thousands of people celebrate the start of the spring season on the banks of the Vaal River. Held at Stonehaven on Vaal, guests are entertained with top SA bands, great drinks and exceptional grub. Expect well-priced country stalls with hearty foods like baked, soft pretzels with beer-cheese dip, and beer bread from Stonehaven bakery, topped with homemade cheese. This year's live entertainment includes Prime Circle, CrashCarBurn, Gangs of Ballet, Wonderboom, Howie Combrik and Pascal & Pearce. There's certainly something for everyone.

When Is It?

Saturday, 25 August 2018 from 11:00 – late.

Where Is It?

Stonehaven on Vaal, (next to Baddrift Bridge), Sylviavale, Vaal River, Vanderbijlpark, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R30 – R90 per person, available here!

For More Information

Visit this website or this Facebook page for more information.

Emerald Resort & Casino promises adventure, with exciting entertainment for the whole family, all year round. From something special for Mother's Day and fun ideas for an lovely Mother's Day celebration to exciting adventures around every corner, there's something for everyone.

Spoil Mom This Mother's Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you have nothing special planned for that amazing woman in your life, then make sure you check out Emerald Resort & Casino's Mother's Day celebrations on Sunday, 13 May 2018. Take your pick from the lovely Hotel Buffet that will be taking place at Emerald Hotel and it's stunning gardens or the Breeze Buffet which also includes a refreshing Strawberry Daiquiri special! Booking is essential so make your reservation now before it's too late. You can also find the menus for the day on their website.

Date:  Sunday, 13 May 2018

Times:

Cost:

To book, call 016 982 8643 or email [email protected].

Emerald Casino

How About Spoiling Mom With A Relaxing Getaway?

The Emerald Resort & Casino is just the place if you're looking to enjoy a midweek break and want to unwind with your loved ones, especially just before Mother's Day. Treat mom to a relaxing escape at the Emerald Hotel who has an awesome midweek hotel special running at the moment! Book online now and you'll receive up to 25% discount on your rate*. Now you'll have some extra cash to spend on spoiling mom with all the fun activities available at Emerald!

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Emerald Casino

Adventure Around Every Corner

A visit to Emerald Resort & Casino is not complete without experiencing the exciting entertainment and activities available on site. Get your cozzies on and make a splash at the Aquadome, which boasts loads of fun slides and heated pools so you can swim any time of the year, even if it's freezing outside. And lets not forget taking a safari and playing spot-the-animal at Animal World. Here, you'll get to encounter many different species of animals, birds and reptiles. Keep a look out for hippos and flamingos, iguanas and antelope, monkeys, lions, snakes and much more. It's an awesome experience for the whole family.

Emerald Casino Aquadome

 

For More Information

For more information about Emerald Resort & Casino, call 016 982 8000, email [email protected], or visit their website at www.emeraldcasino.co.za.

Also, check them out on Facebook and Twitter @emerald_resort.

Emerald ANIMAL WORLD

Smilin' Thru Resort

For a chilled hike, head to the Smilin' Thru Resort where you can get lost in the beauty of nature of the Vaal Triangle and the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. For those who would like to stay overnight, there are fully catered hotels, self-catering chalets as well as camping and caravan sites.

Find more information here.

Kommandonek

This game lodge is lined by the Vaal River and the hills and crates created by the Vredefort meteor. The moderate hike follows a trail left by the meteorite to the kommandonek. This is a very scenic hike, with the many bird species, wild herbivores, trees, meteor site and Vaal river.

Find more information here.

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Suikerbosrand

One of the country's most renowned hiking trails would be the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Bring a pair of binocs and compliment your stroll by some bird watching along the way. Trails can be shortened to suit your needs - to as little as 1 km. Be sure to bring an ample amount of drinking water... seeing as we live in Africa, after all.

For more info, contact 011 439 6300.

The Savannah Africa

If you are in the mood for a tranquil hike surrounded by all the beauties of nature, then head on over to The Savannah Africa in Parys. This nature reserve and educational facility boasts many of South Africa's buck such as springbok, impala, kudu, nyala, blesbok and waterbuck. They also have buffalo, giraffe and wildebeest.

Find more information here.

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Klipkraal Hiking Trail

This hiking trail nears the Suikerbosrand and therefore has the same biome of rocky highveld and grass. The hike includes two trails, the panorama and the kraal. The panorama winds through grass lands and a few hills and offers amazing views of the Vaal Dam, surrounding areas and even a bit of wildlife. This is followed by the kraal trail which passes by the old huts, hence the name, where you can learn a bit about the Ghoya Tribe who lived there during the Iron Age.

For more information, contact 016 327 1432.

Vredefort Dome

Whether you are in the mood for an hour's walk, a good 10 km hike or a weekend away, head to the Vredefort Dome. Thanks to a massive meteorite that hit South Africa, we now have one of the most interesting hiking spots in the world. It's so incredible that celebrities come to hang out in its undergrowth to escape the limelight. As with all hikes, be sure to bring a backpack, an emergency first aid kit, sunscreen and lots of water. Cellphone reception bails in and out at the Dome.

Find more information here.

hiking

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

Smilin' Thru Resort

For a chilled hike, head to the Smilin' Thru Resort where you can get lost in the beauty of nature of the Vaal Triangle and the Vredefort Dome World Heritage site. For those who would like to stay overnight, there are fully catered hotels, self-catering chalets as well as camping and caravan sites.

Find more information here.

Kommandonek

This game lodge is lined by the Vaal River and the hills and crates created by the Vredefort meteor. The moderate hike follows a trail left by the meteorite to the kommandonek. This is a very scenic hike, with the many bird species, wild herbivores, trees, meteor site and Vaal river.

Find more information here.

hiker

Suikerbosrand

One of the country's most renowned hiking trails would be the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. Bring a pair of binocs and compliment your stroll by some bird watching along the way. Trails can be shortened to suit your needs - to as little as 1 km. Be sure to bring an ample amount of drinking water... seeing as we live in Africa, after all.

For more info, contact 011 439 6300.

The Savannah Africa

If you are in the mood for a tranquil hike surrounded by all the beauties of nature, then head on over to The Savannah Africa in Parys. This nature reserve and educational facility boasts many of South Africa's buck such as springbok, impala, kudu, nyala, blesbok and waterbuck. They also have buffalo, giraffe and wildebeest.

Find more information here.

hike

Klipkraal Hiking Trail

This hiking trail nears the Suikerbosrand and therefore has the same biome of rocky highveld and grass. The hike includes two trails, the panorama and the kraal. The panorama winds through grass lands and a few hills and offers amazing views of the Vaal Dam, surrounding areas and even a bit of wildlife. This is followed by the kraal trail which passes by the old huts, hence the name, where you can learn a bit about the Ghoya Tribe who lived there during the Iron Age.

For more information, contact 016 327 1432.

Vredefort Dome

Whether you are in the mood for an hour's walk, a good 10 km hike or a weekend away, head to the Vredefort Dome. Thanks to a massive meteorite that hit South Africa, we now have one of the most interesting hiking spots in the world. It's so incredible that celebrities come to hang out in its undergrowth to escape the limelight. As with all hikes, be sure to bring a backpack, an emergency first aid kit, sunscreen and lots of water. Cellphone reception bails in and out at the Dome.

Find more information here.

hiking

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

What Was It?

The festival was a Call to all music fanatics to the three day party that had us partying to some amazing tunes. Drum & Bass, Techno or Psy Trance fan booked their spot at the beautiful Vaal River! This was a weekend of great entertainment by over 40 of Mzansi’s hottest DJ’s giving live performances on three stages.

Where Was It?

Hippo Adventures, Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng

When Was It?

Friday, 28 October 2016 at 14:00 – Sunday, 30 October 2016 at 18:00

How Much Was It?

Tickets were R 320 – R 380 per person at Webtickets.