Emnotweni - Good fortune. Good fun.
Emnotweni Casino first opened the doors of its temporary facility in October 1997, introducing a new era of entertainment to Nelspruit and the surrounding areas. It was also the first legal casino to open its doors in South Africa. With the completion of the permanent casino in November 1999, Emnotweni Casino firmly established itself as one of Mpumalanga's most popular entertainment tourist destinations.
Today, it is very much a permanent feature of the Lowveld and provides entertainment and much-needed jobs for the communities around it, and continuing to be an excellent tourist attraction.
Besides for the casino, the Emnotweni complex includes the a la carte Explorers restaurant and two Tsogo Sun Hotels. Construction is currently taking place at Arena Conference Centre; which is expected to be operational towards the end of the year. For your choice of shopping and alternative dining or entertainment options – such as go-karts, Movies@ Emnotweni, an XD-theatre, Magic Company, Mafunyane Waterpark and more - you can conveniently enter the adjacent Riverside Mall directly from the casino.
Emnotweni offers the best of both worlds: a modern casino complex fashioned in the charming and inviting spirit of the belle epoque era, and the quaint tranquility of the Nelspruit Botanical gardens. The Southern Sun Emnotweni hotel has an entry to the Botanical Gardens.
The casino has of over 367 slot machines including of Reel Slots, Video Poker and Video Reel machines, and are on the main casino floor, in the smoking casino and the Salon Prive. Emnotweni also offers Table games in the form of Blackjack, American Roulette and an electronic Roulette Table.