New look for Emnotweni


Two months after celebrating its 16th anniversary as South Africa’s first legal casino, Tsogo Sun launched the upgrade of Nelspruit’s Emnotweni Casino complex in the province of Mpumulanga.

Redeveloped at a cost of $200,000 by Tsogo Sun, with 70% of the purchasing sourced through local suppliers, the project includes upgrades to both the complex’s business tourism facilities, with a redesigned and extended banqueting facility, as well as its leisure tourism offering, in the form of enhancements to the casino and entertainment facilities.

Emnotweni now boasts a larger casino floor, including a substantial new Privé, and a smoking and non-smoking casino. As part of the upgrade, the number of slot machines has increased to 425 and tables to 18.

Non-smoking Prive

Smoking Prive

The Arena, a new multi-purpose venue, will host lifestyle events, exhibitions, conferences, concerts and banquets. With over 700m2 of floor space, the venue is multi-purpose in nature and can cater for many types of events, accommodating up to 800 guests for cocktail functions. 

Flanking the new multipurpose venue is a bar and restaurant featuring an open terrace overlooking the Lowveld Botanical Garden and the Southern Sun Emnotweni Hotel.

Other enhancements include the addition of three parking levels, improved public amenities, a refreshed centre court and upgraded walkway to the Riverside Mall.

The newly launched facilities are the first of a two-phase project; the second phase will refurbish the Explorers Restaurant and the front entrance of the building by April 2014.