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Casinos & Gambling

The Western Cape's biggest Casino development is set to open in mid-December this year. GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is on track to be completed in just 11 months. This fast-tracked development is thought to be a world record!

I n f o r m a t i o n :
Cape Town Tourism (021 - 4264260) at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town. Peninsula Tourism (021 - 7886193) The Pavilion, Beach Road, Muizenberg.
Western Cape Tourism Board {+27 (0) 21 - 4265639/47} at the The Pinnacle, Corner Castle & Burg Streets, Cape Town.

The R1,5-billion complex will set a new standard for family entertainment in South Africa and is much more than just a casino. It pays homage to the history of the Cape and offers something unique. The design of GrandWest recreates historic Cape Town, which in its heyday was more vibrant than any other South African city.

A host of entertainment awaits Capetonians. A recreation of the 1652 Fort of Good Hope will be home to a children's amusement park, offering everything from Barbie Doll World to puppet shows. Kids will also be able to enjoy go-karts and adventure golf. The fort is dwarfed by the Victoria tall-ship, which will form the backdrop for the annual GrandWest Cape of Good Hope International Tattoo.

There are also no less than two ice rinks being opened at GrandWest's "Ice Station". For the first time, Cape Town will be home to an Olympic-size ice rink which will be able to host international ice events. Immediately next to the Olympic-size rink is a mini-rink just for the little ones.

The ice-rinks are the centre-piece of our entertainment centre, which includes a fast-food court, with all your favourite outlets. Overlooking the food court is Anant Singh's new "Starz Cinemas" complex, which houses 6 cinemas, which will all offer the very latest Hollywood blockbusters.

The world-class casino evokes the richness of the Cape's maritime tradition. Proud, golden figureheads adorn the casino's walls, recalling the city's rich sea-faring history. Our smartly attired croupiers will add to the feeling of being aboard a gracious ocean liner. The casino floor will be home to 1 750 slot machines and 66 gaming tables, offering roulette, Diamond Rush Black Jack, poker and punto banco. As with all Sun International casinos, GrandWest will offer the very latest in smart-card technology. The casino will be surrounded by bars and restaurants, all open 24 hours a day.

Two hotels are now open at GrandWest. A Cape-Dutch City Lodge Hotel has 120 rooms. The more stately Grand Hotel has 40 rooms and is a recreation of the historic Cape Town hotel of the same name. Both hotels offer guests the ultimate in resort luxury and are a gentle stroll from the casino floor.

GrandWest is located on Vanguard Drive on the old Goodwood Showgrounds, between the N1 and N2 highways, less than 15 minutes drive from the Cape Town CBD.

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