Two dreamy SA holiday destinations that cost a pretty penny! Play at Springbok Online Casino and win big to fund your stay.

Bag a progressive jackpot at our online casino, and what can you get?  How about a one-night stay at the most expensive hotel in South Africa!  We take a look at two of the most luxurious places to stay in the country that come with a hefty price tag…

Tourism Contributes 3.7% to South Africa’s GDP

We are thoroughly spoiled as South Africans.  From the Tsitsikamma Forest to the Cradle of Humankind, it’s no wonder that we’re a top destinations for tourists from all across the globe.  Throw in the Big 5 and the Kruger National Park – and SA is a must-see that should feature on everyone’s bucket list.

With so much beauty and so many things to see – and do – it is no wonder that tourism is a major boon to our economy each year, contributing 3.7% to our GDP.  It might even outshine the online casino industry in that respect!

If you’re a trust fund baby, celebrity or a big winner at our online casino, here are two ridiculously expensive places that are worth a visit.  One is in the city… and the other stashed away in the beautiful bushveld!

#1: The Silo Hotel – Cape Town

The Silo Hotel is located at the world famous V&A Waterfront in the even more famous city, Cape Town.  Before we get into the cost, the hotel has a fascinating past that is absolutely worth a mention.  See, it wasn’t a hotel to start off with – it was a grain silo…

Originally a Grain Solo & the Tallest Building in 1924

The grain solo opened in August of 1924 and at that time, it was the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa, measuring 57m in height.  By today’s standard, it dwarfs in comparison to our current skyscrapers – the tallest building being yet another luxury hotel based in Sandton, The Leonardo, which is 234m in height.

The original grain silo was operational for 80 years and played a major role in international trade, also providing vital infrastructure to our local agricultural communities.  After serving our country well for eight decades, the silo finally retired in 2001.

The two-part building includes the elevator tower – which is where the Silo Hotel is located – and the actual grain storage silos.  After three years of construction, The Silo Hotel opened its doors on 1 March 2017… and as with the launch of our online casino, it was an instant hit.

From Private Balconies to Contemporary African Art Collections

Forming part of The Royal Portfolio’s range of luxury hotels, The Silo Hotel offers 28 spectacular rooms in 6 room categories.  Each is designed more exquisitely than the next with a mix of “colourful and eclectic pieces juxtapose the modern, industrial architecture”.

Add stunning views, collections of contemporary African art and a private balcony, and what would you be willing to pay?  Well, the entry-level room is called the Silo room, which starts at R14,500 per room.  From thereon up, you get the Duplex Suite, the Deluxe Superior, the Family Duplex Suite, the Royal Suite… and finally, The Penthouse.

The R151,200 Penthouse for Two

Although the website states that The Penthouse costs start *from R82 000 per night, you can expect to pay around R151,200 during peak season.  As for how many guests the 211m² room accommodates?  Two…  It sleeps two!  Perhaps the 10-seater dining table and personal cinema justifies the cost?  We’ll leave that for the big winners at our online casino to decide!

#2: Royal Malewane – Hoedspruit

If your dream vacation involves playing at our online casino whilst surrounded by the African bush instead of city lights, then Royal Malewane is a bucket list must!  The Royal Malewane offers three luxury lodges located in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park.  They happen to be part of The Royal Portfolio too.

Private Chefs, Private Pools, Private Games Drives & A Private Airport!

Before we get into the price tags, let’s take a look at what you get.  The three accommodation option are The Lodge, The Farmstead and Waterside.  The first option is “classic and traditional in style”, the second “more intimate and contemporary” and the newest addition – Waterside – offers a “spacious sanctuary elevated above the banks of a bustling waterhole”.

Royal Malewane has the “most qualified guiding team in Africa”, and they promises to get you “thrillingly close to the Big 5”.  Sign us up!  Depending on the accommodation option you choose, there is a luxury spa, private chefs, private game drives, private pools – and everyone gets Wi-Fi to access Springbok Online Casino!

How do you gain access to this unrivalled safari experience?  Fly to O.R. Tambo International Airport and take the 6 or so hour drive or fly to the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport and travel around 3 hours by road.  That’s for plebs though.  Royal Malewane is a mere 16 minute drive from the Jackalberry private landing strip in Hoedspruit!  If you can afford the stay, you can most likely afford a private charter!

The Lodge has six Luxury Suites, two 2-bedroom Royal Suites and Africa House, an exclusive 6-bedroom villa.  The Farmstead offers three Luxury Farm Suites along with a 3 and a half bedroom private villa, The Farmhouse.  Waterside has four Luxury Suites, one Baobab Suite and the 4-bedroom exclusive villa, Waterside House.

Enjoy Your Stay for Up to R324,000 Per Night!

Now let’s get down to brass tacks.  As we mentioned, the rates depend on the accommodation.  Full disclosure, the R324,000 is the top rate per night for The Lodge’s ‘Africa House’, a 680 m² “exclusive use bush villa” that sleeps 12 people in its 6 ensuite bedrooms.

The hefty price tag covers pretty much everything, including two vehicles, meals and snacks, a full mini-bar, Wi-Fi for your online casino sessions at Springbok Casino, transfers to and from the private airstrip, laundry service, two daily game drives, bush walks, coffees and specialty teas – and even SA reserve wines and beverages.

There are single and double occupancy options at The Lodge, The Farmstead and Waterside, ranging from R33,500 to R54,000 per night.  What is included in these rates depend on the option you choose – although things such as private game drives can be booked for R16,500 per day.

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We can all dream… and how dreamy are these two luxurious holiday destinations?  If you weren’t born into one of the wealthiest families in the world, you’ll have to either come of with the best invention since sliced bread… or possibly save for a good 20 years to afford a one night stay.

The other much more fun alternative is to play at our online casino!  Our game menu includes progressive jackpot slots and even poker.  Trigger the pot on Aztec’s Millions progressive slot – and you could extend your stay to a week.  All it takes is a bit of luck and your online casino action could afford you a holiday fit for royalty!