Located in the heart of Cape Town, Grand West Casino and Entertainment World is the largest entertainment destination of this kind in South Africa and the only casino in the Western Cape capital. Housing numerous restaurants and bars, a theatre and a nightclub, it provides a unique entertainment experience under one roof. The Casino is owned by South Africa’s l largest tourism, leisure and gaming groups Sun International, the company which manages 19 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos, and is renowned for high standard of service.
Grand West Casino is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering smoking and non-smoking gaming facilities, over 2,500 slot machines and close to 80 premium table games. If you’re a slots fan, try hitting the jackpot with the Lion’s Share machine, a game which is only available in selected Sun International casinos. It has three levels of Progressive Jackpots: the Cub Jackpot starting at R2,500 and paying about 30 times a day across the group, the Queen Jackpot starting at R15,000 and paying out five times a day, and the King Jackpot starting at R75,000 and paying almost once a day at a percentage determined by the size of your bet. The Bonus Pot starts at a value of R25,000 and grows until a lucky player wins The Lion’s Share - all of the King Jackpot and everything in the Bonus Pot.
Those into table games get to choose from a selection of American Roulette, Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Double Zero Roulette, Easy Poker, Baccarat, Stud Poker, and a fun exciting game similar to Craps and exclusive to Grand West, GranDice.
The Casino additionally features High Limits table area with more personalised one-on-one service and free drinks. The exclusive Salon Privé, open 24/7 for Platinum and Diamond MVG members, provides a luxurious gaming area with a variety of slot machines and table games with varying high denominations. There are more than 150 dedicated slot machines with denominations ranging from 50c to R100, along with Blackjack, Raise’em Poker, Easy Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack Switch, Diamond Rush, American Roulette, Double Zero Roulette and Baccarat.
Sun International casinos feature a program called Most Valued Guests (MVG) which lets you participate in exclusive casino promotions and win prizes such as cash, cars and more. Alibama Sports Bar is the place to be if you want to catch your favourite games on a big screen TV or indulge in sports betting while enjoying a drink and a light meal. Fully serviced lounge Golden Anchor serves drinks and snacks from 11h00 to 24h00.
Dining and Bars
Cape Town offers a unique opportunity to taste the food from across the African continent, such as Xhosa and marog (African spinach), injeras (flatbreads) from Ethiopia, or samosas, lamb denningvleis, amangina (chicken feet) or smileys (sheep’s heads) typical of Cape Malay cuisine. African shores are home to some of the world’s finest tuna, plentiful portions of prawns uniquely delicious when ordered peri-peri, and you should definitely not miss the chance to taste yellowtail or cob whenever on offer.
Cape Town's best dining is located around the central city. Jardine offers subtle flavours and dishes such as tender Chalmar beef fillet with oxtail and tomatoey crayfish risotto, Bizerca Bistro serves classics with a twist prepared by award-winning chef Laurent Deslandes, and an equally renowned chef Luke Dale-Roberts wows the guest at La Colombe with treats like springbok medallions with celeriac purée in a rich port and truffle sauce.
We’re talking Cape Town, so there’s always an abundance of interesting events to take part in, be it concerts of world-renowned performers, dance and comedy shows. Long Street is the party place where you’ll find bars like Julep which serves a spectacular selection of cocktails, a craft beer lover’s dream Beer House serving close to 100 local and international beers, Cuban-themed Café Mojito, and highly popular club and bar The Waiting Room.
During the day unwind and relax at one of secluded sandy shores like those of Beta Beach, Oudekraal, Smitswinkelbaai or Tietiesbaai. Catch a cable car up Table Mountain to admire the breathtaking views, visit the Ocean Aquarium to get up close & personal with ocean predators such as ragged tooth sharks and blue stingrays, or take a lesson in South African history by visiting Robben Island and the award-winning District Six Museum. A visit to the Pan African Market or Greenmarket Square offers an opportunity to take home a piece of old folk art and other African mementos after an enjoyable session of real-deal bargaining.