Considered as be one of the greatest entertainment destinations of its kind in South Africa and Africa at large, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is a wonderland of around-the-clock merry, fun, excitement, and entertainment. Located just 20 minutes from the center of Cape Town, this popular casino features top-notch architectural designs which pay homage to Cape Town cultural heritage and character. It’s a property of the renowned Sun International Group which has interests in more than 18 resorts, luxury hotels and casinos in Africa, and Latin America.
GrandWest offers untamed entertainment to both young and the young at heart, with thrills and chills of Las Vegas-scale gambling. The magnificent Victorian façade and design of the resort are complemented by an intuitive interior décor that trades on Cape Town’s maritime tradition, inviting patrons to experience the charming old ‘Tavern of the Sea’.
This facility is suitable for the whole family entertainment since if features Children’s amusement park, ice skating rink, night clubs, cinema, a live music venue, and a vast array of elegant dining places. Its’s also equipped with a state-of-the-art casino offering more than 2500 slot machines and over 75 table games.
Like many other extravagant and luxurious casino resorts, GrandWest offers high-end accommodation in two hotels towers; the Grand Hotel and City Lodge Hotel. The 4-star Grand Hotel offers 39 rooms which include a presidential suite and 38 deluxe rooms painstakingly designed to exude a classic feel of the old Paris. If you’re looking for something quirky and modern, the 3-star City Lodge Hotel offers comfortable and affordable accommodation in 176 suites. This latter facility is designed to pay homage to traditional Cape Dutch homestead.
With a broad selection of complementing amenities from go-karts and crèche to boardrooms, swimming pool, and gym, GrandWest is a one-of-its-kind destination.
The casino at GrandWest has been organized to the last detail to provide patrons with some of the best gaming experiences you’ll find anywhere else. Once on the floor, patrons will be dazzled by over 75 premium table games and more than 2,500 slot machines that sparkle’ whirl and then ring to yield seemingly orchestrated payouts. Its gaming floor features ultra-modern amenities such as the one of the most incredible under-floor casino air condition and extraction system in the world.
Players can also enjoy playing using the smart card slot which is an exclusive system that allows coinless gaming for improved security and efficiency. This system also enables your wagers to be tracked in real time thereby allowing you to access comp points and reward right away. Expect to be dazzled by a broad array of slots games including Dolphin Treasure, Aztec Temple, and Geisha slots.
High rollers at GrandWest Casino can enjoy exclusive gaming experience at the luxurious and private Salon Prive room located on the main gaming floor. This venue features 156 dedicated slots, with coin denomination ranging from 50c to R100 as well as a collection of premium table games. It’s divided into two zones; one for smokers and the other one for non-smokers.
Serving succulent steaks, lean ostrich flavors, and a wide range of mouth-watering dishes, Squires Grill and Chophouse is the go-to place when you visit GrandWest Casino. Expect to find a broad variety of dishes including the native South African delights, mouthwatering seafood, and finely cut meat chops. Besides, you can also be served with an extensive vegetarian diet as well as tasty desserts for those who love chocolate. You’ll also find complimentary wine collection that’s carefully selected to provide the right pairing for every meal.
Featuring a vibrant restaurant concept made of a different combination of elements, Cape Town Fish Market is a premium dining joint that offers a chic yet informal surrounding. This restaurant provides an elegant menu with an excellent variety of dishes that include an impressive sushi collection, fresh seafood, delicious meat, vegetarian dishes, and poultry. While here, remember to order some of its notable favorites which include fresh oysters, fish and chips, prawns and avocado salad and the delicious salmon teriyaki.
As the name suggests, you’re likely to find a vast array of seafood platters in this restaurant including fresh crayfish, hake, mussels, prawns, calamari, and fish cakes among others here. Cape Town Fish Market is also licensed to offer a carefully selected range of finest South African wines.
The Hussar Grill an award-winning restaurant at Grand West Casino that specializes in providing the most excellent South Africa Class-A beef and wild game cuts without exception. Located in the heart of the casino, this eatery has a touch of the familiar offering super-grilled dishes with a subtle distinctiveness that whisks you to the evocative and moody cobblestone streets of Ancient Europe.
While quietly reveling in finely chopped beef and wild game cuts, guests can also indulge in other excellent culinary delights such as a fine selection of poultry, salads, and seafood, as well as a perfect assortment of desserts and high-quality Italian coffee.
The Hussar Grill is also the acclaimed recipient of the prestigious Diners Club Platinum Status Award for their wine selection. Every wine bottle in their collection is allocated with up-to-date grading from Platter’s Wine Guide, precise cellar’s geographical location, and of course the alcohol by volume content. While they take pride in their existing wine collection, it’s regularly updated to accommodate new brands.
Located on shop no 30 of the GrandWest Casino, Casa Bella is an upmarket pasta and pizza restaurant brand that seamlessly blends the taste of the Italian cuisine with sophisticated yet friendly dining experience. This restaurant offers authentic wood-fired pizzas, handmade pasta, and signature grilled dishes prepared using the freshest and high-quality ingredients.
Opening its doors here in March 2016, Casa Bella fuses the Italian heritage with contemporary finesse, creating authentic culinary delights that cater even for the most discerning palates. If you’re one of those people who enjoy the simple, excellent and genuine cuisine, this joint is definitely a perfect place to calm your taste buds.
Set up in 2009, Beijing Orchid was the first restaurant to serve traditional Chinese cuisine in Cape Town. Featuring a chic interior that is beautifully decorated with extravagantly soft and comfortable seats, this venue gives natives and international visitors the chance to taste the Chinese favorites in a rustic and comfortable environment. It boasts of having soft and vivid illumination which help to create an ambient atmosphere suitable for relaxed dining.
Visit Beijing Orchid and savor some of their signature dishes which include chicken spring rolls, prawn toast, vegetable spring rolls, and spinach rolls for starters. You’ll also find other culinary delights that include eight pieces of prawns, fish, calamari, mussels, chicken and duck, lamb and beef, rice and noodles, and a wide variety of Desserts.
Situated off the Grandwest’s main casino floor, the Quarterdeck restaurant offers a vast array of buffet dishes catering for different tastes. This restaurant is maritime themed and its ceilings are painted to resemble the sky, with lampshades, indoor street lights, trees and building facades blending to create a unique environment.
Exuding a sunken ship décor along with crisp white table cloths and soft leather booth seating, Quarterdeck takes guests to a fantastic world of comfort aboard with extravagant ocean liner and perfectly prepared food. Offering more than 100 dishes for guests to choose from, diners can be confident that they’ll find something to satisfy their palates at this restaurant.
At this restaurant, mussels and prawns jostle for space with warm salads, seafood soups, paella, gumbo and traditionally grilled, steamed or baked fish and chips. For meat lovers, Quarterdeck’s Rotisserie Theater offers an array of succulent pork lambs, roasted beef, turkey, and ribs. Step into the noodle bar and savor a decent selection of noodles served with vegetables, lamb, seafood, beef or chicken.
This is a family-owned restaurant at GrandWest Casino which offers a truly memorable dining experience. If you love juicy burgers, delicious steaks or the tasty racks of ribs, then brace yourself for a real treat at this restaurant.
Silver Dollar Spur elegant menu caters for almost any group from family dinners to kid’s birthday parties, right up to business lunches. All dishes are served in the fantastically themed dining area which offers a perfect setting for any occasion. Silver Dollar Spur has also gone overboard to consider the unique needs their customers; you will find facilities for the disabled, a smokers section, and wireless access.
Located on shop 39 of the GrandWest Casino, Bukhara is a spectacular 140-seat restaurant designed in homage of an Indian Haveli and filled with unique architectural pieces such as large windows and Sandalwood screens. Enjoy some of the tastiest Indian food at this beautiful restaurant which is nestled in an opulent yet sophisticated South African atmosphere.
With a simple but stunning décor that is completed by teak Indian furniture strategically positioned to maximize space and keep that cozy feel, Bukhara ensures that the Indian cuisine lovers are also taken care of. Some of its signature dishes include butter chicken, lamb vindaloo, and lamb rogan josh. In addition, enjoy their generous wine selection which ensures that you find something to accompany every meal. Everything at this Indian restaurant from ambiance, flavors, and service is excellent.
The Grand Arena at GrandWest Casino is one of the best concert venues in Cape Town. It can seat over 500 people and features private entrances, parking areas, and toilet facilities for the disabled. This venue has hosted several acclaimed local and international bands, artists, comedians, and other entertainment events. Some of the world-class acts witnessed here include performances by Enrique Iglesias, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5, Janet Jackson, Counting Crows, Tom Jones, and Chris Rock among many others.
The ice station at GrandWest Casino features an Olympic-size skating rink which provides action-packed and fun-filled family adventure throughout the year. Featuring contemporary music and bright lights which add to a festive vibe, this venue offers vibrant entertainment for kids, teenagers, and adults alike. It also has an ample seating space where family and friend can converge to cheer for their loved ones.
The GrandWest’s Ice Skating Rink is also the venue for hockey championships, ice skating competitions, and special events during school holidays in South Africa.
In addition to the Ice Skating Rink, the Ice Station also offers other family inspired amenities. For example, you can enjoy watching the latest blockbusters on the six high-tech screens at the Nu Metro Cinemas or maybe organize your kid’s birthday party at The Magic party center. The Magic Castle is another adventure play center that features fun fair rides, go-karts, bumper cars, and several fun inclined amenities that will keep you entertained for hours. On the other hand, the Magic Arcade which can also be found here features modern and traditional arcade games that kids can indulge in and win tickets for various prizes.