|Address||1 Olifantshoel Rd, Keidebees, Upington|
Nestled in the heart of the Kalahari, just seven kilometers from Upington, you will find the Desert Palace Hotel and Casino Resort. The complex is conveniently located on the N14 at the Upington Golf Course, with easy access to the directions of Johannesburg, Vryburg and Kuruman. The resort is a delightful, laid-back oasis, offering top dining, accommodation and casino facilities, with a strong emphasis on impeccable customer service.
It is not for nothing that Desert Palace Casino is known as the Northern Cape’s premier entertainment resort. Many players have walked away from the casino floor satisfied with their gaming experience, and sometimes happy winners! There are just under 170 gaming machines on offer, ranging from slots to video and poker machines. Gaming denominations range from 5c to R5. Players may also enjoy the challenge of progressive jackpot slots with prizes that are worth the spin. On hand, you will find a friendly and helpful team, always ready to assist players about game rules and how to operate the machines.
In addition to gaming machines, Desert Palace Casino also offers six gaming tables – a poker table, three American Roulette tables and two Blackjack tables. These tables aren’t for the exclusive use of seasoned players. The casino emphasizes that even beginners are welcome at the tables, and staff will patiently explain the rules.
The casino is located at close proximity to the bar, and waiters mingle among the players taking orders for drinks. The slot and table games are available 7 days a week until the early hours of the morning, except Sunday when the casino closes at 11 pm.
The main eating establishment in the complex is the Bella Roma Pizzeria and Grill, known far and wide as an excellent spot to have a meal. This fully licensed restaurant serves hungry visitors a range of dishes, including sushi, pizza, seafood and grills. Some of the best cuts of meats are served as part of dinner, weekly specials and pub lunches. Kids love eating at Bella Roma, thanks to the custom kiddie area. Children can be kept entertained with a games room, PlayStation and jungle gyms.
The casino runs regular promotions and live events, including carnivals and an Oktoberfest with craft beer, German cuisine, live entertainment and an amusement park.
The complex offers two distinct places to hold functions or corporate events – the restaurant itself which includes a deck, and the Bella Roma Lapa, offering stunning views of the Kalahari sunset and perfect for buffets, braais or potjiekos events.
On-site accommodation is available at the 3-star Desert Palace Hotel at the Upington Gold Course. The hotel prides itself for its personal and specialized service. The accommodation includes 24 superior rooms – double or twin – with en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, wifi and a mini-bar. There are also 36 standard rooms. Visitors are welcome to spend time relaxing around the hotel’s tranquil swimming pool with a drink in hand. The hotel’s close proximity to the golf course allows visitors to take a stroll onto the green and watch some putting. The surrounding Kalahari thorn trees attract thousands of birds and make for a spectacular display of nature.