GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Between the majestic Table Mountain and Cape Town’s world renown magnificent beaches, sits GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World in all its glory and grandeur.
A world of wonder and entertainment awaits, all beneath one roof. From the wishes of the wallet to the power of the purse, enter the gambler’s paradise where you can hedge your bets on enjoying a fun-filled day or night, or better still, a place to make memories at a magical holiday destination.
GrandWest spans an area of 2600 sqm and can accommodate 2800 people at any given time. One marvels at the thought of so many people living their dream all at once! Indulge your senses and immerse yourself in all that GrandWest has to offer.
The casino floor is home to 2,500 slots and video poker machines as well as 79 premium table games which include Blackjack, Roulette, Poker and Baccarat. These are spread throughout the smoking and non-smoking casinos as well as the exclusive Salon Privé.
All slot machines use smart card technology.
With Progressive Jackpots, bright lights flashing and the various sounds of the machines ringing at diverse decibels, the excitement is palpable, while players leave their seats to rush over and see what may appear to be a win!
The look on people’s faces as they play, every press in the constant hope of free games, or better still, the ultimate jackpot! Some set their machines on autoplay while wandering around to get a feel of which other machines will get them in a spin!
Some players feed the machines with wads of cash hoping it will pay out in multiples. It is often comical to watch players squabble over machines, like people fighting over parking bays.
Standing back and observing how gambling and money expose people’s true colours, their natures and volatility, can provide its own source of entertainment!
Besides gaming, GrandWest provides a host of entertainment options which cater for the pleasure of the whole family.
The Grand Arena can seat up to 5 000 people or 7 000 people standing. Besides hosting large local and international artists and bands, it is also equipped to host events, launches, conferences and spectacular banquets. It has hosted many well-known celebrities that have attracted fans in their masses.
This great multifactorial arena spans 2250 sqm in all its grandeur. It hosts guest artists, cocktail parties, brand launches, banquets and so much more. It is a majestic venue in keeping with the essence of GrandWest.
The Ice Station & More
Being home to the original ice rink in Cape Town, GrandWest was designed to maintain the rink and utilise it as an Ice Station. It also boasts both an Olympic rink which is also used for many international practises and competitions, as well as a mini supervised ice-rink for children below the age of five years of age.
Cape Town’s only ice rink boasts many quality ice shows, figure skating and ice hockey championships.
The Ice Station is an excellent place to chill out, so sit back and be mesmerised by young talented ice skaters who are shaping their bodies and their futures.
Magic Bowling is on offer for the whole family. With 12 lanes of bowling pleasure, accompanied by music, this is something that everyone enjoys.
The Magic Arcade offers traditional and modern games, allowing children to win tickets and exchange them for toys or prizes.
Why should the little ones not enjoy the exhilarating excitement that GrandWest has to offer? While mom and dad are dancing with Lady Luck on the casino floor, The Kids Corner Creche is a fun and entertaining place for the under ten-year-olds to safely spend their time and meet friends while being carefully supervised.
Nu Metro Cinemas offer the latest blockbuster movies. Laser Tag is also part of the grand entertainment.
Food and More
When the taste buds start to dance, and tummies begin to rumble, GrandWest offers a host of varied restaurants and Fast Food stalls in both The Cape Village and throughout the casino.
Pop back in history to the famous Hanover Street which has been recreated in ambience with its cobbled road, tall buildings and overhanging washing draped across from one side of the road to the other. Taste Cape Town as it was in the days of District Six.
If you enjoy eating along the roadside while still enjoying fine dining in beautiful top-class restaurants, this is the place. There is something to entertain everybody.
It is in this area that you will find:
- The Hussar Grill
- Cape Town Fish Market
- Casa Bella
- Beijing Orchard
- The Union Castle Club
- The Golden Anchor is positioned on the outskirts of the Casino Floor
- The Quarterdeck (GrandWest’s signature in-house restaurant)
There are bars and entertainment venues on offer that each have their flavour and ambience. They are all venues to enjoy the dazzle of nightlife from sports action to jazz, dancing and enjoying some of Cape Town’s best cocktails:
- Hanover Street
- Jackson Hall
- Alibama Sports Bar
Fast Food Outlets in and around The Cape Village Food Court are convenient for a quick bite.
One may sit down café style or take away, whatever your gut dictates!
- Burger King
- The Silver Dollar Spur
- Dunkin Donuts
- Donut Hive
- Farmhouse biltong
- Texies Seafood
- Milky Lane
- Sausage Saloon
- Ying Tao Asia Express
Bars are dotted around the outskirts of the casino floor for a quick take away drink to bring to your machine and keep yourself hydrated while the adrenalin rises.
GrandWest offers well-appointed 4-star conference facilities. What makes this location such a wise choice is because of the following factors:
- Only 12km from the city centre and is situated between the N1 and the N2 allowing easy access
- It is only 9km from Cape Town International Airport which is quick and easy for delegates coming from out of town
- IOffers a choice of two luxurious hotels which provide quality accommodation should delegates need to overnight due to the conference lasting longer than a day. Alternatively, many may decide to stay on and enjoy the pleasure and luxury as well as the world-class entertainment that GrandWest has on offer
- Large events may be hosted accommodating up to 7000 guests
- One is spoilt for choice when it comes to catering with so many varied dining options on offer
- A dedicated team of experienced, efficient and well organised, in-house event planners can take care of every detail, offering a choice of packages to suit your company budget.
With all of this on offer, you are spared of the headaches and the stress that may accompany the planning and organising of such an event. Hand it over to the professionals, sit back, relax and rest assured that you are in winning hands!
GrandWest offers two onsite accommodation choices.
The Grand Hotel
The Grand Hotel offers elegance, opulence, luxury and style and is a winning choice for those who wish to envelop themselves in sheer unparalleled bliss. The 4-star Grand Hotel is the epitome of grace and grandeur, designed to reflect the historical main street of Cape Town from many years ago.
The hotel boasts one luxurious presidential suite and 38 deluxe rooms. The stylish, elegant guestrooms are furnished with double beds and marble-finished en-suite bathrooms. It smacks of supremacy! Booking into The Grand Hotel ensures that you’re on a winning streak!
It offers the following facilities:
- Room Service
- Free Internet
- Free Parking
- Air Conditioning
- Airport Transportation
- Non-Smoking Hotel
- Wheelchair Access
Live grand feel grand and win grand!
The City Lodge
The City Lodge is a comfortable choice with service that is uncompromised. This accommodation is suitable for families with young children. It is themed on the original Cape Dutch style of architecture, providing the authentic feel of the Cape.
It is situated a stones throw from the casino and entertainment world and is safe and secure within the grounds of GrandWest.
With 176 rooms, it offers the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Enabled
- Laundry Facilities
- Swimming Pool
- Credit Card Facilities
- Room Service
Wherever you may choose to stay. GrandWest ensures an extravaganza of fun, relaxation and the chance to live the grand life!
GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World
Telephone: +27 21 505 7777
1 Vanguard Drive, Townsend Estate, Cape Town, 7460, South Africa