SAMDPR Accommodation

South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race

Want to be part of the vibe and thrill of the South African Million Dollar Pigeon Race? Then why not join us at our new home at Heron Banks Golf and River Resort and experience the race weekend schedule and events.

African Olive Travel Concepts have put together accommodation packages catering for all tastes and budgets and a variety of pre and post touring options to explore the region. See the links below with further information on the event. We look forward to seeing you!

Venue and Location

Emerald Resort & Casino is situated on the banks of the Vaal River in Gauteng, South Africa Emerald Resort & Casino is situated on the lush banks of the Vaal River, a mere hour’s drive from O.R. Tambo International Airport.

The extensive property, along 7km’s of river frontage, is the ideal location for a fun-filled family getaway. The Resort offers an array of accommodation options, restaurants, entertainment like the all-year-round heated Water Park – Aquadome, to Animal World Zoo and game drives, ten pin bowling, outdoor activities as well as the Emerald African Spa.

Accommodation

There are 3 accommodations options available at Emerald Resort and Casino catering for any style and budget.

Emerald Hotel ☆☆☆☆

Whilst visiting the Emerald Hotel you will instantly notice the luxurious North-East African inspired decor. A sanctuary set far from the bustling big city, the four-star hotel’s 75 twin/double rooms and 02 suites offer you spacious comfort and all of the amenities you could need.

Room facilities include: Air-conditioning / Digital Safe / Telephone / Hairdryer / TV selected channels / Internet Access / Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Bush Lodges ☆☆☆☆

Hidden away in a natural setting, the secure, luxurious Bush Lodges offer guests two-bedroom units styled to resemble the safari lodges of the Serengeti. Adventure awaits just outside of these semi self-catering lodges, built for ultimate comfort and in luxurious style.

River Resort Chalets ☆☆☆

Step into adventure from one of the comfortable, self-catering River Resort Chalets that provides two, four and six sleeper units - ideal for weekend getaways or longer stays.

Just a quick walk from the banks of the Vaal River, the chalets offer guests easy access to a range of adventures including boating facilities for water sport enthusiasts.



Package Costs

Emerald Hotel

  Thursday – Sunday (3 night package)
Thursday 31st Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Wednesday – Sunday (4 night package)
Wednesday 30th Jan – Sunday 3rd Feb 2019
Hotel Standard Room R8000 pp sharing / R10300 single R8600 pp sharing / R10900 single
Additional Night Cost to be confirmed
Hotel Suite R10900 pp sharing R11600 pp sharing
Additional Night Cost to be confirmed
1 Bedroom Bush Lodge R8500 pp sharing
(based on 2 guests sharing the lodge)
R9100 pp sharing
(based on 2 guests sharing the lodge)
Additional Night Cost to be confirmed
2 Bedroom Bush Lodge R10700 pp sharing
(based on 4 guests sharing the lodge)
R11350 pp sharing
(based on 4 guests sharing the lodge)
2 Bedroom Bush Lodge R11950 pp sharing
(based on 2 guests sharing the lodge)
R13500 pp sharing
(based on 2 guests sharing the lodge)
Additional Night Cost to be confirmed
Inclusions
  • 3 night’s accommodation for specified dates
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Sunset River Cruise with canapes on Thursday 31st January
  • Welcome Cocktail Function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism levy
  • 4 night’s accommodation for specified dates
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Sunset River Cruise with canapes on Thursday 31st January
  • Welcome Cocktail function on Friday 1st February
  • Lunch and Awards Dinner on Saturday 2nd February
  • Loft visits, basketing, golf tournament, fishing competition
  • Value Added Tax & Tourism Levy
  • Accommodation is available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Family rooms are available for a family of four (2 adults and 2 children under 18 sharing with parents). The cost for children to attend the functions is at an additional cost per child.

River Chalet

Prices to be confirmed, 2 and 3 bedroom units available

Road Transfers to and from Emerald Resort

Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative of African Olive Travel displaying signage reflecting your name or the name of your party. You will then have the opportunity to collect foreign exchange from one of the many banks at the airport and make use of the coffee shops available whilst awaiting the arrival of fellow travellers.

Emerald resort is located 45 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. Transportation to and from the resort is on offer as follows:

  • Shuttle transfer at designated times shared with other fanciers including the services of a SATOUR registered driver-guide and a bottle of complimentary mineral water per person. Price to be confirmed.
  • Private transfer with no waiting time (highly recommended for business and first class passengers). Please contact us for a quote, a variety of vehicle options are available to match your requirements.
  • Taxi service available through Uber for you to arrange at your convenience.

Distances from the Resort

  • Golf Courses – Various from 1 to 5km
  • Virgin Active Gym – 0.5km
  • Vaal Dam – 45km
  • River Rafting – 50km
  • O R Tambo International Airport – 95km
  • Johannesburg – 80km
  • SAMDPR Lofts – just across the river by boat!

 Adventure Awaits!

Emerald Resort is full of exciting entertainment and family-friendly activities. Beyond the bright lights of the casino there are a plenty of activities for a fun-filled visit including the aqua dome water park, Animal World zoo, adventure golf, rock climbing, fishing, bowling and the Emerald African Spa. In addition to the resort activities off-site sightseeing activities will be offered on Friday, 02 February 2017, contact Deirdre for more information.

African Olive Travel Concepts

Deirdre Kallmeyer
Mobile +27 82 852 7534
deirdre@aotc.co.za

 
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