Grand West Casino Review

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grand-west-casino-screenshot2Province : Western Cape
Address : 1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town
Phone : +27 21 505 7777
Fax : +27 21 505 7777
Email :
Website :

Directions From Cape Town International Airport

  • Get onto the N2 going towards Cape Town;

  • Take EXIT 14 (Goodwood, Epping, N7 Malmesbury, M7 Athlone);

  • Turn right on the bridge;

  • Keep straight on Vanguard Drive, through four (4) traffic light intersections;

  • Take the off ramp (GrandWest Casino, Thornton) before the fly over;

  • Turn right at the next intersection and keep straight on into the casino grounds


Considered the largest entertainment destination of its kind in South Africa, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is one of the gambling group, Sun International’s most successful gambling properties. This entertainment complex manages to incorporate casino gambling, restaurants, bars, cinemas, theater and a nightclub, all the while providing excellent family entertainment. GrandWest Casino is situated in the Mother City and manages to combine traditional Cape cultural heritage with the last word in modern entertainment.

The Casino

Located on Vanguard Drive in Goodwood, Cape Town, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is considered one of the best casinos in the country, and certainly the biggest and best in the city. The casino hosts 2,500 slot machines and 78 premium table games which run 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Customers are treated to ultra modern amenities such as the largest underfloor casino air condition and extraction facility in the world.

GrandWest Casino offers a total of 2524 smart card slot – a system which allows for coinless slots gaming, added security and improved security. The games range from stepper reels to video reels, with denominations beginning at 5c and climbing to R100 on games such as Aztec Temple slots, Dolphin Treasure slots and Geisha slots.

There are 10 Texas Hold ’em poker tables situated in the Poker Pit on the main casino floor at GrandWest Casino among the 78 premium table games at the casino. These include European Roulette, Double Zero Roulette, Blackjack, Blackjack Switch, Diamond Rush, Easy Poker, Stud Poker, Raise ’em Poker, Punto Banco, Midi Punto Banco and GranDice.

The Salon Prive at GrandWest Casino is the ultimate in luxury and privacy, offering highrollers and Platinum Most Valued Guests and exclusive gaming experience 24/7. The Salon Prive has 156 dedicated slot machines with betting denominations ranging from 50c to R100, as well as multiple table games. The Salon Prive offers an area for smoking and non-smoking players.

Restaurant and bar

The complex has a number of excellent restaurants to suit all different palates, from family oriented establishments to top dining destinations.

These include the Cape Town Fish Market and Teppanyaki Bar for fresh fish and seafoods; the Union Castle club for meals throughout the day; the Quarterdeck Restaurant next to the main casino floor with a strong maritime theme; the Silver Dollar Spur for family friendly steaks and burgers; the delightful Italian themed BellaGina; Bukhara for authentic North Indian food; Beijing Orchard for the finest Chinese cuisine; Squires Grill and Chophouse, House of Coffees, Alibama Sports Bar for great food and drink in front of big screen TVs; the Golden Anchor, a fully licensed casino bar; Hanover Street nightclub and Jackson Hall, a New Orleans style cocktail bar.


There are two accommodation options for visitors to GrandWest Casino and Entertainment. The City Lodge is a 3 star hotel which is modeled on a traditional Cape Dutch homestead. Within walking distance of the casino and entertainment facilities of GrandWest, the City Lodge offers affordable and comfortable accommodation in 176 suites. The second hotel is the 4 star Grand Hotel which brings luxury and class in a typical Cape themed style. The hotel offers a presidential suite and 38 deluxe rooms.

Entertainment Facilities

GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World offers plenty of other activities besides its superb casino, numerous theater venues and excellent restaurants and bars. These include ice skating, ten pin bowling, cinemas, go-karting, arcade playing and a mini fun fair for the little ones.

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