Golden Horse Casino

45 New England Road, , Pietermaritzburg, South Africa  [view mapview map]   

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Table games:22
Gaming machines:450
Minimum Bet:$0.01
Self parking:Yes
Casino sq/ft:48,000 sq/ft
Convention sq/ft:8,730 sq/ft


Hotels: Pietermaritzburg Hotels
Venues: Derby Lounge, Scottsville Race Course , Meetings & Events, The Golden Horse Edu-care Centre, Magic Company, Olwazini Discovery Centre, The White Horse, Golden Horse Driving Range


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Golden Horse Casino Review

Golden Horse offers an all-in-one package in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa offering a Racecourse, Hotel, Entertainment and Casino. The Scottsville racecourse is attached to Golden Horse Casino making it convenient for players to directly access both facilities with ease.  The racecourse is operated by Gold Circle with meetings taking place every week.

The hotel offers 96 spacious guestrooms featuring a variety of amenities that include free wi-fi, outdoor pool, a variety of dining options, 18-hour room service, meeting rooms and much more. It is Africa’s only hotel that offers a combination of horseracing and casino gaming, thereby creating diverse gaming activities for bettors.

The casino houses 450 gaming machines that offer a mix of video slots, classic slots, video poker and progressive jackpots. Table games feature Blackjack, American roulette and Raise ‘Em Poker. Its gaming machines are smartcard operated and players can hit a progressive jackpot of more than R100,000. The gaming area is divided into three sections – the non-smoking area, smoking area and salon prive. For quiet and private gaming, you can visit the Salon Prive that offers high limit slot machines and tables for high rollers.

The Golden Horse is also a venue for a family day-out offering a variety of entertainment activities such as the interactive fantasy fun land “Magic Company”, the educational science center “Olwazini Discover and Computer Center” and a crèche with professional childminders that will take good care of your kids.

Finally, Golden Horse offers a conference center ideal for business meetings, seminars, social gatherings or wedding reception.

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Gaming at Golden Horse Casino

Golden Horse casino offers a mix of 450 slot machines and 22 table games featuring Blackjack, American Roulette and Raise ‘Em Poker. The gaming floor is partitioned into three gaming areas – the non-smoking area, smoking area and the salon prive area. Raise ‘Em Poker accepts bets ranging between R25 to R250. Players can also enjoy playing roulette via electronic roulette terminals.

The salon prive area offers high bet limits for slots and table games with its blackjack table accepting a maximum wager of R2,000.  The gaming area is designated for VIP players and high rollers.

The slot machines offer a mix of games that include modern reel slots, classic slots, and video poker. The gaming machines are smartcard operated accepting bets of R0.01 up to R25. The slot machines are connected to progressive jackpot systems awarding jackpot payouts of more than R100,000.

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Dining & Restaurants

Asian Fusion

  • Serving: Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern

The Asian Fusion is one of the best restaurants in Pietermaritzburg serving the best South-East Asia, Middle East and Indian sub-continent cuisine. The menu features a variety of exotic dishes prepared with the finest ingredients and rich in spices.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 33 395 8173
  • Alcohol: Cocktails & Wine
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups

John Dory's

  • Serving: Seafood, Steak, Pasta Specialties, Grilled , Cocktails, Sushi, Wine, Salads

If you need to taste the best seafood and sushi while in Pietermaritzburg, you certainly have to visit John Dory’s restaurant at Golden Horse Casino. The restaurant serves tantalizing seafood that includes calamari, shellfish, sushi and a variety of other dishes that include pasta dishes, steaks and much more. Diners will enjoy their meals while overlooking the gaming floor.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 33 342 0995
  • Alcohol: Cocktails and Wine
  • Attire: Casual
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups


  • Serving: Buffet, Pasta Specialties, Alcoholic Drinks, Cocktails, Wine, à la carte

Rockafella’s Theatre of Food offers an unforgettable buffet dining experience with over 100 dishes to choose from.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 33 342 9521 / 22
  • Alcohol: Full Bar
  • Attire: Casual
  • Buffet
  • Good for groups


  • Serving: Breakfast, Coffee, Bread and Pastries, Steak, Pizza, Ice Cream, Pasta Specialties, Grilled , Cakes, Cocktails, Wine, Salads, Burgers

VIGOUR & VERVE is a coffee bar cafe located right next to the gaming floor serving a variety of tasty dishes such as pastas, grills, signature sarmies, desserts, pastries and so much more. You can even sit down for a classic breakfast and coffee.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: +27 33 395 8308
  • Alcohol: Cocktails and Wine
  • Attire: Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Takes reservations
  • Good for groups

Golden Horse Casino Venues & Hotspots

Derby Lounge

The Derby Lounge is an exclusive bar that delivers a unique and elegant night life experience in a sophisticated comfort environment.  The bar is stocked with an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as well as serving perfectly crafted cocktails.

The bar offers live entertainment every Friday night.

Scottsville Race Course

The Scottsville Racecourses is attached to Golden Horse Casino giving bettors easy access to the racecourse and casino. The racecourse is oval shaped covering a distance of 2,300m in circumference with horse races running weekly.

Meetings & Events

Golden Horse Casino offers a variety of upmarket venues for productive events such as business meetings, private parties, seminars, product launches or any other gatherings. The conference center is located in-between the Casino and Scottsville Racecourse with a capacity of accommodating up to 400 delegates.

The venue can also be used as a wedding reception featuring an outdoor venue with access to the racecourse.

The Golden Horse Edu-care Centre

The Golden Horse Edu-care Centre is the perfect venue for kids between the ages of 1 and 13yrs offering a variety of educational programs and entertainment in a safe environment. The venue is fully equipped with fun activities featuring an indoor playground and so much more.

The venue is open daily from 10:00am till 12:00am.

Magic Company

The Magic Company is a venue for adults and kids offering a variety of arcade games and many other interactive activities. It also features a Ten Pin Bowling, a TV lounge and a crèche with professional childminders to take good care of your kids.

Olwazini Discovery Centre

Olwazini Discovery Centre is an education center that offers practical science, maths and technology to kids exhibiting a variety of science and technology found in our culture.  It offers a variety of educational science experiments as well as computer training programs.

The venue is open from Monday through Friday from 9:00am till 4:00pm and closed on weekends.

The White Horse

The White Horse is located alongside the racecourse offering a private venue ideal for celebrations, wedding reception or any other social gatherings. It can accommodate up to 250 delegates with a dance floor or 280 delegates without the dance floor.

Golden Horse Driving Range

Golden Horse Driving Range is a perfect venue for golfers to test their golfing skills as well as improving your swing. It offers a variety of miniature golf activities suitable for both kids and adults.


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Contact information


Phone: +27 33 395 8136/7

Toll-free: 0861 44 77 44

Fax: +27 33 395 8100


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Casino hours

Sunday 10:00am to 4:00am
Monday 10:00am to 4:00am
Tuesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00am
Thursday 10:00am to 4:00am
Friday 10:00am to 4:00am
Saturday 10:00am to 4:00am

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