Travel | 22 Mar 2018 | By Sun International
10 fun things to do at Meropa Casino and Entertainment World
Just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, Meropa Casino and Entertainment World is close to a host of tourist attractions in Limpopo. Treat the family to a road trip and enjoy 10 of the best things to do in Polokwane...
1. Fun for the whole family
Meropa Casino and Entertainment World offers loads of family-friendly activities in Polokwane, guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face. Kids will have a blast playing mini golf or testing their racing skills on the go-karting track. The Magic Company offers loads of arcade-style gaming, just the answer for rainy days. Mom and Dad, spoil yourselves with a date night while your little ones are kept entertained at Twice the Fun Crèche.
2. Experience nature up close at WildThingz
Visiting WildThingz should be at the top of your list of things to do at Meropa Casino. On top of its impressive selection of reptiles, you can also view some of Africa’s biggest eagles and over 200 bird species. WildThingz includes a butterfly park and an insectarium, giving your kids the opportunity to learn while having fun.
3. Tee off in Polokwane
If you’re looking for outdoor activities in Polokwane, Meropa Casino is just a 10-minute drive from
the Polokwane Golf Club where some top South African golfers have honed their handicaps. Founded
in 1863, the club offers bentgrass greens and generous fairways, plus a well-stocked Halfway House.
If you just want some fun, you could also challenge the kids to a round of mini golf at Meropa.
4. Celebrate your big day in style
Limpopo has become a popular choice for couples who are looking for an authentic African wedding destination but very few wedding venues in Polokwane provide all the amenities and services to
create your dream day. At Meropa, not only do your guests have the added benefit of stylish hotel accommodation, but the in-house banqueting team will help you plan every detail of your big day.
From the menu and table design to the entertainment, Meropa Casino weddings are both affordable
and memorable. Enquire here for more information on venue hire in Polokwane at Meropa Casino.
5. Let your hair down!
If trying out the local nightlife is high on your list of things to do at Meropa Casino, then a visit to
6. Try your luck at the casino
Open 24/7 Meropa Casino promises round-the-clock entertainment, plus the chance to win big! With 417 slot machines and 17 games tables, why not try your hand at Blackjack or perhaps a game of American Roulette? Platinum and Diamond MVG cardholders can enjoy spinning the dice in the KIBA Salon Privè, which has a stylish lounge, dedicated waiters and even its own car wash service.
7. Create your own customised tour
Keen to try a few different activities at Meropa Casino? Babylon Travellers create customised tours including a cultural village tour, historic tours of Polokwane or even a township tour where you can sample local fare at taverns and shebeens.
8. Go on a game drive
Have you seen a lion or leopard up close? Visit one of the Polokwane game reserves in the region and you could see up to 50 species of game on a game drive. You can also learn more about elephants at Kapama Private Game Reserve.
9. Learn more about the local culture
Discover the history of the Bakone people at the Bakone Malapa Open-Air Museum, a carefully reconstructed cultural village that offers insight into their culture and customs. Or visit the Makapans Valley (part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site), which is a monument to the 30-day siege between local tribes and Boer Commandant-General Piet Potgieter. It also boasts some of the world’s oldest fossils at Makapan's Cave and one of two Stone Age sites in the world can be found at the Cave
10. Take time out at Meropa Hotel
Offering affordable Polokwane accommodation, Meropa Hotel is the perfect base from which to
explore the province’s most popular tourist attractions. If you’re stuck for ideas on where to stay in Polokwane, this 54-room Moroccan-inspired hotel in Polokwane is situated alongside Meropa Casino
and Entertainment World and is perfect for a family holiday or romantic getaway. And, if you’re looking for conference venues in Polokwane with stylish hotel accommodation, Meropa also has a wide selection of Polokwane conference venues and meeting rooms to suit your budget.