Emerald Casino 9th - 11th Nov 2007
The time came again to get away from it all and relax. We were wanting to go somewhere where there was a good caravan site and water where we could fish as well as Ski.
There are not many dams or rivers around where all of the above is possible at the same time. There seemed one prospective chance and this was the Vaal River. There are 3 caravan parks that I know of and so decided to see what we could do.
Abrahamsrus caravan site is somewhere we have been many years in the past. Was very nice, but a bit isolated on the far end of the river. The other option was Emfuleni Caravan Park. On phoning, the site has been closed down for the development of houses.
Then there was Emerald Casino. Now this interested me as it "should" be a brilliant resort with added attractions all round. Made the phone call and the scene was set.
Emerald Casino Caravan park was, brilliant and disappointing all in one. There is huge potential and hopefully the Casino management will see this potential one day. Major bug bear was "Taps". Yes, "Taps". Every single tap in the resort including the showers are the push knob type. I.e. you push the knob and water comes out. Stop pushing and nada! Even the showers were the same!!! Only one knob. No hot or cold, just a combination from the one knob. It was a lucky dip on what temperature the water would come out as. Furthermore, we were fortunate in that one press of the water knob in the showers kept the water on for about 30 seconds. Yes, you heard me correctly. You then needed to press the button again, and again, and again. You get the message.
Also, the clientele is obviously of the partying type. I.e. again, drinking and shouting into the night.
Otherwise, we really enjoyed it. The sites were nice although with limited shade. Trees have been planted, however, they still need some time to grow. The braais are lovely and if I could have nicked on, I would have ;-)
Anyway, to some photos...
Till next time keep well, travel safe and enjoy.