Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort Review
- ● Address: Mphephu Street, Thohoyandou, 0950, Limpopo
- ● Phone: +27 (0) 15 962 4600
- ● Opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week – tables open at 10h00 until closing time
A Hidden Gem in a Humble Location
Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort may be home to one of the smallest brick-and-mortar casinos in South Africa, but there’s plenty of fun to be had. Situated in the heart of Thohoyandou, the Venda Tribe’s capital in the province of Limpopo, the greenery that surrounds Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort is a breath of fresh air for those travelling from concrete jungles such as Gauteng.
The resort is operated by Peermont, the award-winning hospitality and entertainment company which also operates popular venues like Emperors Palace Hotel Casino Convention and Entertainment Resort and Frontier Inn and Casino. Exceptional entertainment, premium accommodation and state-of-the-art conferencing facilities are features of all Peermont-owned properties, and Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort is no exception.
Whether you’re a tourist or travelling to Thohoyandou on business, the family-friendly 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel promises a comfortable stay at affordable prices. The 107-room hotel is approximately five hours from Johannesburg via the motorway and three hours from the Punda Maria Gate entrance of the Kruger National Park, making it the perfect destination for those who want to gamble and explore.
Gambling facilities at Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort may be limited, but the casino operates 24/7 and is a hive of activity at the weekend. You can enjoy 150+ slot machines and nine gaming tables. Although Khoroni Casino offers a modest selection of games, it’s only one of three options for gamblers residing in or passing through Limpopo, so we can’t complain too much.
Join the Winners Circle for Exclusive Rewards
One of the biggest frustrations of visiting brick-and-mortar casinos is having to queue for the ATM or cash desk. Thankfully, Peermont has developed a solution to ensure you can skip the queues when gambling at Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort.
Marketed as the first casino loyalty app with wallet functionality in South Africa, the Peermont Winners Circle app enables you to deposit and withdraw directly from your smartphone. Other features of the innovative app include activating notifications of rewards and the ability to upload identification documents. You can download the Winners Circle app for free from the Apple App Store, Huawei AppGallery or Google Play Store.
You can also sign up at any Winners Circle Guest Relations Desks. Simply present a valid national ID, driver’s license or passport at the desk and one of the friendly staff members will hand you a card which entitles you to an array of rewards.
What you receive will depend on your VIP level (Silver, Gold, or Sapphire), but you will accumulate Leisure Points every time you use your card and even the smallest perks will make you feel like a VIP – from free tollgate access and undercover parking to birthday offers and discounted getaway and leisure packages at participating Peermont resorts.
Enjoy 150+ Ultra-Modern Slot Machines
Although the number of slot machines available at Khoroni Casino pales in comparison to the likes of Carnival City Casino and Emperors Palace, one could argue that the focus is on quality over quantity.
Boasting over 150 slot machines from gaming giants such as Bally Technology, Artistocrat and Novomatic, Khoroni Casino provides a Vegas-style experience by offering popular titles such as More Hearts, Dolphin Treasure, Indian Dreaming, and Turtle Treasure.
Interestingly, there are two tabs in the gaming section of the Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort titled Red Hot Slots and Hot Predictions. Proprietary software known as Inside Track predicts which slots are likely to pay out, so it’s always worth taking a quick look before you start your session.
Although there is no guarantee that these slots will hit, these sections provide interesting information. Columns cover slot machine ID, denomination, slot name, and total jackpots paid. Naturally, Love on the Nile and Players Choice Ultra often make the list.
Speaking of denominations, you can spin the reels from 2c to R10 when you play slots at Khoroni Casino.
Take a Seat at One of Nine Gaming Tables
Khoroni Casino isn’t the most spacious gaming venue, so it may come as no surprise to learn that there are only nine gaming tables available. Furthermore, these gaming tables are packed into the smoking casino. The non-smoking casino consists of only slot machines, which isn’t ideal if you’re a non-smoker.
You can take a seat at three blackjack tables, with stakes ranging from R25 to R1000. There are also five American roulette tables, with stakes ranging from R5 to R200. If you want to play casino games for high stakes, head to the Salon Prive and enjoy table games as well as slot machines.
Tables open at 10h00 every day, and the action continues until closing time. Weekends are always busy at Khoroni Casino, so we recommend getting there early if you want to take a seat and enjoy a long session.
It’s also worth noting how friendly and accommodating the croupiers are at Khoroni Casino. We have heard nothing but praise for casino employees, who often go above and beyond their duties to ensure every visitor experiences the VIP treatment.
Food and Other Entertainment at Khoroni
Worked up an appetite on the casino floor? Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort offers several options to stop your stomach from growling. Snacks are available on the casino floor, or you can stop by the Pool Deck Takeaway Restaurant to get some fresh air and tuck into something next to the pool.
If a snack won’t cut it, you can visit the chic Malingani Restaurant. It’s located downstairs from reception next to the pool. You can tuck into a full English breakfast in the morning, there’s a lunch menu for the afternoon, and you can choose between a buffet and á la carte menu in the evening. With salads, soups, casseroles, desserts and many other options on the menu, the food will tickle your taste buds and have you coming back for more. The cocktails aren’t bad either.
You can also visit the Moo Bar for “an udderly good time” – their words, not ours. Whether it’s filled with sports fanatics watching a live event on the big screens or crammed with partygoers dancing to some of the hottest DJs, the trendy bar is always a hive of activity. There are regular drink specials, ladies’ nights and weekend parties, and you can choose from the finest beverage selection in the area.
If you like to relax and unwind, visit CSpa by Camelot at Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort. The wellness center offers spa treatments, therapies and beauty services. You can also let off some steam in the gym. There’s even a crèche to keep younger visitors occupied while you enjoy some downtime.
The Perfect Casino for Gamblers and Nature Lovers
Conveniently positioned and reasonably priced, Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort is an attractive resort in an idyllic setting. It’s a short journey from Kruger National Park, where you can spot zebras, impalas, elephants, exotics birds, and many other animals. The local area offers scenic views, 4×4 excursions, and more, making it the perfect destination for those who enjoy activities during the day and gambling in the evening.
Although you won’t find as many games at Khoroni Casino as Meropa Casino, which is Limpopo’s largest casino resort, there’s still plenty of action. You can spin the reels of 150+ slot machines from some of the biggest names in the business, and there’s several blackjack and roulette tables with flexible betting limits.
Combine all of this with the recently revamped 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel, several dining options, a business center, gym, swimming pool, crèche, and free Wi-Fi, and it’s easy to see why so many people make a reservation at Khoroni Hotel Casino Convention Resort.