Did you know?
Elephants do not get drunk on fermented marula berries – a local movie initiated that myth.
Come alone, with friends, or bring the whole family to the Morula Sun Casino Complex, less than an hour's drive from Johannesburg and only 20 minutes from Pretoria.
Long gone are the days when casinos were just about gambling: today, they offer entertainment for everyone from tots to seniors.
Themed in African style with chic décor, cheerful colours and attractive lighting, the Morula Sun Casino Complex is named for the distinctive, much-loved African Marula tree (Sclerocarya birrea) that, if you come from Europe or the USA, you might know as the jelly plum tree. The delicious local liqueur Amarula is made from its juicy fruits.
If you've come to gamble, then make your way to the casino. If it's slots that attract you, then try your luck at any of the hi-tech machines, or be in line to win at weekly draws for cash and cars, mystery jackpots and all kinds of bonus bonanzas.
Prefer the tables? Have a go at bingo, roulette, poker or blackjack.
Maybe you’d prefer to take in a show or some live music? Catch the Viva Morula Cabaret on a Friday or Saturday night at Razoos Revue Bar with great music, glamorous dancers and eye-catching costumes. Or go local at the Lethabong Tavern where constantly changing programmes of live jazz, cool township jive, big screen TV and karaoke provide great entertainment.
In summer the pool area is a favourite and for a truly African experience you can later dine under the stars around a crackling log fire in the outdoor boma.
The Morula Sun Casino Complex overlooks the lovely Nooitgedacht Dam, a haven for waterbirds and a hive of activity for weekend water sports.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Morula Sun Casino Complex
Tel: +27 (0)12 799 0000
How to get here
From Johannesburg take the N1 toward Polokwane, left on to the N4 and take the 4th exit on the R80 towards Soshanguve. Left at 3rd exit (Ruth First Avenue), right at T-junction and follow signs.
Best time to visit
Any time, although weekends have cabaret shows.
Where to stay
The Morula Sun Hotel, where all the rooms overlook the pool and dam.
What to eat
Breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Calabash Restaurant. There's also a self-serve DIY braai on the lawns and fast food available from Razoos Bar.
Pamper yourself at the on-site Mangwanani African Spa