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The Palace of Dreams

Emperors Palace, conveniently situated next to O R Tambo International Airport, has become one of the most popular casino, entertainment and conference resorts in Johannesburg. Known as the “Palace of Dreams” the casino is a Roman themed fantasy with large Romanesque states and colourful frescoed interiors.

Fit for true Emperors, gamblers can choose from 1 700 slot machines and 60 tables plus exclusive Privé areas and a smoking casino. Emperors Palace has also become the home of Poker with the beautifully appointed Fortuna Poker Room, dedicated to devotees of Texas Hold ’Em and is also the proud host of many casino tournaments including the World Poker Tour.

Other entertainment options include the 756-seater Theatre of Marcellus where an extensive list of international and local performers have graced its stage. A new games arcade caters for teens, and adults, with the latest video and arcade games and the Nu Metro movie theatre experience comprising six cinemas with a total of 1250 seats, one of which, The Pantheon boasts 500 seats and is the largest cinema on the African continent.

There are a variety of restaurants catering to every taste throughout the complex and for dinner take-out your pick from local chains like Nandos, Ocean Basket, Spur or Col’cacchio in the food court. Overnight guests have a choice of three and 4 star hotel accommodation as well as untold luxury and regal comfort at the five-star D’Oreale Grande Hotel.

Things to do and see

  • Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • Nu Metro Cinema Complex
  • Magic Games Arcade
  • Kids’ Corner Crèche
  • Food Courts
  • Restaurants & Coffee Shops
  • Marc Antony’s Cigar Lounge
  • Live Theatre Comedy Shows & Musicals
  • CODESA Walkway
  • Candies, Novelty and Gift Shops
  • Accommodation: Southern Sun Grand Hotel & City Lodge
  • Octavia's Day Spa
  • Conferencing & Event Facilities


Day visitors pay a nominal parking fee of R10 per car.

Prices subject to change, please confirm directly with the service provider

Please note that Restaurants opening times are not 24/7 as per the casino & food court, please call in advance for bookings

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