Fire Occur at Mmabathos Palms casino & Resort

Peermont Hotels Casinos and Resorts confirmed a fire at its Mahikeng resort, the oldest South Africa’s casino Mmabathos Palms Hotel, Casino and Convention Resort, this month, 8 September 2021.

The cause of the fire is yet undetermined, and a full investigation by the Police, Fire department, is in progress, according to the statement released by the company. “We thank the management team on-site during the crisis for their hard work and are sincerely grateful that there were no fatalities or serious injuries to either our guests or employees,” stated Peermont Chief Executive Officer Nigel Atherton. The full scale of the damage is still being ascertained. But it is confirmed that the 4-star Walmont hotel has been destroyed, except for the Executive Vilas wing. The Mmabatho Palms casino and conference rooms were not affected. Peermont management can confirm that all employee jobs are safe, and counseling has been made available to all employees and guests affected by the tragedy. However, the company statement further said the Mmabatho Palms resort would remain closed while investigations are finalized. Peermont expects to take back control of the resort and for casino and conferencing to resume operations within the next week.

Meanwhile, since the infection rate is dropping and lockdowns slowly easing, Peermonts has flagship resort, Emperors Palace, is looking to make a dream come true by rewarding its customers with one a lifetime prize. Guest who plays at the Gauteng-based casino resort from 13 August to 19 September 2021 stands a chance to win a private trip to Tswalu Kalahari private wildlife reserve for four days of luxury activities.

They will experience fine dining, including a meal prepared by South Africa’s first Michelin Star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.

“Emperors Palace is the palace of dreams, and we strive to offer prizes and events that reward our players in a way that money just can’t buy” – say Group Gaming executive Billy Gray.

It’s been a difficult few months, and we are looking forward to spoiling our players with this extraordinary trip.” Casino players need to play to join the leader board and qualify for the final draw on 22 September, where the top 50 slots players and top 50 table players will find out who wins the grand prize.

While winners will enjoy a private chartered flight courtesy of Fireblade aviation from O.R Tambo International airport to the immaculate Tswalu private wildlife reserve in the Kalahari. The guest will spend four days at the picturesque Tarkuni homestead in a secluded valley below the Korannaberg Mountains and will be treated to private game viewings with a dedicated guide and tracker and 5-star cuisine ranging from boma dinners to dune picnics.

The trip’s highlight will be a meal expertly prepared by Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. At his new restaurant Klein JAN, culinary traditions and ingredients of the Northern Cape are showcased in a menu deeply rooted in this under-explored region.

“We are a big fan of Jan Hendrick, and as South Africans proud of his accomplishment, so when the opportunity arose to have him cook for us, we jumped at it because this is a prize that will be truly unforgettable” – say Gray.

Peermont Hotels, Casino and Resorts is an award-winning hospitality and entertainment company that operates 12 properties located across South Africa and Botswana, Renowned for its excellence in design, development, management, ownership, and operation of multi-faceted hospitality and gaming facilities.

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