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The entertainment oasis of the North West

11 November 2010

Nestled near the historic city of Mafikeng, South Africa’s first casino resort and hotel, Mmabatho Palms is well known amongst local and international travellers as the entertainment capital of the North West Province.

Mmabatho Palms has been in existence since 1977. Formerly known as Mmabatho Sun and later renamed Tusk Mmabatho Casino in 2001, the resort has undergone a dramatic make-over worth over R20-million. The new look which is inspired by the local BaTswana people and their culture has transformed this firm favourite into a modern, contemporary African casino resort with entertainment options and facilities that are bound to delight and excite anyone who visits this magnificent resort.

With sky high palm trees, lush green grass and an azure blue swimming pool, all public areas are especially designed to offer guests the very best in relaxation and entertainment facilities. Business travellers can keep in touch with the full-service business centre or utilise the newly revamped, world-class conferencing facility, the Bagosing Room which means "Place of Royalty" in SeTswana.

The 4-star Peermont Walmont hotel, with its welcoming and warm ambiance, boasts 150 rooms combining modern contemporary design with superior style, quality and comfort. Each room comes fully equipped with high-speed internet access, international direct dial phones as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can either dine a la carte or select from an impressive buffet at the Motswedi Terrace Restaurant and bar with all meals specially prepared by the resident, award-winning chef.

"The Peermont Walmont hotel at the Mmabatho Palms offers comfort and quality to leisure and business travellers together with value for money," says Leon Nel, General Manager of the resort "the reception and check-in, same day laundry and dry-cleaning services provide a convenient, accessible service for any business or leisure traveller."

For travellers seeking a unique entertainment experience Mmabatho Palms has a regular line up of top class shows and events. From David Kau's hilarious comedy special, to the delicious African Food Festival, and the annual Mmabatho Palms Golf Day, the resort has a jam-packed entertainment agenda that is bound to keep any quest well entertained at any time of the day or night.

It also offers non-gaming entertainment alternatives suitable for the whole family. A flood lit tennis court, full sized soccer field and two sparkling pools, will keep any family entertained. Parents can relax as children have fun under the watchful eye of trained caregivers at the kiddie's corner, Jolly Giraffe, where activity choices range from play station games, board games and puzzles. For dad, there is a superb 18-hole golf course at the renowned Leopard Park Golf Club situated next to Mmabatho Palms.

The capital of Mafikeng is a historic landmark, and there are a number of attractions in the area that make for great family outings. The Mafikeng Game Reserve has excellent game and bird viewing opportunities and is a good spot for a family picnic and the Mafikeng Cemetery and Mafikeng Museum are notable attractions worth a visit.

"With the variety of entertainment, accommodation and world-class conferencing facilities under one roof, Mmabatho Palms offers any guest an experience that is guaranteed to have them returning back for more," says Nel.

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