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Situated in the lush green hills of KwaZulu-Natal with picturesque views of the Indian Ocean, Sibaya is the ideal place to unwind and soak in the beautiful scenery.

I fell in love with the architecture of this hotel which is authentic to KwaZulu-Natal and its culture.

There is not much to do on the property itself except you can spend a day pampering yourself at the Mangwanani Spa, relax by the pool with a drink or two, try your luck at the casino, or indulge in some delicious food. My favourite was the award-winning steakhouse franchise – Butcher Block.

Butcher Block was so good that I had to visit it twice to try more items on their menu. Also, ask for Pam. 😊 She is amazing!

So good company is a must. 😉 I have so many special memories at Sibaya with family and friends.

Other eating houses in Sibaya:


The Buffet treats guests to a buffet offering which includes a variety of starters, curries, stir fries, casseroles, pastas, seafood and more, plus teas and coffees along with an array of amazing desserts.

The Royal Court Grill

Sibaya’s premier fine dining restaurant, The Royal Court Grill is an à la carte establishment where guests feast in elegant surroundings.

Jewel of India

The restaurant serves authentic Indian food that will take you on a journey of exotic tastes and spices.


FEGO has a passion for cafe style dining, service that always exceeds expectation, and a sophisticated ambience where a robust cup of coffee and a light meal can be savoured.

FEGO Express

Located on the main casino floor serves coffee, cakes and toasted sandwiches on the go with a bar facility and a seating area.

Fast Food Court

For food on the go, there is a variety of choices from Nandos, Butcher Block Express, Le Apertivo with pop up stores Milky Lane, Doo the Donut and On a Roll hotdog café.

Tip: If you can, choose the hotel over the lodge to stay at. It is a more luxurious experience.

Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom is located just a few minutes’ drive away from King Shaka International Airport which makes it the perfect place to end your holiday at. It is one of those hotels that you visit just to relax, take day naps, and lose yourself completely in a good book surrounded by that picture-perfect ocean view.

Sibaya Casino

A world of fun awaits at The Magic Company at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment Kingdom.

Kids can get their kicks from a range of arcade games, kiddie rides, and redemption machines where tokens can be earned and exchanged for cool prizes. Yes, even the kids win at Sibaya!

Sibaya’s iZulu Theatre is unfortunately not opened right now due to Covid-19 but I am sure when it does open again, you can be sure to expect some mind-blowing productions!

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If you are looking for something a little more adventurous to do then make sure you explore the areas close by like Umhlanga, Umdloti, and Ballito.

Bucket list adventures you should experience nearby Sibaya Casino:
  • Visit the famous hole in the wall at Thompson’s Bay Beach.
  • Take a flight over the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal.
  • Go snorkelling in Ballito.
  • Take a trip on the SkyCar or make the 550-step adventure walk to the top of the Moses Mabhida Stadium arch and enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and Durban.
  • Talk a stroll the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve.
  • Visit Promenade and Pier at Umhlanga Beach.
  • Go for drinks and lunch at Legacy Yard.
  • Visit Mindgame Escape to solve a mystery.
Something to do with the kids:
  • Umhlanga Fire Station
  • Check out Natal Shark Board for educational programmes, shark dissections, boat trips & the museum.
  • uShaka Marine World for the family.

Enjoy the Sea World, Wet ‘n Wild, and uShaka Beach.

  • Dolphin Watching in Umhlanga.
  • Flag Animal Farm.
  • Mini Town, Durban Beach Front.
  • Umgeni River Bird Park.

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Photos by Media King.