South Africa’s ‘Place of Coal’

Whether you are looking for a quiet escape with luxury touches, an affordable stop enroute to the Kruger or you’re visiting on business, Tsogo Sun has three superb hotels in Witbank that will suit you perfectly. 

The superb Southern Sun The Ridge is set in beautifully scenic surroundings. With just 40 rooms, the atmosphere is intimate and prestigious. In-room and on-site comforts cater to both holiday visitors and business travellers. Rooms are styled with neutral, earthy shades, and include value added amenities such as free WiFi and 18-hour room service – allowing you to relax or work in comfort. Head to the outdoor swimming pool and garden area to unwind and enjoy the South African sunshine. Enjoy the best coffee in town at the stylish Cuban Coffee Company and buffet-style all-day meals at Billy G’s restaurant. Just beyond the hotel, guests are invited to discover a world of entertainment and gaming at the Ridge Casino and Entertainment Centre.

StayEasy Emalahleni has a convenient location, just off the N4 highway between Mpumalanga and Gauteng. The hotel prides itself on affordable comfort that doesn’t compromise on service or amenities. The hotel was designed and built with the environment in mind. There are a total of 135 rooms in the hotel, each with a laid back atmosphere and amenities to ensure your comfort. Be entertained at The Ridge Casino and Entertainment Centre and can get your shopping fix at the nearby Highveld Mall.  

For absolute affordability that provides you all the basic comforts you need, book at SUN1 Witbank. We’re talking free WiFi, rooms that can sleep 3, bottomless coffee served in a relaxed public area and a tasty breakfast for a tasty price.

Discover more of Witbank

Visit Witbank

In the rolling plains of the Mpumalanga Highveld the city of Witbank began put down its roots 125 years ago as a small coal mining town. Witbank has grown to become home to Africa’s largest coalfields, and in 2006 was renamed, Emalahleni, the “place of coal.” This city is recognized as one of the foremost business destinations in Mpumalanga. 

Being renowned for mining and business has not stopped Witbank from becoming a popular holiday destination. The nature surrounding Witbank includes some truly stunning spots. The Olifants River is definitely worth a visit; try out some river based activities or sit back and admire its beauty. Head into the Bushveld and take a hike for a real African experience. Or cast a line at the Witbank Dam and tell your friends about the ‘one that got away’. Of course, if you’d rather, you can try something a little less energetic and head to The Ridge Casino and Entertainment Centre. Casino gaming, movies and great shopping at the Highveld Mall will get your heart racing without working up a sweat.

Our Top Recommendations

  • The Witbank Nature Reserve

This reserve is situated outside of Witbank and borders the Witbank Dam. Incorporating a range of landscapes including grassland, wetland and woodland areas, the reserve is a home for a variety of wildlife and birdlife.

  • The Ridge Casino and Entertainment Centre

This casino complex offers fun for the whole family and the convenience of being just off the N4 highway. It offers a host of entertainment for all types and all ages – cinemas, ten-pin bowling, restaurants and casino gaming.

  • Fishing

The magnificent Olifants River makes Witbank the perfect place to visit for fishing enthusiasts. Whether you prefer river fishing or dam fishing there are plenty of spots to land a prize catch or a fresh fish dinner. The Witbank dam is a popular spot for Bass anglers.

  • Witbank Golf Course

This 18-hole golf course was established all the way back in 1907 by a local coal mine and has a proud history as one of the more challenging courses in the province. The club prides itself in its Clubhouse, Pro Shop and Driving range.

The Ridge Casino

The Ridge Casino & Entertainment World provides an oasis for holiday-makers and locals alike, ensuring a source of world-class entertainment and a direct link to the Highveld Mall, a shopping and entertainment haven. Out-of...

Southern Sun The Ridge

Just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, en route to Mpumalanga, this hotel is an intimate 40 en-suite room hotel linked to The Ridge Casino and Entertainment complex and the Highway Mall. Perfect as a stopover destin...

StayEasy Emalahleni

A 90 minute drive from Johannesburg and just off the N4 highway, this 135 en-suite room hotel provides the perfect stop-over for people driving to Mpumalanga. Located on the premises of the Ridge Casino and Entertainment Centre...

Billy G The Ridge Casino

Enjoy a great meal and excellent value at Billy G Restaurant – The Ridge. This upmarket, family buffet restaurant located in The Ridge, Emalahleni offers an extensive selection of dishes. Guests can enjoy a variety of hot...

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