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“Surprised to find such a place”
Review of Montecasino

Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Award-winning Montecasino - Gauteng’s number one entertainment destination - is ideally located in the heart of Fourways Johannesburg and is a spectacular 24-7 ‘World at Play’ development meticulously designed to replicate an authentic Tuscan Village. A casino, retail entertainment, corporate hospitality and events, three hotels on property and a luxury office park, it is perfectly packaged to offer the very best in stylish entertainment to deliver a unique and memorable experience. Visitors to Montecasino are immediately captivated by the Italian communal theming and vibrant social and entertainment buzz – an atmosphere that keeps them returning again and again. Catering for both the leisure and business markets through the broad range of facilities, entertainment activities, abundant parking and convenient location just off the main commuter routes; it is clear to see why Montecasino attracts over 9.3 million visitors annually. For more information go to our website or "like" us on Facebook.You would be hard pressed to find another location world-wide that churns the number of entertainment options as those found at Montecasino. From theatre productions to concerts, music and sporting festivals, gaming and casino promotions, world-class events, artists appearances and musicians – Montecasino has got it!
Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a reproduction of a Mediterranean like village, with shops, restaurants and entertainment spots. Very nice place to visit.

Thank Albatross65
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Hee hee it’s tough for me to write an honest review because I won a little money here and that always makes me happy!

Restaurants and Eateries:
- Lots of selection here, from fine dining to fast food outlets, you’ll be sure to find something to whet your appetite.
- We ate at Congo Bongo and it was pretty okay– portions were a little laughable though for the price and I did not like my meal at all, but my partner really enjoyed his so maybe it was just an off night for me.
- We had coffee at a little shop and it was perfect and wonderful; great service and excellent coffee.

- Lots of little curio-stores to fascinate and delight, however, the prices were a little hefty and there was nothing there that screamed ‘you must have me!’ Nice candy store though.

- CHA-CHING! Lots of nice, modern slots that operate on a cash-in-ticket-out basis (so convenient).
- you do not need to register/provide ID with the hotel to play the slots.
- some of the newer multi-line machines with jackpots.
- lots of machines to choose from too.
- Gets really busy at night.
- Separate lounges for people who smoke.

Bowling and Amusement Park
- Not great. The bowling alley had the worst bowling balls, so chipped they wobbled down the lanes, but it was very clean inside and reasonably priced. Still, good times: A very fun couple of hours for sure but it could have been missed with no small loss.
- The arcade was not worth even a rand: broken machines, old games, overpriced and the grab-toy-claw games were rigged!

General Grounds:
- There’s a movie theatre and a very lovely and serene bird park as well.
- everything seemed safe and secure, and extremely well kept and clean.

All in all, I think you could spend a very enjoyable evening here with lots to do and lots to see; it really is a solid and successful effort to bring a little of the Vegas flair to Johannesburg. Some stuff for kids to do, lots more for adults though.

Thank Blucadern
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Plenty of choice re places to eat. A new experience. Would recommend The Meat Company - good and pleasant service and Arab steak!
Enjoyable and would visit again

Thank Gillian M
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

In my opinion there is quite literally nothing like Montecasino in South Africa. As soon as you step through the doors, the attention to detail in the Tuscan makes you feel as if you have stepped into Italy. From the little items like a police car that says "polizia" to the cobblestone floor, Tuscan buildings and always blue skies, Montecasino or "monties" as we locals refer to it, provides an amazing getaway. Scenery aside, with top notch restaurants, bars, clothing shops, theatres to view SA's best in entertainment, a bird park outside, an entertainment section for children and a casino that the adults can use while the kids are in the aforementioned entertainment area (supervised of course) Montecasino provides something for everyone! Definitely worth the visit!

Thank singhnat22
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beautiful place which got everything there! We watched a movie, dine at a pizza place, and did a little gambling. It was fun, and will recommend to all my friends and family!

Thank Mandy F
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