Carnival City Casino Review

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carnival-city-casino-screenshotProvince : Gauteng
Address : Cnr Century and Elsburg Road, Brakpan, 1540
Phone : +27 11 898 7000
Fax : +27 11 898 7024
Email :
Website :

Directions From O.R. Tambo International Airport (± 24km)

  • Approximate driving time 25 mins hour/s

  • Head east on Elsburg Rd/R554 toward Century Rd, 850m.

  • Slight left at Heidelberg Rd/R23.

  • Continue to follow R23, 6.4km.

  • Slight left at Range View Rd, 1.1km.

  • Slight left at Harpur Ave, 230m.

  • Turn right at Bunyan St, 1.5km.

  • Turn left to merge onto N12 toward Johannesburg, 6.6km.

  • Take exit 429-Boksburg toward M41/Rondebult Rd, 1.4km.

  • Take exit 429 to merge onto R21 toward Pretoria, 4.6km.

  • Take the exit, 270m.

  • Keep left at the fork, 900m.

  • Slight right, 400m.

  • Slight right, 260m.

  • Turn right.

  • Destination will be on the left, 100m.


Conveniently located in the Johannesburg suburb of Brakpan, Carnival City Casino brings a fun, holiday atmosphere to the area with its extravagant carnival theme. Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World, as it is known, is part of the Sun International Group and therefore maintains the highest levels of entertainment, security, accommodation and rewards for all its visitors.

The casino complex has entertainment features for everyone, from families looking for a fun day out, to seasoned gamblers seeking top notch casino action 24/7, be it slots or table games.

The festival theme is carried through from the moment visitors step through the doors of Carnival City Casino, from the images of clowns, jesters and other circus memorabilia to models of giant roller coasters. It is clear that much emphasis has been placed on the entertainment aspect of this casino, and there are plenty of restaurant and bar facilities, movie houses, theaters, kiddy activities and more.

The Casino

Carnival City Casino is considered a premium gambling South African gambling destination for all types of players, from amateurs to seasoned gamblers. The casino offers an assortment of slots and table games with a wide range of betting levels, all played out on a colourful, carnival themed casino floor.

The casino offers players 1,750 intelligent card slot machines, as well as 60 high tech tables which are manned by friendly and professional croupiers.

The casino incorporates smoking and non-smoking areas, an exclusive Club Prive and plenty of places to make a ‘pit stop’ from gambling activities to eat, drink or shop.

Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, Carnival City Casino offers all time favourite slot games such as Geisha slot, Dolphin Treasure slot and Forbidden Dragon slots.

Table games include American Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Blackjack and the highest paying progressive game in South Africa, Lunar Poker. Wagers begin at just R5 and rise to R500 to suit high rollers.

Weekends are especially a blast at Carnival City Casino where the casino floor turns into a Party Pit, with amplified music, dance and a fun atmosphere all around.

Restaurant and bar

From traditional Asian cuisine to Italian pastas and pizzas, there is something for everyone at Carnival City Casino when it comes to culinary offerings. Patrons hoping to grab a quick meal can do so at a number of fast food destinations, including Bombay Jay, Kentucky Fried Chicken or Milky Lane, while those wanting to make an evening out of their visit to Carnival City Casino can enjoy lavish sit down meals at restaurants such as Giovanni’s, Squires or Matsuya.

The casino also offers a pub style sports bar and the family friendly Lotta Foods Buffet which seats up to 370 people.

A number of bars also dot the premises, including the Magic Bar with a live magician performing on weekends and the stylish Carnival Bar which also offers live performances.


The Carnival City Casino complex offers two excellent hotels, each one with its unique features and standards.

Those looking for affordable, comfortable accommodation can try out the 1 star Road Lodge Carnival City with just under 100 rooms, while those seeking out a little more luxury should try out the 4 star Carnival Club Hotel with 105 beautifully decorated rooms. Both hotels are located within walking distance of the casino, restaurants, bars and other entertainment facilities.

Entertainment Facilities

Carnival City Casino is a one stop destination for families and other visitors, offering movies at the Star Kinekor Carnival City and a Grand Prix circuit at the Magic Company. The Big Top Arena is a popular venue which hosts live performances around the year, accommodating up to 4,000 people at a time, while the Mardi Gras Theater is more intimate, offering stand up shows, karaoke and Ladies Night.

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