The Carousel Casino Review
Directions From O.R. Tambo International Airport (± 95km)
- Head south on Short Term Parking Rd
- Take the 1st right toward Exit 46
- Slight right toward Exit 46
- Take exit 46 for R21 N toward Kempton Park / Pretoria
- Take the ramp onto R21
- Take exit 134 to merge onto N1 toward Polokwane
- Pass the Stormvoel, Zambesi, Pumulani, Walmannsthal, Murrayhill and Hamanskraal off-ramps
- Take The Carousel exit
- Pay toll fee at the Toll Plaza and drive into The Carousel
The Carousel Casino on the North West Province border, located close to Gauteng, manages to combine an old fashioned fairground theme with the last word in top class service and entertainment – from the word go.
The Carousel is considered one of South Africa’s top gambling and entertainment complexes, whether visitors walk through the gates to enjoy the supreme gaming experience, its delicious meals, year round entertainment or classy bars. The complex is considered highly family-friendly and is perfect for individual or business stays, to enjoy the entertainment on site or to use as a base to explore the natural beauty of the area.
Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the Carousel Casino is centrally located for gamblers seeking a top destination in the area north of Pretoria. Both smoking and non smoking patrons are catered for, and the casino floor’s spread includes slots and table games, bars and more. For those feeling peckish, dining options are available very near the casino floor.
In terms of slot games, The Carousel Casino offers nearly 700 highly entertaining and rewarding smart card slot machines, with betting levels to suit all players – ranging from just 1c to R100. The casino regularly upgrades its slots portfolio with the hottest new games, including Dolphin Treasure slot, Aloha Island slot, Double Happiness slot and Geisha slot.
There are 19 table games on the Carousel Casino floor, divided among the smoking, non smoking and Prive areas. Players will find betting ranges of R2 to R5,000 on games such as Roulette, Blackjack and poker. The casino regularly runs promotions such as table game showdowns, exclusive draws, car giveaways and weekend party events.
Bar and Dining Facilities
The Carousel Casino offers several dining facilities to choose from, as well as a number of bars on the casino floor.
Squires Explorers Loft is well known for its A-grade steaks and eclectic décor, while the Player’s Restaurant is conveniently located near the casino floor, offering a fine three course buffet style meal and a world class wine list. Giovanni’s Ristorante offers top class Italian cuisine and an outdoor terrace, while Presto is a trendy coffee shop which offers light meals, snacks, coffees and cakes.
There are two accommodation options for visitors wanting more than a day trip to The Carousel Casino. The self-catering Acacia Place is family friendly and comfortable, set slightly further away from the casino to ensure maximum privacy but close enough to still be convenient. The Carousel Hotel is located nearer to the casino and provides a choice of accommodation features for visitors in 57 different rooms. All the rooms are luxurious and beautifully decorated. Room rates differ depending on size, season and features, and bookings can be made online.
The Carousel Casino regularly hosts exciting events and entertainment in the Pretoria region, and visitors should keep tabs on what is happening in the area prior to their visit. Events include karaoke and DJ nights in the famous Cheyenne Saloon, live performances and more.
Guests can enjoy a private courtyard, a stunning Victorian style swimming pool, tennis and squash courts, a gym and a communal braai area. The casino complex is also conveniently located near top game parks such as the Dinokeng Game Reserve only 5km away, where the Big Five can be viewed in their natural habitat.