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Montecasino: The bustling hub of Johannesburg

The beautiful country of South Africa with three of its capitals of Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town exists as an effervescent hub of all sorts of experiences for the young and old. One of the most populated countries in the African subcontinent, you can look forward to varied ethnicity in South Africa. Home to the beautiful Table mountains and the Signal Hill, South Africa has a lot more to offer than the scenic landscapes that you would see when you travel through the country in your self-drive car. Interestingly you can look forward to a plethora of experiences while in Johannesburg even though it is not one of the main capital cities of South Africa. While in Johannesburg, you should definitely pay a visit to a bustling place called Montecasino for a fun-filled evening and night out.

What to expect

For an enthralling experience, you can visit the in-house casino and indulge in legal gambling. The staff at Montecasino always ensure that you enjoy to the maximum while you spend time here. Montecasino was set up in the year 2000 in Johannesburg and was valued at a whopping amount of 1.6 Billion South African Rand. This masterpiece was built by South African Architects Bentel Associates and has become one of the most widely visited tourist destinations in South Africa.

Montecasino complex
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Montecasino is a popular destination for film shooting and the superior architecture exhibits itself with a lot of panache. Like every other casino, this place has poker tables and cashier stations. After a good round of legal gambling, you can visit the restaurants and cafes which are within the complex or also catch a movie at the theatres located within Montecasino. Apart from these experiences, you can also look forward to doing a lot of shopping within this exuberant place. Another exciting place to visit would be, the Montecasino Bird Gardens where you can witness a variety of exhibits of birds and reptiles and have a fun-filled time while watching the ‘Flights of Fantasy’ show.

Flights of Fantasy show in Montecasino Bird Gardens
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Montecasino was voted as one of the best casinos in the world a few years back with top-class facilities in and around the place. As mentioned, apart from the shopping and restaurants, you have a hoard of other activities that you can take up to kill time. You do not have to worry about carrying enough money with you as there are various foreign exchange and ATM facilities available within Montecasino for the obvious reason of it being a gambling hub.

How to reach

Commuting to Monte Casino can be through any form of public transport including buses and taxis, or you can even drive up to this place if you have taken up a self-drive option for your vacation to South Africa. With Montecasino being a major attraction in the heart of the bustling city of Johannesburg, it shouldn’t be too difficult to navigate to this place.

Timings and Entry fee

As far as the casino is concerned there is no specific time slot for gambling, but other attractions like the Montecasino Bird Gardens, cafes, and shopping complexes will shut down later in the evening. There is no specific entry fee to visit Montecasino, but to take part in gambling or to make purchases at the various shops you will have to pay directly at the counter. For the Bird Gardens in specific, you can get a pass in advance or if not, you will have to pay up to 70 Rand per adult, and somewhere around 11 Rand for children. Kids below 2 years of age are permitted free entry into the Bird Gardens.

Feeling that pinch of excitement to visit Montecasino right away don’t you? Pickyourtrail recommends that you visit this place with your family or even with your partner and you will surely be thrilled with the experiences that unfold. Plan your South Africa trip today, and visit the effervescent Montecasino for a joyous trip. Happy travelling!

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