10 Reasons Why you should visit Montecasino in Johannesburg!

Montecasino is one of Johannesburg’s most popular hangout place for the entire family but the question is why?

What’s so special about this destination that people just keep coming back for more?

Well… to start, the architecture of the building is breath-taking and that is one of the reasons why so many tourists are attracted to the destination. Once you enter, you feel like you are somewhere magical and most probably will forget if its night or day.

My family and I enjoy visiting Montecasino, not because we love gambling but because there’s something for everyone to do.

Suggestion: Montecasino sometimes runs a Night out for 2 special, the next time you see the promotion, grab it because it is definitely worth the price!

10 Reasons why you should visit Montecasino:

1. For a food experience.

If you are looking for different cuisines and family friendly restaurants, then Montecasino is the place to start in the Fourways area. They have a huge selection of well-rated restaurants indoors and outdoors.

If you want the kids to ride their bikes and enjoy the water fountain on a beautiful sunny day, I suggest you visit the Piazza.

There are a few restaurants to choose from but my favorites are Col’Cacchio Pizzeria (they have the best pizza’s and desserts) and Ocean Basket (lovely selection of seafood).

Inside, near the cinemas, you will find Nando’s (opened up recently), Spur to suit everyone’s taste and Milky lane for a treat after your meal.

Planning on doing date night? Then you must try Fireroom (the food is literally on fire) and La Rosa Mexican Grille for a themed fun night out.

Want to catch up with friends? Milk & Honey Bar and 3SIXTY is the place to be on a weekend.

Feel like dancing? Visit Cantare for an after dark experience.

2. For 10 Pin-Bowling

I suck at bowling but if this is your type of fun, you will enjoy the bowling area and the laser tag which is also very popular.

3. For the Kids – Magic Company

If my daughter could, she would literally be here every day because she loves the kiddies rides and games especially when she wins a huge amount of tickets.

4. For Movies

Montecasino has the biggest and latest blockbuster movies from Hollywood, Bollywood as well as the best in local film. [email protected] Montecasino offers an unparalleled entertainment and cinema experience.

You can get discounts like 30% off your movie ticket when you use your Rewards card.

With fifteen cinemas to choose from, including Il Grande – the biggest fully digital cinema in South Africa you can enjoy a great day at the movies. Il Grande and Prive Lounge (smoking lounge) allow you to extend a movie to an intimate night out.

5. For Skoobs

If you love to have a cup of coffee after dinner and relax with a good book, then Skoobs is the place to visit. It is literally book heaven for you and the kids!

Skoobs also has a champagne bar upstairs and hosts book clubs.

6. For the Spa

Montecasino has 2 options for you:

The Kai Thai Spa – Treatments include the traditional Thai massage and reflexology.

Mangwanani – The Original African Spa – offers day and night spa treatments.

7. For Events

Events coming up:


What you can see:

  • Robo Wars Tournament (with amazing prizes to be won)
  • LARP (live action role playing) Demos
  • Medieval Fight Club
  • Cosplayers
  • Massive Geek Themed Market

From Saturday, 19 May 2018 to Sunday, 20 May 2018

Venue: Outdoor Event Area
Time: Saturday: 10h00 – 21h00
Sunday: 10h00 – 17h00
Tickets: General Access
R120 online | R150 at the door.
Weekend Pass
R200 online | R290 at the door

Festival Del Mexico

Festival Del Mexico is a Mexican themed food and music festival. The best Mexican street food vendors will be serving their take on Mexican cuisine while listening to SA’s biggest live bands and enjoying Mexican beverages including beers, tequilas, ciders, and cocktails.

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Venue: Outdoor Event Area
Time: 12h00 – 22h00
Tickets: Early Bird: R80 | At the door: R160
Phase 1: R110 | Phase 2: R130 

8. For a luxury stay

Each hotel has a character of its own, so you can choose opulence, contemporary, eclectic, business-friendly or romantic.

9. For the love of Theatre

The musical “must-see” of 2018, The Sound of Music returns to the Montecasino stage to delight fans both young and old until Sunday, 29 April 2018. Starring Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Carmen Pretorius as Maria, this lavish production includes an all-star South African cast, magnificent sets and costumes, and unforgettable performances of “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain. For more info click here.

Cartoon Network Live

Cartoon Network Live!, will feature Cartoon Network’s most popular heroes from Ben 10, The Amazing World of Gumball, Adventure Time and The Powerpuff Girls, in an interactive and spectacular stage production for kids aged 5+.

From Tuesday, 3 July 2018 to Sunday, 8 July 2018

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Venue: Teatro

Time: Tuesday – Thursday: 14h00

Friday: 10h00 and 13h00

Saturday: 10h00, 13h00 and 16h00

Sunday: 10h00, 13h00 and 16h00

Tickets: R175 – R390 per person

10. For the Bird Park

The bird park is a must-see for the entire family. The flight of fantasy show runs twice a day is extremely popular.

You’ll find over 60 species of birds in the park including Scarlet Ibises, and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles, and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth.

There’s so much to do and see in Montecasino, so what are you waiting for? 😉

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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m an entrepreneur and a sucker for good adventures. I was listed in Forbes Africa 30 under 30 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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