Johannesburg’s Montecasino is an entertainment complex with attractions for all ages. There are theaters, restaurants, bird gardens, shopping outlets and a casino. Watch movies and musicals, dine in an open-air piazza and shop for clothes, electronics and jewelry.
Step inside the complex and walk along cobblestone streets surrounded by Tuscan-themed architecture. Look up at the painted ceiling, designed to replicate the sky as it changes during the day. Browse the shops for a range of items, everything from the latest clothing fashions and home electronics to jewelry and sporting goods.
Enjoy family-friendly activities, such as tenpin bowling. Kids will love the entertainment center, home to arcade games and dancing and driving simulators. Catch the latest movie releases at the 15-screen cinema.
Watch local and international theater productions at Montecasino’s two theaters. Previous shows have included The Lion King and High School Musical. If you get hungry, choose from around 40 options, including pubs, ice cream parlors and fast food outlets. Dining is also available in the Italian-style piazza, which features a musical fountain.
Stroll along the pathways of the Bird Gardens, a walk-through aviary. Look out for parrots, pelicans, flamingos and owls. There are more than 60 bird species here as well as reptiles and small mammals. Visit the amphitheater to see flight displays. Take a ride on the giant helium balloon that departs daily from the gardens.
The complex offers plenty of evening entertainment, with cabaret and comedy shows, lounge bars and nightclubs. You can also play slot machines and table games in the 24-hour casino. Overnight accommodation is available in the complex.
Montecasino is a 30-minute drive north from downtown Johannesburg. Drivers will find a large metered car park on-site. Alternatively, take the metro bus from the city center.
The entertainment complex is open daily, including public holidays. Opening times and admission fees for each attraction varies. Find full details on Montecasino’s website.