A quick weekend getaway is always a treat. And event better when it's technically, literally right on your doorstep. I popped over to Carnival City for a weekend to see what they have going on there.
So Carnival City is a top-class, circus themed, entertainment & casino complex situated in Ekurhuleni, in the East of Gauteng. The main casino is housed in what looks like a very large circus Big Top Tent & has been festively decorated in a kaleidoscope of colours.
A bit of stats: there are more than 60 gambling tables & over 1,700 slot machines in the casino to keep the adults entertained. But fear not, there is a games arcade & a cinema to provide exciting entertainment for the kids. And if gambling is not really your thing, then there is Spa & Beauty Salon on site where you can go relax & have a good pampering session.
Eating out at Carnival City leaves you spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on a restaurant, whether it be for a sit-down or fast food meal. So there is something for everyone & you'll most definitely find exactly what you are looking for.
Not keen to drive home after attending a concert in the 3,500 seater, Big Top Arena? Then you are in luck & just book in at the 4-star Carnival City Hotel. (It's walking distance from the main entrance & is connected to the main casino for convenience.) Offering 105 luxury rooms, all with the basics to make your stay a pleasant one, so it really is a treat.
Just spend the morning in bed, taking in the comfort of that hotel lifestyle, then head on down for a spot of buffet breakfast that has a wide variety of freshly prepared food. And if you don't want to go home just yet, why not enjoy the rest of day next to the outdoor swimming pool in the sun & relax soaking up the rays & sipping on something cold from the bar. (Naturally I opted for a G&T in this case.)