Casino Description

Opened in November 2000, Montecasino is a distinctive gaming, dining and leisure complex situated in the suburb of Fourways, just 30 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg’s International Airport. Painstakingly designed in the homage of an ancient Tuscan Village, this South African mega-resort is not only recognized for its superb casino experience but also for a buzzing nightlife, five-star accommodations, and quality entertainment for the whole family. Its prominence and popularity have been stamped by banging back to back readers’ choice awards including the Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, and Best Cinema Complex. This resort is part and parcel of Tsongo Sun Gaming Group, one of the industry’s leading casino developer.

Accommodation at this mega-complex is spread over three different hotels for visitors who want to spend a night or more. The three iconic hotels at this precinct are Palazzo Montecasino, Southern Sun Montecasino, and the SunSquare Hotel.

Nestled comfortably in Montecasino Entertainment Complex, Palazzo Hotel is a five-star rated facility with an enviable reputation that stems from its elegant opulence. Set amidst the grandeur of African landscape, this facility provides new standards in accommodation and service, attracting local and international leisure and business travelers. The hotel features 246 beautifully decorated guest rooms which include the Tuscan Presidential Suite, Palazzo Penthouse Suite, the luxurious Palazzo Penthouse, ten Suites, Deluxe rooms and the Superior rooms.

Situated on the Piazza Square in the heart of Montecasino, the SunSquare Montecasino Hotel is a four-star property that is complete with modern amenities for both corporate guests and leisure travelers. This facility which houses 179 guest rooms has, at the center of the square, a set of dancing fountains which are surrounded by several restaurants and bars.

With striking architecture that draws inspiration from the 15th Century Palazzo Corsini in Italy, the Southern Sun Montecasino boasts 194 modern and spacious rooms and a wealth of top-quality amenities including a business center, outdoor swimming pool, and gym.

Montecasino promises unmatched entertainment for both the young and the young at heart. Guests will find a large selection of hot nightclubs, world-class theaters, and a brilliant selection of family inclined hotspots here. Gamblers are also in for a real treat at Montecasino’s 278,871 square feet gaming floor which offers over 17,000 gaming machines and more than 70 gaming tables.

For gourmet connoisseurs, Montecasino is home to more than 30 dining options including upscale and casual dining restaurants, cafes, and bars. This resort’s dining options offer anything from Italian to American, Asian, and African cuisines.

Guests can also visit the Montecasino Bird Gardens which reputedly houses a collection of more than 142 African Cycads species, and over 1,000 reptiles, birds and small animals in total. The resort’s walk-through aviary which boasts natural surroundings for all the animals it shelters is the largest of its kind in Africa.

Casino Details
  • +27 11 510 7000
  • Table Games: 70
  • Self Parking: yes
    Gaming Machines: 1860
  • Casino sq/ft: 278,871
    Valet: yes
  • Opening Hours:
    • 24/7
  • Convention sq/ft: 9,688
Poker Box Office
Group Sales Conferences

Range of Games

Montecasino’s 278, 871 square feet gaming floor is divided into a central non-smoking area, a vast smoking area, as well as a non-smoking and smoking Prive. Guests who are over 18 years are allowed access to the casino floor through three main entrances with the gaming area separated from the village and a variety of family entertainments joints by a 150-meter stream. Slot games enthusiasts will have a blast at this casino which offers over 1,700 gaming machines including traditional slots, video poker, and about 100 progressives. All slot games at this resort have betting denominations ranging from 2c to R100.

Guests will also find over 76 gaming tables throughout the gaming floor including in the Salon Prive and the smoking casino floors. The most popular table games offered here include American Roulette, Blackjack, Craps, Let it Ride, Midi Baccarat and Baccarat. Montecasino is also famed for being the first resort casino in South Africa to launch the Big Bang Blackjack which it did on August 3, 2015.

Visitors are also welcomed to play the NL Texas Hold’em cash games at Montecasino Poker Room, as well as participate in weekly tournaments that are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Southern Sun Montecasino
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  • 24/7
Food and Beverages
Bally G Restaurant

Bally G is an upscale dining venue at Montecasino which offers an extensive selection of culinary delights from both the local and international fronts. Guests can visit this eatery and enjoy a variety of main courses, hot & cold starters, and a selection of tasty desserts. Here, you’ll be offered a variety of dishes including succulent cuts of meat, casseroles, vegetarian offerings, curries, salads, seafood and pasta dishes. Bally G also provides affordable conference packages for events with less than 120 delegates.

  • +27 11 510 7923
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The Met Grill

Exuding a contemporary yet warm and hospitable atmosphere, The Met Grill serves discerning patrons with a selection of the most delicious poultry, grilled steaks, and other appealing menu favorites. This restaurant also features an award-winning wine list which perfectly complements their wealthy servings. The Met Grill also offers guided tasting options across a range of offerings including single malt whiskey, fine cognacs and a variety of premium Vodkas from as far as Norway, Russia, and France.

  • +27 11 511 0101
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Kai Thai Johannesburg

Helmed by qualified chefs Ron and Kai, Kai Thai Restaurant in Montecasino welcomes diners to experience the diverse and vibrant Thailand cuisine. Using fresh ingredients sourced from Thailand and South African local markets, this joint ensures that diners savor bold and delicious dishes that entices in both color and taste.  A majority of the delectable dishes at this restaurant exhibit a blend of fragrant aromas and complimentary flavors from this beautiful country that lies at the crossroads of South East Asia, between China and India. Visit Kai Thai and experience the sublime tastes of Thailand served in an ambient atmosphere in the furthest country in the southern side of Africa.

  • +27 511 1844
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The Raj Indian Restaurant

Offering authentic, flavorful, and delicious traditional North Indian cuisine, The Raj Indian Restaurant is one of Montecasino’s much loved dining spot which offers friendly and attentive services. Its highly qualified Indian chefs get out of their way to bring Johannesburg at least seven generations of Indian culinary expertise, showcasing the sumptuousness and sophistication in every step of meal preparation. Its exotic delights are perfectly blended with masalas to bring the very best of Tandoori and Mughlai Indian cuisines, hallmarked by their distinctive flavors and vivid colors. The Raj Indian Restaurant menu features numerous tasty dishes such as Vindaloo, Tikka Masala, Bhoona and Kharma among several others.

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John Dory’s at Montecasino

Situated in the open air Piazza at Montecasino, John Dory’s offers a vast array of shellfish, fresh line fish, sushi, and calamari, as well as delicious chicken, steaks, desserts, and salads. Guests who find it difficult to choose between steak and fish are well-taken care of here with the venue’s hearty combos of steak and fish. This relaxed seafood restaurant combines great food with friendly services thereby creating a memorable and pleasurable dining experience. Some of its highlight menu include combos such as Prawns & Calamari, Prawns & Steak, as well as delicious seafood platters and chops of steaks & chips.

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Café Cru

Nestled in the courtyard of the Pivot at Montecasino, Café Cru is a contemporary all-day café which offers a relaxed and comfortable environment for unhurried meals and drinks. Featuring an outdoor and indoor seating, this venue boasts a vast wine collection, delicious coffee and a quick-to-savor food menu with delicacies that can be eaten on the spot or packed for takeaway. It enjoys numerous partnership deals with various wine estates thereby ensuring that they get their wine varieties on time. Its delicious fresh specialty food and light snacks help to add to the appealing offering at this café.

  • +27 11 367 4367
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Yume Japanese Restaurant

Yume Sushi, Dim Sum and Noodle Bar is an authentic casual dining joint offering diners attractive delights from Japan ranging from traditional sushi favorites to delicious and daring creations prepared using exotic ingredients such as chocolate, strawberries, and venison. This restaurant combines the expertise and skills of chefs with fresh ingredients and flavors to make sure that it is more of a culinary adventure than a restaurant. Guests to this joint will find appealing noodle dishes, as well as signature specialties such as worked Charred Beef Filet with Wasabi Mash.

  • +27 11 511 0169
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Gourmet Garage

Gourmet Garage at Montecasino is a superb grill house that serves its guests with delicious steaks and grill specialties, as well as a variety of hamburgers ranging from standard to designer burger specialties such as the Ostrich or Lamb burger. This joint exudes a relaxed ambiance that is completed by nostalgic tunes from the 7os and the 80s. It also features a smoking zone and can be hired for private events or parties.

  • +27 11 511 0526
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Beira Alta at Montecasino

With a picturesque interior that is inspired by the mountains of Portugal, Beira Alta uses the Guimaraes Family’s tradition of cooking food from the heart using recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. These unique cooking methods which have now evolved into the Portuguese cuisine are splashed with a slight African influence, making Beira Alta one of the highly sought after dining venues in this region. This restaurant serves its guests with sumptuous delights such as unashamedly large portions of meat, pan-fried prawns, succulent char grilled chicken, Bacalhau a Bras, Espetada, Fernando’s Famous Peri-Peri Chicken, and pan-fried codfish.

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3SIXTY°Liquid Lounge

Serving visitors with some of the best cocktails prepared with precision by a highly qualified team of mixologists, 3SIXTY°Liquid Lounge creates a one-of-a-kind experience in the ambient African soil. This venue uses a unique innovation of serving food and drinks that complement each other; this helps to create an ultimate opulence indulgence and pleasant experience for all coming here. Guests at this place can choose to relax either in the bistro, restaurant, or the cigar lounge area.

  • +27 11 510 7340
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Milk & Honey Bar Opening Hours
Cantare Opening Hours
Ciao Baby Cucina Opening Hours
Cobblestone Pub
  • +27 11 510 7884
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Col'Cacchio Pizzeria Opening Hours
Donatella’s Opening Hours
Flamingo Café
  • +27 11 511 1864.
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Lai Lai Gardens
  • +27 11 511 0220
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Lima Tapas Bar Opening Hours
Medeo Restaurant
  • +27 11 510 3000
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Montexo Spur Steak Ranch Opening Hours
Mugg & Bean Opening Hours
Ocean Basket at Montecasino Opening Hours
Primafila Mastrantonio Opening Hours
Punchinello's Opening Hours
The Meat Company Opening Hours
Verdicchio Opening Hours
Anat Falafel Opening Hours
Baglios Cafeteria Opening Hours
KFC Montecasino Opening Hours
Milky Lane Opening Hours
Steers Opening Hours
Senhor Calistos Opening Hours
Wakaberry Opening Hours
Wimpy Opening Hours
Fego Caffé
  • +27 11 511 1932
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Seattle Coffee Company Opening Hours
Activities and Services
Movies at Montecasino

For uninterrupted movie spree, guests can visit any of Montecasino’s 15 movie theater showcasing latest blockbuster films in 3D or 2D. These film centers cater for all ages from children cartoons to romantic films for adults.

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Bird Gardens

Featuring more than 60 species of birds and reptiles, The Bird Gardens at Montecasino is an ideal destination for family outings. This venue showcases various wildlife creatures such as mammals, birds, reptiles and many other species from around the globe.

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The Piazza

This area features a Bell tower which provides a fantastic outdoor living for resorts visitors and is famous for hosting various world-class festivals, shows, open-air banquets and other types of outdoor gatherings.

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Parker’s Comedy

This is Johannesburg’s number one live comedy spot which hosts various comedy shows from well-known comedians including the star comedian, Trevor Noah who hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. With a seating capacity of up to 280 guests, Parker’s Comedy is where you take your ribs to be cracked!

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Mangwani Spa

Looking for a calm and relaxed area in Montecasino to rejuvenate your body, soul, and mind? Mangwanani Spa is a haven of bliss and tranquility. This venue offers relaxing and invigorating treatments including hand massages, foot massages, and facial treatments.

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Kai Thai Spa

Looking for a calm and relaxed area in Montecasino to rejuvenate your body, soul, and mind? Mangwanani Spa is a haven of bliss and tranquility. This venue offers relaxing and invigorating treatments including hand massages, foot massages, and facial treatments.

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The Perfect Health Center

Offering medically-inclined treatments that help visitors keep in shape and live a healthier lifestyle, The Perfect Health Center is Montecasino‘s ideal escape for those who need specialized health treatments. Here, guests will find a broad range of therapies offered by qualified medical doctors with experience in dieting, weight loss, and metabolic disorder management.

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