Who doesn’t enjoy clowning around at a circus-like carnival! Visiting Carnival City unleashes the child in you, allowing for fun and fantasy to frolic.
The main casino was designed with a circus theme in mind and is housed in stylised large “big top” circus tents, festively decorated with roller-coaster models, clown murals and a kaleidoscope of colourful lights.
Within the Carnival City complex is a large casino, a hotel, a wide variety of restaurants and bars and the 3,500-seater Big Top Arena. The Big Top Arena hosts major concerts by international stars as well as big sporting events. This popular venue is also used for international boxing bouts.
Situated in Ekurhuleni in eastern Gauteng, Carnival City provides top-class entertainment as both a fun day out or a holiday destination for the family. Carnival City Casino is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week which means that entertainment is endless!
With 60 gambling tables which include Blackjack, American roulette and Lunar Poker, as well as over 1,700 slot machines available for your amusement.
Players will discover thrilling slot machines and high-tech table games to play in both smoking and non-smoking areas.
Carnival City’s Club Privé is a tantalising gaming area exclusive to high rollers. Sun MVG cardholders are given the thrill of gaming with the benefit of privacy. Club Privé features a variety of slot machines, Blackjack and Roulette tables with varying high denominations.
Visit the Sun MVG desk for all transactions, signups and enquiries.
Restaurants & Bars
Dining options include a wide range of cafes and restaurants. Whether your desire is for Asian or Italian flavours, or whether you may want to sit down for a relaxed meal or grab a quick bite, Carnival City has the best gastronomical choices to tease your taste buds near East Rand Mall.
Indulge in the fairground foodie fare at Carnival City by choosing from the following options:
- Food Factory
- Ocean Basket
- Rocco Mammas
- Panarottis Pizza and Pasta
- Beijing City
- Thunder Eagle Spur
- Fego Caffé
For drinks and late-night entertainment, you can choose from the Sports Bar, the Carnival Bar, which has regular live music performances, and the glitzy Show Bar. With a great line-up of new acts, the stage at the Show Bar is always sizzling with dazzling entertainment.
If you’re over 18, head to Bru’s and pair gastropub cuisine with live entertainment.
The Carnival Bar and The Magic Bar are situated alongside the casino floor.
After all, playing one’s hand at the tables or the slots generally goes with a tipple in the other!
Carnival City provides the intoxication of a fun-filled breakaway!
For those who love lights, camera and action, they may find themselves dancing the night away. Comedy shows and soul sessions at the Mardi Gras Theatre are regularly featured.
Family-friendly fun is always on offer at Carnival City. The Festival Lawns have hosted an overwhelming variety of events, from motorsport festivals to concerts and more.
For the Children
From the Magic Company Arcade and Lazer tag to Carnival City’s speedy Grand Prix kart circuit, make every moment memorable and magical for children at Carnival City. As children love movie nights, Ster-Kinekor is right there to fulfil that desire!
If moms and dads want to enjoy their entertainment, Carnival City’s trained childminders will take care of your precious little jewels at Kidzone crèche. Ten Pin Bowling is always a favourite, providing fun for the whole family.
Conference & Venue Hire at Carnival City
As Carnival City is conveniently situated near O.R. Tambo International Airport, it is a cost-effective multi-venue conference and banqueting destination in Gauteng. With up to 10 venues from which to choose, the conference venues can host corporate seminars and functions, banquets, exhibitions, fashion shows, product launches, team-building events and more.
The wide selection of restaurants, bars and entertainment outlets will make your conference or corporate event memorable.
Irrespective of the size of your conference or event, Carnival City will meet your requirements. Both half-day and full-day conferencing packages are on offer. The function venues are equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment, bespoke on-site catering and 4-star accommodation for out-of-town delegates.
The on-site conference and banqueting teams are always ready to assist with the organisation and full arrangements of your event or conference. They will assist you in adding the wow factor by supplying you with themed ideas from which to choose.
Around-the-clock entertainment is always available to all guests and delegates. Like a roundabout, Carnival City doesn’t stop spinning, be it the slot machines or the tables, or any other chosen form of entertainment on offer!
The 4-star Carnival City Hotel which offers comfortable modern rooms with all the latest mod-cons, conference facilities and an outdoor swimming pool, provides the ideal accommodation for guests wanting to overnight or holiday at this fabulous fun-filled destination.
As the Carnival City Hotel is situated near OR Tambo International Airport, it is a choice location for delegates attending conferences as well as holidaymakers flying in from outside of Johannesburg. Set alongside the Carnival City casino, and near East Rand Mall, the Carnival City Hotel is positioned in easy reach of the area’s most popular entertainment hubs.
Why Visit Carnival City!
- Exclusive casino promotions and offers for Sun MVG cardholders
- Underground and valet parking available to Gold and Platinum Sun MVG cardholders
- 1 750 slot machines and a wide variety of casino table games to play
- ATMs and cash desks with banking services are conveniently located in the complex
- Smoking and non-smoking gaming areas are available.
If you want to make memories to last a lifetime, Carnival City will certainly fulfil your wildest dreams, leaving you with memories to constantly revisit! Remember, what you lose on the swings, you gain on the roundabout! Carnival City takes pride in seeing their guests taking home the magic of a carnival.