Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Visiting the Casino #ibmcsc South Africa

For a change of scene on Friday evening a group of us decided to take a trip to the Golden Horse Casino and try one of the restaurants there.  It's another hotel owned by Tsogo Sun like our current home the Stayeasy but just a tad more towards the premium end of the market.  Put it this way.... we understand that when he was in town the King of KZN stayed there - we got to meet some of his security detail who were staying at our hotel.

A short cab ride and we were at the casino and admiring its impressive fountain.

Fountain - Golden Horse Hotel
Fountain detail - Golden Horse Hotel

 Had an explore around and settled on trying Rockafella's buffet restaurant. From our table we could look out over the racecourse ( largely in darkness) and beyond that to the twinkling lights of Pietermaritzburg.
View from our table at Rockerfella's - Golden Horse Hotel
The food was good and all from a self serve buffet so you could mix and match and return as often as you liked. Got to try a crocodile stew of some description which was rather good. I was to learn later that when you eat crocodile you are only eating the tail as the rest is toxic. Or perhaps to put it another way, if you are fed crocodile and it is not from the tail then the person serving you does not have your best interests at heart! Wonderful breadth of choice for starters, mains and desserts - here is a section of the dessert buffet for example, yum .....
Dessert buffet in Rockafella's - Golden Horse Hotel

We probably didn't rank as the hotel's best customers that evening as once we were finished dining we wandered though the casino floor looking at the various slot machines and couple of gambling tables that they had running but didn't wager any of our rands.

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