Brakpan emerged largely due to the gold and uranium mining that continues today, even if the mines now give a fairly low yield and are fairly costly to maintain.
The building of a Casino complex known as ‘Carnival City‘ that brings visitors here hasn’t done much to shift the image the town had as conservative, however.
Themed as a circus, the main casino is housed in stylised large big top circus tents. It is festively decorated with roller-coaster models, clown murals and a kaleidoscope of colourful lights. Within the Carnival City complex, there is a large casino, a hotel, a wide choice of restaurants and bars and the 3,500 seater Big Top Arena.
But there are also plenty of golf courses, the town will offer you all you need in the way of shops, and it is close to OR Thambo Airport.
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