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Carnival of activities at Rio


07 July 2011


The vibrant Rio Hotel Casino and Convention Resort is a beacon of passion and colour in Klerksdorp that creates the fantasy of the celebrated Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. This winter, the resort is sizzling with accommodation and entertainment packages to chase the wintery chill away.

The Winter Carnival is at Rio on 2 July and it brings with it an assortment of exciting activities that will rock Klerksdorp into carnival frenzy. The opening ceremony starts at 8h45 and the list of activities include; go-karting, paintball, putt putt, mechanical bull rides, a mega slide, a climbing wall, trampolines, strongman show, school gladiator games and a soccer championship, Miss Winter Carnival, a company cricket tournament, a karate championship, helicopter flips, mountain bike trail ride and a trail fun run. The Winter Carnival Music Spectacular will spice things up from 13h00 with well-known performers taking the stage. Amongst them are Pieter Koen, Izak Davel, Armand Hofmeyer, Riaan and many more.

The Winter Sizzler Hotel package is the answer to this seasons cold, with only R535 per person per night sharing, guests can enjoy accommodation at the 3-star Peermont Metcourt and enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and dinner. The hotel allows guests to explore the city of Matlosana which is a mystical venue for any tourist. This pulsating little hub offers something for everyone, from historical sites and horse trails to golf and gaming. The valley also offers exhilarating 4x4 trails, fantastic birding, and unusual arts and crafts. This package is valid until 15 August 2011. To experience a carnival of fun at Rio, the Funstays special is ideal for families who wish to get away from the hurly burly of city life. For only R525 per person sharing per night guests can enjoy wonderful hospitality and a delicious breakfast. 

The Sunday Sleep-Over special is ideal for guests who enjoyed a long lazy lunch, enjoyed a stunning show or simply been playing their favourite slots games and don’t want the night to end. For only R200 per room, guests can indulge in the amazing activities at Rio.

Gaming on the casino floor is searing this winter as the exclusive Salon Privé promises an ultimate gaming experience for the high-roller. The weekly Sunday Funday draws in the privé is the exciting lucky draw promotion that allows Winners Circle members to qualify by playing slot machines. Members can earn 10 points or more from one Sunday, play throughout the week until Saturday midnight and qualify for an entry ticket into the next Sunday’s draws.  The vibrant casino dazzles with gaming options. The modern 274 slot machines are open 24 hours and offer play in a range of denominations. There are 13 table games including Blackjack and Poker tables.

Hotting up the entertainment scene at Rio is the world’s best impersonator Kenny Wizz as Michael Jackson in the international Tribute to the King of Pop!  Wizz will have you rocking to the best hits of Michael Jackson for one night only on 3 August at the Escapades Theatre. For only R190 a ticket, guests can enjoy the world’s best Michael Jackson impersonator perform a live tribute to the king.  Tickets are sold at Rio Resort’s Guest Relations Desk only from 8h00 to 22h00.

Guests can also revel in the numerous activities around the resort which include visiting the Goudkoppie which is the old mining shaft from the 18th century, The Klerksdorp Museum and the Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve.


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