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Turffontein Race Course

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Address: Turf Club Street | Turffontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 11 681 1500
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08:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00

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Good buffer but always the same.

Great buffet, however if you come to this venue regularly the menu does not change at all. Go for a meal during the night racing season.

Reviewed 4 October 2015
ReesMann
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Warner Robins, Georgia
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300 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

South Africa surprises at every turn and this horse track is no exception. A real fun outing for a Saturday with family or just couples with no entrance fee. If you come here and want to have a meal in any one of 7 restaurants you better call ahead for a reservation because they are always packed and no walk-ins... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

We were invited to the international jockey challenge, it was my first time to visit Turffontein Race Course. We were seated at the Deck on level 2. I was amazed to see how well the race course and its facilities were maintained. It was a awesome day of racing and we got to meet all the jockeys in the parade... More 

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Thank Rodney P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

I have found that large events here are really not fun. The staff are rude and service and security is bad. We were mugged very publicly and the police made us feel like the criminals. I will not be back.

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Thank Lisa M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

Great buffet, however if you come to this venue regularly the menu does not change at all. Go for a meal during the night racing season.

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Thank ReesMann
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Great place to spend the day on race day this place is close to the city within a public transport node. Vsisted on Sansui cup race day couldnt have chosen a better day even learnt from some of the punters how to place bets on horses. Totally a new experience loved the food stalls and entertainment. Would definitely look at... More 

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Thank Harmam-Global
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I have always wanted to go to a racetrack and my lovely partner fulfilled my dream. It was a but scary , the area to drive and we got a bit lost . We had no clue how to bet or what was going on, but with the help of some friendly visitors , we had an awesome afternoon .... More 

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Thank Lutia2015
Johannesburg, South Africa
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96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Lovely scenery, great food! Had training here and can just imagine how nice it would be to attend one on the races.

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Thank Rofti
Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you like horses, OK --- a track belonging in the last century. Its not a sight worth seeing, so in may opinion keep away.

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Thank Stan K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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327 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Turfontein is one of the old bastions of horse racing and is to be fair a great facility. The only issue is that horse racing is a dying sport in South Africa and in general the events are not well attended and therefore not that great. They do their best, but I would say unless you are in the owners... More 

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Thank Grennie47
Lichtenburg
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2013

It was indeed very nice to be at Turffontein, it is a nice place visit expecially during horse racing big events, the environment is good, and combined it for a booking in a best guest house, My choice today is quest house for accommodation. otherwise, in Johannesburg and the surrounding there many best restuarant and cafe. you have the choice... More 

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