Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

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A themed entertainment complex, Gold Reef City remains best known for its 1880s-reminiscent architecture, numerous amusement park rides, and a casino. Built on the site of a gold mine that closed in the 1970s, the park boasts a mining museum and hosts live music and theater performances with staff members in period costumes. Try your luck at the casino, check out the on-site restaurants, or choose from a multitude of rides suitable for all ages, from high-speed roller coasters to child-friendly water park slides. Plan to see Gold Reef City and other attractions that appeal to you using our Johannesburg trip planner.
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  • R250 per person, over an hour and a half wait per ride (with no wait time indicators), and no one to manage the constant queue jumpers and place-keepers. Definitely not worth the money or time. Might....  more
    R250 per person, over an hour and a half wait per ride (with no wait time indicators), and no one to manage the constant queue jumpers and place-keepers. Definitely not worth the money or time. Might....  more »
  • Very good value for money at this family friendly theme park. No lines, well maintained, friendly staff. I thoroughly enjoyable experience. Will be back 
    Very good value for money at this family friendly theme park. No lines, well maintained, friendly staff. I thoroughly enjoyable experience. Will be back  more »
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  • BEAUTIFUL hotel and the staff was very friendly. The porter is very good at his job and gives service with a smile. We booked 2 family rooms, spacious rooms and we did not feel cramped at all. The bathrooms are very spacious and modern. There was a problem with one of the cupboards, we were told it would be fixed. Breakfast was also great, the staff at Barney's restaurant were also great. I give 4 stars because of the broken cupboards which no one attended to even after reporting. The beds were very comfortable. Otherwise everything was great.
  • It’s really nice, very enjoyable. You need to be really patient when going to Gold Reef City. You will spend 80% of your time there in queues. 10% will be spent walking from one ride to another. 5% will be spent on rides. 5% will be spent eating. If you’re a parent thinking of going with your toddler or child under 1.3m, understand that you probably won’t get to go on any of the adult rides because you will be taking care of your child all day in the kiddies section.

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