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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  • We did not even get there, tried for a week to get info to book when we in JHB for 2 days, depending who you spoke to have the whole time different info, eventually once we got to somebody that knew.....  more
    We did not even get there, tried for a week to get info to book when we in JHB for 2 days, depending who you spoke to have the whole time different info, eventually once we got to somebody that knew.....  more »
  • Our kids- theme park and coaster enthusiasts- loved being able to visit the park, and it's an incredible value relative to US parks. (Also, we stayed at the theme park hotel). The 5 coasters offer.....  more
    Our kids- theme park and coaster enthusiasts- loved being able to visit the park, and it's an incredible value relative to US parks. (Also, we stayed at the theme park hotel). The 5 coasters offer.....  more »
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  • Without a doubt a fantastic place to come. I don't know anywhere else in Africa to go for a theme park that comes close to this. I do suspect the staff of keep rides closed for a while for people not to have continuous rides. If you can come on a slow day it is very enjoyable. Especially if enjoy getting a rush from the free falling feeling. There are rides for the whole family and restaurants all over. Even carnival games some of which are very unlikely to win anything. Some are easy wins
  • My family and I were booked in at the theme park hotel. Staff were friendly. The hotel room was fine. As for the swimming pool water, well that was green so my husband and kids could not swim in it. My kids were thrilled to go on rides, watch 4D videos etc. However the queues are ridiculously long. Sadly there is no exception for those staying inside the theme park. It would be nice if they could give hotel residents access to the rides an hour before opening to the public. There should be a limitation on the amount of people allowed access daily into the theme park so that everyone gets to make use of the rides instead of standing tirelessly (during a heatwave) in queues to get on. People are allowed in from around 9am/9:30am but the gates to the rides aren't open so you have to start queuing already which I find really annoying. To top it off they close the gates to rides from around 4pm when the theme park closes @ 5pm. I do understand that this is within the peak season however I seriously hope management does something about this.

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