Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

3.9
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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  • My boy enjoyed the rides at the Theme park. The bathrooms at the Theme park are too far and isolated.  more »
  • Theme park is not on Orlando standards! But a good day out loved the trip down the gold mine really informative and finished off with a quick visit to the casino, a good day out if looking for somethi...  more »
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  • Great theme park. Lots of rides at various levels of intensity, catering for small children and families, right through those seeking that thrilling adrenaline rush. Experience the rich history of the gold mine, traditional dancing and even a petting zoo. Lots of great food options. A great day out. Wear comfortable shoes, you'll be walking a lot, and apply sun screen liberally.
  • Place to be for all ages. Amount of people that visit the place are the testimony that it is indeed a place to take out your kids to. Variety of activities which includes adrenaline rush activities and family activities all in one place. Rich history behind the place. The place offers fast food, snacks and refreshments. Enough parking space, helpful staff, well informed and knowledgeable. If you are a daring person you should try the adrenaline rush games to mention few, Anaconda and Golden loop. Very energetic and entertaining staff(dancers). More signage of directions would make it more simple to roam around.
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