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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  • I went on this same tour in 1980 and enjoyed it, I wanted my wife to share the same experience and sadly it's not the same tour by any means. The guide was boring and not interested in answering quest...  more »
  • i enjoyed my time at the Gold Reef City. we don't have many theme parks in Kenya so this was pretty good. i enjoyed the anaconda ride and tower of terror. I guess you need more time as there is quite ...  more »
  • Great entertainment for adults and kids. both kids and adults can enjoy the theme park. there are enough restaurants for a variety food.  more »
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  • Absolutely love this place. We decided to visit on one of the busiest weekends of the year . We got there early started with the bigs ride first. Food is good, facilities clean even though it very busy. Rides awesome 👏🏽 This is one of the best outdoor activity places in Johannesburg serving both young to adult. Kids just love it here. Thumbs up to the cleaning staff the toilets are pristine 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
  • Such a fun day! I would recommend buying the tickets online via computicket. Try get there before opening time to avoid long queues. Buy Family ticket for a better price. Staff was very helpful and friendly. There was some fun entertainment at the gate before entering. All the rides were in working condition. Overall I felt money well spend.
  • Brilliant theme park. Good student discount. Plenty of activities to do. Most might need more than a day to explore completely. Efficient, helpful staff. What more could you ask for?
  • This is arguably the best theme park in South Africa. They do need to work on ride availability, as every time I visit, there seems to be one or two premium rides out of order. The experience is still quite decent with the education aspect regarding the gold rush history of South Africa, quite excellent. If you have the time you can follow the entire gold manufacturing process and even try your hand at a bit of panning for river gold. Excellent options for all ages.
  • From the moment I entered the theme park I felt enriched and nostalgic. Well presented walk ways , queue paths have shading which is just so important, the thrills and variety of shops and rides and restrooms throughout the whole park is jaw dropping. Kept to mining theme all round and definitely an experience well worth the penny.

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