Ratanga Junction, Century City

2.8
#4 of 6 in Theme Parks in Cape Town
Get your adrenaline fix at Ratanga Junction, offering over 30 attractions and 24 rides. Take the kids to one of the child-friendly roller coasters or get your pulse racing on one of the longest log flumes on the continent. The famed "Cobra Thrill Ride," the park's popular looping coaster, lets you hurtle through the air at speeds reaching 100 km/h (62 mph). A food court area offers ample refreshments and snacks. Lockers and strollers are available for rent. Arrange to visit Ratanga Junction and other attractions in Cape Town using our Cape Town trip planner .
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  • This is indeed the wildest place in Africa and since it's no more no other place will ever top it. Ratanga was a regular spot especially when we wanted to feel some Adrenaline rush. The cobra was the ...  more »
  • I might be getting old but it seems the novelty worn off a bit. Found the queues too long and the food overpriced. Still better than an some other places around.  more »
  • It is situated in Bellville, you only pay the entrance fee and enjoy all rides It was good I enjoyed  more »
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  • Unfortunately Ratanga Junction has closed down permanently. This white elephant was an amusement park with the Cobra upside down ride the drawcard. Even though the park had something for every taste and all ages, they could not stay afloat. This was due to the Cape weather which is very erratic, meaning the park was closed for most of the year. Because it was seasonal, the park was very expensive.
  • People might disagree but this place was my childhood. I don't know if many people remember crocodile gorge but that was like Disney world. I miss those days where it was big. unfortunately, they started closing rides down, one by one. I remember when there was a rumor saying that, before ratanga junction, they were actually building a South African Disney Land. that sounded crazy. I hope that the owner of that theme park can have a sense to open it back up in a different location (in Cape Town) but make it bigger, better and maybe put up a hotel or 2 to make it a bit like a resort. You need a lot of money to do a project like that but there is hope. I just feel like there is nothing else that is fun for a 13 year old kid to do. R.I.P RATANGA JUNCTION!!! I just hope you can rise up from the dead and restore happiness to all the young and young at hearts.
  • I have fond memories here with my family while I lived in Cape Town. Love the Cobra and the white-water-rafting ride. Thanks for the memories. Keep up the good work.
  • Amazing can't even describe Ratanga. We all are super sad about Ratanga closing down. It was one of the best places to go on an wild adventure with family and friends.
  • I miss this place...will definitely miss it more when its demolished
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