Gold Reef City, Johannesburg

Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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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  • Gold Reef Casina Not into gambling - hung out here to kill time. Aside from the gambling area there are several restaurants, game room for kids and a bowling area  more »
  • We visited the park as part of our stay at the hotel to celebrate my sons birthday. There should be a better system to control/manage hotel guest entrance. Perhaps a look into some digital options...  more »
  • The entrance of this park was very favorable, What a great decision. There is a wide range of attractions for all ages. Excellent service, friendly atmosphere.  more »
  • Clean, well maintained, friendly helpful staff. Innovative by using adrenaline cool down stations. Lots of food stall accessible all around the park. Many rides to fill the day. Still has the historical feel and information about the mining era keeping it proudly South African. Great value for money.
  • Ha an amazing time. Some rides need a little attention and repair, but all in all a wonderful experience! The anaconda and golden loop are certainly the best thrill rides Gold Reef City has to offer. Great place for a group event and the kiddies section is just as fun. Love all the restaurant options as well as the historical section such as the train and houses to visit and walk through
  • Now I have visited Gold Reef City a fair amount of times over the years. As always they have a lot to offer. Theme park rides with something to eat and drink along the way. However, I think waiting in line for 1 hour to take 15 - 30 sec ride is not working for most. Hopefully you have good weather and the power stays on. Make sure you are with a good group of people and it should all be good. Enjoy! ...
  • Really a cool and fun day out for a family.. Lots to do... Really plenty of fun stuff.. Plenty of places to obtain refreshments.. Be warned.. NO FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED TO BE TAKEN IN.. You may only take water and fruit in from outside.. Lots of people picnicking at their cars at lunchtime.. Great way to save some money.. And you get to eat what you want.. But if you just want to have a good time then this is the place to have it. Just wear comfy clothes and shoes and remember the highveld summer afternoon thundershowers.. So be there at 09;30 when they open for business and get your activities in.. Enjoy.
  • A bit busy, but that is expected in school holidays. Other than that, always great to visit. All the rides, all the attractions are well looked after. Park is clean and staff is friendly. Parking is ample and prices not too bad although not cheap. However, once you are in the gate all the rides are free. Maps are available and all over the park but maybe an App to show you were everything is and what is on or off right now would be Gr8! Anyway, I and we can't wait for our next adventure to and at Gold Reef City! 5 Stars!

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