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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  • Visited Gold reef during the weekend and I paid for the tickets online which is a great bargain as they are discounted and saves you from standing on long queues. Had access to all the rides but only....  more »
  • Paid money to use as many rides as we can. There was no value for money because a number of rides were not functional and that caused long queues. Even staff who helped at the rides did not help the.....  more »
  • We visited on busy day I would advise booking online and enjoying the discount and also having to wait in line. These seem to not move very fast. The park is clean as well as the toilets which is.....  more »
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  • I went for my birthday and got free entrance. I always wanted to have an amusement park birthday and my dream came true. Because it was also out of holiday season it wasn't too crowded and we didn't wait long at all for the rides. It was really fun and great to experience some of the water rides on a sunny day and the 3D movie ride was actually quite fun. The convenience of the casino being next door means you can grab a movie and a nice dinner after all the rides. Also great places to take pictures. I'd advise going in the morning so you can enjoy the shows there too and because there is so much to do and explore! 10/10
  • Gold Reef City is an amazing amusement theme park where rides are to thrill, enjoy and make your adrenaline rush too. You can belong to any age category, still you will enjoy this theme park. I didn't do the rides as I bought a non-rider ticket but my family enjoyed all the rides for adults. They have separate section for small kids where they also enjoy the rides. Plenty of good fast food centre and restaurants offers superb food. You can also celebrate your kids birthday party here till he/she turns 13 years old. Thanks
  • Awesome place for all ages, the prices are fair and the ride are amazing. If you want to have a good time I would suggest buying you tickets online then arriving about 30 minutes before opening time for the best experience. That way you can be one of the first in so you can go on quite a few rides before you actually have to wait in a line.
  • The theme park is amazing and live the rides but wish there was a larger ride capacity on some of them, as the waits in line can be strenuous. Recommend a visit if not busy. Would have rated 5 stars if I didn't have to hassle with lines.
  • I really loved it here. Be ready to have the best experience of your life. Best to go there very early as it gets very packed as the day progresses. The earlier you go, the more rides you get to enjoy. I would recommend you book your tickets online as well and get there only to collect. After the joyful rides we got to enjoy a very tasty meal at Wimpy. If you love pictures like I do, you will find endless spots for great snaps. Please don't leave me behind when you go?! Haha
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