Gold Reef City
Gold Reef City
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Gold Reef City is a premier entertainment destination in the south of Johannesburg, reminiscent of an authentic turn-of-the-century mining town which is conveniently situated close to the centre of Johannesburg or just 20 minutes from OR Tambo Airport. The resort offers a variety of entertainment for both the young and young at heart which includes a state of the art casino, two 4-star hotels, conferencing and teambuilding facilities, a thrilling theme park,a spectacular theatre featuring live productions and a variety of restaurants and fast foods for every taste. Also located on the premises is the world renowned Apartheid Museum and the Red Bus City Sightseeing Tours.
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  • DianaG
    Cape Town Central, South Africa176 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT FUN
    54yro mom, with 27yo son and 15yo daughter - we had an absolute blast!!! Queues were practically non Existent (we went on a Tuesday which is a day they are normally closed but open during school holidays) so we managed to do all the rides in one day and a few were done more than once. The games are bit expensive, R40 for one round or R100 for 3 or 4. The selection of food was good, we went for the 2 large pizzas for only R180
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Wanderer35310703126
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queue jumping and place holding at the order of the day!!!!
    We had an amazing day out as a family. Almost all rides were working. Later during the day when numbers of visitors started to pick up, signage placed everywhere not to queue jump or hold place were there for decoration. Asking for help from security, did not help. They were on the side of queue jumpers!!! So be prepared to stand in line double the time expected!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Astencijo
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom297 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit with kids above 1.3m hight
    It is a great place with young children. But be aware that there are limited number of rides for kids slightly shorter than 1.3m that are no longer toddlers. Otherwise park is fairly small size, so you do not need to walking distances. As we came during the working days, hardly any queues at all. Some water rides were closed which wasn't ideal, but they were open later in the day. Overall a great day out.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 February 2024
  • Climber61890958661
    1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unfair height restrictions for same entrance fee!
    Our day at Gold Reef City was nice except for younger kids, my son is 7 (and completely an adrenalin junckie) and just under the 1.3m mark, he is 1.26m. I understand there is a height restriction for safety reasons, but he couldn't even go on the "not so hectic rides" like: jozi Express, mermaid shells, run away train, tornado, vortex. I think the kiddies section was just to boring for him. His heart was broken when the other kids could do all the rest. His friend is also 7 but a little taller than him and he went on all the rides. I feel it was ridiculous to pay the full entrance price for him because he basically couldn't do any bigish rides. He could only do the log and raging rapids. I would recommend that they lower the entrance price for kids under 1.3m and or the not so hectic rides (rides that don't go upside down) be reduced to at least 1.2m or at parents discretion.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 February 2024
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muttibey
Izmir, Türkiye3 670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Well I have to say it was a unique experience during the city tour. I hopped off for 40 minutes to check inside. There are a lot of attractions and if you like casinos then you must try this whilst you are here.
Written 30 May 2024
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Elizabeth P
86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Plenty to do with our toddler. Very clean. Try to visit on a Friday and get there early. The quick service food we got was good as well. Kind staff. We loved the lazy boat ride!
Written 26 May 2024
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Connector04172351097
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
The themepark was overbooked. We arrived 9am, when it hit 5pm we only managed to do 3 rides.
The streets are filled with mildly expensive minigames that try to get your attention to the degree that I feel I'm negotiating with a door to door salesman.
Written 3 March 2024
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Climber61890958661
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Our day at Gold Reef City was nice except for younger kids, my son is 7 (and completely an adrenalin junckie) and just under the 1.3m mark, he is 1.26m. I understand there is a height restriction for safety reasons, but he couldn't even go on the "not so hectic rides" like: jozi Express, mermaid shells, run away train, tornado, vortex. I think the kiddies section was just to boring for him. His heart was broken when the other kids could do all the rest. His friend is also 7 but a little taller than him and he went on all the rides. I feel it was ridiculous to pay the full entrance price for him because he basically couldn't do any bigish rides. He could only do the log and raging rapids. I would recommend that they lower the entrance price for kids under 1.3m and or the not so hectic rides (rides that don't go upside down) be reduced to at least 1.2m or at parents discretion.
Written 26 February 2024
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Astencijo
Basingstoke, UK297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It is a great place with young children. But be aware that there are limited number of rides for kids slightly shorter than 1.3m that are no longer toddlers. Otherwise park is fairly small size, so you do not need to walking distances. As we came during the working days, hardly any queues at all. Some water rides were closed which wasn't ideal, but they were open later in the day. Overall a great day out.
Written 21 February 2024
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Sean H
Stockholm County, Sweden4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Golden nugget was terrible! No service for toasted sandwiches
After two hours we left hungry! No SOP’s working everybody was doing their own thing. People came after us and got food! Just terrible feel sorry for owner, a family restaurant! Kwaaaaaaaakakaka
Written 12 January 2024
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pmkamanga
Mombasa, Kenya96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
When in Joburg, whatever age this is a place to visit,there are all types of rides all ages ,the only issue is the terrible long lines ,low seasons are better or start off 9am
Written 6 January 2024
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Marilee K
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
What a waste of time and money. Small children’s parents are not allowed to go on most of the rides. There were a number of heartbroken children that wanna go on rides but are too scared to go on their own. How do you expect 2/3 year old kids to do most rides available on their own. It is time South Africa catch a wake up call and learn some good lessons from Disney World parks across the world. There were even grandparents who were refused to go on rides with grandkids. And what about kids without siblings-are they supposed to just join rides with unknown kids. Station Operators are also sometimes so rude. Not a visit I would recommend for any family with small kids, unless the management of this park are willing to make a major mind shift.
Written 31 December 2023
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Wanderer35310703126
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We had an amazing day out as a family. Almost all rides were working. Later during the day when numbers of visitors started to pick up, signage placed everywhere not to queue jump or hold place were there for decoration. Asking for help from security, did not help. They were on the side of queue jumpers!!! So be prepared to stand in line double the time expected!
Written 17 December 2023
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Venture28475133473
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
The games are so amazing, we really enjoyed.Our parcel were in a safe parcel counter.We enjoyed.There are more activities which is 👍
Written 30 August 2023
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