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“Rather disappointing visit”
Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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US$32,96*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #8 of 182 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a rather rainy day and the attraction was not well attended. This probably contributed to the park closing a majority of its rides and facilities. There were some interesting aspects - the recreation of the houses of early white settlers in the area and the ability to go down a little way into the gold mine. I did feel it very over-priced compared with the nearby Apartheid Museum.

Thank Bob K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wqs ok for outing and just dont really like it is a bit far for me i must use 3 taxis before i get there

1  Thank lydiad870
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Gold Reef City Theme Park on Saturday 14th October, We checked in early in order to enjoy all the fun activities and more-especially the rides. We spent the entire day there spending real family time, I was really amazed by the prices of food, they were very fairly priced without burning a hole in ones pocket. Their were a variety of food restaurants as well as meals on the go like hot dog stands. we also took a fun train ride around the entire theme park and jumped off at different stations to explore the area. My kid really enjoyed the animal farm and the hands on technology at the science lab. The rides were totally mind blowing and others just set you out on a romantic voyage when one takes the lazy boat ride. There were places were my kid won fabulous prizes at different gaming stalls. The underground mine tour, takes one to another dimension or a lost world, LOL, that's what my kid thought of that experience. This place is the REAL DEAL for family fun enjoyment and entertainment. Oh there's a little secret I'd like to share...Gold Reef City Theme Park are running a promotion called FREE ON THREE , Also with this promotion one gets a special passport also filled with discounts and free-bees. GO CHECK OUT THIS PLACE, IT'S GENUINE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

1  Thank sivajig2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were invited to a 9 yr old birthday party. Getting there was a bit stressfull as It is not in the nicest or safest area in JNB. Once inside it was verywell organized, clean and very well maintained. The rides are all included in you ticket price (you have to specify rider or non rider), butsome of the carnival games are very expensive. Will only return again if it is in a group.

Thank Weltrvld
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing day at Gold Reef City, great rides and a great environment. It was our first time doing the underground mine tour and it was amazing to see how they mined in those days, our tour-guide Regina was so helpful and answered all of our questions. We chose to go outside of school holidays thinking the queues will be a bit shorter but still you get kids from school-groups who tries to jump queues and push in. Other than that we cant complain at all as we had an amazing time.

Thank Emile H
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