Gold Reef City

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  • Address: Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +27-112486800
  • Ticket Price: 175 ZAR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Rides

Gold Reef City - Review

The Gold Reef City of Johannesburg is a large centre for urban recreation and amusement, and its name owes to its location venue around the gold mines of Witwatersrand, which was the site of a huge gold rush once upon a time. The Reef City derives it central theme from that very era. Everything is fashined after the traditions of the 1880’s, from the buildings to the attire of the park hosts. A large gallery here explains the functioning of a goldmine in spellbinding detail.

To enhance the liveliness of the centre, a real gold ore along with the ore vein is permanently exhibited which illustrates the extraction of gold. Among the attractions of the Reef City, apart from the fun water rides (which include the world’s largest inverted roller coaster named Anaconda, the River Rapids ride, the Jozo Express, and the Golden Loop) is the Hippodrome- a fairly large show hall which hosts the live shows of the national TV series.

Gold Reef City Ticket Prices

  • Thrill Rider R 175 per person above 1.3m; Major Rider R 135 per person above 1.3m; Non Rider R 100 per person above 1.3m; R 110 per person under 1.3m; R 150 per pensioner 60+ years (incl. thrill rides if physically safe); R 115 per pensioner 60+ years (incl. major rides if physically safe).
  • R 150 per student, upon presentation of a valid student card.
  • R 550 family ticket (2 parents and 2 children under the age of 16 years).
  • Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge.

How To reach Gold Reef City by Public Transport

  • Northern Park Way

Restaurants Near Gold Reef City

  • Callisto’s
  • News Cafe Gold Reef City
  • Back o’ the Moon

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TripHobo Highlights for Gold Reef City

  • Gold Reef City Address: Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa
  • Gold Reef City Contact Number: +27-112486800
  • Gold Reef City Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Gold Reef City Price: 175 ZAR
  • Best time to visit Gold Reef City(preferred time): 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gold Reef City: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Gold Reef City

  • 39.93% of people who visit Johannesburg include Gold Reef City in their plan

  • 68.85% of people start their Gold Reef City visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Gold Reef City

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

78.48% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gold Reef City

People normally club together Apartheid Museum and The Market Theatre while planning their visit to Gold Reef City.

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Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Reviews

  • Gold Reef was a pleasurable experience. The ticket price is quite steep but as you go through you can understand why. There is never a dull moment and a place where one cannot be bored. The great part is that there's is something for everyone, whether you are just looking after kids or you are the to enjoy the rides. The food is good and the staff is kind. As you can see I don't have any problems with it and would recommend it to anyone seeking a fun filled day and a good time.

  • They were renovating the ticket offices on the 09/07/2018. Unfortunately the queues were insane as they had one teller for card payments, for hundreds of people. Once in the park it is a world class experience. All the facilities are well maintained and clean. At the end of the day, Gold Reef City is a must for all families. A fantastic day out that goes by way to fast. Take lots of cash as there is so much to do!

  • Prices for food and drinks becoming insanely expensive. They took an extra 45 min after the gates opened to actually open the rides. Staff at the rides seem like they hate life and having to work there. They drag their feet as they force themselves to work. Big contrast compared to those performing in the streets. The systems were offline so we couldn't get the digital copies of photos and this made us have to pay R50 instead of R20 for photos. Have to compliment a manager at the new ride though. Some very rude customers skipped the line and held places and had a rotten unloving attitude about it. The manager stepped in and took them out the line. Well done! They took a long walk of shame as people applaud.

  • Great place, promises to leave you happy and thrilled at the end of the day. The only reason why I've given 4 stars is due to the fact that many rides were undergoing maintenance which included the tower of terror, which I was looking the most forward to. UFO, Anaconda, miner's revenge are all a must. The picture of the pond below is an area called the farm(in the park itself) where numerous farm animals were spotted.

  • Awesome amusement park. Maintenance seems to be well done. Lots to do. Nice restaurants, nice hotel. Situated close to the casino, so there's even more to do. One can easily spend a whole weekend here. The location itself in Johannesburg is not too great, so wouldn't recommend going out without an organized tour. All around great.

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