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“I had a good time but the food :/”
Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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$33.29*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #8 of 184 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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 10, 2012

Most of the attractions and their variety (from the Tower and Terror and its terrifying drop to the Anaconda), i must admit that Gold Reef does have many positive aspects to it. It is one of the Must-dos while in SA. It may not seem as good as other attraction parcs in the States for example but the quality offered is undeniable. i would then definitely encourage it.

HOWEVER, no food/drinks allowed, and to be honest the food was DISGUSTING. i was expecting something okaish, but i had to pay 70R ($7) for a poor pita with some dodgy sauce and a bit of beef. so the food was not great, but we don't go to parcs for the food do we?

Thank Maxime S
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

My 12 yr old and myself had loads of fun. The rides were great, appeared well maintained and a good variety of rides and thrills. We did think the games were abit expensive, @ R25 for a couple of balls that weren't going to stay in any buckets were pretty pricey, although we did spot several people walking around with big stuffed toys ! Needs more tourist souvenirs with Gold Reef on it, and not stuff you can find on the run of the mill tourist shops. Otherwise, waiting times in queues were not too bad considering it was school holidays. Oh, the pond you cross when waiting for the Jozi Express needs cleaning guys, looked more like a swamp with rubbish in it!

Thank CONSISTENCY
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Located on an old gold mine, the park is themed around the gold rush on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels. this place rocks!!!

Thank Verghese A
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I like the area and placing of the rides. Appears very open and peaceful. I just find waiting for the rides takes a little to long. Reaturants are very good.

Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We visit |GRC once a year, mainly for the kids and they spend the day on all the attractions and rides whilst we the parents relax and watch them have fun, we also occasionaly take a ride or two ourselves and the anaconda is great fun

Thank DeanSouthAfrica
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