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“Gold Reef City”
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Gold Reef City
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$32.89*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
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$14.09*
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City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #8 of 180 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 older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This attraction has become very expensive for what you get. A lot of the times most of the rides are out of order. If they are working, Gold Reef City is a fun place to visit, especially if you go on the mine tours/gold tours.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

I always have a good time here, the only thing that could ruin the experience is when your favourite rides are out of order.

Thank Boitumelo R
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Reviewed November 14, 2012

it is fairly expensive to get in for a family (there are 5 of us!), but if you consider all the different rides you can go on which are all included then you do get value for the money spent, and the kids have a ball.

Thank ShirleyClive
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

There is something for everybody to do at Gold Reef City. For those interested in history, there are the houses with antiques to visit. For the kids and wild at heart, the theme park is an absolute must. The hotel and casino is beautiful too. If you plan on going for the day, make sure to be there early to avoid lines.

Thank Vida N
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Gold Reef City offers the luxury of a host of rides catering to thrill seekers as well as those who just want to chill out. There is a fair bit of walking involved as well as standing in long queues for the more popular rides. There is a fantastic 4-D theatre for some good family fun. Set against the back drop of the popular South African gold mining industry, the rides and the setting take you to another era making you forget that you are actually in the middle of Johannesburg. Another bonus is that once you pay the once off admission fee, you are able to use the all the rides for free.

Advice: Come in early to avoid longer queues. This is also helpful in summer as the midday sun in Johannesburg is quite harsh. Carry plenty of sun block as you will be in unshaded areas for a majority of the day. Most importantly, wear flat shoes! You will be walking ... A LOT! Particularly if you want to go on all/ most of the rides.

Thank singhnat22
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