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“Waste of time”
Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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$33.29*
and up
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 older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Visited this attraction on a Saturday for the 3rd time in the last 10 years. Many rides for teenagers were not working. However, there were signs indicating such closure. Each of the major rides had a waiting line of approximately an hour each which does not allow one to do the ride twice in any day. Ticket prices not adjusted for lack of rides. In the USA you can book rides and do not have to waste time doing absolutely nothing but standing. This time could be spent shopping at the stores which is inherently how the theme park should be run - as a business.

3  Thank ShaneD88
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The theme park is a must for out of towners,being based in Joburg i've been here a number of times and its a landmark not to be missed.everytime you visit its always a new experience.a word of caution is that in season or holidays the queues for the rides can be rather loooong so bear that in mind.bring extra cash as it can get pricy.

1  Thank Bryan D
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Just 2 min from my home. I'm always taking guests from overseas to visit this place first. This is my kids favorite pass time. They just love getting together with friends and family enjoying the many adventurous and unforgettable moments spent there.

1  Thank Firhana
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Went in Dec 2012 and spent a night at the hotel in the Theme Park. We were a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and we all had fun. Rides to cater for all tastes from frenetic to the sedate PLUS the bonus is that there was a circus show on during our visit and this is all included in the price of the ticket to the theme park.

1  Thank Mohammed L
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I find the park very expensive and most of the times half of the rides are not working.Gold Reef has a lot to learn from other countries who have excellent parks.Thequeues are always long and theres no proper supervision.Unfortunately its the only park in Joburg so theres no competition and our kids don't have much choice for entertainment but its about time they jacked up.

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