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“Don't go on a weekend if you can help it”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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$31.95*
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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #8 of 171 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, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Don't go on a weekend if you can help it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

Underground mine tour not working which was the main reason for going. Anaconda ride was put at top 3 ever experienced. Huge lines though, about 45 minutes plus for each ride , not particularly well organized. Bit tired and sad but we enjoyed the mini golf and the smaller rides like the swing chair and giant wheel which we got straight onto.

Visited December 2013
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Port Louis
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“Wonderful experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

It is a marvelous place with lots of attraction and all types of fun rides... You can spend a whole day trying the various activities. But don't miss the mine shaft where you are taken under ground and you can experience how gold was being removed from the mines. Then you can also assist gold pouring etc. Worth it.. Don't miss it guys. next to it is the apartheid museum.. It is very nice but you can end up being emotional and touching... It explains the real stories behind apartheid and the freedom fight etc.

Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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280 reviews
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“Johannesburg's 'Disneyland'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Gold Reef City is a really great attraction for the kids, and thinking about it, the adults as well.
Of course it is nothing like Disneyland, but a great day out of fun, rides and other attractions.
There are ample restaurants, fast food outlets and the like.
They even have an old gold mine which you can go down into and see how the gold was mined. You can also watch them smelt gold down into bars.
All in all a great day out.
Get there early on weekends and public holidays as it does tend to fill up quickly.
Oh, and if you intend going on the water rides, take a towel.
As in Disneyland a number of the rides have height restrictions, so if you have young children they will miss out on a number of the rides.
Gold Reef City is about 15 kms/ 10 miles from Sandon near Johannesburg.

Visited February 2013
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Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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“Fun & History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Gold Reef City is good for having some fun at his theme park or at his casino. The park have some atractions for both kid and adults, but don't expect something like Disney. They have a nice atraction, which is going down to an old gold mine and have an idea how it works. You need to pay to go to his atraction and the visits are scheduled. In front of the park, you have an relly good and famous atraction: The Museum of the Apartheid

Visited May 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Waste of time”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2013
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