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Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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$96.61*
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Full-Day Soweto, Gold Reef City and Johannesburg...
Ranked #15 of 148 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: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 8, 2014

If you're looking for some fun with friends and family coupled with some thrilling theme park rides, Gold Reef City would always be a good idea. Entrance fee is very reasonable considering all rides are included.

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Came from Australia to Gold Reef as a stop over to Sun City for the kids to enjoy Gold Reef City, so we booked a night at the Theme Park Hotel. We inquired about park costs and were told as hotel guests we do not have to pay to enter the theme park; only to get here and the park is closed Mondays to Thursdays! Whoever took our booking should have told us after we particularly asked about the park. We would have changed our dates to coincide with park opening times. Should have checked ourselves but after inquiring specifically, feel it should have been picked up by the person making the booking to mention.
The hotel was lovely, rooms very clean and comfortable, but the "Gold Reef town" was a ghost town I'm afraid, so it was quite a let down when we wanted our children to experience its vibrancy.

4  Thank KarenRoos
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

Queue's just to get in take hours - systems are archaic and basically non existent. Will never ever ever go again.

1  Thank KiddoSA
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Reviewed December 2, 2014

Close to the freeway, easily accessible, lots of fun and entertainment, tasty food, good customer service and lovely staff

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Reviewed December 1, 2014

Gold Reef City is always a wonderful destination for you and the family, there are tons of rides and lots of engaging entertainment to keep everyone happy. Plenty of restaurants and refreshments stations, and they cater for Halaal as well. More control in the ticket queues are suggested, as these get out of hand at times. Check the web-site and the weather report before you go, as this can be detrimental to your day out - some rides close due to inclement weather.
Good experience in the mine - scary at times if you are claustrophic - the Josie Express and Anaconda are worth it.

Try to go during the weekday, and as early as possible to avoid the rush - School holidays/break is always crazy at Gold Reef City - well, which other Amusement park won't be busy during that time in any case.

1  Thank Santosh P
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