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“Fun & History”
Review of Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City
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US$32.06*
and up
Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
Ranked #8 of 173 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, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Fun & History”
Reviewed 28 November 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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31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
Reviewed 26 November 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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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Joburg hotspot”
Reviewed 26 November 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.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Theme Park and Casino”
Reviewed 25 November 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.

Visited February 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun Fun Fun”
Reviewed 25 November 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.

Visited December 2012
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