Gold Reef City provides fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Gold Reef City Theme Park and Entertainment Complex, Johannesburg
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Theme Park Operating Hours
- Seasonal (Gauteng School Holidays) open Monday to Sunday 09h30 to 17h00.
- Out of Season open Wednesday to Sunday 09h30 to 17h00
- Not open on Christmas day.
Africa's greatest theme park created around an authentic 19th century Gold mine with underground tours, gold pouring, historical exhibits, restaurants, amusement attractions, a Victorian hotel and a casino with 1600 machines and 60 tables.
Visitors can go look at the gold reef
that gave birth to Johannesburg or if they would rather stay above ground, could go and watch the gold pouring or visit the very interesting geological exhibit. At Gold Reef City you could watch the traditional dancers
perform traditional song and dance, wearing authentic costumes.
Gold Reef City is built on Crown Mines No. 14 Shaft
. This mine once kept the world record for the amount of gold recovered as well as the shaft sinking record in 1916. A tour with the Gold Reef City Guides will allow you to see all the attractions- historical exhibits, the mine, all the entertainment facilities, and shops. The Gold Reef City helicopter is available for an overhead view of the city as well.
The hotel at Gold Reef City consists of 3 different hotels, the hotel itself, the Balmoral and Market Hights. Accommodation is of the highest quality
and the rooms are reproductions of the rooms at the turn of the century. The hotel is quite capable of catering for functions and receptions and an overnight stay is highly recommended.
Here you wouldn't have to look hard to find tavern, inns, hostelries or music halls. You will immediately get that fun party feeling
when you see how an exciting era has been brought back to life. There are enough restaurants to cater for everyone as well.
One can use the train or horse drawn carriage to get around to all the attractions. At the Victorian Fun Fair there is enough rides for young and old
. They have been built in such a way that they add to the whole feel of the era. There is no additional charge for any of the rides.
The City is a great venue for a street party
, be it 100 or 10000 people. The city will organise street barbecues and bars, entertainers or whatever you would like (if possible). The tranquillity and grace of the turn of the century's way of living could be seen and experienced when you visit the old mine houses, decorated with genuine antiques
, costumes and artefacts with Victorian furnishings and fittings.
Visit the massive Winder House as well as fascinating geological exhibitions followed by a tour of turn of the century Victorian houses, which are replicas of the living standards of the time. The various rooms are furnished with the style of the period
, which also includes the style of the clothing, which adds to the interest of visitors. Fully escorted tours are available daily and experienced, multilingual guides wearing the costumes of the turn of the century accompany you.
The city has a huge variety of shops
with a wide selection of homemade goodies, African prints, hand blown glass, leather goods, carvings etc. Very few visitors go home without a souvenir of their visit to the city.
For that non-stop entertainment the city has 31 rides
ranging from the thrill-a-second Golden Loop to the Swinging Coco Pan to the more sedate fun train and the magical dragon land for the smaller child, Gold Reef city has succeeded in providing something for the entire family. Now also the All New Anaconda roller coaster, River Rapids and 55m Giant Wheel.
There are also robotic shows
, clowns, bands, tribal dancing displays, magicians, can-can girls, strolling minstrels, gumboot dancers and even a mini farm.
GOLD REEF CITY THEME PARK DISABILITY POLICY:
Gold Reef City welcomes disabled and wheelchair-bound guests to visit the Theme Park. However, we regret that visitors with physical or mental disabilities may not make use of the park's thrill rides. This policy is in line with the stringent International safety standards of Theme Parks around the world and has been put in place to ensure the safety of all visitors since guests must have the physical strength and ability to safely evacuate from a ride in case of an emergency.
Disabled and wheelchair-bound guests receive free entrance to the Park, because the thrill rides are not available to them. Disabled guests are invited to enjoy many of the other attractions on offer like the 4D Theatre, the Animal Farm Yard, the bird show and midway games.
Disabled and wheelchair-bound guests are asked to contact the Guest Services office upon arrival, where the Duty manager will be happy to assist them before they enter the park.