Gold Reef City Theme Park – Johannesburg Parks

by Kojo Pocu
Tourist Attractions In Gauteng

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 to the gold reef theme park that gave life to Johannesburg, or they can watch the gold pouring or see the highly interesting geology exhibit if they choose to stay above ground. Traditional dancers dressed in authentic costumes performed traditional song and dance at Gold Reef City theme park.

The No. 14 Shaft of Crown Mines serves as the foundation for Gold Reef City. In 1916, this mine held the global record for the amount of gold retrieved as well as the world record for shaft sinking. A tour with Gold Reef City Guides will allow you to explore all of the attractions, including historical exhibitions, the mine, and all of the entertainment and shopping options. The Gold Reef City helicopter is available for an overhead view of the city as well.

The hotel at Gold Reef City is made up of three different buildings: the hotel, the Balmoral, and the Market Hights. The rooms are copies of rooms from the turn of the century and are of the greatest quality. The hotel is well-equipped to host parties and receptions, and an overnight stay is strongly advised.
There would be no shortage of taverns, inns, hostelries, or music halls here. When you witness how an exciting era has been brought back to life, you’ll get that wonderful party sensation right away. There are enough eateries to accommodate everyone.

To travel around to all of the sites, one can use the train or a horse-drawn carriage. There are enough rides for both young and old at the Victorian Fun Fair. They were constructed in such a way that they contribute to the overall atmosphere of the era. There are no extra fees for any of the rides.
The city is an excellent location for a street party, whether it is for 100 or 10,000 people. The city will organise street barbecues and bars, as well as entertainers and other activities as requested (if possible). When you visit the old mine houses, which are decorated with genuine antiques, costumes, and artefacts with Victorian furnishings, you can see and feel the peacefulness and grace of the turn of the century way of life.

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Visit the huge Winder House, as well as fascinating geological exhibits, before taking a tour of turn-of-the-century Victorian houses that are exact reconstructions of the time’s living conditions. The various rooms are outfitted in period style, which includes the manner of dress, which adds to the attraction of guests.

Every day, fully supervised tours are available, with professional, multilingual guides dressed in turn-of-the-century garb accompanying you.

The city offers a large number of stores selling homemade goods, African prints, hand-blown glass, leather goods, sculptures, and other items. Only a small percentage of visitors leave without a memento of their trip to the city.

The Gold Reef City Theme Park offers 31 rides for nonstop enjoyment, ranging from the adrenaline-pumping Golden Loop to the swinging Coco Pan to the more moderate fun train and the enchanting dragon land for the younger children. Gold Reef City has succeeded in giving something for everyone in the family. The All-New Anaconda roller coaster, River Rapids, and the 55-meter Giant Wheel are now open.
Robotic performances, clowns, musicians, tribal dancing exhibitions, magicians, can-can girls, strolling minstrels, gumboot dancers, and even a little farm are among the attractions.

Is Gold Reef City Free On Your Birthday?

On the day of your birthday, bring your valid ID book, birth certificate, passport, or driver’s licence to gain free admission to the Theme Park!

If your birthday falls on a day when the theme park is closed – for example, if the theme park is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays – you must visit the theme park the Sunday before your birthday. If the Theme Park is closed on Thursdays and Fridays, you will be able to visit on the Sunday after your birthday.

How Many Rides Are At Gold Reef City?

Choose from 18 exhilarating coasters, 13 dedicated children’s rides, Jump City Trampoline Park, Johannesburg’s only true underground mine tour, 12 food options, various retail outlets, and 15 other attractions all against a gold rush era setting.

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Entrance Ticket Details For Gold Reef City

  • Thrill Rider R 175 per person above 1.3m; Major Rider R 135 per person above 1.3m; Non Rider R 100 per person above 1.3m; R 110 per person under 1.3m; R 150 per pensioner 60+ years (incl. thrill rides if physically safe); R 115 per pensioner 60+ years (incl. major rides if physically safe).
  • R 150 per student, upon presentation of a valid student card.
  • R 550 family ticket (2 parents and 2 children under the age of 16 years).
  • Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge.

Gold Reef City Theme Park Contact Details

Telephone+27 (0)11 248 6800
Email Address[email protected]


Cnr Northern Parkway and Data CrescentGold Reef City, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa