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Gold Reef City Review

This theme park lets you step back in time to 1880s Johannesburg and see why it became known as the City of Gold. One of the city's most popular attractions, it has good rides that kids will enjoy and is based on the history of Jo'burg. In addition to riding the Anaconda, a scary roller coaster on which you hang under the track, feet in the air, you can (for an additional fee) descend into an old gold mine and see molten gold being poured, or watch a gumboot dance, a riveting miners' dance. The reconstructed streets are lined with operating Victorian-style shops and restaurants. And for those with money to burn, the large, glitzy Gold Reef Village Casino beckons across the road.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Shaft 14, Northern Parkway, 6 km (4 mi) south of city center, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2091 | Map It
  • Phone: 011/248–6800
  • Cost: R160
  • Hours: Wed.–Sun. (except for school holidays, when it's open 7 days a week) 9:30–5; mine tours 10–4 every hour
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  • Location: Soweto and the South
Updated: 11-15-2012

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