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Johannesburg Sights

Gold Reef City

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Updated 11/15/2012

Fodor's 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.

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Sight Information

Address:

Shaft 14, Northern Parkway, 6 km (4 mi) south of city center, Johannesburg, 2091, South Africa

Phone:

011-248–6800

Sight Details:

  • R160
  • Wed.–Sun. (except for school holidays, when it's open 7 days a week) 9:30–5; mine tours 10–4 every hour

Updated 11/15/2012

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By Nicole

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Feb 16, 2005

Take it from a local

I have been here several times. The park looks like a a little town in the gold rush era with all the modern convienences. Great rides and the food is good too. Lines tend to run long so a midweek visit would be better. Arrive early in the morning to avoid standing in the que for a long time. Stop by the museum. Don't take any valueables with.

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