Gold Reef City, Johannesburg
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Gold Reef City has a 96-seater 4-D theatre with hydraulic seats that emits a range of scents and smells to match what's happening on screen.
Escaping from the hustle and bustle of South Africa's economic powerhouse has never been so easy thanks to Johannesburg's Gold Reef City Theme Park, a vivid and exciting combination of historical attractions and thrilling rides.
Walking in to the theme park at Gold Reef City is like stepping in to another world. Built around an authentic – and still operational – 19th century gold mine, the park is one of the few in the world to successfully combine an old-world museum atmosphere with some of the wildest rides this side of the equator.
It is this combination of attractions that makes this Gold Reef City entertainment park such a huge hit with families. While the older folk delve in to the history of the city of gold, the younger generation can enjoy their adrenaline fix via more than 30 heart-stopping adventure rides.
Start your Gold Reef City Theme Park visit with a Jozi's Story of Gold tour through the variety of museums offering a peek in to what life was like in Johannebsurg in the 19th century. Underground tours of the mine as well as a gold-pouring demonstration are also on offer.
Those looking for a bit more excitement can't go wrong with the many rides on offer. Sticking to the historical theme are mining-themed rides such as the Golden Loop and Old Mill. And you don't want to miss the amazing aerial views offered by the Giant Wheel.
If your heart can take it, Gold Reef City Theme Park also has some of the most modern – and scary – rides in the country. Serious adrenaline junkies will not want to miss the Anaconda or the Jozi Express, both of which are over far too quickly. And if you don't mind getting wet, the Raging River Rapids is great fun too.
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Gold Reef City Theme Park
Phone: +27 (0)11 248 6800
Fax: +27 (0)11 248 6863