Did you know?
Ratanga Junction's Slingshot plunges riders into a 30 metre freefall at speeds in excess of 90 km/h.
Ratanga Junction is a thrill-a-minute theme park in Cape Town's Century City development, catering to the young and the old, the daring and the cautious during the holiday seasons.
With over 30 attractions, including 24 rides, it comes as no surprise that this Cape Town theme park is a hit with locals and visitors alike. Though white-knuckle thrills are only one element of Ratanga Junction, they are what bring in the punters with the Cobra, the Slingshot and the Tarantula being the most popular.
The Cobra is arguably the most challenging ride of all: a suspended looping coaster which catapults riders along a track at up to four times the force of gravity and at speeds of close to 100 km/h.
Running it a close second is Ratanga Junction's latest addition, the Slingshot. Rated as one of the most thrilling extreme rides in the world, it combines elements from skydiving and bungee jumping, allowing ‘flyers' to experience the thrill of freefall. Perhaps best to try this one on an empty stomach.
With South Africa's enviable climate water-based rides are always popular and Ratanga Junction's Monkey Falls, one of the highest log flume rides in the world, is guaranteed to get you soaked.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0) 21 550 8504
How to get here
Situated in Century City, Cape Town, Ratanga Junction is a mere 10 minutes from the Mother City along the N1 highway, on the Sable Road turn off. It is on bus and taxi routes.
Around the area
Plenty of excellent shopping at Century City shopping mall right next door.
You can walk or use one of the many shuttle carts ferrying folk to and fro.
What will it cost
R162 for adventurer riders (over 1.3m tall) and R80 (under 1.3m). Slingshot tickets cost R55. Season tickets are also available.
Where to stay
Cape Town has a plethora of accommodation options to suit all pockets and there are a number of hotels and B&Bs in the area.
Ratanga is open for company team building bookings all year around (except for Christmas Day) but only open to the public during school holidays.