Gold Reef City is an amusement park located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand. The buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period.

There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels.

What’s cool about Gold Reef City?

Gold Reef City offers two 4 star hotels, a casino comprising of smoking and non-smoking casinos plus a Prive, the Tsogo Sun owned Vigour & Verve, the largest theme park in the country, home to the Apartheid Museum, a Kaya FM satellite studio, kiddies entertainment facilities, a world class theatre as well as a selection of conferencing and team building options.


Visitors can also enjoy a 6 theatre cinema complex, a bowling alley, new fast food court and additional restaurants. If you want to kick back and take it easy, or suit up and get your game face on, find yourself, lose yourself, this is the place.

Some of Gold Reef City’s attractions:

The high flying Maverick

The High Flying Maverick attraction is a 9/10 fear factor ride, adding to Gold Reef City’s already wide range of more than 30 rides that include the famous Anaconda, Tower Of Terror, Miners Revenge and Jozi Express, just to name a few.

Combining thrilling motion and spectacular visual effects, The High Flying Maverick takes riders on an amazing journey which replicates the experiences and sensations of an acrobatic aeroplane flight, with banks, loops, dives and weightlessness that will test even the most experienced thrill seekers.

If you’re brave enough to take a seat in the cockpit, visit the Theme Park and experience the sheer thrill of The High Flying Maverick for yourself.

The High Flying Maverick is exclusive to Thrill Rider ticket holders – R215 per person for full access to all rides and attractions in the park, and all riders must be 1.3m or taller.

Storm Chaser

Storm chaser is not for the fainthearted.

Imagine for a second what it would be like to be caught in the eye of a massive storm. Whirling around inside this powerful force of nature. You can’t even separate land from sky as everything becomes one.

If you think you’re brave enough to be suspended and tumbled through this intense experience, you are in for an unforgettable adrenalin rush.

Storm chaser’s fear factor is 10/10

Jozi’s story of gold

This is the historical world of Johannesburg’s gold rush. Learn how Johannesburg came to be, how gold was discovered on the reef, descend 75 meters underground plus witness the magnificent glow of a live gold pour.

Enter the historical world of Johannesburg’s gold rush and experience a history lesson that you’ll definitely enjoy on the Heritage Tour.

There’s nothing quite like the magnificent glow that emanates from the molten liquid gold pour. This is an experience of the heart, soul and mind that you will never forget.

Then search for the elusive specs of gold that hold the promise of wealth the way it used to be done. Pan the mud in freezing cold water by hand and experience the euphoria of finding a shiny spec among the dirt.

What does think about Gold Reef City?

Gold Reef City provides a multitude of experiences under one roof. Living and breathing 24 hours a day, the property provides the best of everything; from A-list entertainment to award-winning restaurants to the exhilarating theme park to the excitement of the casino.

If you have any questions, comments or wish to make a booking at one of Johannesburg’s most loved attractions, then get in touch with Gold Reef City:

General Manager: Kiran Singh

Telephone / Fax

Gold Reef City Casino: +27 11 248 5000

Gold Reef City Theme Park: +27 11 248 6800

Heritage Tour Office: +27 11 248 6986 / +27 11 248 6825

Conferencing and Team Building: +27 11 248 5700

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