Gold Reef City is an amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine which closed in 1971,the park is themed around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and 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.
There are many attractions at Gold Reef City, including water rides, roller coasters and the famous Casino. The live shows of Idols South Africa are filmed live in the “Hippodrome”, a large auditorium based in the park. Gold Reef City is located to the south of the Central Business District off of the M1. It is also the site of the Apartheid Museum.
Gold Reef City is home to one of Johannesburg’s top attractions. Our theme park is one of the biggest in South Africa and will transport you to the gold rush era.
Themed on the gold rush of the Witwatersrand from the late 1800’s that led to the establishment of Johannesburg, Gold Reef City is a Johannesburg family favourite with the theme park boasting an array of Africa’s tallest, biggest and fastest thrill rides, tamer family rides, 4D theatre and a fascinating mine museum with an underground mine tour – Theme Park is unsurprisingly one of the most popular amusement parks in the country.
The theme park in Johannesburg has some of South Africa’s fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City!
Join the young at heart and test-drive any of the more than thirty thrilling rides at our theme park. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies rides or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City.