About Gold Reef City

Your experience in this very place will be Pure Gold.

A vast, prolific land in contrast with the blinding lights radiating from the City; this is the view from the Giant Wheel ride that will take your adrenaline to a whole new level. The Gold Reef City is a place of wonder, a place of pure amusement and a place of childhood happiness catered to all ages and most importantly, a place where you can learn while having fun.

Built over an old gold mine, closed many decades ago, this historically themed Park is a “golden experience” that you just cannot compare to any other: not only will you be faced with having to overcome your fear of heights, but you will see a world that shines bright, a world from which gold will be pouring out of and where the planet’s most valuable metal will be melted and shaped into bars ever so easily.

If you want to spend some adventurous time while on your vacation at Johannesburg, you must definitely visit the Gold Reef City. This tourist attraction has something for every traveler. Spend the day by taking an exciting joy ride at the rollercoaster, watch a 3D movie at the theatre, relish some tantalizing delicacies at the restaurants or just explore the theme park. Take a hike back in time and get a serene picture of the gold rush days. This place is loaded with attractions for the entire family. Let the children enjoy the trampoline and bowling alley, while the adults can try their luck at the casino. You can also book a room at the Gold Reef Hotel and spend some relaxed times with your family and friends.
This place is really great fun for both kids and adults with lots of safe thrilling rides to enjoy as a couple, friends or children. Amount of people that visit the place are the testimony that it is indeed a place to take out your kids too. It has a variety of activities which includes adrenaline rush activities for the thrill seekers, selection of rides for the little ones and family activities and even leisure rides for those who are not interested in thrill rides and just want to enjoy the theme park. If you are a daring person you should try the thrilling rush games to mention a few, Anaconda and Golden loop. You will find energetic and entertaining staff (dancers) to add on the ambiance. Sign boards would make it more simple to roam around. Of course after all the fun the tummy will be rumbling, from snacking to fine dining available there are of great variety, therefore catering for different tastes. You can also go an host your birthday, baby showers and team buildings there too. 

Must See

  • Theme park for kids.
  •  A plethora of restaurants for the whole family
  •  The most popular ride in the theme park is Anaconda and second is Tower of Terror.
  •  Lyric Theatre
  • A casino
  • Anaconda Ride
  • The High Flying Maverick
  • Wave Swing
  • Tornado
  • Tower of Terror

How to reach

The Gold reef City is a 30 minutes drive from the Johannesburg town. You can hire a taxi or cab and reach there at your own time.

Corner Albert Street, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa Head east on Albertina Sisulu Rd toward Rissik St 2 min (600 m) Get on Francois Oberholzer Fwy/M2 from Stott Rd 5 min (1.9 km) Take De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 to Kimberley Minor Rd in Ormonde 99-Ir, Johannesburg South. Take exit 7 from De Villiers Graaff Motorway/M1 4 min (4.2 km) Drive to Northern Pkwy in Ormonde.

Bus via Basothong: R 12

Taxi from Johannesburg to Johannesburg: One-Way from R 110 - R 130

Uber from Johannesburg to Johannesburg: R 65 - R 85


  • If you are planning to visit dine at the restaurants in the Gold Reef City, you must be ready to spend some money as there are very less options for cheap food. 
  • For all you adreanaline junkies, you must definitely try out the 'Tower of Terror'.

  • They have shade at every ride, so you don’t get burnt while waiting.

  • Bring a hat since you'll be exposed to direct sunlight while roaming.

  • The queues are less crowded in the afternoon.

  • Crowded in school and public holidays.

  • Wear comfortable shoes if you're going for the rides. The area is quite large and you will do plenty of walking.

  • The mine tours are great and informative.

  • Barney's Restaurant is a bit slow at serving and there is no Manager around.

  • Don't miss out on the Gold mine tour & Gold pouring - Through a well-crafted JOZI’s Story of Gold Heritage Tour, you can embark on an exciting historical adventure as you’re told the story of South African gold rush 
  • Take an unforgettable underground mine tour.
  • Shopping - With a wide selection of interesting stores, shopping can be a whole lot of fun at Gold reef city.
  • At the souvenir store, you can pick up digital prints of your memorable moments at the theme park, along with key-rings, mugs, and magnets.
  • Visit the Lyric Theatre - Located right next to the casino, this is the site for wonderful gigs by famous comedians and awarded South African musicians that will keep you happily entertained at Gold Reef City.
  •  Beat the rush, book your tickets online. 

Visit Time

Sunday : 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Monday : Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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You may have to wait in long queue for rides.


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Entrance Fee


Thrill Rider – per person above 1.3m:

  • Online – R195 
  • At the gate – R215 

Non-Rider - per person above 1.3m:

  • Online – R115 
  • At the gate – R125 

Kiddie Rider – per person under 1.3m:

  • Online– R125 
  • At the gate– R135 

Pensioner – per pensioner 60+ years (incl. thrill rides if physically safe)

  • Online – R165 
  • At the gate  – R180 

Student - per student, upon presentation of a valid student card when collecting your armbands:

  • Online – R165 
  • At the Gate – R180 

Valid at the Gate only: 
R550 family ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children under 1.3m) This package excludes children under 3 years

Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge 
Prices may change without prior notification.*

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