Situated 8 kilometres from Johannesburg, Gold Reef City & Casino is a theme park combining entertainment, dining, thrills and gaming in one great venue, making it a top South African attraction. It offers a little of everything with a range of activities suitable for the family and brings to life the culture and energy of the country, inspiring the simple joy of fun into every visitor. The theme park is the largest in the country, and the casino uses state-of-the-art technology to provide pure entertainment and indulgence to every one of its visitors.
One of the key features of Gold Reef City & Casino is the theme park, which hosts rides ranging from adrenaline-inducing rollercoasters such as Golden Loop and Tower of Terror, to lighter activities for younger children. The other main attraction is Gold Reef City Casino, which hosts 15 gaming tables and 100 slot machines, and the Apartheid Museum is similarly prevalent exhibiting evidence of the city history, classed as a heritage site of Johannesburg. Also, Gold Reef City has quality hotels, exquisite restaurants, a museum, studio, children’s area, theatre, conference centre, cinema complex, bowling alley and fast food court. There is even a mini replica of Johannesburg in Gold Reef that visitors can walk through for a unique perspective of the city in its early days.
Gold Reef City is south of nearby Johannesburg and has convenient transport links connecting to other cities, but the most convenient and popular way to travel is with shuttle bus services from major hotels. From O.R. Tambo International Airport, drivers can reach Gold Reef City via the M1 South highway on a straightforward and well-directed route.
The theme of Gold Reef City bases itself around the history of its mining industry, as the whole site is on an old gold mine that closed in 1971. The gold rush in the area began in 1886 when the park recreated that age in its style, design, costumes and setting, combining history with modern day adventure.