Gold Reef City, Johannesburg
Gold Reef City is a unique Entertainment Complex in the city of Johannesburg comprising the Gold Reef City Casino and the Gold Reef City Theme Park which is built around the history of gold mining and a working Gold Mine.
The Gold Reef City Theme Park includes a variety of eateries, shops and exhibitions as well as rides (scare the pants off adults as well as rides for children) and activities such as helicopter flips. In addition to the fun-fair rides, daily Heritage Tours take you through the theme park to various museum houses, shows and exhibitions. You can also see tribal dancing shows, take a tour kilometers underground into the depths of the Gold Mine, watch molten gold being poured into ingots, and even do a bit of gold panning.
The Gold Reef City Theme park also boasts Africa’s only 4D Movie Theatre.
The Casino complex also incorporates a 4 star Hotel with conference facilities and restaurants and encompassing the plush Lyric Theatre and The Globe – Johannesburg’s original Theatre, built in the 1800’s and rich in history.
The full size Lyric Theatre hosts West End and Broadway shows as well as other large scale productions, while the smaller and “more intimate” Globe Theatre hosts jazz, comedy and review shows, amongst other entertainment.
For more info, show and tour schedules and to book: http://www.goldreefcity.co.za
Getting there: Gold Reef City is situated 8kms from the Johannesburg City Centre and a 20 minute drive from Oliver Tambo airport on the Northern Parkway just off the M1, and next to the Booysens offramp.
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