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Rides at Gold Reef City

Johannesburg’s Favourite Theme Park

The Gold Reef City 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.

Notices:

  • The Theme Park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except during Gauteng public school holidays
  • We do not guarantee all rides will be available during the course of your visit. Some rides may become unavailable due to weather conditions or routine maintenance being done
  • Ride availability is updated at 09h00 daily on days the theme park is open
  • The Theme Park will be closed for a private event on Sunday, 04 November 2018

Your safety is very important to us - we have scheduled routine inspections and maintenance on 6 of our thrill rides from 7 May 2018. We aim to re-open two of these rides 16 May 2018, with the remaining 4 rides opening by 30 May 2018.

These inspections are in-line with International safety standards of Theme Parks around the world that we adhere to. 

The rides affected are:

  • The Golden Loop 
  • Miners Revenge
  • Runaway Train 
  • Log Ride 
  • Mermaid
  • The Tower Of Terror

Please note that while we have 6 rides down, we will reduce our Thrill Rider tickets to R190 per person. For updates on the ride availability of each ride, please visit goldreefcity.co.za on the morning of your visit.

Gold Reef City Theme Park Map Theme Park Tickets

The High Flying Maverick

The High Flying Maverick

Fear Factor: 9
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

If you’ve ever wondered what it would feel like to be a passenger in a high performance aerobatic aircraft, then the High Flying Maverick has the answer. For a few exhilarating minutes you’ll feel like you’re piloting a plane, while you experience accelerations of almost 4 G’s. While the ride rapidly rotates, the plane spins to emulate twists and turns that feel so real, you’ll believe you’re the next Top Gun.

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Anaconda

Anaconda

Fear Factor: 9
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Slither your way around the Anaconda’s twists and turns at incredible speeds! With a heart-stopping fear factor of 9 out of 10, the Anaconda will give you an adrenaline rush you will not forget!

Anaconda’s seat restraints may not accommodate guests with certain upper body dimensions. Please use the test seat at the queue line entrance to ensure your ability to safely ride. 

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Dream Boat

Dream Boat

Fear Factor: 7
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Don’t be deceived into thinking this is another leisurely boat ride. We dare you to come aboard the Dream boat! Experience the feeling of a perfect storm with gravity pulling you down to earth as you swing close to 180 degrees!

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Golden Loop

Golden Loop

Fear Factor: 8
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Get ready for the ride of your life and prepare to be rocketed to heights of close to 40 meters at astounding speeds from 0 – 85 kilometres an hour in just 3 seconds as the Golden Loop takes you through a thrilling 360-degree horizontal loop; but beware what goes up must come down

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Jozi Express

Jozi Express

Fear Factor: 7
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

A true Jozi roller coaster! This ride is designed to move you across tree tops, mine dumps and if you’re brave enough to keep your eyes open, you’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking view of the Jozi cbd

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Miner's Revenge

Miner's Revenge

Fear Factor: 8
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

The Miner’s Revenge is bound to have you shaking in your boots in no time – the giant gondola inverts while rotating in a circular motion both forwards and backwards, a one-of-a-kind experience for those that can stand it!

Miner’s Revenge seat restraints may not accommodate guests with certain upper body dimensions. Please use the test seat at the queue line entrance to ensure your ability to safely ride.

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Raging River Rapids

Raging River Rapids

Fear Factor: 6
Height Restriction: No Children under 95cm allowed

Children between 95cm and 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult

Cool down from the rays of the day & take a memorable trip along our scenic river. Encounter caves of old & waterfalls as you skim on raging rapids. Recommended for the whole family.

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Runaway Train

Runaway Train

Fear Factor: 6
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

The Runaway Train will have you clinging to the edge of your seat! Go on an adrenaline-filled adventure trip on a runaway train as it careens down the train tracks for Thunder Mountain

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Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror

Fear Factor: 10
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Ride the Tower of Terror if you dare and feel your heart drop as you plunge down 90-degrees from a staggering height of 50 meters at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour into an open mine shaft. With a hair-raising fear factor of 10 out of 10, the Tower of Terror will surely fulfil your need for that adrenaline rush.

Tower of Terror’s seat restraints may not accommodate guests with certain upper body dimensions. Please use the test seat at the queue line entrance to ensure your ability to safely ride. 

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UFO

UFO

Fear Factor: 7
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

The UFO will undoubtedly make you feel as if you are being launched into orbit! With a centrifugal force to be reckoned with, at speeds of 50 kilometres, best you hold on tight

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Giant Wheel

Giant Wheel

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1.3m to be accompanied by adult

Experience magnificent views of Johannesburg from our big wheel.  Remember to bring your camera…if you are not afraid of heights.

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Lazy Boats

Lazy Boats

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: No Children under 1m allowed. Children under 1.3m to be accompanied by adult

Take a leisurely boat ride around the Gold Reef Jungle. But be warned, you will get wet! 

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Log Ride

Log Ride

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: No Children under 95cm allowed. Children between 95cm & 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult

This floating log will leave you drenched with excitement and adrenaline as it suddenly accelerates, turns and drops. You will get soaked!

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Mermaid

Mermaid

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Take a seat in the beautiful coral shells as they twist and turn across the ocean floor.

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4D Theatre - Interactive Motion with Movie

4D Theatre - Interactive Motion with Movie

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: No children under 95cm allowed. 

Children between 95cm & 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult.

The 96-seater 4-D Ride will bring cinematic entertainment in four dimensions to Johannesburg.

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Tornado

Tornado

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

It’s going to be a whirlwind of a ride in these cars as they twist and turn with each other along the race way.

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Vintage Cars

Vintage Cars

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

Ride around on Vintage Cars!

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Wave Swing

Wave Swing

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.3m and above

Relive your childhood as the carousel swings your suspended chair in the air!

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Golden Wave

Golden Wave

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult. No children above 1.5m 

There’s new ride for the little ones at the Theme Park’s Kiddies Corner – it’s The Golden Wave. The Golden Wave lets the kids have their first taste of what it feels like to be a pilot, it has a spinning basket and rotating arms letting the kids have their eyes to skies as they as they control their own hot air balloon. 

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Dragon Ride

Dragon Ride

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Kiddies Dragons moving up and down, in a circular motion.
 

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Balloon Wheel

Balloon Wheel

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

Mini Giant Wheel
 

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Carousel

Carousel

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.5m and under

Children under 95cm must be accompanied by an adult

Kiddies horses on a merry-go-round.
 

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Cups & Saucers

Cups & Saucers

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Fun little tea cups swirl you around the floor.

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Elephant Ride

Elephant Ride

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Fly around on an ellie for a trumpet of fun!

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Flintstones

Flintstones

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Take a prehistoric ride on our ‘Gold Rocks’!

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Safari Train

Safari Train

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.5m and under

The safari train invites you to choo choo through the jungle.

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Mouse Trap

Mouse Trap

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Who is the cat and who is the mouse? Catch me if you can in these mini bumper cars.

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Shongololo

Shongololo

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

This Shongololo mini coaster will thrill the little ones as it gently twists and turns down its track.

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Pit Stop

Pit Stop

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

It’s drive time on the track. But don’t be too long at the pit stop or you will be overtaken.

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Play City

Play City

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

 

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Mushroom

Mushroom

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: 1.4m and under

Who is the cat and who is the mouse? Catch me if you can in these mini bumper cars.

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Crush Museum

Crush Museum

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride

Discover how the miners lived in the 1900’s. The crush museum offers a window back into the past.

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Fun Train

Fun Train

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride. Children under 1m must be accompanied by an adult

Take a scenic train ride around the Gold Reef City theme park. 

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Farmyard

Farmyard

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: no restriction

A firm favourite among younger visitors to the Theme Park, our delightful farmyard friends are part of an entertainment package that offers something special for everyone. 

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Gold Panning

Gold Panning

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride

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.

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Heritage Houses

Heritage Houses

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to be a mine official in the good old days, here’s your chance to join Veli as the dinner guest. As you can imagine, life in the early 1900’s was very different from today—no television, no electricity, no flushing toilets, no fridges and Gold Reef City has brought those times to life, in fascinating detail.

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Turtle Creek Putt Putt

Turtle Creek Putt Putt

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: no restriction

Enjoy a game of Putt-Putt at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg for just R20 per person, per game. This is golfing made fun and easy!

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Science Exploratory

Science Exploratory

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride

If you like science you will love Gold Reef City’s Exploratory. Come be amazed by the many fun and interactive activities that will blow you away! The Exploratory is located opposite the mine shaft, just before you enter Kiddies Corner. For a fun filled educational attraction in Johannesburg that kids love make sure you spend some time in our interactive exploratory science museum!

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Train Museum & Bullion Coach

Train Museum & Bullion Coach

Fear Factor: NA
Height Restriction: Family ride

Train Museum and Bullion Coach

A unique piece of history awaits you at our Train Museum in Johannesburg. Explore one of the world’s last remaining bullion coaches.

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