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Visit Gold Reef City a large amusement park in Johannesburg located on an old gold mine, and experience a city that resembles the Gold rush era on this Gold Reef City Tour. See gold being poured. There are numerous rides, some popular rides ranging from The Anaconda, the river rapids, the jozi express and the tower of terror. The full day tour includes an undergound visit down the mineshaft. Gold Reef City is a large amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Located on an old gold mine, the park is themed around the gold rush 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, not the least of which are water rides and roller coasters. The liveshows of Idols South Africa are filmed live in the "Hippodrome", a large auditorium based in the park.
There are numerous rides ranging from log flume rides to an inverted coaster. Some of the popular rides at the theme park include:
Anaconda. This is the only inverted roller coaster in the world built by the coaster design company Giovanola, and is currently the record holder for the fastest and tallest inverted roller coaster in Africa.
Jozi Express, which is a high-speed roller coaster built and manufactured by the German amusement park ride manufacturer Zierer.
Tower of Terror (also known as the Shaft of Terror). This roller coaster was originally designed by Swiss designer Ronald Bussink, manufactured by local companies, and built by the park themselves. It is a vertical-drop roller coaster which features a drop of 47 meters, and a pull-out which features a positive G-force of 6.3 Gs. This coaster is also the record holder for the current tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa.
Golden Loop, originally White Lightnin' at Carowinds, known for its acceleration and the loss of gravity at points. It is a Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop.
Giant wheel with 55 metres diametre, may be the largest in Africa
UFO, Goes at speeds of 50 km/h.
PRICE : 1 Person - R2650.00 / 2-3 People - R1450.00 pp ; 4-12 People - R1150.00 pp