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Gold Reef City - Johannesburg Landmarks and Attractions

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Just 8 kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies Gold Reef City. With its magnificent Theme Park offering the widest range of features and attractions in Africa and the exhilarating Casino complex, alive with the excitement, buzz and energy of Jozi, this is where Jozi comes to play, relax and more!

Gold Reef City is ideally situated with Johannesburg's business district just 10 minutes away, Sandton City a comfortable 20 minutes drive, OR Tambo International Airport 20 minutes away and easy access onto the national highways' network. Located on an old gold mine, Gold Reef City 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. Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel offers the chance to escape the pressure of modern day living in a safe and secure environment of fun and Old World elegance. There is a choice of 6 restaurants to delight the palate, from stylish restaurants to the more casual eateries.

As the hotel is part of the Gold Reef City complex, guests have access to all of the facilities - gold mine tours, tribal dancing, can-can dancing, horse and carriage rides and fun fair rides. Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel has its own swimming pool with a cascading water feature and adjacent braai area. Other nearby sporting facilities include a gym, horse riding, golf, squash and tennis. Indeed Gold Reef City Hotel is a new adventure in a bygone era.

Gold Reef City has a variety of superb restaurants and entertainment with extraordinary designs. From the famous Back O' The Moon restaurant and jazz bar, to Italian dishes and Mediterranean magic. There is excellent variety to choose from and you won't get better value than Boston BBQ's incredible buffet dishes and the new Maestro Restaurant with all-day dining with a menu that offers something for everyone. In addition to the restaurants, there is Coffee and Candy shops, Classic Tobacconist and a Food Court with fast food outlets.

At Gold Reef CityTravel down the Gold Mine shaft in a large clangy lift to 720 feet (226 meters) for a guided tour. Walk down tunnels with a hard hat and a torch in hand and experience the tough conditions that the miners had to endure. Experience a short burst from a miners drill. Follow coco pan tracks past the red dynamite box and get a view up a 35 degree slope with little head room and wooden steps that lead to the surface in the event of a power failure. Once back on the surface you experience demonstrations of pouring molten gold and traditional miner's gumboot dances. See how coins were pressed in the past and a museum dedicated to gold mining.

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