Coal winding at the Gold Reef City Theme Park. Photo: Alamy Stock Phto
Coal winding at the Gold Reef City Theme Park. Photo: Alamy Stock Phto

Things to do this weekend: Theme parks (Part Two)

By Masego Panyane Time of article published Jul 21, 2017

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Gauteng Province 

Gold Reef City Theme Park 

One of the oldest theme parks in the city of Gold, Gold Reef city has over 30 rides and attractions that young and old can have fun with. Tip: Make sure you're dressed warmly to beat the cold winter air. Otherwise, you should be ready to have the time of your life!
Location: Johannesburg 

Times: Gold Reef City Theme Park is open from 09h30 - 17h00 from Wednesday to Sunday and all public Holidays (except Christmas Day.) During public Gauteng school holidays the park is open Monday to Sunday from 09h30 - 17h00.

Prices: Prices may changes without prior notification

Thrill Rider - R190 per person above 1.3m

Non Rider - R110 per person above 1.3m
R120 per person under 1.3m
R160 per pensioner 60+ years (incl. thrill rides if physically safe)
R160 per student, upon presentation of a valid student card
R485 family ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children under 1.3m) This package excludes children under 3 years
Children under 3 years are admitted free of charge

North West Province 

Sun City Theme Park 

        People on a theme park tour in Sun City. Photo: South

While it's not your conventional theme park experience, you are in for a treat should you decide to visit it. The Sun City Casio and Resort has a variety of activities on offer such as zip lining, finding your way through a maze,dirt buggies and even quad biking. 

Location: Rusternberg,

Times: 09h00 - 17h00 Daily 

Prices: Drift Trikes: R295 for 15 minutes

Dirt Buggies: R295 for 15 minutes

Hovercrafts: R400 for 15 minutes

4X4 Quads: R400 for 6 obstacles

Accelerator: R420


The Magic Company at Meropa Casino 

Here you'll find a variety of arcade games, kiddies games and prize shops. For more information on what's on contact them on: Magic Company Meropa


Sudwala Caves and Dinosaur Park 

         Sudwala Caves. Photo: Sudwala 

Also not your everyday theme park, but the tour the Sudwala Caves promises to be excitng. You can also pay a visit to the nearby dinosaur park afterwards. According to the park you can enjoy: "on display live Nile Crocodiles, perfectly adapted to survival and not much changed from their ancient relatives.The park is set in a lush sub-tropical forest garden, where monkeys and red-breasted cuckoos abound.  New is a magnificent ‘viewing deck’ from where the Rainforest Valley (National Heritage Site # 167) can be observed – with occasional glimpses of wild chacma baboons". 

Location: Nelspruit

Times:Open daily from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The standard tour lasts about an hour, maximum wait for a tour is 15 minutes, and sometimes there is no wait at all. Specific times for group bookings can be arranged by phone.

Prices: Adults R95.00

(Discount for groups of 8 and more)

Pensioners R80.00
Children under 16 R50.00
Kids under 4
Crystal Tour R450 p/p. Deposit – R200.
Fish Spa
R55 p/p for 30min

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