#AfriTravel: Real local family fun as Gold Reef City awarded top spot in Africa

2017-06-01 18:00
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Cape Town -  The school holidays are just around the corner and if you're thinking of taking a nice family-friendly shot left you be wise to look no further than Gold Reef City.

The premier entertainment destination in the south of Johannesburg, has just clinched two awards - namely the Star’s annual Readers’ Choice  as well as the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.

The attraction issued a statement saying it has been awarded as the “Best Local Tourist Attraction” category in The Star’s annual Readers’ Choice supplement, and first place for the “Top 25 Hotels for families - Africa and South Africa” in the Traveller’s Choice Awards.

"Located just 8km from Joburg’s city centre, Gold Reef City is as accessible as it is unique in its appeal. A favourite amongst thrill seekers, entertainment junkies and keen adventurers alike, the property is a significant contributor to the City of Gold’s tourism industry, offering local and international visitors a world-class, African experience like no other."

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“What makes Gold Reef City a firm favourite amongst South Africans and international guests alike, is the unique way in which we have managed to maintain and preserve the charm and nostalgia of an old mining town, while offering our guests unprecedented entertainment and every other world-class amenity that they could think of,” says Gareth Kaschula, Gold Reef City’s Marketing Manager. 

“We congratulate the properties that have won Travellers’ Choice Hotel awards,” says Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor. “As travellers consider where to book their next trip, they should be sure to check out our latest award winners who have delighted millions of members of the TripAdvisor community.”

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At the end of 2015, Gold Reef City relaunched following a multi-million Rand refurbishment by Tsogo Sun.

Apart from giving visitors access to a world-class theme park and casino, Gold Reef City also boasts conferencing facilities, the historical Apartheid Museum, an opulent theatre, movies, 10-pin bowling, a games arcade and a diverse selection of restaurants.

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