The R630 million refurbishment has seen the property being elevated to a diverse and world-class entertainment destination.

JOHANNESBURG – Gold Reef City, a tourist attraction characterised by a unique combination of entertainment, has been relaunched following a multi-million rand refurbishment by Tsogo Sun.

The relaunch event took place on November 19 and was attended by Johannesburg based celebrities, media and the leaders in the gaming and hospitality industry.

The first phase of what will be a R630 million investment by Tsogo Sun into the refurbishment has seen the property being elevated to a diverse and world-class entertainment destination.

“This investment is in line with the group’s corporate strategy to invest in and expand its operations in South Africa. We are committed to ensuring that our properties stay relevant, fresh and competitive in the leisure market. Added to this, the selections of offerings at our properties are vitally important components in ensuring great experiences for all our guests,” said CEO of Tsogo Sun, Marcel von Aulock.

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor, Parks Tau, said: “For many South Africans, Gold Reef City conjures up images of carefree days spent exploring the Victorian buildings and gold mine that provided a perfect blend of educational and entertainment value. Today Gold Reef City is without doubt the premier entertainment destination in southern Johannesburg. We applaud Tsogo Sun for its investment into ensuring that this attraction remains a significant contributor to the City of Johannesburg’s tourism industry, offering local and international visitors alike a truly unique experience.”

“There is nowhere else in South Africa, if not the world, where one can experience a world-class theme park, the historical significance of the Apartheid Museum, enjoy the thrill of a casino, an opulent theatre, the family-friendly entertainment value of movies, 10-pin bowling, a games arcade and a diverse selection of restaurants,” added Mike Page, the operations director and complex general manager of Gold Reef City.

Among the additions to the property are several new and upgraded restaurants and a Magic Company 12-lane bowling alley. One of the most spectacular new additions to Gold Reef City is Tsogo Sun’s movie franchise, Movies@Gold Reef City, featuring a cinema complex themed as a Victorian train station. The cinema features six theatres, offering a total of 1 048 seats, four of which have 3D capability.

Source: The Alberton Record