Casino Description

Blending modern five-star ambiance with elegant, longstanding Johannesburg architecture, Gold Reef City Casino is a top-tier resort that combines first-class entertainment, heritage, and an array of leisure options to create a comfortable sanctuary for international travelers, discerning corporate guests, and locals looking for thrilling fun and action. Sitting 8 km away from Johannesburg’s city center and just 20 minutes’ drive from OR Tambo International Airport, this mega-precinct is a property of Tsogo Sun Gambling Group, one of the renowned casino developers in Africa. A step into this facility’s lobby and guests are engulfed by the grandeur of a fascinating bygone era which transports them back in time when hospitality and high-quality service were paramount and elegance was the order of the day. 

Carved on a picturesque space in one of Johannesburg’s former gold mine, Gold Reef City Resort is a unique fusion of a living museum with glistening Victorian architecture, a theme park, casino, hotel, as well as a vast array of dining options.

Guests who want to stay at this resort for a night have the opportunity to choose from two 4-star rated hotels available here. Visitors looking to splash out and enjoy a little pampering can opt to stay at Southern Sun Gold Reef City Hotel which features 38 luxurious guestrooms which are fitted with numerous state-of-the-art amenities. The other option is known as Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel, and while it is more family oriented, it also has all the necessary facilities to appease any visitor to this venue. Featuring 74 rooms that exude a classic Victorian decor, Gold Reef Theme Park Hotel provides guests with the chance to escape the modern day pressures and instead relax in a safe and secure environment complete with Old World elegance.

Some of the top amenities in these rooms include coffee and tea makers, air-conditioning, minibars, in-room safe, free internet access, writing tables, TVs, and room service. On the other hand, guests seeking more luxury can move to the much spacious suites that feature large private baths with signature toiletries and bathrobes. Apartments with balconies are also available.

When it comes to food and beverages, Gold Reef City Casino & Resort excels in all quarters. Whether you are in search of a place to savor delicious breakfast, tasty lunch, enjoyable dinner, or late night specialties, this facility boasts multiple options. Some of the most notable culinary destinations here include Ocean Basket Seafood Restaurant, Maestro family restaurant, Back O' the Moon Restaurant, News Café restaurant and cocktail bar, the Boston BBQ buffet and family restaurant, and The Pavilion Coffee House among others.

Gold Reef City Resort is also a hub for world class entertainment. From the Lyric Theater which hosts a vast array of Broadway shows and musicals to the smaller but cozier Globe Theater offering favorite local shows and jazz, this facility is home to world-class entertainment. Guests will also marvel at this resorts gaming floor which boasts over 1,600 slot machines and offers a decent collection of top-tier table games.

This resort also features a fully-stocked kiddies’ entertainment center, a theme park, a fully-fledged museum, 32 exciting rides that include the Anaconda ride, and large convention and team building spaces.

Casino Details
  • +27 11 248 6800
  • Table Games: 51
  • Self Parking: yes
    Gaming Machines: 1700
  • Casino sq/ft: 110,000
    Valet: yes
  • Opening Hours:
    • 24/7
  • Convention sq/ft: 9,688
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Range of Games

Being the oldest casino in Johannesburg, Gold Reef City Resort takes casino gaming a notch higher. Operating 24 hours daily all week long, this casino provides all players with a chance to win big with a broad range of slots and table games. With over 1600 slot machines that range from traditional favorites to modern 3D blockbusters, Gold Reef rivals even some of the greatest casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. Coin denominations at this casino range from 1c to R100 meaning that every player, whether a high roller or a novice, has something to try. For slot players who target big wins, there are plenty of progressives which include the Mystery Moolah Jackpot that pays out more than R50k in random wins.

At the resort’s gaming floor, every favorite table game is represented. This is because this facility features more than 50 gaming tables offering titles such as Baccarat, American Roulette, Reef Routine Poker, Blackjack, and Raise, Em’Poker

Its casino floor is sub-divided into smoking and non-smoking areas with the Barney Smoking Casino standing as the largest smoking gaming floor in the country offering over 600 slot machines as well as Touch Table MultiPlay Roulette.

High rollers who enjoy private gaming will also have a blast at Club Egoli, a high-end salon Prive that features 100 high-denomination slots, individual gaming tables, and exclusive lounge facilities such as specialty drink service.

Food and Beverages
Back O’ the Moon

The original Black O’ the Moon Restaurant traces its roots to Sophia Town back in the 1950s when guests of all social classes would converge at this restaurant for legendary music and great food. At Gold Reef City Casino, Back O’ the Moon represents a contemporary jazz inspired culinary destination that welcomes all those who not only likes to appreciate but taste the beautiful things in life.

Featuring a Moon Light Lounge, an elegant cognac, and a cigar bar, this joint presents an exquisite menu that is stuffed with appealing culinary delights such as poultry, seafood, aged steaks, grilled specialties, a flavorful collection of signature dishes, and tasty desserts. This excellent food selection coupled with great live entertainment, chic and lavish setting, and impeccable customer service makes this restaurant a truly authentic dining spot.

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Barneys Restaurant & Bar

Nestled in the ambient atmosphere at the Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel, Barneys Restaurant offers a superb buffet menu for hotel visitors as well as those who just came to enjoy theme park amenities. This popular restaurant serves tasty breakfast and lunch in a casual affair which provides guest with a choice of light meals that are fused with regular favorites or a la carte menu specialties which can also be taken for dinner. With a vibrant atmosphere that exudes fun, quality and character, Barneys also features full bar which boasts a wide array of beverages to choose from. It is the perfect place to savor pre-dinner drinks, evening sundowners or just a relaxing spot after a fantastic day in the theme park.

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Located around the corner from Town Square, Barcelos uses time-honored recipes passed down through generations to prepare traditional Portuguese dishes including the healthy and spicy, flame-grilled Portuguese style chicken. With a rustic yet comfortable atmosphere, this eatery invites all guests to come and try out various top signature home-style Portuguese chicken alongside other acclaimed entries. It opens from Wednesday through to Sunday from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

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Boston BBQ

Nestled within the casino building, Boston BBQ wows diners with a comprehensive buffet menu with over 140 dishes from different parts of the world. Guests should expect to find appealing local and African favorite delicacies as well as a delicious array of European dishes. Also, visitors should not forget to look at its unique beverage menu which features suitable selections ideal for the whole family.

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Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant

Being one of the names that have become synonymous with gourmet connoisseurs who love Portuguese food, Calisto’s Restaurant is a casual dining joint with a magical character that you simply can’t hate. Nestled in a vibrant, charming, and electric atmosphere, this spot serves guests with mouthwatering seafood, delicious chicken, and flavorful meat cuts thereby offering an incredible experience that takes you back in time.

As soon as you step into this place, you’ll be welcomed by warm staff and it’s their professionalism that will make you feel right at home. No matter the occasion, Calisto’s ensures that all guests will find something that will satisfy any taste.

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Col’Cacchios Pizzeria

If you want to savor Italian inspired cuisine at its best, there’s no better place at Gold Reef City Resort than the Col’Cacchios Pizzeria. With a full sit down menu that features 50 different combinations, this joint impresses diners with delicious thin-crust gourmet pizzas, an excellent variety of freshly prepared salads, and savory pastries. Visit here and enjoy tasty Italian specialties served in a calm and relaxed setting that pays homage to the Italian-style dining. Keeping up with the sharing philosophy of the Italian dining traditions, Col’Ccachios also serves a variety of shared specialties.

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Dig Inn

Perched within the Gold Reef Theme Park, Dig Inn serves a variety of delicious culinary delights ranging from light starters to main course meals. Some of its light dishes include salads, pasta dishes, toasted sandwiches, and tasty desserts. Guests who want to sit down for the main course can choose to savor appealing delights served here such as spare ribs, premium meat cuts, grilled and spiced chicken and much more.

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Mugg & Bean at Gold Reef City

This Coffee themed Mugg & Bean Restaurant is one of the highly sought dining options in The Gold Reef City Town Square. Nestled in a calm and relaxed ambiance inside the resort, Mugg & Bean serves up wholesome culinary delights for the whole family. Visit it and enjoy various exquisite dishes including native South African masterpieces, favorite African dishes, internationally acclaimed culinary specialties, and a brilliant selection of coffee, tea, and other confections.

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Ocean Basket at Gold Reef City

Boasting other appealing brands in many cities of South Africa, Ocean Basket is one of the most accomplished seafood restaurants in Africa. At Gold Reef City’s Ocean Basket, guests are invited to a delicious fare where they can savor a wide array of seafood specialties including fish, lobster, clam, and crayfish among many others. Complete with a home-from-home ambiance, friendly customer service, and flavorful dishes, this eatery offers a great experience while providing true value for your hard-earned cash. Don’t forget to try out its popular fresh chips.

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Oldees Diner

Featuring an extensive menu that’s hallmarked by exquisite culinary delights that can satisfy even the most sophisticated palates, Oldees Diner is a casual dining joint at Gold Reef City that seeks to wows diners with quick-to-savor items. Visit this spot for a delicious lunch under the canopies or indulge in its signature milkshakes and burger.

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Spur At Gold Reef City

Golden Falcon Spur is a new culinary joint that serves guests with a wide array of sumptuous dishes ranging from Class-A steaks to juicy burger and legendary ribs. This restaurant also features a kid menu which is filled with delicious treats that can entice and satisfy any child’s cravings.

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The Raj at Gold Reef City

Situated in the Gold Reef City Casino, The Raj restaurant offers all the splendor and charm of traditional North Indian cuisine. With delicious food that is characterized by the evocative taste of exotic masalas, bright colors, robust aromas and natural flavors, this venue serves the best Tandoori and Mogulai.

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Vigor & Vive

Offering a range of delicious confections, juices, and tasty culinary delights, Vigor & Vive is a hip coffee and bar style-café that serves the best quick-to-savor specialties in an organic, modern, and trendy environment. Some of their top servings include crispy pizza, blissful burgers, shoestring fries, pastries and an excellent collection of tasty cakes, dessert, and salads.

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Wimpy at Gold Reef City

If you need quick service tasty meals, Wimpy at Gold Reef City is one of the best spots to visit. This restaurant serves guest with a broad range of sit-down and grab take-away burgers, as well as tasty coffees and teas.

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Anat at Gold Reef City
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KFC at Gold Reef City
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Milky Lane at Gold Reef City
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Shuttle Snacks
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Tasty Treats
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Debonairs Pizza

Standing as one of the leading takeaway pizza restaurant in Africa, Debonairs serves all types of pizzas including classic pizzas, combos, pizza wraps, thin crust pizzas, and much more. Whether you want the full pizza to take home or a slice of it to savor at the spot, Debonairs Pizza Suncoast is the best place to get it when visiting Suncoast.

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Activities and Services
Theme Park at Gold Reef City

This Africa’s greatest theme park is carved around a 19th-century gold mine featuring adventure rides, restaurants, and site seeing. Guests at Gold Reef City Casino will get the chance to explore various theme park amenities including the historical exhibits, an underground tour, a 4D Theater, amphitheater, ice circus, a bird show, and much more.

Also features more than thirty adrenaline-boosting rides which include Raging River Rapids, Golden Loop, Giant Wheel, Baby Dragons, and Miner's Revenge among many others.

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Conference at Gold Reef City

For savvy event planners looking for the perfect venue, Gold Reef City Resort is ideal for meetings whether for company functions, weddings, or get-togethers. Its dedicated meeting space features high-tech sound and lighting elements and also a fully stocked bar.

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