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WATCH: Sparkling awards for Gold Reef City

Located just eight km from Joburg’s city centre, Gold Reef City is as accessible as it is unique in its appeal.

GOLD Reef City has once again raked in the accolades for 2017 as an entertainment destination of choice in the South.

The entertainment complex took first place in 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 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

Located just 8km from Joburg’s city centre, Gold Reef City is a significant contributor to Johannesburg’s tourism industry.

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“What makes Gold Reef City a firm favourite among 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. The fact that we were voted as ‘The Best Local Tourist Attraction’ for the third time in a row, once again reaffirms our position as one of South Africa’s national tourist treasures. We feel truly honoured to feature in the Readers’ Choice supplement once again, and we want to thank every single person who voted for us,” said Gareth Kaschula, Gold Reef City’s marketing manager.

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For 14 years, TripAdvisor has highlighted the world’s top properties based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travellers around the world. This encompasses 6.2 million businesses and properties in more than 128 000 destinations. Winners were identified in the categories of Top Hotels, Bargain, B&B’s and Inns, Luxury, Service and Small Hotels.

“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,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.

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At the end of 2015, Gold Reef City was 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 excellent conferencing facilities, the historical Apartheid Museum, an opulent theatre, movies, tenpin bowling, a games arcade and a diverse selection of restaurants.

Visit www.goldreefcity.co.za for more information.

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