Extract from Diane Coetzer’s Weekends Away: In and Around Gauteng
Random House Struik has released an excerpt from Diane Coetzer’s indispensable getaway handbook, Weekends Away: In and Around Gauteng. The following extract, sourced from the book’s initial pages, highlights a series of “Quick Getaways” from the Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel to Thaba Ya Batswana Eco Hotel & Spa:
Gold Reef City Theme Park Hotel
Tired of the nagging to ‘Please! Please! Please!’ spend the whole day at Gold Reef City? Here’s the solution for parents with the spirit to plunge headlong into this entertainment emporium – a weekend at the Theme Park Hotel. Of course you could always stay at the more grown up Casino Hotel at this fun venue in the southwest of the city. But staying right on the grounds of the theme park means you are just a short walk to the rides and can leisurely explore aspects you would normally rush past. One of these is a chapel, dating back to the gold rush and featuring a host of original elements, including the altar and pews. Opt for the standard room if you’re on a budget but if money is no object (or if you get lucky in the casino) then go for broke with the deluxe suites, which are spacious enough to house a whole family.
- 10 minutes (about 7 kilometres)
- www.goldreefcity.co.za/hotel_theme_about.php or 011 248 5700
- Keep reading (pdf download)