Picture this ... You’re strapped into your seat, hanging under the track of a looping roller coaster that’s hurtling down a twisting track at about 100km/h. Screams fill the air, and you’re not sure you’ll live to savour the memories ... If that sounds like fun to you, then Ratanga Junction’s the place you need to be!
Cape Town’s fun and entertainment hub, Ratanga Junction is located in Century City, a 15-minute drive along the N1 highway from Cape Town.
Rides for everyone
Ratanga Junction offers visitors more than 30 attractions, including 23 rides that cater for small children and adventurous adults alike.
“Go big or go home” rides
The Cobra, Slingshot and Crocodile Gorge rides offer white-knuckle thrills. The Slingshot, for example, allows you to enjoy the exhilarating sensation of flight, while strapped into a body harness that is launched from a 10-storey height. The saying goes that absolute terror never felt so good!
The Monkey Falls, Congo Queen, Diamond Devil Run, Bushwhacker, Stargazer and Bangers rides all dish up a more civilised, yet still thrilling experience that’s less likely to leave you in need of cardiac massage.
Those who prefer to enjoy kiddie-friendly activities children are guaranteed just as much fun, with splatter ball, mini-golf and other activities available.
The Food Court can be found in the Walled City on Ratanga Island. Apart from at the Venom Bar and the Courtyard Café, all food is halaal.
For the health-conscious, It’s a Wrap serves chicken, beef and falafel wraps, as well as fresh salads.
Chicken Workz offers a variety of salads and hot food items, including tasty chicken burgers and other meals.
On a Roll serves burgers and hot chips.
You could also try Pizza Pronto’s bolognaise pizza slice, or their grilled chicken and margarita pizza with a tasty tomato concasse.
The perfect remedy for a hot day in the park is a visit to the Jive Café, where creamy soft-serve ice-creams come with a variety of toppings.
Off-island outlets and kiosks serve a variety of fast foods, as well as boerewors rolls and cold drinks.
Adventurer rider tickets: R172 * (over 1.3m tall)
Mini-adventurer rider tickets: R85 * (under 1.3m tall)
Fun pass (non-rider; includes entry into the park as well as travel by boat or train and access to all live entertainment): R60
*Prices exclude the Slingshot (R55 per ride).
If you fall in love with Ratanga Junction and wish to return for a regular adrenalin boost, you may want to consider purchasing an annual season ticket.
Season ticket holders are entitled to visit the theme park as often as they wish, on presentation of their card to guest services at the gate.
Call the office to purchase your season ticket at the cost of R495.
There is a group discount rate of at least 10% for parties of at least 15 riders, who pre-pay three days before their visit.
Ratanga Junction offers a large and unique variety of opportunities for team building, incentive functions and events.
Private function venues cater for between 60 and 250 people, while banqueting can be organised for groups of up to 750 people.
Product launches, corporate functions and special events can accommodate 1100 seated guests and 7000 standing.
As part of the Ratanga school groups’ package, learners can visit Intaka Island, which is just a five-minute drive away, in Century City.
Intaka Island falls within the ambit of Cape Nature and is home to 177 species of indigenous plants and 120 types of birds.
Call Gillian +27 (0) 21 550 8504 or Anthea on +27 (0) 21 552 6889 or click here to visit www.intaka.co.za
Take your memories home
Take home something useful to remind you of your visit to Ratanga Junction. There are some cool items to choose from, including T-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads, cooler boxes, pens, lanyards, wallets and key rings.
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