Ratanga Junction

Holiday Fun at Ratanga Junction

Daily from 1 Dec 2014 – 20 Jan 2015
Open 28 & 30 Nov | *Closed Christmas Day
General Park Operating Times: 10am – 5pm
+27 (0) 21 550 8504
Century Blvd | Century City

Holiday Fun at Ratanga Junction

The lowdown on everything from rides, rollercoasters and family-friendly fun to the updated opening times and ticket prices

Ratanga Junction is one of Cape Town’s most popular places to visit; the theme park has over 30 attractions, including 23 rides, and a range of exhilarating entertainment options perfect for the entire family.

Although best known for its hair-raising roller coasters, like the Cobra and Monkey Falls, the white-knuckle thrills and spills are only one element offered by the Century City-based wonderland. The other attractions are designed to entertain children, families and those who prefer to take their adrenaline fixes in more manageable doses. For instance, the snake and bird shows are guaranteed to enthral audiences and will add spice and variety to a full day's entertainment.  Not to mention, due to popular demand, Ratanga Junction’s petting zoo will return (it’s open from 20 December 2014 until 15 January 2015), and will feature animals like rabbits, puppies, ducklings, piglets, ducks, sheep and goats.  A maximum of 20 guests will be allowed to enter the enclosure for 10 minutes intervals.  The entry fee is included in the ticket price.

But, of course, Ratanga Junction is only open over certain periods in the year, so it’s necessary to keep your eye on the calendar to ensure you don’t miss your chance to visit “the wildest place in Africa”.


28 November 2014 to 20 January 2015 (closed on Christmas Day)


10am – 5pm

24 January to 25 March 2015

Saturday and Sunday

10am – 5pm

1 to 12 April 2015


10am – 5pm

24 April to 3 May  2015


10am – 5pm

10 to 19 July 2015


10am – 5pm

2 to 11 October 2015


10am – 5pm


Tickets to enter the theme park are available online via Ratanga.co.za or at the park’s ticket office on the day. Prices are as follows:



Adventurer Rider Tickets (taller than 1.3m)

R172p/p* (R495 for season ticket).

Mini Adventurer Rider Tickets (shorter than 1.3m)

R90p/p* (R295 for season ticket)

Fun Pass (non rider: includes entry into the park, transport around the park by boat or train and access to all the live entertainment)

R65p/p (R295 for season ticket)

*Prices exclude the Slingshot, which is ticketed separately at R55p/p per ride. Booking is essential at the ride on the day as space is limited.


Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on FacebookJOIN our Google+ circle, connect with us onLinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!


Check out our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

Cape Town Events Calendar
March 2015
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31

Clubbers Campout #ParadisePark Clubbers Campout Music Festival

The club meets the outdoors in this outdoor music festival featuring top notch ...

Spar Women's 10km challengeSPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in Cape ...

Participate in this annual event and see sisters doing it for a good cause ...

Sizzled Summer Music Festival Sizzled Summer Music Festival in Cape ...

Unleash your inner carnivore at this Sunday fiesta where braai, beer and deep ...

The Vintage Expo Cape TownThe Vintage Fashion Expo in Cape Town

Browse retro clothing and accessories from a bygone era at this vintage ...

South African Eco Film Festival in Cape Town 2015South African Eco Film Festival in Cape ...

Watch world-class environmental documentaries at this ‘green’ movie ...

Open Streets in Langa in Cape Town in MarchOpen Streets in Cape Town

Langa, Cape Town’s oldest township, transforms into a car-free playground in ...

Flamjangled Tea Party 2015 The Flamjangled Tea Party

Enjoy eccentric buffoonery and musical mayhem at this foot-stomping fun ...

The City Craft Beer Project in Cape Town The City Craft Beer Project Festival in ...

Try out 15 brand new brews at this inaugural artisan ale fiesta in Observatory

Groovy Troopers 1Groovy Troopers Trance Party

The legendary trance party gurus celebrate over a decade of stomping with one ...

Robertson Hands-on Harvest Wine FestivalRobertson Hands-on Harvest Festival

Route 62’s popular food and wine affair returns in 2015 for two whole months ...

Beerhouse roast special 2Rock and Roast Sundays at Beerhouse

Pair a pint or two with traditional trimmings and some quality acoustic tunes ...

Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset ConcertsKirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts

Prepare yourself for a scintillating smorgasbord of Sunday sunset live music ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young ...

Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt BlizzardShare a Frozen Yoghurt at Your ...

Savour a simple summer moment with a swirl of soft serve in hand

eight picnic 4Sunday Picnics at Spier Wine Farm

Tuck into a delicious array of snacks and nibbles while taking in the bucolic ...

seal snorkeling diver and seals 2Seal Snorkelling Sunday Special with ...

Get free use of a GoPro Hero 2 underwater camera when you book this incredible ...

Camissa Gospel Tour 4Sunday Gospel Experience with Camissa

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most ...

sotano2Sunday Happy Hour and Live Music at ...

Unwind with live music and good vibrations at this easy, breezy Mediterranean ...

Kleine Zalze Wine TastingSunday Wine Tasting at Kleine Zalze ...

Sample a sterling selection of vintages at this acclaimed Winelands destination

Kloof Street House Restaurant KSH Cape TownSunday Lunch & Free Live Jazz at Kloof ...

While away the last few hours of the weekend with some smooth tunes and good ...

Sunset from Blues Restaurant DeckBlues Restaurant’s Seaside Sunday ...

See out the weekend with a relaxed seafood meal at the Camps Bay eatery ...

Art blocks from Baraka Cape Quarter storeBaraka Gift and Decor Shop Special

Save 10% on quirky collectibles and unusual gifts every Sunday at this De ...

Hazendal Wine Farm Cape WinelandsSunday lunch at Hazendal’s Hermitage ...

Unwind with affordable fare on one of Stellenbosch’s oldest wine farms

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips