Ratanga Junction to finally close its doors for good after 19 years

After 19 years of entertaining Capetonians and tourists, Ratanga Junction Theme Park will be closing its doors on 1 May 2018, .

General Manager at Ratanga Junction, Bill Taylor, says the land where the theme park is been operating from has been earmarked for development and that the time has come.

Read: CT's Ratanga Junction to be shut down, land redeveloped

The park itself is doing very well, we see about 2 300 guests a day and it is very solvent as a business but the land has always been earmarked for development and it's becoming more under development pressure as time passes and we feel now that the time has come.

Bill Taylor, General Manager at Ratanga Junction

After 19 years we have decided to go ahead and develop the land and close the park in it s current format.

Bill Taylor, General Manager at Ratanga Junction

Taylor says they will soon be opening a family entertainment centre, with all the junior rides, at a nearby shopping centre that will be opening at the end of the year.

The Ratanga Junction brand and name is expected to remain as it is, says Taylor.

Ratanga Junction is in talks with the City of Cape Town to find a suitable spot for the bigger rides to continue entertaining Capetonians.

For the next two weeks, the park is offering a day pass for only R95, as a way of saying thank you to Capetonians for supporting them for the past 19 years.

To hear the rest of the interview with Bill Taylor, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
10 things to do with your kids over the holidays

10 things to do with your kids over the holidays

Here are some great ideas for holiday activities for you and your children.

Over 20 Cape activities to keep your teens busy these holidays

Over 20 Cape activities to keep your teens busy these holidays

No idea what to do with your teens over these holidays? Here's a few fun activities that are guaranteed to keep them entertained.

Property developer explains plans for Ratanga Junction closure and redevelopment

Property developer explains plans for Ratanga Junction closure and redevelopment

The theme park will shut down 1 May 2018 for redevelopment into a “vibrant mixed-use precinct” says Rabie Property Group director.

CT's Ratanga Junction to be shut down, land redeveloped

CT's Ratanga Junction to be shut down, land redeveloped

Ratanga Junction, Cape Town’s amusement park in Century City, will close its doors on 1 May 2018, according to a report.

First man without sight to deliver Cape Town TEDx talk

First man without sight to deliver Cape Town TEDx talk

Christopher Venter is set to become the first blind speaker to present on stage at TEDx to be held in Cape Town's Ratanga Junction

Top 3 Kiddie Activities

Top 3 Kiddie Activities

It is the last week of holidays so make sure you try out these fun activities.

Holiday activities for the kids

Holiday activities for the kids

Looking for things to keep the kids happy and busy this holiday?

Popular articles
We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

We're not just cyclists - CT man turns punch-up with driver into safety message

He was punched in the face by a motorist last week and tracked the driver down for a meet-up, instead of laying charges.

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

[WATCH] The spectacular moment AB de Villiers bent the laws of physics

The world now knows never to underestimate the athletic form of SA cricketer AB de Villiers after this gravity-defying catch.

Brace yourself the cold is not going anywhere

Brace yourself the cold is not going anywhere

Forcaster, Kumsa Masizana says a cut-off low resulting throughout most parts of the country.

What's better than sex with your partner? Sex with YOURSELF! #MasturbationMonth

What's better than sex with your partner? Sex with YOURSELF! #MasturbationMonth

It's time to dim the light, lie back, relax and enjoy a bit of one-on-one time - with yourself!

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

[LISTEN] Dailene, the lady behind the video from Thursday's heist in Boksburg

Another heist was carried out in Boksburg on Thursday morning and led to five people being arrested.

Blind athlete sues popular winery after guide dog barred entry

Blind athlete sues popular winery after guide dog barred entry

Paralympian Hendri Herbst will take Durbanville Hills to court after his guide dog was denied entry inside the restaurant in 2014.

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

Health Minister proposes scrapping of medical aid co-payments

The eradication of medical aid co-payments is one of a number of changes to the medical aid scheme proposed by Aaron Motsoaledi.

[LISTEN] Is it Yanny or Laurel? Test your ears!

[LISTEN] Is it Yanny or Laurel? Test your ears!

What's Gone Viral with Khabazela brings you tweets, posts and YouTube videos that have social media talking.