End of the ‘ride’

Enver Duminy

The curtain is set to come down on Ratanga Junction, on Tuesday May 1, after almost 20 years of existence.

Since its opening in December 1998, the park has attracted many people from all over South Africa and around the world, especially young people.

Cape Town Tourism CEO, Enver Duminy, said the park had rendered great experience to families wanting a “thrilling day”.

He said it complemented other attractions in the province such as Table Mountain Cableway, Robben Island Museum, Cape Point, Groot Constantia, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and the V&A Waterfront.

Mr Duminy said the park contributed immensely to national and domestic tourism. He said the closure should not limit people’s ability to enjoy Cape Town.

Mr Duminy said visitors could still find many exciting and unique things to do around Cape Town by visiting their website.

“There aren’t any other theme parks to the extent of Ratanga Junction, but there are various activities which kids would enjoy,” he said.

Some of the places to visit in Cape Town include the Cool Runnings toboggan track, in Bellville; Bugz Playpark near Kraaifontein; the water slides in Muizenberg and Milnerton; and other things like sandboarding, water sports and the Cape Town Wheel at the V&A Waterfront.

“Because of its great location, with surrounding beaches and one of the most iconic mountains in the world, the entire city is almost a theme park – once you start exploring, there’s always another adventure around the corner,” said Mr Duminy.

* Visitors can check out the Cape Town Tourism website www.capetown.travel for events and attractions to enjoy in the city.