Anaconda (Gold Reef City)

Roller coaster in South Africa
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Gold Reef City
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Coordinates 26°14′07″S 28°00′41″E / 26.235163°S 28.011294°E / -26.235163; 28.011294
Status Operating since 1999
Rider height 130 cm minimum
Manufacturer Giovanola
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 20
Hourly capacity 600
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 34 metres
Top speed 90 km/h
Length 746 metres
Inversions 5
Duration 1:40
G-Force 3.5

Anaconda is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Opened in 1999, the ride is one of only three roller coasters to be built under the Giovanola, and is the only inverted Giovanola roller coaster.



Anaconda's design is very similar to that of Bolliger & Mabillard's Batman model. The ride differs from Batman after the second vertical loop when it goes into a helix followed by back-to-back corkscrews, and a second helix.

Many parts of the ride interact with the surrounding rock formations.

Color scheme

When it first opened in 1999, Anaconda had pink track and green supports. The track and supports were painted orange from 2009, and then painted bright green since 2015.


Single train with 10 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in a single row, for a total of 20 riders per train.


External links

  • Anaconda on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Gold Reef City