The plans to redevelop the Ratanga Junction theme park in Century City, Cape Town, have been approved by the City of Cape Town, Rabie developers say.

The massive 120,000 square metre redevelopment, the area of 12 rugby fields, will include residential apartments, a retirement component, a hotel, restaurant, and offices, Rabie developers say in a statement.

The development will seek to preserve the original Ratanga Junction water bodies, and the estimated 16 new buildings will be built around those.

It will, however, first be drained in the next few months to allow for the sculpting of the new Ratanga footprint and the enlargement of the pools.