GOLD REEF CITY MINE AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR ( Full day ± 8 )

Hours allocated include travelling time

Combine gold reef City mine tour and Apartheid museum tour to learn more about the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg and, Apartheid system which introduced segregation laws.

On the grounds of Gold Reef City, you will be taken on tour through the Museum, see how real Gold is put into barrels, travel down the Mine Shaft and view the Gold Reef that gave birth to Johannesburg.

At Apartheid museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (a dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition.

The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi- disciplinary team of Curators, Film-makers, historians and designers. They include film footages, Photographs, Text panels and Artefacts.

Pick up points: 
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, and work place, around Johannesburg, Johannesburg Central, South, North and North West, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways , Melrose Arch, Illovo, Randburg, Roodepoort,  Edenvale, Bedfordview, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Alberton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, O R Tambo International airport including accommodations around the area
School  days: Available Wednesdays to Sundays
School holidays: Available daily

Pick up times: 9h30 week days, 9h00 weekends and Public holidays
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Minimum: 1 Person

 Package rates inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop off at your address
  • Guided tour
  • Entrance to Gold reef city
  • Visiting the Gold reef museum houses and Gold poor demonstration on the Surface.
  • traveling down the Mine Shaft and viewing the Gold Reef that gave birth to Johannesburg ( Children 6 years and below are not allowed on the Underground mine tour)
  • Entrance to Apartheid museum

 

   


Gold Reef City Mine

The site where Gold Reef City is situated is an old gold mine and it has been modelled to resemble the gold rush and the gold rich history of Johannesburg.
Gold Reef City is a life Museum of a Victorian Architecture depicting the story of Gold.
It is one of Johannesburg most popular attractions for tourists and locals alike. The area was flooded by prospectors after the discovery of gold in 1886.

Over its 90-year lifespan the mine produced some 1.4 million kilograms of gold, blasted out of the ground by 30 000 miners.

With its victorian houses and geological displays, it offers many fascinating insights into life in Johannesburg long before the technological age.
In the centre of Gold Reef City stands Shaft No 14, opened in 1887 and closed after 84 years of operation in 1971.
On the grounds it is possible to see a gold-containing ore and how real gold is poured into barrels

Restaurants
Gold Reef City has a variety of restaurants to choose from. In addition to restaurants, there are Coffee shops and food court with fast food Outlets. Give us an opportunity to organise your group buffet lunch.
Minimum 20 pax

Gold Jewellery shops
Jewellery shops sell Exclusive Jewellery.

 


Apartheid museum
Apartheid Museum is acknowledged as a Pre-eminent Museum in the World dealing with the Apartheid story in South Africa. It illustrates the Apartheid history and Post- Apartheid era of South Africa.

An Architectural consortium, comprising several leading. Architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a 7 hectare stand.
The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the International community a unique South African experience.

The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

 

Mandela’s exhibition

Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his weaknesses too. Mandela's extra-ordinary life is explored through seven themes:

CHARACTER,  COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN.

 Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid

The Pillars of the Constitution

South Africa’s new democratic constitution contains guarantees of Equality, more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values, which are represented by Pillars in the first courtyard visitor’s encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy,equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.

 

 


 
 
 
 
 
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