No visit to Johannesburg is complete without a visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park, which is both a world-class theme park filled with adrenalin-pumping rides and colourful street entertainment as well as a living museum that chronicles the birth of the City of Gold.
Gold Reef City Theme Park is a breathing attraction that documents the gold rush and the birth of the city affectionately known as Jozi or Jo’burg by its residents. It is the ideal place to learn more about the city’s fascinating history of grit, glory and gold.
The Theme Park’s star historical attraction is ‘Jozi’s Story of Gold,’ an interactive experience that includes a guided underground mine tour, visits to authentic mining houses, a chance to see gold panning and pouring and much more. ‘Jozi’s Story of Gold’ is a mind-blowing experience that makes the history of gold come alive through industrial theatre, sound effects and audiovisual clips. The tour celebrates a history that started with the discovery of the precious metal and culminated in the creation of one of Africa’s most populous cities and the continent’s economic powerhouse.
The Theme Park allows visitors to taste life in turn-of-the-century Johannesburg, discovering how miners lived, worked and played. In addition to its historical attractions, Gold Reef City Theme Park offers a range of exciting attractions and entertainment that no other venue in Africa can match. With its broad range of entertainment offerings, from a farmyard and Theme Park thrill rides, and from the first and only 4D Theatre in Africa to street parades and restaurants, Gold Reef City Theme Park is the perfect place for an affordable outing on any day.
The Heritage Tour, ‘Jozi’s Story of Gold’, costs R220 per person and R140 for pensioners. The two hour long tour is conducted daily (except Mondays & Tuesdays) at 9am; 10am; 11am; 2pm and 3pm. Your ticket to ‘Jozi’s Story of Gold’ also includes entrance to the Theme Park. The Theme Park is open from Wednesdays to Sundays.
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