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More and more visitors are making their way to Gold Reef City. The complex, made up of theme park, Apartheid museum and casino facilities has proved to be a winning combination….
The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid: The racially prejudiced system that blighted much of its progress and the triumph of reason which crowned half a century of a struggle for independence and freedom.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa has come to terms with the past and working towards a future that all South African’s can call their own.
Gold Reef City offers International travelers the opportunity to savour traditional African music, dance and history found throughout the complex. It is a comprehensive and colourful depiction of mining life at the turn of the nineteenth century. With Gumboot dancing that can be enjoyed in three daily displays at points throughout the town.
There is also the Gold Pour which is included as part of the tour.
The underground mine tour takes place in one of the world’s richest and deepest gold mines made up 57 levels, it reached a depth of 3 500 metres below the earth’s surface. Over its 90-year lifespan the mine has produced some 1.4 million kilograms of gold, blasted out of the ground by 30 000 miners. As you step out the lift underground (at a modest depth of 357metres), you look ahead to a white-washed tunnel and walk down two metre high tunnels, with a hardhat and a torch. The tour takes you back over 100 years of some of the gold greatest mining history and the making of Johannesburg.