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Johannesburg Combo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off and Soweto Tours
"Create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace with a 1-day or 2-day ticket that can be used for both a Johannesburg City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour with audio commentary and a Soweto minibus tour with an onboard guide. A your ticket is valid for either one or two days enabling you to create your own itinerary and sightsee at your own pace. The tours do not have to be taken in a particular order. Soweto Minibus Tour (2 hours):Your Soweto tour departs from the Gold Reef City bus stop in central Johann enjoy an insightful narrated tour of this urban area of Johannesburg one of the city’s largest and most vibrant townships and the site of some of the most pivotal events in South Africa’s history. Listen to the commentary and have your camera ready for several photo stops along the way.Pass FNB Stadium which is South Africa’s largest stadium
From GBP25.00
 
City Sightseeing Johannesburg Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Board the City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus at any of the 12 stops around the city and sit back as you admire top Johannesburg attractions including Constitution Hill Ghandi Square and the Gold Reef City Theme Park.You can remain on the bus and listen to the informative audio commentary during the entire 1.5-hour loop or hop on and off as you wish to explore independently. Visit the Carlton Centre skyscraper the city’s largest center of commerce for access to the ‘top of Africa’ viewing platform. Take a walk through the downtown mining district visit the city’s many museums
From GBP11.00
 
Soweto Day Tour from Johannesburg
"Sophiatown-to-Soweto- back to Sophiatown the tour follows the history of Soweto taking a look at life of Sophiatown before the forced removal that led to the Soweto we know today.This tour goes through the Trevor Huddleston museum and Sophiatown museum.Follow the trail to Meadowlands be get an insight into the Mandela family and the icon's life at this address. Then take a lunch break at the restaurants in the area and get a taste of South African cuisine. Thereafter proceed to Maponya Mall the first major mall in the Soweto township then pass the famous Chris Hani hospital. The tour then exits Soweto and heads to the Apartheid Museum for a 2 hour tour of the history of all who lived during this era to the rainbow nation that is now. After a day of museum and history drive ththe city of gold to share some sun-downers while you share the ambiance lifestyle and culture of this famous city before heading back to your hotel."""
From $210.00

Gold Reef City Tips (23)

Gold Reef City

One of only a few theme parks in South Africa, Gold Reef City.Comprising of a Theme Park, Apartheid Museum and Casino, is one of Johannesburg's most popular attractions.Its a fun place to take the...
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dejavu2gb
Apr 12, 2006

Fun for Both Young and Old

Well Gold Reef City is both a Casino and a Theme Park Boasting the Best Roller Coaster Rides in Africa (My own opinion).The Theme park has an abundance of adventures rides, gaming, restaurants,...
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cokes
Apr 04, 2011

Gold Reef City ... a theme park with a (gold) rush

Gold Reef City is a Johannesburg institution and as my kids have been nagging me to go for months, I finally succumbed early in the New Year.I have to declare my bias: I hate theme parks, I dislike...
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CatherineReichardt
Feb 12, 2012

Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City is a hotel/theme park styled in the old mining town era of Johannesburg and will be enjoyed by those with children as there is a theme park here with a few adventure rides etc. Also you...
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jonah1
Apr 04, 2011

The Gold Reef Casino and entertainment complex

Frankly I am about the last person in the world who should be writing a tip about a casino, since this is one gene from my Irish heritage that has completely passed me by. However, clearly they is a...
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CatherineReichardt
Jan 29, 2012

Gold mine museum and amusement park

Beeing a high temperature metallurgist the most interesting part for me was the old mine, but surprisingly enough my son agreed!A lot of people have written tips about Gold Reef City, there is no need...
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Rusket
Jun 07, 2005

Gold rush called off

Gold Reef City is a gem of a mine considering that it is located stone throw away from downtown Jo’burg. As a raison-d’être of the city it is a must on the “attractions” list. Unfortunately or...
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Assenczo
Aug 12, 2009

Historical Gold Reef City

I have come here many times growing up. My husband has been here once, in 2007 :)It is a superb mix of old and new... showing what a historic gold mining town looked like (life size), offers exciting...
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Jenniflower
May 27, 2007

Underground tours of the goldmine

I had done this tour before when at school. And then did it again in January 2007, with my husband.We were in a group of 7, with the rest being English. The tour guide assumed we were English too,...
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Jenniflower
May 27, 2007

Gold Reef City

Fancy an exploration underground? Gold Reef City is part of the over 100 km long gold reef that lays below the city of Johannesburg. Escorted tours explore the underground and one can attend...
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MikeAtSea
Oct 07, 2005

It could be a wasted...

It could be a wasted opportunity not to visit a working goldmine. The problem is that the mines themselves are not keen on having visitors there … so we visited the Gold Reef City. It is built around...
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Kallista
Sep 12, 2002

Gold Reef City

A fun day out. Gold Reef City is a replica of Johannesburg as the mining town that it was around 1900. It has some cool rides for both kids and adults, and an underground tour of an old mine shaft...
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CheriseM
Apr 22, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near Johannesburg

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44 Stanley

44 Stanley Avenue in Milpark is the sort of design precinct that you never think you'll come across in Big, Bad Johannesburg. Hidden behind the gas towers just north of the CBD, this little area has...
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Soccer City, FNB Stadium

For those who weren't lucky enough to be here for the World Cup 2010 (or didn't manage to get tickets to the games) the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust is offering a walking tour of Soccer City...
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Constitution Hill

When I next visit Jo'burg, I will follow Vincent and Luis' blog advice in their blog a brand new sky tells us about their personal visit with DlalaJe, to rediscover the paths of my student days,...
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Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Before 1886 most of what is Johannesburg today was open savannah, pretty much unchanged from the days when Mrs Ples and her hunter-gatherer contemporaries roamed the Cradle of Humankind. Apart from...
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Apartheid Museum

The Apartheid Museum is, quite simply, brilliant. From the very start, where you are given a racial category that determines which entrance you use, to the thoughtful displays and fascinating...
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Nelson Mandela Square

Because of it's proximity to my hotel, I spent quite a bit of time at Mandela Square. The square is dominated by a large statue of Nelson Mandela which is a draw with many as they clamor to take a pic...
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Getting to Johannesburg

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Corner of Northern Parkway & Data Crescent, Ormonde, Johannesburg

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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Friday 09:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:30 to 17:00

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