8 hoursStart time
Start time: 0900h (9:00am)
Duration: 8 hours
Your hotel in Johannesburg.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
(If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Johannesburg with your local activity operator)
Your hotel at Johannesburg
Gold Reef City is a fun place for the entire family and has some exciting thrill rides, casinos and restaurants. See an incredible reconstruction of an old mining town complete with a train station and stores from a bygone era. Without doubt, the most interesting part of Gold Reef City is the gold mine trip into the belly of earth (220 meters down) to witness demonstrations on how gold was mined during the day.
Relive the sad tale of racial oppression uniquely captured within the walls of the Apartheid Museum. See full-blown photographs, metal cages and audio visual displays of apartheid scenes set in a room with double volume ceiling, concrete and red brick walls and grey concrete floor.
Loads of fun at the Gold Reef City theme park and a revealing journey back to the apartheid era make this tour truly memorable.
You will be picked up from your hotel/closest pick-up point and taken in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a tour of Gold Reef City and Apartheid Museum. A professional English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Arrive at Gold Reef City, a fascinating theme park in Johannesburg, built to replicate an old mining town.
Enjoy the abundance of recreational activities here or try your luck at the 24-hour open casinos.
You will also be taken on an exciting trip into the belly of earth (220 meters down) to witness demonstrations on how gold was mined in the bygone era.
Watch the colourfully draped tribal dancers swaying to the tune of traditional African music. You could sample authentic African delicacies at one of the theme restaurants (own expense). The speciality shops at the Art and Crafts Centre houses amazing art works which you can take home as a souvenir.
The tour then continues to the Apartheid Museum. Entry cards are assigned based on the colour of your skin and you’ll enter through steel gates specifically allocated to you. See a room filled with white rope nooses, each one used for the 121 ‘politicals’ hanged by the apartheid regime. You will also come across posters and T-shirts from the first democratic elections. Using film, text, audio and live accounts, the museum paints a vivid picture of life under apartheid and the struggle of Nelson Mandela and hundreds of South Africans for equality.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel/closest drop-off point.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details between office hours 08:00am - 5:00pm. If you cannot do that and are in flight you can confirm via email a few days before the time.
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