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Jozi’s Story Of Gold

The Johannesburg Gold Rush

Important Notice:

We value the health and well-being of every guest and have therefore temporarily closed Gold Reef City Theme Park until further notice.  Please keep an eye out on our Social Media pages and this page to ensure that the theme park is open before you depart on your trip to Gold Reef City Theme Park.

Experience a magical trip down memory lane with Gold Reef City’s Heritage tour.

Enter the historical world of Johannesburg’s gold rush and experience a history lesson that you’ll definitely enjoy on our Heritage Tour. Learn how Johannesburg came to be, how gold was discovered on the reef, descend 75 meters underground plus witness the magnificent glow of a live gold pour!

Enter the historical world of Johannesburg’s gold rush and experience a history lesson that you’ll definitely enjoy on our Heritage Tour.

What is included in the guided Heritage Tour

Experience Rich Beginnings as we invite you to join Veli, a modern-day schoolboy as he takes the journey of a lifetime in the company of Joe, a well-weathered prospector from the late 1800s or descend into the depths of the earth and discover the riches of South Africa’s history on our underground mine tour.

There's nothing quite like the magnificent glow that emanates from the molten liquid gold pour. This is an experience of the heart, soul and mind that you will never forget!

Then search for the elusive specs of gold that hold the promise of wealth the way it used to be done. Pan the mud in freezing cold water by hand and experience the euphoria of finding a shiny spec among the dirt.

Don’t forget to visit our Museum Houses where you will find Mr Ohlthaver's House, Dowse House and Oosthuizen House.

It is most definitely a magical trip down memory lane!

Heritage Tour Pricing

The below pricing is for rides and a guided Jozi’s Story of Gold tour:

Heritage Tour Walk-in  R350
STO's (No existing account)* R300
STO’s (Existing account) * R280

*Pre-booking essential

Mine Tour only with no guide – R120 per person will be added to the entrance ticket chosen.

Kiddies Rider + Mine Tour R270
Non Rider + Mine Tour R250
Pensioner + Mine Tour R310
Thrill Rider + Mine Tour R350

*Please note that children under the age of 6 will not be allowed on the Mine Tour

Terms and Conditions

Underground Mine Tour Restrictions
The following is not permitted on the underground mine tour:

  1. Children under the age of 6 years.
  2. Expectant mothers.
  3. Guests who are visually impaired, physically challenged, have a walking defect or have a prosthetic limb/s.
  4. Guests who have a heart condition or afflicted with asthma.
  5. Guests with high or low blood pressure.
  6. Guests who have recently undergone major surgery.
  7. Guests suffering from or having a tendency towards claustrophobia.