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The Thrill Seeker Challenge
The THRILL SEEKER CHALLENGE is back! Do you have what it takes? Read more
Bingo
Let’s Play Bingo! Win the progressive jackpot of no less than R5,000 or a share of the day’s prize pool. Read more
Summer Cash Surprise
Come claim your share of over R1 Million in cash With Summer Cash Surprise! Read more
80s Rewind - The Total 80s Party
Get ready for the most daring 80s rock show ever to hit the Barnyard Theatre stage. Read more
Gone Too Soon
A fabulous tribute to the music legends who live on through their timeless music. Read more
Gauteng Diwali Festival 2018
Enjoy a day of culture, shopping, traditional foods and live song and dance, culminating in spectacular laser show. Read more
Money Shower
Grab your share of R20,000 in the Money Shower! Read more
Super 9
Shout ‘Super 9’ and stand a chance to win the Super 9 Progressive Jackpot! Read more
Club 50+
For only R40, Enjoy a light meal, R20 FreePlay and get two Free draw tickets for a chance to win a share of R6,000 in cash prizes. Read more
Saturday Car Draws
1 of 3 brand new Hyundai i20s and a share of R900 000 could be yours! Read more
Jimmy Nevis - Live At The Lyric
South African Jimmy Nevis will be launching his long-awaited third studio album- Chimera! Read more
A White Christmas 2
A one night only, exclusive stand-up comedy extravaganza! Read more
Ragas of the Valley
Indian Classical Music Concert – ‘Ragas Of The Valley Read more
Joey Rasdien - BASIC
Joey Rasdien returns to The Lyric with his new show - Basic Read more
Ballet At The Beach
Experience the wonderful world of Musical Theatre through this Ballet and Modern Dance Studio Production. Read more
The Outlawz Motherland Tour
The first OUTLAWZ tour in South Africa. Read more
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Jozi’s Story Of Gold

The Johannesburg Gold Rush

Experience a magical trip down memory lane with our 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!

The Heritage Tour

Rich beginnings

We invite you to join Veli, a modern day school boy as he takes the journey of a life time in the company of Joe, a well weathered prospector from the late 1800's. This fascinating introductory movie tells the story about the earliest days of Jozi and the discovery of gold.

Underground Mine tour

Descend into the depths of the earth and discover the riches of South Africa’s history on our underground mine tour. Experience the heart stopping feeling of travelling deep below the surface. Feel the cold air and touch the rough rock that holds the wealth of a nation.

Gold Panning

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.

Gold Pour

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

Museum Houses

Mr Ohlthaver's House: If you've ever wondered what it was like to be a mine official in the good old days, here's your chance to join Veli as the dinner guest.
Dowse House. Wander through the corridors with Veli as you learn about home-schooling (without the internet).
Oosthuizen House: A "ghostly" experience awaits you as you stroll down the passages of time, where you will see what it was to 'waste not, want not'.

Pricing

View Jozi’s Story of Gold Heritage Tour pricing.

Tour Tips

  • Tours are conducted between 09h00 and 15h00 and lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • There are no restrooms underground. Please use the facilities before going on the tour.
  • Bring a jersey it might get cold.
  • Cameras are welcome, however a good flash is required in certain areas – it can get dark in there…
  • In the unlikely event of an evacuation, a total of 151 steps will be required to climb to the top.
  • All tours are conducted in English.

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. 

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