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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
Privé Nights
Exclusive to Gold Reef City Black, Platinum and Gold Rewards cardholders! Stand a chance to win a share of over R1.9 Million in Cash! Read more
Cash Crazy
Exclusive to Gold Reef City Black, Platinum and Gold Rewards cardholders, stand a chance to win your share of over R1,8 Million in Cash! Read more
Saturday Night Jackpots
Over R1.6 Million in cash and prizes including 3 Brand New Nissan Micra’s to be won! Read more
Dingalings - Best of Henry & Koobie
KZN's funniest comics bring you the best laughs you will have all year. Read more
Mpho Popps Live: Black in my day
A trip down memory lane of all the experiences that have played a part in Mpho`s journey, school and upbringing. Read more
Zee Li 'L Champs Live In South Africa
Zee Li 'L Champs Live featuring winner Sugandha Date with 1st runner-up Mohammed Fiaz & 2nd runner-up Pritam Acharya with Swaransh Tiwari. Read more
Jozi Urban Market And Show & Shine
Bring your friends and family to enjoy a meal, chat and laughter at the Jozi Urban Market plus a Show & Shine Competition! Read more
Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards
The 9th Annual Savanna Comics Choice Awards – Funny Money. You never know who may pop up in the show - so book your ticket now. Read more
In Therapy
In Therapy - a laugh-a-minute comedy Read more
Benjamin Dube - Bow Down and Worship
Come and witness the best of Bishop Benjamin Dube live in concert. Read more
Combo Comedy Show
The show boasts about its unique ability to place South Africans from all walks of life under one roof to share a few good laughs. Read more
Flavours of India
Flavours of India returns to Gold Reef City!! Read more
Die Campbells
Well known Afrikaans band, DIE CAMPBELLS will be performing Live! Read more
FADO 2019
FADO, the Soul of Portugal presents Pedro Moutinho and Marilia Emilia. Read more
Curry & Craft
Don’t miss out on this spectacular Curry & Craft experience! 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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