Gold Reef City
The following rules apply to the underground tour to ensure the safety of our guests:
- Pregnant woman and children under 6 years of age are not permitted to go underground;
- Visitors with the following conditions are not permitted to go underground: Claustrophobia; High or Low Blood Pressure; anyone with any walking defect such as an artificial foot or leg; anyone who recently had major surgery or anyone who has ever had heart bypass surgery; anyone who suffers from Asthma, or anyone who is visually impaired;
- Visitors may not be barefoot when doing the tour, shoes must be worn at all times;
The name Johannesburg is synonymous with South Africa’s gold-mining industry, after all, this is the city that was founded way back in 1886 as a miner’s village on the Witwatersrand goldfields. Today, the Gold Reef City theme park and museum – built around the original No.14 shaft of Crown Mines – recreates the city of Johannesburg as it was during the early days of the gold rush.
On arrival you will meet your guide, who will conduct your tour through the complex. You’ll delight in the myths and magic of gold, the glimpse into the lifestyle of those early pioneers, the excitement of traveling 220 meters (720 feet) below the surface to see first-hand how precious gold is extracted from the earth. Watch the liquid yellow metal being poured into ingots. Enjoy the remarkable recreation of Victorian Johannesburg and the legendary characters that featured in the world’s greatest gold discovery. A stunning experience, not to be forgotten!