SOWETO AND GOLD REEF CITY MINE TOUR (Full day ± 8hrs)

Hours allocated include travelling time.

In Soweto, the guided tour will take you through key Tourist attractions. We do the tour of Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum. The tour proceeds to the Popular Vilakazi Street where Mandela House is situated.

You will have the opportunity to see the various parts of Soweto, How some communities are still in need of development and Poverty alleviation and how some areas have turned into "small affluent suburbs?”

Gold reef City is one of Johannesburg’s most popular attractions for Tourists and locals alike.

At Gold Reef City you will be taken on a guided tour, through the surface of the museum, travel down the Mine Shaft; view the Gold Reef that gave birth to Johannesburg and see how real Gold is poured into barrels.

Pick up points: 
We pick up from your hotel, guest house, lodge, and work place, around Johannesburg, Johannesburg Central, South, North and North West, in Sandton, Rosebank, Fourways , Melrose Arch, Illovo, Randburg, Roodepoort,  Edenvale, Bedfordview, Kempton Park, Boksburg, Alberton, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank Gautrain Station, OR Tambo International airport including accommodations around the area

Pick up times: Week days at 9:30 and Weekends and Public holidays at 9:00am
School days: Available Wednesdays to Sundays
School holidays: Available daily.
Closed: Good Friday, Christmas and New Year’s Day

Minimum: 1 Person

Package rates inclusions:

  • Pick up and drop at your address in a comfortable air conditioned vehicle
  • Guided tour through key Tourists attractions
  • Entrance to Gold Reef City
  • Surface tour of the mine including Gold  pour
  • Underground mine tour
  • Entrance to Hector Peterson Museum in Soweto

   

Sakhumzi  restaurant buffet lunch (optional)

Sakhumzi Restaurant in Vilakazi Street Soweto, is serving South African Cuisine Buffet lunch in the form of dumplings, Rice, Pap, Sump and Tripe. Other meals served include Mutton, Beef, Chicken, fish, Vegetables and Salad and desert. The restaurant caters for individuals, Leisure groups, Corporate groups and Team building groups. Give us an opportunity to organise buffet lunch for your leisure or corporate group 


 

Soweto Tour Details

Soweto is the melting pot of South African Urban Culture. It is the must-see for tourists who are looking to see more than the big 5. Post the 1994 Democratic Elections, Soweto has become a place of vibrancy, friendship and contrast.

Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum

Hector Peterson Memorial museum is named after Hector (Pitso) Pieterson a 12 year old boy who was the first child to be killed on the 16th June 1976 during Students’ uprisings. The memorial interprets the Memory, Legacy and History of the 1976 National uprisings. Since its establishment in 2002 it has developed a diverse collection of Oral testimonies, Historical documents and the Material culture of the uprisings. Flea markets selling curios, beaded work, African clothing and many more are available in Vilakazi Street and at Hector Peterson Museum.



Vilakazi Street

We visit Vilakazi Street, a popular attraction with the Historical. Significance.Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world where two Nobel Prize winners once lived. The houses of the two Nobel Prize Winners: Late President Mandela and Arch-Bishop Emeritus Tutu are situated in this famous street.



Mandela Museum House

Mandela House in Vilakazi Street Soweto was built in 1945 by Johannesburg City Council .Mandela lived in this house before his life imprisonment. Nelson Mandela’s former house provides an effective, efficient and meaningful experience to all visitors, informing them of the former President Nelson Mandela's story in the context of his life as a whole, in a manner that promotes Human rights, Democracy, Reconciliation, Mutual respect and Tolerance amongst the people of South Africa.

Gold Reef City Tour Details

Gold Reef City is actually a Life Museum of a Victorian Architecture depicting the story of Gold. The museum is dedicated to gold mining. With its Victorian houses and geological displays, Gold reef City offers many fascinating insights into life in Johannesburg long before the technological age. In the centre of Gold Reef City stands Shaft No 14, opened in 1887 and closed after 84 years of operation in 1971 Gold reef City is one of Johannesburg’s most popular attractions for Tourists and locals alike The site where Gold Reef City is situated is an old Gold mine and it has been modelled to resemble the gold rush and the gold rich history of Johannesburg The area was flooded by Prospectors after the discovery of Gold in 1886. Over its 90-year lifespan the mine produced some 1.4 million kilograms of gold, blasted out of the ground by 30 000 miners.

 

Mine Regulations

The following rules apply to the underground tour to ensure the safety of our guests:

  • Pregnant woman and children under 6 years are not allowed to go underground.
  • People with the following health conditions are not allowed to go underground:
    • Claustrophobia, people with any walking defects such as an artificial foot or leg, people who recently had major surgery or anybody who ever
      had a bypass and any person without shoes.
    • People who suffer from Asthma cannot go down the mine and
    • People who are visually impaired cannot go down the mine.

Restaurants
Gold Reef City has a variety of restaurants to choose from. In addition to restaurants, there are Coffee shops and food court with fast food Outlets.
Lunch is available on own account.

Gold Jewellery shops
Jewellery shops sell Exclusive Jewellery

Gold Reef City Old Mine Shop
The Old Mine Shop at Gold Reef City offers delightful mine Souvenirs dating back to the 1800. The shop also sells Gold Reef Caps, T-shirts, Investment Gemstones, Jewellery, Old mine lights and Old scientific instruments.

 



 
 
 
 
 
Responsive Web Design & Online Marketing - www.itdev.co.za