GOLD REEF CITY MINE AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR ( Full day ± 8 )
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Pick up times: 9h30 week days, 9h00 weekends and Public holidays
Minimum: 1 Person
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We use qualified experienced tour guides.
Combine gold reef City mine tour and Apartheid museum tour to learn more about the discovery of Gold in Johannesburg and, Apartheid system which introduced segregation laws.
On the grounds of Gold Reef City, you will be taken on tour through the Museum, see how real Gold is put into barrels, travel down the Mine Shaft and view the Gold Reef that gave birth to Johannesburg.
At Apartheid museum you do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions (a dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination) and Mandela’s exhibition.The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi- disciplinary team of Curators, Film-makers, historians and designers. They include film footages, Photographs, Text panels and Artefacts.
Gold Reef City Mine
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.
Over its 90-year lifespan the mine produced some 1.4 million kilograms of gold, blasted out of the ground by 30 000 miners.
With its victorian houses and geological displays, it offers many fascinating insights into life in Johannesburg long before the technological age.
An Architectural consortium, comprising several leading. Architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a 7 hectare stand.
Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his weaknesses too. Mandela's extra-ordinary life is explored through seven themes:
CHARACTER, COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN.Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid
The Pillars of the Constitution
South Africa’s new democratic constitution contains guarantees of Equality, more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values, which are represented by Pillars in the first courtyard visitor’s encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy,equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.