April 15, 2013
This week I’m sharing the last pictures from my September 2012 visit to Gold Reef City, Gold Reef City, a gold mining themed amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. The amusement park is built on the site of an old gold mine, and these pictures provide some insight into what life was like on the mine in days gone by. There is a museum with some pictures and information on what life was like for the miners– it wasn’t always great, by any means. There are also some historical buildings that were used by the mine supervisors and their families. These buildings are filled with historical artifacts. The museum and historical houses weren’t particularly crowded– I guess the rides are much more attractive than the history, which is a shame.
I hope you’ve enjoyed all the pictures from Gold Reef City. If you ever find yourself in Johannesburg, I definitely recommend a visit to the park.
Stay tuned fore more geology pictures next week!