Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City, shaft no.14 Image source

Gold Reef City is a re-creation of turn-of-the-century Johannesburg, which was flooded by prospectors after the discovery of gold in 1886. With its Victorian houses and geological displays, it offers many fascinating insights into life in Johannesburg long before the technological age. In the centre of Gold Reef City stands Shaft No 14 which was opened in 1887 and closed after 84 years of operation in 1971. - more info

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Last updated : 17-Oct-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 14-Jul-2011

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