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Day 1 | Morning

Gold Reef City Theme Park

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Wed,Sun,9:30am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 200 ZAR

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-4 Hours

Location: Northern Pkwy & Data Cres, Ormonde 99-Ir, Johannesburg, 2159, South Africa

Located on an old gold mine in Johannesburg, the City of Gold Mines is the largest theme amusement park and leisure entertainment center in Johannesburg. The city of gold mines is themed around the Witwatersrand Gold Rush. The employees in the theme park are dressed in the costumes of gold diggers from the 1880s, and the design of the park is also imitating the style of that era. There are many free-range peacocks strolling leisurely in the park, passing by from time to time. The theme park is surrounded by hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants, children's museums, 4D cinemas, and a journey into a gold mine. The mines of the Golden City were dug to a depth of 3,200 meters underground, and now tourists can go down to 220 meters underground to see the actual operation of gold mining at that time. Also see the actual melting of gold and the process of casting gold coins.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Taryn: This is a fun day out!! Wether you are young or old ... if you have the need for a thrill these rides are fantastic! Unfortunately not all the rides are always working - but hopefully it’s your lucky day and you get to go on the rides you want. It does get full though! Come early!!!

Rach Jones: it’s a wonderful place to go to.would advise one to go in the morning because there are quite a lot of rides and waiting time at times is long so you won’t want to miss out on anything. I will definitely recommend.

Day 1 | Afternoon

When time permits after visiting Gold Reef City Theme Park, don’t forget pay a visit to Apartheid Museum.

Apartheid Museum

Opening Hours: Open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 75 ZAR

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Days

Location: Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

The Apartheid Museum shows how 12 years after the end of apartheid in South Africa, the country that once practiced the notorious apartheid system has grown from "black and white" to a "rainbow country". Located in the southwest corner of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: the best museum in South Africa hands down. it’s hard hitting, amazing exhibits. you get a great feel for what it was like and the atrocities of apartheid. very educational. a must see!!!

Trip.com User: A vivid and submersive way of understanding what the Apartheid regime was like in South Africa. A history class not to be missed

Day 1 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at Apartheid Museum? Rand Club Hotel is one of your top choices.

Rand Club Hotel

With a stay at Rand Club Hotel in Johannesburg (Downtown Johannesburg), you'll be a 3-minute drive from Museum Africa and 6 minutes from Gold Reef City. This hotel is 3.2 mi (5.2 km) from Johannesburg Zoo and 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from Apartheid Museum. Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the hotel's coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the bar/lounge. A complimentary continental breakfast is served daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Johannesburg? This hotel has facilities measuring 10333 square feet (960 square meters), including conference space. Free self parking is available onsite. Make yourself at home in one of the 7 guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Bathrooms have showers and slippers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Day 2 | Morning

Johannesburg Zoo

Opening Hours: Open from 8:30am-5:30pm

Ticket Price: 100 ZAR

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-1 Hours

Location: Forest Town, Johannesburg, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng 2122

Johannesburg Zoo is home to more than 3,000 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The enclosure of lions, elephants, giraffes, and great apes is only divided by trenches and has no iron railings at all, so it is very popular with tourists. In addition, the newly designed polar bear habitat and the large bird cage where people can walk back and forth are also popular with tourists. In Midrand, Johannesburg, there is a Transvaal Snake Park, which displays a variety of African snakes, and the scenery is quite attractive.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Nkandu: Had a great experience with my family ,we got to see so many animals.

Day 2 | Afternoon

Carlton Centre nearby is the top choice before you leave Johannesburg Zoo and hit the road.

Carlton Centre

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00;Saturday 9:00-17:00;Sunday 9:00-14:00

Ticket Price: 15 ZAR

Recommended Length of Stay: 5-8 Hours

Location: Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner St, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa

African architecture, a viewpoint overlooking the entire Johannesburg, is also one of the must-see attractions in Johannesburg.

Day 2 | Evening

For convenient access to more popular attractions, The Residence is the best places.

The Residence

Property Location
With a stay at The Residence Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg, you'll be next to a golf course and convenient to Killarney Golf Club and South African Museum of Military History. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Adler Museum of Medicine and Johannesburg Zoo.

Rooms
Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 17 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring fireplaces. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Dining
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Residence Boutique Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary English breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled dir

Day 3

Bird Gardens

Opening Hours: Open on Mon-Fri,8:30am-5:00pm;Open on Sat-Sun,8:30am-6:00pm

Ticket Price: 48 ZAR

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 Days

Location: Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Johannesburg, 2055

What you can't miss when visiting South Africa is the variety of animals in South Africa. The Monte Cassino Bird Park in Johannesburg allows you to get up close and personal with all kinds of exotic birds in the world. There are more than 60 species of birds in the park. The park is a real natural ecological environment, and various colorful and exotic birds perch and fly among the trees. Visitors can touch and play with birds. In addition to various birds, there are mammals and reptiles unique to Africa in the park, and you can even see antelope roaming among the trees. Bird Park has a bird show on weekends and holidays, don't miss the wonderful performance after visiting.

Reviews from Real Guests:

InterimTravel: when I go to my home country I never miss a stop at the bird sanctuary.. it’s been a pleasure always. I recommend a stay close by and not in casino (rip off) and go to the park.. take a bag with snacks and go have fun.. these birds are well looked after and the place is clean.

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