Thursday, March 12, 2009
Gold Reef City
Last week the girls had a day off school because there were Parent-Teacher conferences. I did the meetings the day before, and we ended up going to a Theme Park named Gold Reef City. It is a large amusement park here in Joburg. Located on an old gold mine, the park is themed around the gold rush on the Witwatersrand. Park staff wear period costumes of the 1880s, and the buildings on the park are designed to mimic the same period. There is a museum dedicated to gold mining on the grounds where it is possible to see a gold-containing ore vein and see how real gold is poured into barrels.
The park has a big ferris wheel, which was fun to go on.
Rollercoasters.... which the girls couldn't go on yet, still too small.
But the cars they loved!
A little dwarf with a big bird.
And here pretending to be chicks who just hatched...
We were not the only guests, although it wasn't really busy, but this big school class was there... so cute!
The girls won 3 stuffed animals, had ice-cream, pancakes, lolly pops and lots of fun. This was a very unexpected trip and we had great fun!
Enjoy your day!