Johannesburg Journals

5TH WEEK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ADVENTURE

An October 2003 trip to Johannesburg by MSRITA

Quote: We were going to the Globe Theater in the Gold Reef City Hotel and Casino to see African Footprints. This musical production gives an historical account of the indigenous peoples of South Africa.

Boston BBQ at Gold Reef City Casino

Restaurant | "Boston BBQ"

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Something for everyone. All kinds of ethnic and local dishes. Go early in the evening as it becomes very crowded. Service is good. A very good value.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Boston BBQ at Gold Reef City Casino
14 Northern Park Way
Johannesburg, South Africa

Leopard Lodge

Restaurant

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The Leopard Lodge is about an hour and a half drive (64 miles/70 km) northwest of Johannesburg in the town of Broederstroom. The guest lodge is in a nature reserve high in the mountains overlooking the Hartbeespoort Dam. Before lunch we refreshed ourselves with drinks and enjoyed the beautiful view from the garden. The lunch was a buffet with a beautiful salad bar and excellent dessert bar.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Leopard Lodge
PO Box 400, Broederstroom, 0240, South Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
12 207-1130

African Footprints

Attraction | "African Footprints"

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This musical production gives a historical account of the indigenous peoples of South Africa. All of the performers are South African and are all are very talented. There were lots of beautiful costumes, singing, and dancing. It was a great way to relax on Friday evening.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

African Footprints
Gold Reef Ctiy
Johannesburg, South Africa

Apartheid Museum

Attraction

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The Apartheid Museum is fascinating as it gives a historical and political accounting of what apartheid is, why it was created, and finally why and how the apartheid laws have been dissolved. We spent three hours in this museum and could have spent at least three more.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Apartheid Museum
Northern Parkway & Gold Reef Road 2001
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 309 4700

Gold Reef City

Attraction

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This is an amusement park that is a replica of an 1890s town built during the Gold Rush. There are lots of shops and restaurants. The highlights are seeing gold melted down to make gold bars and going down into a gold mine. There are also dancers that perform the traditional “gumboot” dance. This dance was created to alleviate boredom in the evenings when the miners were away from home working.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Gold Reef City
Shaft 14, Northern Parkway
Johannesburg, South Africa 2159
+27 11 248 6800

Barnyard Theatre

Attraction

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The Barnyard is an up-market indoor venue where you may bring you own picnic and drinks or you may purchase wine, beer, coffee, nuts, or cookies there. Glory Days was a production of comedy and music from the 1980s. The MC played a stereotypical nerd. There were three vocalists, a four-piece band, and a two-piece brass section. Two for one night on Tuesday and Sunday.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2003

Barnyard Theatre
Cnr Cedar Ave & Valley Rd
Johannesburg, South Africa