City is a large amusement park in Johannesburg, South Africa. 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.
There are many attractions at Gold Reef City, not
the least of which are water rides and roller coasters. The liveshows of
Idols South Africa are filmed live in the "Hippodrome", a large
auditorium based in the park. Gold Reef City is located to the south of
the Central Business District off of the M1. It is also the site of the
GRC (Gold Reef City) South African Krugerrand were produced from 1987 to
1991. I got the above 1/2 Pond and 1 Pond brass coins along with South
African PS117 (8 coins) [featuring the bust of President Vorster in 1982] in
the same box from Haroon Tareen. I have also seen a 1 penny 1993 featuring a
rhinoceros coin sold on ebay. These brass coins are probably patterns and
could not be made into gold coins as the Gold Reef City mine was closed as
it run out of gold.