{Joburg Adventures}…Gold Reef City

Gold Reef City

Visiting Gold Reef City is a rite of passage in Joburg. The first ‘theme park’ I ever went to was Ratanga Junction which I visited as a kid, but I really enjoyed my ‘adult’ Gold Reef experience. Maybe because I am the history nerd that I am but there is a charm to Gold Reef City that Ratanga doesn’t have. This is due to the way the park has incorporated the history of Joburg’s beginnings into everything from the decor, rides and restaurants. Its a theme park so the cheese factor is high, but all things considered I think it is done pretty well.

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It is definitely one of those activities that you need a full day to do. And it won’t break the bank either. Though do be warned that there will be queues! We avoided as many as possible by skipping to rides with smaller queues and then doubling back to see if the queues were shorter…sometimes they were…sometimes they weren’t…c’est la vie!

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Go to the Gold Reef City website here to check opening times, directions and the rest. I would recommend taking a change of clothes, especially if you have kids, or if it is a hot day, those water rides are too tempting to resist when the sun has been baking down for hours!

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There were four of us on this Gold Reef Adventure. It was a great day to get back in touch with the inner child, enjoy Jhb sunshine and get the adrenaline going again. Also, side-note, girls, water-proof mascara is advisable, those water rides are sneaky! #lessonlearnt

Here are the rest of the photos from our Gold Reef City Adventure!

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{Photo Diary}…Paying Tribute to Mandela: Nelson Mandela Square

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DSC_0417These photos were taken on Sunday the 8th December 2013 at Nelson Mandela Square.

{November Project}… Path and Clutter #NikonPhotoADay

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{November Project}…Nikon’s “Photo-A-Day”

So a few mornings ago, while working diligently, I was momentarily distracted by the following image appearing on my twitter time line, that I just happened to accidentally open on my desktop.

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I have been feeling an increasing need for some kind of creative outlet lately. The year is getting hectic, the last few hectic months are catching up to me and I need a holiday…which is still a month and a half away…so I have decided to make this my new project for the month. As I mentioned, life is currently quite intense, and Joburg provides its own challenges, so I won’t be doing this in exact date order, nor will I necessarily get to all of them…but I will be making an effort to do a decent number these, even if it means a bombardment of several every few days. So the get the ball really rolling, here are some of my Nikon “Photo-A-Day”s…

2nd November: “Splash”

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4th November: “Ice Cream”

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12th November: “Vintage”

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{A Gallery}…Neighbourgoods Market Cape Town – The Old Biscuit Mill

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