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Johannesburg South

The suburbs immediately to the south of the city are unlike those of the north's urban forest - they are distinguished by the remains of and the remaining mine dumps, a reminder that gold dictated this area and the residential areas came later with names like Crown Mines, City Deep and Booysens. Both Rosettenville and Turffontein (Joburg's home of horse racing) were originally farms. La Rochelle became known as "Little Portugal" following the influx of Portuguese immigrants in the early 20th century, and although many of the Portuguese have left the area every April sees the Lusitoland Festival being held. Further urban development led to increasingly more prosperous suburbs including Mondeor, Winchester Hills, Glenanda, Bassonia, Linmeyer, Glenvista, Mulbarton & Kibler Park. The south is home to Gold Reef City - once a disused mine but now a popular theme park and casino, Nasrec Exhibition Centre (home of the annual Rand Show) and the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve.