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Old Kromdraai Gold Mine

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Fodor's Review

For more recent history, tour the Old Kromdraai Gold Mine, one of the country's oldest gold mines, where gold was found in 1881. Frankly, it's a little spooky. You don a miner's helmet and wander into the mine's murky depths on one-hour guided tours. It's not a difficult walk, and if you're lucky, you'll see bats roosting.

Sight Information


Ibis Ridge Farm, Kromdraai Rd., Kromdraai, 1739, South Africa


073-147–8417; 082-259–2162

Sight Details:

  • R60
  • Tours weekends 9–5, on the hr, last tour at 4; weekdays by appointment


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