Fodor's Expert Review Kromdraai Gold Mine

Cradle of Humankind Mine

For more recent history of South Africa's Gold Rush era (as opposed to the ancient history of humanity you'll find in the Cradle of Humankind like Maropeng and the Sterkfontein Caves), tour the small but fascinating Kromdraai Gold Mine, one of the country's oldest mines begun 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.


Quick Facts

Kromdraai Rd.
Kromdraai, Gauteng  1739, South Africa


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R150, Tours Sat. and Sun. 9–5, on the hr, last tour at 3; Mon.–Fri. by appointment

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