Blaauwbank historic gold mine

Blaauwbank historic gold mine

Blaauwbank historic gold mine
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Jen H
Johannesburg, South Africa30 contributions
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Aug 2016 • Family
I meant to write this review a long time ago...

We followed the sign and stumbled upon this disused mine, now open for tours. It really demonstrated the historical gold mining in South Africa, with intensive labour and use of local tools. The best part is that you get to conduct panning yourself!

This place, though a hidden gem, is a must-see for the adventure lovers.

I must provide some warning that the mine was not well prepared when we were there in 2015 (sorry for the indicative time below, the dropdown did not allow 2015). I can see the facility and equipment during its hay days, but the country's power outages in 2014/15 really struck this mine hard. It is REALLY a good tour to go onto. Just don't expect the same glamour as all the other popular spots.

I will give the general direction below and the contact numbers I was given:
- Head towards the Spar in Magaliesburg (pass Wimpy on the left and Magaliesburg Hotel)
- Turn left at Spar and follow the sign towards Blaauwbank historic mine
- Best to have a 4x4 as you will travel on dirt road for +/- 5km from security to reception

The ladies who received us were Martha (076097500, I think there is a digit missing); Miriam (0825112521). I would advise to call before you visit.
Written 13 July 2017
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