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Millwood Goldmine Tours

Jubilee Creek, Knysna 6570, South Africa
0443825510
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Ranked #28 of 34 Attractions in Knysna
Type: Mines
Owner description: South Africa's first ever goldmine - drive through our beautiful forests & enjoy a mine tour, a delicious light lunch & freshly baked scones & tea,... more » Owner description: South Africa's first ever goldmine - drive through our beautiful forests & enjoy a mine tour, a delicious light lunch & freshly baked scones & tea, also visit our interesting museum. Experience a piece of history the fun way. « less
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Cape Town
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The travel to get there was further that expected. The kids however had a lot of fun exploring the dark tunnels with only a cellphone torch which kept on switching off.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We decided for something a bit different to take the trip into the national park and go visit the Millwood mine. The first thing is that the park is mostly all dirt track roads. They weren't the worst dirt tracks we had driven on during our SA trip but it was a long drive in to were the mine is.... More

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Cape Town
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Beautifully presented, very good food in a interesting little museum. Go for a walk into bendingo mines to see fools gold deposit, very cool. Lovely historical little place. Very nice different outing. Off the beaten track.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We didn't do any walks so can't comment on that as we were en route to our next destination. The tea room was closed and I'd been looking forward to sampling the delights that had been reported on here. We did book the mine tour which was quite fascinating, and the staff were extremely attentive to my 10 year old.... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Best choc mousse cake and delightful waitresses. The place is not a destination but if you are there try them

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The area has been totally de-forested, there are far better areas of forest to walk in (try circles in the forest nearby) which are more representative of what the area was like before. The mine now looks to be heading back into ruin as an exhibit and was closed when we visited, as was the museum. All in all it... More

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england
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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We drove via the track to get to to millwood . We found that the cafe was closed and so there was no tours of the gold mine. They could have told us that at the entrance of the park. Anyway we were there so we walked to the mine apart from machines in a cage not much to see,... More

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Colne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

There is nothing sophisticated about this little cafe, its just somewhere to enjoy a good pot of tea and the largest scones in the world.

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Cape Town
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We didn't go on a full tour because we didn't have time but we visited the mine and the museum. It was fascinating in a surreal kind of way. It is definitely worth a day trip if you are in the area. This ghost mine town left me with a feeling of lost, forgotten souls and intrigued me endlessly. Nearby... More

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England
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131 reviews 131 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Having followed a gravel road through commercial forestry, a little cafe is the end of the road. From here a guide will take you to the mine for R55 each (about £4). There is a 1km uphill walk to the mining area which might be difficult if walking is a problem. Saw some of the hole-in-the-ground diggings before reaching the... More

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