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Mapatiza - Underground Gemstone Mine Tour

52 Mercury Ave, Cowthorne, Midrand, South Africa, Midrand, South Africa
+27 11 468 1467
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SEMI PRECIOUS STONES

If you want to learn about semi precious stones then this is the place to go to. I was expecting to... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2017
kalwinv
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Pretoria, South Africa
scratch patch with the kids was fun and the underground tour :)*

was educational, fun for looking for stones to fill your basket .. kids enjoyed it for sure! The... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2017
Elizabeth R
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Gauteng, South Africa
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Dec 28, 2017
“SEMI PRECIOUS STONES”
Jan 9, 2017
“scratch patch with the kids was fun and the underground tour :)*”
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52 Mercury Ave, Cowthorne, Midrand, South Africa, Midrand, South Africa
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

If you want to learn about semi precious stones then this is the place to go to. I was expecting to go down a real mine but was instead taken through a man made one. Despite this the information provided by David, the guide, was...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2017

was educational, fun for looking for stones to fill your basket .. kids enjoyed it for sure! The trip down was fun as well , not to far in so the kids were comfortable..

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

An interesting place to visit. A lot of information on the various stones available as well as some good buys.

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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Prince takes you round the "mine" explaining how the gems are excavated and where they are all from and how they are sorted. I originally thought we'd be going into a real mine but didn't really matter to me that it wasn't. He was great...More

Thank Joanne T
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you like semi precious stones this is the place to go. The owner of the shop is always there to give you advice on what to buy. The kids and grownups can go on a mine tout that is very informative.

Thank Vossie59
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Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

So many beautiful rocks from Africa on display nice people and I got a gorgeous tigers eye bracelet. It's more oriented to kids but we adults had fun too

1  Thank calboy2
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

excellent tour for homeschollers and young children to get a good introduction into rocks, gemtones and mining Guide was excellent and really captivated the kids

2  Thank atravellernamedkaz
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

Good parking area, well organized and god venue for children's parties, shop has a lot of gem products and interesting jewellery. Mine tours can be booked, clean venue , worth the trouble. Staff are helpful.

1  Thank Adrienne M
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

Not the most interesting of places. the tour on the man made mine is very short. Kids can play on the go karts or junmping castles, or scrounge through the stones patch to find interesting stones (i wouldnt call it gems tho). An ok place...More

1  Thank Shamima C
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

The activities on offer are nice for small kids. The cafe, however, was extremely disappointing, for the following reason: the activities are aimed at small children, but smoking is allowed "everywhere" at the venue...I went there with 4 children aged 7-9, and another guest was...More

5  Thank LCH7410
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