Millwood Mines Historical walk 

Code: Millwood Mines Historical walk 
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Millwood Mines Historical walk 
Hidden in the depths of the Goudveld Forest you will find the Millwood Goldfields and the Millwood Mines surrounded by mountain fynbos and ancient trees. An unusual area still filled with echoes of when gold was first found in South Africa.

Join us in exploring this historical area to learn about one of South Africa’s first, short-lived gold rushes. Scattered amongst the hills are abandoned mine shafts, where you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the shafts called Bendigo. At the entrance to the Bendigo shaft you will find some of the old original mining equipment which has been restored in an ongoing restoration project.

On the guided walk, we’ll take you through streets with names but no buildings, if you look carefully you will notice the foundations of the old hotels, a bank, drinking saloons and newspapers printers. If you’re brave we will venture through an eerie grave yard and then up onto a hill where the views over the Outeniqua Mountains and the Millwood Nature Reserve are breathtaking. Sitting there you could easily return to when this little town was in its heyday.

Set in the Indigenous forests of the Millwood Nature Reserve, home to the Knysna Lourie and endangered Knysna Dwarf Chameleon, this trail is a must for the history lover and includes an easy walk through the reserve.


• Maximum group size 10 people
• Minimum age 8 yrs old
• Duration – Half Day starting at 09h00 – 13h00

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 Provider: GoVertical Mountaineering & Trekking
Duration: 4 hours
When: All year round
Where: Millwood Mine Parking – Goudveld Forest GPS Co ordinates -33.8886, 22.9955
Weather: Weather dependant service
What to Wear: Comfortable clothing to hike in and hiking boots or trainers
Things to Bring: Hiking boots or trainers • Comfortable clothes • Sun screen • A hat • A warm weather proof jacket • A camera • Juice and energy snacks or sweets • Light lunch
Guests or Spectators: Unfortunately not


Minimum Age: 8 years
Minimum Height: 0.0 m
Maximum Height: 0.0 m
Fitness Level: Average
Qualifications: Not Applicable
Maximum Weight: 0.0 kg
Certification: None Required
Experience Level: No Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

  • Entrance Permits
  • GoVertical guides
  • Transport to Millwood. Can be arranged on inquiry