Millwood Mine Walk - Goudveld Forest


Activity Description

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.


ProviderGoVertical Mountaineering & Trekking
Duration4 hours
WhenAll year round
WhereMillwood Mine Parking - Goudveld Forest GPS Co ordinates -33.8886, 22.9955
WeatherWeather dependant service
What to WearComfortable 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 SpectatorsUnfortunately not


Minimum Age8 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


• Entrance Permits
• GoVertical guides

Exclusions• Transport to Millwood. Can be arranged on inquiry


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

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