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7. CULLINAN DIAMOND MINE

190 metres [Gauteng]

The Cullinan, also known as the Premier Mine, was established in 1902. On 22 November 2007, De Beers, the world’s largest diamond producer, sold its historic Cullinan mine to Petra Diamonds Cullinan Consortium (PDCC), a consortium led … Read More

6. KIMBERLEY MINE

215 metres [Northern Cape]

We could produce an entire quiz show on this entry alone. Where were the world’s first hard-rock diamond deposits found? What is the name of a South African open pit mine that has been nominated to … Read More

5. MOGALAKWENA MINE

245 metres [Limpopo]

This Anglo-Platinum mine represents one of the largest platinum reserves in southern Africa with estimated reserves of 264.9 million oz of platinum. Established in 1993 near the town of Mokopane in the Limpopo Province, it consists of … Read More

4. JAGERSFONTEIN MINE

275 metres [Free State]

Jagersfontein Mine was discovered in 1870 and closed in 1971, less than a year after the centenary of the first diamond discovery in the area. The 972 carats Excelsior Diamond is the largest found at the … Read More

3. SISHEN MINE

400 metres [Northern Cape]

Kumba Iron Ore owns this open pit mine which was opened in 1953. Iron ore drilling is the name of the game at Sishen Mine in the small town of Kathu in the Northern Cape. Sishen … Read More

2. VENETIA DIAMOND MINE

450 metres [Limpopo]

This is the youngest open pit mine on this entire list. Opened in 1992, the Venetia Diamond Mine is located in the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, close to the town of Alldays, in the Limpopo Province. The … Read More

1. PALABORA MINE

800 metres [Limpopo]

Palabora Mine owes its origins to a unique rock formation in the region known as the Palabora Igneous Complex. The company has been operational since its incorporation in 1956 and it operates a single cluster of open … Read More

9. CAPE HANGKLIP LIGHTHOUSE

Date Installed : 25 November 1960 Province : Western Cape Nearest Town : Pringle Bay Structure : Circular Concrete Tower Height : 22 metres

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8. CAPE VIDAL LIGHTHOUSE

Date Installed : 08 July 1985 Province : KwaZulu-Natal Nearest Town : St. Lucia Structure : Circular Concrete Tower Height : 23 metres

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7. IFAFA BEACH LIGHTHOUSE

Date Installed : 04 February 1980 Province : KwaZulu-Natal Nearest Town : Ifafa Beach Structure : Triangular Skeletal Tower Height : 23 metres

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