On the western outskirts of Port Elizabeth in the Maitlands area are several old abandoned silver and lead mines that date back to the late 1700's. Personally I know of two places that has some of the old mines on their properties. The one is Maitlands Mines and the other one Sleepy Hollow. We camped at Sleepy Hollow two weeks ago and had a wonderful time. (Read more about our visit here). At Sleepy Hollow there are three of these old mine shafts that goes straight into the hill side. One actually goes in quite far and visitors may explore these mines at own risk, but obviously you need a torch. This is the entrance to Mine 1 at Sleepy Hollow. I thought it had a very spooky look and reminded me of The Brothers Grimm movie with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger.