Friday, October 16, 2009

Spooky mine entrance

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.


  1. That was a wonderfully creepy movie and this is a perfect creepy yet beckoning cave!
    This is the third "Sleepy Hollow" I have "visited" This one by way of your post and the other in Southern California and New York in person!
    All on the dark and creepy side!
    Thanks for a great SWF photo!

  2. Nature is reclaiming its own...looks like a natural cave now.

  3. Very spooky! I will take your word for it that it goes a long ways into the hill! I am not going in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!