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Jack Scott House

Jack Scott House

In 1888 whilst working on the Strathvaal farm just outside Kleksdorp, Charles Scott discovered an outcropping gold reef which he then developed, the reef became known as Strathmore reef. Scott believed that the area to the east of Klerksdorp also contained a subterranean reef and it was his son, Jack Scott, who proved his theory true. It took Jack years of prospecting, from 1933 to 1939 when the Second World War broke out Jack searched the Klerksdorp area to no avail, but in 1945 he obtained options over the farm Stilfontein and portions of adjoining farms where his searching would come to an end. In 1947 the first borehole was sunk and at a depth of 2637 feet they intersected the Reef. In May 1949 two shafts (Charles and Margaret) were sunk and it was this success at Stilfontein that inspired the opening up of the Hartebeesfontein and Buffelsfontein mines.

The Margaret shaft at the Stilfontein mine was the first concrete headgear ever to be erected in South Africa and was designed locally and completely constructed form local materials. Tower mounted on this headgear was the first ever multi rope Koepoe hoist in South Africa.

Jack Scott became known as the father of modern day mining in South Africa. His home still stands in Klerksdorp, a tin house which was fully imported from Britain and can still be viewed today. Unfortunately the property in Buckle Avenue was damaged in 2009 by flooding and the Municipality has cordoned it off until it can be restored but it is still visible from the road.

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Sleeps: 78 in 12 units/rooms

AnnVilla Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Klerksdorp

5.7km North West of center of Jack Scott House

AnnVilla Guesthouse provides bed and breakfast and self catering accommodation in Klerkdorp in the North West province. This large suburban property was purpose built into thoughtfully appointed rooms. Twenty rooms are situated around King and Queen Court

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The King's Chateau

Guest House Accommodation in Klerksdorp

8.2km North of center of Jack Scott House

The King's Chateau provides bed and breakfast accommodation in Wilkoppies in the heart of Klerksdorp in the North West province. Within walking distance two giraffes majestically amble through the bushes. Often you can hear the far-away braying of a donke

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Sleeps: 63 in 21 units/rooms

Adato Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

47.0km North East of center of Jack Scott House

Adato Guest House provides accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis in Potchefstroom, in the North West. This charming home, provides a friendly warm atmosphere. This comfortable, stylish accommodation is ideal for business and leisure travelers. Adato

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Acorn Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

47.6km North East of center of Jack Scott House

Acorn Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Potchefstroom in the North West. This clean and affordable accommodation is centrally located close to the North-West University and a mall. Acorn Lodge offers 18 large clean rooms each wi

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Sleeps: 38 in 15 units/rooms
From R 550,00
Per person, per night sharing.

Kumkani Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Potchefstroom

48.5km North East of center of Jack Scott House

Kumkani Country Lodge offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Potchefstroom in the North West. Kumkani is centrally situated on 4ha next to the Mooi River and Golf course. Potchefstroom shopping centres and restaurants within walking distance. Universit

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Sleeps: 19 in 8 units/rooms

Cosy Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Potchefstroom

48.6km North East of center of Jack Scott House

Cosy Cottage offers accommodation in self catering cottages in Potchefstroom in the North West. We offer a choice of 7 self catering cottages (sleeps 2). Cosy Cottages, Potchefstroom, in the sun-drenched North West Province of South Africa - a land of pea

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