Postmasburg and surrounding area has been known for its mineral deposits since early days. The presence of San (Bushman) is evident in the rock-art at Beeshoek that dates from as long as 120 000 years ago. The Tswana and Korana traveled to “Blinkklip” (shining rock) as the town was first known, to obtain “sibilo” – specularite and hematite mined primitively. This substance was mixed with animal fat to form a cosmetic that was applied to the skin for a shiny, red look. Since Casper Venter and his assistant, found the first diamond on the town commonage in 1918, several different mines have come and gone. But up to this day mining has played an important role in the economy of Postmasburg.
(Tsantsabane) Archaeological findings indicate that Khoisan mined specularite there from at least AD 700. This mineral, a soft glittering form of haematite, was a highly valued commodity in precolonial times, used as a cosmetic and in ritual. Braai facilities.
Howitzer Gun Civic Centre
Honouring those who lost their lives in WWII.
Postmas Diamond Mine
The old mine is 45m deep, filled with clear water and well-stocked with fish.
Reformed Church & Rev Dirk Postma Statue
A blue dolomite stone building, erected in 1908.
Tourist Information
The Town Clerk
Tel: 053 313 0343