Treasure Hunters Online Shop

A few months ago, I launched the online store for Treasure Hunters and its been growing from strength to strength.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who has purchased from our online store. The support has been truly amazing and I appreciate every single sale made.

Its been an incredible journey thus far and cant wait to see what the future holds for the online store.

We will continue to add more products in the coming months but more importantly we will always strive to ensure you have a pleasant shopping experience through ease of use as well as excellent customer service.

Online shopping is certainly a convenient way to shop, as it just takes a few clicks from the comfort of your own home in order to get your products delivered to your door in just a day or two!

If you thinking of purchasing any metal detecting equipment, please try our online store for your next purchase.

We look forward to welcoming you to our store in cyberspace. Its open 24/7 ūüôā


Short Film On Metal Detecting

Not only do I enjoy metal detecting but also love dabbling around with the camera (both photography and videography) and have had this burning desire to create a short film on metal detecting for some time now.

Of course what I had in mind and what the final outcome of the film turned out to be was complete opposites! I was thinking more actors, dialogue – something more along the lines of the series “Detectorists” but on a much smaller scale with much less of a budget (aka zero budget).

But in the end, I settled on me, myself and I as the actor, camera operator, drone flyer, voice over artist, editor, scriptwriter and producer and let me tell you, its hard work, damn hard. This film is only 5 minutes long but it took many days of planning, shooting and editing… Usually I am a film one day and upload the same day kind of guy – not this one, this was special and I wanted it to be more than just another metal detecting vlog.

One of my biggest regrets was wearing shorts in the shoot as I did not realise that there were these ants around on the fields I was shooting, and let me tell you, when they bit you, it felt like your leg was on fire. Itchy and on fire. Extremely itchy in fact. Since day one was done with the drone footage, I had to keep the shorts to keep consistency in the video so on the next location, the ants were back, and so were the bites.

At the end of the day I am pretty happy with the outcome of the short film but its far from over, I still want to create something more, something different.

As to what that exactly is, you will have to wait and see – because not even I know right now.

The film is featured below so please have a watch and let me know your thoughts.

WAYNE T - August 5, 2018 - 10:27 am

Cool video I know what you mean about the trash and funny enough thats what keeps me going cleaning up little by little and of coarse finding that something that was droped for me to find. – Finding Lost Rings

In part with growing the Treasure Hunters community and in response to the growing number of requests I receive to assist people with locating lost items, I have developed a new site which is an online directory of metal detectorists.

The directory will allow people to search for metal detectorists in their area and contact them directly to see if they can assist in searching for the lost item.

So many people lose valuable rings and other jewellery pieces at the beaches and elsewhere, and this is a great platform to allow those people to get that one last chance of getting help to find their lost valuables.

If you are a metal detectorist and would like to add yourself to the database, please visit the site and sign up using our quick and easy signup process. Its free to signup!

Have you lost a ring at the beach? Looking to locate a metal object in your garden? No problem, visit the site and search for a detectorist in your area who will be able to assist you by using their metal detectors to locate the object.


Rozanne - June 29, 2017 - 10:12 am

Hi Guys

I lost my wedding rings in my yard. Is there anyway that someone with a metal detector can assist me??? im based in PTA east.

Thank You!!!!

admin - October 31, 2017 - 2:20 am

Hi Rozanne

Yes, please visit and search for a detectorist in your area – they will be able to assist you.

Denise - October 31, 2017 - 6:12 am

What a great idea for a fantastic service! I’ll include a link to your site from our blog. So many people ask me about a good, cheap detector to help them find a lost ring or another piece of jewelry they’ve dropped in their yard. This is a great alternative.

admin - October 31, 2017 - 6:23 am

Many Thanks. I already helped a lady find her lost wedding ring on the beach and she only knew who to contact because of the site.

Lionel - July 1, 2019 - 10:05 am

Hi Rozanne
I can help if you still need?
I have a really good metal detector and I’m sure I can find it.
I’m in JHB but will gladly drive trough.

Let me know

The hole that keeps on giving

If there was only one thing I could advise you on, just one thing, it would be to check your holes again after digging a target.

Get into the habit of always ensuring there really is nothing left in the hole before covering it back up.

I went for a little beach hunt the other night and really was not finding anything¬†(beach was sanded in) but then came across¬†this one hole on the dry sand… the hole that kept on giving.

Started off with just a single tone, dug and found a 1 dollar coin. Bingo, before covering up, lets just check that there is nothing left in the hole, bang, another signal Рanother $1 coin! Check again, another $1 coin.  Hole getting deeper now, repeat process and got 2 different signals, dug and found another $1 coin and a fifty cent coin. Checked again, another $1 coin. This hole kept me busy for a good few minutes which was great cause the rest of the beach was pretty dead. All in all, I got 10 coins out of this single hole, giving me a total of $9.50.

This is certainly the most amount of targets I have ever found in one hole (perhaps someone lost all their money out of their pocket and it fell all in the same spot or perhaps there is another bizarre explanation) but either way, always double check your holes. You will be surprised how many times you find more than one target in the same hole.


Mark Plumstead - February 26, 2018 - 3:36 am

Is there anywhere in S.A to detect for natural gold?

The Difference Down Under

G’day mate and greetings from Australia!

I know I have not posted a blog entry for a long time, so for that I do apologise – it was not a case that I had stopped metal detecting but rather a case of not finding much… at all!

I am presently working in Perth, Australia ( I know I have moved around a lot, I do feel like a gypsy some days) so I will be blogging from here for a while (until the next move that is)!

So where to begin? Well let me start by telling you that metal detecting is pretty big here, I follow some Australian metal detecting sites online and there are many more active detectorists here than in South Africa. It seems to be a much more common and accepted hobby, lots of online and brick and mortar metal detecting stores and quite a common site to see someone detecting on the beaches or hearing stories of someone finding gold nuggets out in the goldfields.

Although I have done mostly night beach hunts here and have had the beach to myself (well, mostly to myself, will get to that later), I am led to believe that you will find a couple of detectorists hitting the beaches early in the mornings pretty much daily which in turn leaves me with less to find. To add to this, every morning a digger loader of sorts will come and scoop away a layer of sand at most beaches. The challenge keeps on getting tougher!¬†So consider yourself lucky that in South Africa, the land and beaches are almost untouched with lots of goodies up for grabs with minimal “competition” out there.

The other problem I am faced with, which is a good problem in a way, is that it seems the Australians don’t litter as much on the beaches. As much as I am not finding any good finds, I am hardly finding much junk either. The problem with this is that it is highly boring swinging your arm off for hours and¬†hardly getting any signals. This has happened all too often.

I must be honest though, I have always gone hunting at the “wrong time”, either the tides have been high and I am faced with dry sand detecting or too much sand out and about so that has not helped my cause either. I have seen some great cuts (which I have not seen in Cape Town) but never had my detector with me or was not a good time for me to be out detecting. Now that winter is approaching however, I am expecting some big cuts to appear and will hopefully get the opportunity to be at the right place at the right time and a future blog post will reveal what the outcome will be.

The little junk I do find though is mostly bottle caps as drinking is allowed on the beaches. This brings me back to my story about being “mostly alone” on the night hunts, as I prefer to hunt when the beaches are quiet, I am often out at night – but so are those that are either cuddling or drinking on the beach. Once I had the beach to myself except for a couple cuddling on their blanket on the beach and as I approached closer they waved at me and so we started talking. They were a little drunk but very friendly and turned out the girl was also a South African (plenty of us here in Perth). They asked the usual questions as to what I was doing / looking for but all in all were extremely friendly and we said our goodbyes and I continued my detecting. On a different ocassion however, I came across two guys who clearly had way too much to drink and they thought it was time to give me a theory lesson on where I should be detecting – apparently Professor Drunk thought I should take my metal stick and go to the Thames and I will be sure to find some dinosaur teeth! To be honest, it was actually quite entertaining at the time but I quickly brushed them off to continue my hunting – which well, produced nothing. Perhaps¬†I would have¬†actually¬†had better luck searching for those dinosaur teeth after all. I have also on a couple of ocassions witnessed some late night skinny dipping¬†from groups of girls and guys – the things you see at the beaches at night!

Pull tabs seem to be a thing of the past for me, don’t get much of them here but instead we have a circular piece of foil (see picture below). These are on all the Energade kind of drink bottles which you peel off before you can drink out the bottle. Damn the signal of these sound just like gold, luckily I am learning on my CTX what numbers to ignore, however if I ignore them, I don’t have much to dig – its all pretty bittersweet.