South African Metal Detecting Forums

While I was researching for information on metal detecting in South Africa, I found that we did not have our own online community.

There are plenty of American, British and Australian sites and as nice as the international forums are, I wanted to find a place where local South African metal detecting enthusiasts could get together in order to share good locations, knowledge, finds and perhaps even arrange group hunts etc.

I could not find one, so I created one instead. Please feel free to browse or join our online community.


daniel sishaba - April 23, 2013 - 9:50 am

I bought the Saffari from minelab with the aim of finding the Treasure that was buried by my Grandfather in a farm many years ago but with that Saffari I could not locate the treasure so now I am confused, I do not know which metal detal must I buy to loacte those treasure.

admin - April 28, 2013 - 6:08 pm

The minelab safari is a good detector – I am sure if the treasure is there, the machine will find it 🙂 Good Luck

stuart kirton - November 13, 2013 - 5:48 pm


could you tell me what the best detector is to start off with?
do you recommend any second hand dealers?

thanks kindly

admin - November 30, 2013 - 9:09 am

Hi Stuart, you never know what you going to get from a second hand dealer. Could be a bargain, could be trouble! Luck of the draw…

I would recommend a Garret Ace 250, see my blog post about this here:

Gustav Bouwer - April 28, 2014 - 7:20 am

HI there Please notify me if any thing happens in South Africa.