Ghost tours in South Africa

Posted on 14 July 2023 By David Henning


Beware, you are about to embark on a thrilling adventure into the supernatural world with ghost tours in South Africa. From the mysterious village of Kaapsehoop to the haunted streets of Kimberley and the eerie presence in Montagu, these tours offer a captivating glimpse into the paranormal.

Each tour offers a captivating blend of history, mystery, and other-worldly encounters. Whether you seek to uncover the truth or simply enjoy the thrill of the unknown, these ghost tours will leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for the spectral side of South Africa. Are you ready to encounter the spirits that still haunt these towns?

Ghost tours in South Africa

Prince Albert Ghost Tour

Ghost tours in South Africa

Alisa Tudhope recounts a tale in Prince Albert. Picture: Jared Ruttenberg/ @Jaredincpt

Uncover the secrets of Prince Albert on a ghost tour guided by the captivating storyteller Ailsa Tudhope. This small Karoo village is known for its rich history and the spirits that refuse to leave. Ailsa will introduce you to the local characters who once roamed the town and still linger in the shadows. Delve into the intriguing stories of Prince Albert’s past and the spine-chilling tales of its inhabitants.

Read: Things to do in Prince Albert

Montagu Ghost and Historic Bike Tour

Ghost tours in South Africa

Picture: David Henning

In the charming town of Montagu, discover a haunting presence as you stroll down Bath Street. Hear the tolling bells of the Moederkerk and if you are lucky, catch sight of an owl perched on a lamp post. Legend has it that a ghostly ginger cat named Heather still plays in the street, reminding visitors of her presence. Join the Montagu Ghost and Historic Bike Tour, where you’ll explore the town on uniquely decorated Dutch bicycles. Cruise through the streets, learning about the ghostly tales and historical significance of Montagu. Keep your senses alert as you search for wandering spirits. More information here.

Read: Ghost hunting and other things to do in Montagu

Kaapsehoop Ghost Tour

kaapsehoopImage: Jordyn Johnson

Picture: Jordyn Johnson

Step into the historical village of Kaapsehoop, known for its shady gold mining past. This hour-long tour takes you on a journey through the village, revealing stories of murder, mayhem, tragedy, and the spirits that still haunt the area. Listen to tales of an old woman who committed a gruesome murder, the cries of children seeking help, and the strange phenomena that occur at the local pub. The tour starts at sunset. More information here.

Read: Spend 48 hours exploring Kaapschehoop, Mpumalanga

Kimberley Ghost Tour

Ghost tours in South Africa

The mock-up town at The Big Hole is a blend of reconstructions and rescued artefacts.

The famous mining town of Kimberly is not only known for its big hole and diamonds but also its resident spirits and haunted houses (there are 158 verified haunted homes). The tour begins at the Honoured Dead Memorial, a memorial dedicated to British soldiers who lost their lives during the Siege of Kimberley.

Read: Kimberly shines bright like a diamond

Encounter the restless spirit of the first librarian, a lady in white, ghostly waiters, and mysterious occurrences such as swinging lights and phantom dogs. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Magersfontein Anglo-Boer battlefield, where you may hear a phantom Scottish piper and witness flickering lanterns. More information here.

Johannesburg mystery ghost bus tour


A 5-hour journey of spine-chilling encounters with the Mystery Ghost Bus Tour in Johannesburg. Starting at 7 pm, this exclusive experience takes you to the city’s most haunted places, offering a thrilling mix of paranormal phenomena. Explore haunted houses, enter dark eerie rooms, and witness the supernatural through moving dowsing rods and bone-chilling EVP recordings.

The tour goes beyond standard sightseeing, delivering a unique and hair-raising adventure. If you’re feeling thirsty, there are pub stops along the way, and meals are available at the starting venue. This event happens only twice a year and sells out quickly. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey into the unknown as you uncover the haunting secrets of Johannesburg. More information here.

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