Did you know that there is a winding maze of hidden tunnels underneath Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain?

Most people don’t know about the abandoned tin mines underneath the world wonder, but some intrepid explorers from the Mother City have squeezed themselves through hidden entrances, and taken it upon themselves to show the world what really lies beneath the mountain.

According to vlogger Adam Spires, the Vredehoek tin mine operation which built the tunnels was short-lived. It only ran from 1910-1912, but the mine did employ over 100 people and was listed on the Cape Town Stock Exchange.

In the video below, Spires and three team members explore the tunnels, and find an unexpected resident who isn’t too pleased to see them!

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