Allanridge is a mining town situated in the Lejweleputswa region of the Free State Province in South Africa. It was founded in 1950 and named after Allan Roberts whose borehole was in close proximity to the gold-bearing reef. Allanridge is the main centre of the Lorraine Gold Mining Company that processes thousands of tons of gold-bearing ore. The tall headgear and reduction works of the Lorraine gold mine is one of town's landmarks. "Paulina" an old mine locomotive can be seen at the entrance of the mine. The deep-mining process is used to extract gold.
Allanridge is a small town, but still offers a range of accommodation to choose from. There are bed and breakfasts, self-catering facilities and guest houses available to suit every budget. Please visit our accommodation directory for a complete list of places to stay in the area.
Activities and attractions
Allanridge has many interesting sights for the whole family to take pleasure in.
Things to do in Allanridge include the following:
- Allanridge Lake
- Allan Roberts’s Aandenk (Memorial)
- Bird watching and fishing
- Old Mine Locomotive (Mine Club)
- Target Gold Mine
- The Mynsinkgat Museum
Allanridge has a prosperous business community with many shops, stalls, restaurants and locally produced products. Tourists will find all the essentials in this area. For more information on businesses in the region, please go to our business directory.