​​Anyone over the age of 18 can visit any of Debswana’s mines by sending a request or application to the Corporate Affairs department. Applicants are requested to provide the following details:
  • Full names and title
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Passport or Botswana ID numbers and expiry dates
  • Nationality of the passport (in the case of international visitors)
  • Shoe size
  • Designation, and name of organisation or institution
  • Media accreditation cards if applicable

Requests for tours should reach the sites at least ten working days before the planned date of the tour.

The Corporate Affairs office will confirm whether or not an application has been successful and provide advice on an alternative date, if necessary, within seven days of its receipt.

All persons undertaking mine tours do so at their own risk, and must fill in and submit an indemnity form supplied by Corporate Affairs before arriving at the mine.

All photography and film equipment must be declared upon initial request for a tour. Mobile phones, laptops and other electronic equipment are prohibited in high-security zones. Unauthorised equipment will be confiscated.

​​Professional photographers and film producers are expected to fill in a declaration form and are obligated to provide copies of recorded footage once it is completed.

All mine tours at Jwaneng Mine begin at the Corporate Affairs office at 09h00. Tours of the Orapa, Letlhakane and Damtshaa mines begin at the Corporate Affairs office at 08h00.

With the exception of VIP tours, a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 30 people shall be allowed on a tour at any one time.

The Corporate Affairs department will supply visitors with the following Personal Protective Equipment where necessary:

  • Hard hats
  • Safety shoes
  • Reflective jackets
  • Safety goggles
  • Ear plugs
  • Gloves

​Visitors are required to wear long-sleeved shirts as well as full-length trousers, and should also bring socks to wear with the safety shoes.