Lost Artefacts of Port Elizabeth: Swartkops Mineral Spa

Today taking a cure at a mineral spa is definitely out of vogue. The belief in the curative properties of the various minerals was widely extolled. Even Erwin Rommel, at the height of WW2, spent time at a spa. Perhaps it was the relaxation that was the cure and not the minerals. Nevertheless, the supposed healing properties were invoked by all and sundry.  

Even Port Elizabethians adopted this cure, now a distant memory 

Main picture:  Swartkops Mineral Baths after the developments in 1936  Continue reading