Hub Drilling is a leading exploration drilling company providing responsible solutions for the most extreme mineral and energy challenges in Africa. During our 22 years of experience in Africa we have managed and provided comprehensive turnkey drilling solutions for mineral exploration and specialty drilling needs.

We specialiSe in the following drilling service offerings:

  • Integrated Drilling Solutions Management

  • Project Management

  • Geotechnical Construction

  • Rig Management

  • Support & Maintenance

  • Contract Labor

  • Logistics, Supply Chain & Transportation

we also offer services such as Drilling Production, Dual Wall Reverse Circulation Drilling, Diamond Core Drilling, Large Diameter Core Drilling, Dual Wall Percussion Hammer Drilling and Flooded Reverse Circulation



George Kleynhans is a veteran in managing complex exploration and production drilling programs in tough environments. He started out as a part-time employee and worked his way up the chain of command to where he is currently the Operations Director of Hub Drilling. 

He has over 22 years’ experience in Africa preparing technical reports for use by mining, engineering and management personnel including assessing deposits, drilling locations, mines and maps to determine the potential profitability of mineral deposits. He has extensive experience in preparing schedules, reports and cost estimates required for developing and operating projects. Furthermore he also has exposure in selecting locations that lead to underground drilling, surface mining operations and managing complex processes, labor, and equipment. As head of the management team, He is particularly proud of his blemish free safety record and environmentally sound extraction experience.

He has large-scale knowledge in core recovery and problem solving. He has done from BQ, NQ, HQ, PQ, Large diameter (8”core), RC drilling, Percussion drilling, Mud rotation, Mud Reverse Circulation, Deflections (directional and non-directional wedges, Gas Sampling, Packer testing, Soil sampling and SPT. 

hub drilling as a valuable partner:

We pride ourselves on the following points:

  • A track record of successful drilling in Africa
  • Highly collaborative solutions
  • On-time project delivery
  • We strive to deliver ahead of our client’s expectations
  • Financial stability (our rigs are owned by us and 100% debt-free)
  • Commitment to see complex projects to completion


  • Minimized risks, reduce costs and accelerate delivery time
  • High core sample recovery
  • 98% onsite machine uptime / availability track record
  • Success in mobilizing, drilling and demobilizing in some of the most difficult locations in Africa
  • Services can be performed collaboratively or on an outsourced basis
  • Unblemished safety incident record
  • Environmentally sound extraction approach
  • Extensive staff training and supervision


  • Site supervision
  • Rig management
  • Local operating expertise
  • Global experience and connections
  • Project and field management


  • Variety of tailored commercial contracts
  • Can take a risk position
  • Performance based remuneration
  • Drill for Equity without cash cost for the client


Hub Drilling employs a team of passionate specialists who bring a world of experience, technical knowledge and understanding. Our teams understand the time sensitive nature of achieving customer deadlines and we constantly strive to do the right thing for our Clients, our Partners, our People and the Environment. These values and skill sets are very difficult to obtain in Africa and truly differentiate Hub Drilling.

Our focus is to enable you to attain the highest and most accurate level of geological certainty for your project. We will maximize the return on your drilling investment by our results driven approach.

We are confident that we will continue to create value over the coming years and look forward to working with you.

Being a responsible growth company is a large part of the reason for our success, as one of the premium drilling contractors in Africa. Our innovative and adaptive approach has enabled us to form close ties with our clients and strategic partners in Africa. Over the past 5 years we have built an impressive list of achievements alongside many marque clients.

Here is a selection of a few achievements of which we are proud:

  • Hub Drilling team, Affiliates and Partners have drilled over 200 holes with a combined total depth of 200,000 meters in the last 5 years alone.
  • Our Operations Director, George Kleynhans, has achieved over 800,000 meters of successful drillings.
  • Drilled over 450,000 meters searching for mineral resources specifically in Africa.
  • Successfully mobilized and demobilized in some of the most difficult locations in Africa.
  • We have an unblemished Safety Incident Record.
We strive to deliver ahead of our clients’ expectations and we will always see the project to completion no matter how complex the problem.