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The Big Hole Kimberley

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Address: Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)53 839 4600
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You can actually see the Kimberley hole from space - so imagine being positioned right above it on a platform. The water takes away some of the perspective of depth but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can actually see the Kimberley hole from space - so imagine being positioned right above it on a platform. The water takes away some of the perspective of depth but it is still amazing to think that this deep scar in the earth was created solely by men slowly digging away looking for diamonds. The town and De Beers... More 

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Freising, Germany
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A real big big hole dug by human beeings in the middle of a town. We got a lot of emotions between astonishment and horror. A stay there is great and necessary

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Smyrna, Georgia
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is were the South African diamond rush began back in the 1800's. Beautifully restored streets and shops and houses.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As we saw it so often as children, this came a pleasant surprise, to see the change made at the Big Hole. Worth the visit!

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Kimberley, South Africa
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based in the first SA Stock Exchange town, it is exciting to see how the mining town came to be. The water is as green as the pictures often show. Winter mornings and evening are very cold though, but if you are from countries that have snow you'll be okay.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well i expected to see just a big man hole but it turn out to be the biggest hole i have ever seen. It's an amazing view when you see it for the first time. The tour it's worth it, you get to know a lot about it.

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Modimolle (Nylstroom), South Africa
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. Can't believe those guys had to go through all that and that for diamonds! Tremendous.

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Netherlands
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118 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the main thing to see in Kimberley. You just walk out onto a ramp and look into it. That's the essence of it. You pay to walk up a ramp and look at the hole. The experience is pretty lame, really, although it is indeed an impressively large water-filled hole. You can't swim in it. Or even get... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its big.. takes your breath away when you see it for the first time. they went through a lot of trouble to make it look really nice. You go and walk through what can be described as an old town (like the western movies but with a new paint job) nice lil restaurantts around the hole. it cost us $... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a lot of history and I think we should all see it at least once. Kimberly however is hot as hell, so I would choose the time of year, when it is cooler.

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