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The Big Hole Kimberley

Address: Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)53 839 4600
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Kimberley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Mines, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Mines, Cultural

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

I applaud the new developments at the Kimberley Big Hole. The observation platform has completely given the Big Hole Tour a completely new meaning. Absolutely stunning and breath taking experience. I think we need some fresh blood and enthusiastic Tour Guides.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We went to Kimberly as we never saw the big hole before. Yes, it's massive and the view is amazing, however, the joys for me ended there. Firstly, it's really difficult to know where to go and how to go about it. We were not given any information and had to ask, and I think that is ridiculous. When paying... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Certainly a sight to see... one of South Africa's tourist attractions. .. enjoyed it with the kids !!

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Besides seeing the Big Hole in all its glory, the tour in and around a mine shaft and short movie are very interesting. They give you a very good idea of what it would have been like in those days. Definitely worth the money.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great place to learn about diamonds, history and how fortunes are made or lost. we were part of the Rovos Rail tour and the guides were excellent. I really liked the old machinery, the nicely preserved old town around the mine and the counter levered bridge leading to the edge of the Big Hole.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

You have to go to the Big Hole if you are in Kimberley. The museum is very interesting and the old streets and buildings (with 2 working pubs) are fascinating. There are shops too and a film show. Kimberley have made this as interesting as they can and it is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely outing taking you back to the old days. he place is well kept and a fun outing for the family to learn a little something more of South Africa

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great visit. Lots of old machinery lying around for atmosphere and the Hole is remarkable indeed. We loved the lift descent: had us fooled for quite a while. The museum bit is thorough and detailed, the gems amazing, and the introductory movie very good indeed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The price is exorbitant for people who have been there previously. After all, it's the same thing we're seeing again and again. We would have liked to have gone in as a family, but had to let the few that hadn't seen it yet, go in on their own because of the price. It was a fail, because a half... More 

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Was last here 23 years ago and yes, it has changed a huge amount. far more visitor friendly with gift shops and snack shops and the like..and the dreaded tourist photographers too alas. Museum much updated and improved upon and vault with real diamonds to look at. despite that, the run down outer area of the museum, (the old town)... More 

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