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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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Yes it's a really big hole!

An interesting and possibly unique industrial site that features a massive hole that once contained diamonds! The history of South Africa and the importance of the discovery of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An interesting and possibly unique industrial site that features a massive hole that once contained diamonds! The history of South Africa and the importance of the discovery of diamonds to it growth as a nation are well covered during a visit. The guided tours are excellent, both entertaining and informative. Lots to view in the Diamond Mine Museum and in... More 

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing Experience, my dad and I popped in to have yet another look and once again I thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful view and memorable experience

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South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are interested in the South African Mining industry, the Kimberley Big Hole is the right place to start. Make sure you watch the film about the early diggings and visit the big hole, diamond display and museum. It is really one of the better museums in South Africa.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum is well-maintained and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to it, and to be able to see the scale of human endeavour that went into creating it. It should be on everyone's bucket list!

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The history surrounding this site is amazing and the size of this man made hole is impressive considering the technology used at the time.. Kimberly is a small town with not much to see but this site makes it worth a visit.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was so nice walking through the old town at the Big Hole. I previously find this about 30 years ago and although it has changed it us still very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A great tour! Had the whole family intrigued for 2 hours. If you're into the history of the diamond industry, you couldn't go to a better place. We had a very interesting and knowledgeable tour guide, but with her broad, local South African accent, it may prove difficult for foreign tourists to understand.

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Johannesburg, Südafrika
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visiting the Big Hole in Kimberley is worth a stop. Take about 2 to 3 hours to explore the diamonds industry about De Beers, the company involved in diamonds worldwide.

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Saint-Paul, Reunion Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The visit of village's amazing, i felt like in 1900, you'llreconize the village in the presentation film Buy the green ticket for full visit!

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Its exhillerating to walk down to the vantage point and look down this shaft. What an experience that ties academia to the actual open mining shaft. Maybe in future they could create a glass lift to transport you to the bottom, but while we dreamers dream I reccommend that you visit this area and this human made hole.

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Address: Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: +27(0)53 839 4600
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Northern Cape  >  Kimberley

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