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The Big Hole Kimberley

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27(0)53 839 4600
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Kimberley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Mines
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Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A wasted chance to do a great job to tell visitors the fascinating story of the greatest diamond rush the world has seen and also how this gave birth to apartheid. The movie is pretty insipid, the historic exhibitions gloss over the history of how the world's diamond industry ended up in the hands of one family and the guide... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A well put together tourist attraction which is informative. The hole must be seen first hand as it is almost unbelievable. Lots of interesting facts and history.

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Sequim, WA
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We truly enjoyed learning about the Big Hole and its history. There were six of us; even though we did not arrive "on the hour", a guide immediately took us to see the film, the view point where you can see the bottom of the Big Hole, the underground mining experience, and of course the diamonds. First rate! The free... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good presentation. Movie and guide was very informative. Shops are interesting. Concept is great. Lovely place to stay but the upkeep op the buildings are not good and historical buildings and artefacts are being neglected.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I had the time of my life recently, when I was able to go and visit the BIG HOLE in Kimberley. It was a absolute blast.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The view of the Big Hole is impresive. We really liked to know more about the Big Hole and its history in the museum. Interesting experience.

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Henley on Klip, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went with a young family - it was very informative - history, geology, social effects of mining!! Bit pricy in rand terms - probably quite cheap in euros or pounds.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

The tour was very good. It was reasonably priced. Not too long that you wished you never started it with so many facts thrown at you your head was spinning! Our kids loved it. We bought a postcard and posted it at the little red postbox outside the shop in the visitor waiting area. Note on weekends the tours are... More

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Welkom, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

nice profesional tour very interesting did not know that the history was so involved . the staff very helpfull enjoyed it all

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Corby, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Last visit to the Big Hole was 1995 Wow what a difference everything has been upgraded well worth the drive to visit

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