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Magersfontein Battlefield

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Address: 31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: 053 833 7115
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The drive out from Kimberley gets you in the right frame of mind to visit this remote spot in the Veld, underneath the mountains, where so many died during the Anglo-Boer War. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The drive out from Kimberley gets you in the right frame of mind to visit this remote spot in the Veld, underneath the mountains, where so many died during the Anglo-Boer War. The museum is well presented and informative, but for me, the highlight was climbing to the top of the peak, where the memorial cross was erected, and there... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were very impressed with the battlefields at magersfontein and the way everything was displayed. Loved the little museum and the movie of the battle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A brilliant museum, very well presented (plus air-conditioning in the middle of nowhere!). The main view site of the battle area is very accessible. Signage from the N8 is non-existent. Take the Jacobsdal turn before Modder Rivier - then follow the 'battlefields' signs. Don't skip the 'burgher's monument' further down the road. Rather than back-track, we continued on the gravel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It's out of town, but worth a visit, especially for anyone interested in Boer War history. The little museum is interesting but the actual battlefield is spine chilling. With only a little imagination you can see the rows of British/Scottish soldiers creeping over the desolate plains in the middle of the night in a deluge of rain, to be mowed... More 

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

Caught in a severe storm the first day, we were trapped in the museum as hailstones battered the door and red dust covered everything. Plenty of time to examine the excellent exhibits and appreciate the dramatic and skilfully-compiled film describing the fate of the Scottish battalions. We returned next morning and walked key parts of the site, scrambling down the... More 

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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Interesting story. Enjoyed the museum but everything else was closed. Did see quite a few buck close up.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of the decisive Boer war battles , just south of Kimberley . The battle field is rather a off the main road and is mostly reached over a dusty but graded so can be reached in most cars ( i was in a MINI Coopers S!!). Very hot and dusty so if you are going to walk around teh... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

As Afrikaners we are losing touch with the heavy battles that were fought against British rule. At Magersfontein one is given some slight insight to the hurdles that faced a Boer army of unpaid, self-clothed and self-fed farmers against the mighty force of paid, well-uniformed and well-fed Rooibaadjies (Britsh uniform) and later Kakies (red uniform was swapped for khaki colour... More 

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Excellent display of a Boer War battlefield. The only Boer war fortifications left. Well described and preserved.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Kimberley is a city that has so much history. The Magersfontein Battlefields are really amazing, especially for anybody interested in history, espeically that of the early battles between the British Troops and the Boers. The area is well documented and with a good guide the visit will be wonderful. There are also other numerous attractions in other parts of the... More 

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