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Address: 31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: 053 833 7115
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Magersfontein revisted

Brilliant to see how it's been updated! It's well worth the 31km drive and I recommend it to all who are visiting Kimberley. The battlefield almost felt alive. Museum well laid... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Andre W
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant to see how it's been updated! It's well worth the 31km drive and I recommend it to all who are visiting Kimberley. The battlefield almost felt alive. Museum well laid out!

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

As a recent stop on our route between Potchefstroom and Cape Town, the Magersfontein Battlefield and museum was an interesting, worthwhile stop. Effort has been made to portray the facts of the events leading up to the battle and the eventual battle accurately. The displays, movies and monuments are interesting and were diverse enough to keep our 7 year old... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very interesting and worth visiting. You can grab a cold beer or cool drink at the little restaurant.

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Harrismith, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Driving on N12 we stopped at the Diamondfield's Route. We visited the Blockhouse that gaurded the old train bridge. It was open and is well maintained. A very friendly gentleman told us more about the area. Lots of history of the South African War. Note that there is lots of sand as you have to cross the river bed but... More 

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East London, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

With a little imagination it is possible to re-live the battle - both as an Englishman, marching across rocky veld in the pitch black night and as the Afrikaaner waiting for sunrise in the trenches dug around the bottom of the hill. The vast plain, harsh veld and boiling sun makes one marvel at the bravery and strength of character... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The area is very clean, the museum informative. Ensure you take fluids with if you intend on walking to the various sites as on the hot days you will need it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Well maintained. Certainly worth a visit. The small museum with the audio visual presentation gives one an idea of what the battle was like. Quite spine chilling. Amazing that the landscape hasn't changed much over the intervening 116 years. Remember the water when walking through the trenches. The sun hasn't lost any of its intensity since those days. Enjoy.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The heritage site is well maintained and captures some truly heroic South African history. The museum is very informative and worth to spend some time. The restaurant serves un-pretentious, tasty food at very reasonable prices. Worth the visit.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

South Africa is stuffed full of history, wherever you look, though I find most South Africans have no idea what lies under their feet. This is a pity. This battlefield was a huge success for the Boers in the Boer War against the British though it did not affect the outcome of the War or even that season's fighting. This... More 

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Kimberley, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Living on the doorstep to the Battlefield is great. The Magersfontein Musuem is great and Martha who runs the small restaurant provides you with great home good meals or great scones. The museum and the movie is great and makes you very patriotic for good old South Africa. Most certainly with the visit. Guided tours by Veronica Bruce, Fiona Barbour... More 

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