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Magersfontein Battlefield

Address: 31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
Phone Number: 053 833 7115
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Kimberley
Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Battlefields, Sights & Landmarks
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Pretoria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As an self proclaimed historian I love my history. The site is a must to visit and see. The mini theatre offers you an insight into the events of one of the most important battles of the Anglo-Boer war where General De La Rey dealt the British forces another blood nose.

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