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Magersfontein Battlefield

31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
053 833 7115
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Kimberley
Type: Battlefields
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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Pretoria
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26 helpful votes 26 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It is true what others say - We are losing our historical roots. Our trip to Magersfontein Battle site was amazing and enjoyable. Some sign posting was however a bit ambiguous that one could not pin point an exact site occurrence but in general is was good. Some boards/mosaics are broken and weather beaten but one could still work things... More

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Maun, Botswana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The area around Kimberley has incredible historical importance to the founding of South Africa. While there is the basics of a museum at the Magersfontein sight, I personally felt that on the whole this type of historical sight is fast fading into the twilight. You stand on a hill looking out over a vast flat bush veld plain and wonder... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

For people interested in the Anglo Boer War, this is a must visit site. There is a very good video presentation of what happened at the site as well as some good look out points. I would be best to visit with someone knowing the exact history to show on the maps what happened, but it is still very good.... More

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Magersfontein farm and museum offer a very good visual experience of what took place at the battle of Magersfontein. Walking is allowed and one can view the various monuments erected on the farm either by foot or by vehicle. The restaurant offers basic but appetising food and drinks. No alcohol.

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

You have to be interested in this kind of attraction..you have to drive about 32Kilometers to get here..it's a gravel road and on a sunny day you need to take fluids and something to eat in case the restaurant is closed..you will pay a small fee at the gate and drive through the field..wear walking shoes and make sure you... More

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