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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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Mrs Marieta Pietersen

Absolutely a wonderful experience every time you visit Magersfontein Battle Route and the food prepared by Martha Richardson out of this world on a Sunday. You should visit them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Kimberley, South Africa
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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a wonderful experience every time you visit Magersfontein Battle Route and the food prepared by Martha Richardson out of this world on a Sunday. You should visit them.

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Kimberley, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely Father's Day outing. The restaurant was serving a special meal for which reservations had to be made. We did not make a reservation, but were still accommodated and treated to a scrumptious meal. By the way, the milk tart is to die for!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

This battlefield is so well preserved and the museum at the site really set out, clearly, what happened that day. The drive there is also nice as you get an idea of the lay of the land.

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Sandton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

Magersfontein is a historical site that will touch a visitor from any country. Various visual displays, a detailed monument and stunning views and picnic spots. Learn something about all our ancestors and how this battle was won by the Boer against the British with the help of Dutch French and Scottish volunteers. A very small piece of gravel road to... More 

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Kimberley, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

What a nice place to visit and see the history that was going through the movie house to see how the war took place in those days. Was very good. Great service at the little shop.

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Here n there
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

The monuments are well worth a visit. However, if you are in a normal saloon car be prepared for a long drive on unmade up roads. It tends to be teeth rattling and bone jarring at anything over 30kph ! Just imagine walking it all those years ago without the comfort of the a/c in the car though ! Aside... More 

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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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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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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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