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Restored buildings at this historic site include a pub, a smoke shop and the De Beers family home. The mine itself is an astonishing crater from which over 22 million tons of earth has been removed by hand.
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The stop was on our Bucket list and was utvan experience. The way the guided tour was given was excellent and very awsome to see where it has al started. It is a must to see and very historical. Please make a turn and see...More
The time of my freaking life at the old town! I felt like I was on the set of West World.
Wear comfy shoes and sunscreen. It is definitely worth checking out while you're there. The town looks exactly how it would've looked back in...More
How anyone found these sparkling gens in the middle of a vast expanse is incredible. But find them they did and started a mine like no other. Fascinating in a 19th century greed chasing man against the environment sort of way.
Enjoyed meandering back time through this open air museum.
Replica shops, banks, boxing club, pubs, bowling alley (and yes, you can play!), homes, dentist- and architects-office - all providing insight into life gone by. Loved the many old treasures in the auctioneers offices. Remember to...More
If you are travelling through Kimberley then its worth while to stop over and do a tour of the Kimberley Mine museum, we found it informative and interesting with loads of things to see and experience, although the guide we had was very good and...More
You receive entry into the mine museum included in your price for entry to the big hole. The old town however is open to the public because of the proximity of the nearby restaurant and bar.
The best value for money of anything to do...More
The Big Hole really is just that - a massive hole in the ground. What makes it impressive is the history and the stories that surround it, and while the museum tour makes some effort to conveying this, it fails to really bring home what...More