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“Surprinsingly nice museum with tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Big Hole Kimberley

The Big Hole Kimberley
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kimberley
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: During a visit to the Big Hole in Kimberley, South Africa you will not only see the largest man made hole in the world but also the largest diamond display in the world. Various displays will introduce you to the world of diamond mining and all aspects of diamonds as well as the history of diamonds in South Africa. On show is also the Old Town witch will give you an idea of what Kimberley looked like more than 100 years ago. We have various shops on the site where you could buy curios as well as diamonds and jewellery. Also available is a coffee shop and bar to quench your thirst and hunger. We are fully wheelchair friendly. Open every day of the year from 08:00 to 17:00 Guided tours on offer.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Surprinsingly nice museum with tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2013

state of the art museum, we did not expect this! The big whole is a must see...was woth the way from Joburg!

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

from when we were there last time - some 10 years ago, a lot of improvements have been made. The main exhibition centre is a nice place to visit - plan to spend 4 to 6 hours there at least.

Visited July 2013
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Kimberley, South Africa
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“The Only Mandug hole in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is the greatest experience and everybodys wish to get the real feel of what went on during the old mining of De Beers and the big hole. Very old and real items from the ancient big hole are found. The story of Ceci John, the tram trip to and from the city centre that also bring the other part of the interesting story of while riding. You get to see all and are still standing as in those days.

Visited January 2013
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

It gives you a new perception of how the people lived a 100 years ago. Kimberley was the first place in South Africa to have electricity.

Visited August 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Fascinating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

The entire Big Hole and De Beers background was interesting and fascinating. From the info entrance, to staff selling tours to tour guides were poor lack lustre, no enthusiam, poor energy. The Tram drivers were reluctant to do a trip even though we were 4.

Visited July 2013
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