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“Well worth a visit, very informative.”

The Big Hole Kimberley
Ranked #1 of 13 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
Durban, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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“Well worth a visit, very informative.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

The only thing I would "complain" about is that the shops in the main complex are very pricey and there is a distinct lack of variety in the postcards of the actual Big Hole - only one very dated image. A petty gripe so you can see the whole experience is worthwhile.

Visited August 2013
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Worthwile”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Do a guided tour besides just strolling around.
You will get an excellent overview of the past and the presence.

Visited July 2013
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“Interesting”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Black hole is very amazing and interesting. Expecially the museum. You can learn really a lot of things about diamonds and south africa.

Visited September 2013
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very interesting with up to date video presentation. We did the guided tour. You will not be disappointed. I was very surprised. The facilities are modern and the restaurant up to standard. The tour is a must.

Visited June 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant. .so interesting!”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Only spent 2 hours here as part of a trip on the blue train. Was so interesting learning about the history of mining and how diamond's are formed. Also seeing garnets in tbe ground ..wow ...A worthwhile trip, helped by an excellent guide..she was so well informed.

Visited August 2013
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