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“Great day trip”

The Big Hole Kimberley
Ranked #1 of 12 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
Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great day trip”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

The museum at Kimberly is fantastic, we were there for hours as it gave you so much information about the mining that took place there. To be honest I did not think it would be as interesting as it was! All the restored mining buildings and shops really add the experience, well worth a visit

Visited November 2013
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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“Great to see but the 'mine' is too fake”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Big Hole is great, it's a hole but the size and that it's man made makes it so special.
The mine visit is not really worth it, it's really made up and it shows so don't get your hopes up too much on that.

Visited November 2013
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Kimberley, South Africa
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“Big Hole”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Worthwhile to see that men could dig such a hole , with their primitave tools.

Work and I have to live here

Visited January 2013
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Kimberley, South Africa
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“KIMBERLEY BIG HOLE”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

The upgrade of the Big Hole by De Beers has really made this a worthwhile visit.
The film show brings to life the era of diamond delving in this area and is shown in a beautiful cinema..
The tram ride into town from the Big Hole is also an attraction enjoyed by the whole family
I can recommend a visit and stay in the accommodation on site

Visited March 2013
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Kimberley, South Africa
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“big hole kimberley”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The big hole is probably Kimberley's biggest attraction. The whole area around it is renovated to look like it did during the diamond rush. The chlldren can play old fashioned bowls, ride in a tram and look for "diamonds". there are restaurants and a bar on the premises. Don't go in summer with small children, it can get really hot. The tour is recommended.

Visited April 2013
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