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Diamond Galore

Lovely place to learn about the history of diamond mining in SA and the world. It was lovely seeing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Midrand, South Africa
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Big Hole

Lovely diamond historic sights and the tour guide was incredible and very informative. The film was... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Richards Bay, South Africa
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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 839 4600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very worth while trip to visit this location, we particularly enjoyed the old town within the big hole location.

Thank dcummi193995
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a guided tour, which was very interesting . The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and kept us intrigued and fascinated with this rich history. I certainly would recommend this tour especially if you are fascinated by bygone eras of discovery and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to learn about the history of diamond mining in SA and the world. It was lovely seeing real diamonds as well as information on some of the big diamond mined at Kimberley and in the world. I think that’s the man attraction as...More

Thank tmukono
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very cool to see this man-made hole that is actually expanding. don't have to worry about heights, it's very secure up there.

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Hole is a term which now be applied to the whole town. Excavated, besieged and now decimated. The diamonds have all gone leaving a man made pit visible from space and a cluster of homes and concrete which is a blot on the...More

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the big hole 7 years ago for the first time and again in August. The quality if the tours have greatly declined,, the staff that give the tours look demotivated and the facilities are run down. The tram ride is a disappointment at...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The Big Hole in Kimberley is even better than I remember it! A big thank you to De Beers for what they have done with the new (since I'd last been there >15 years ago) diamond shaped viewing deck. We went on a guided tour...More

Thank NormanE158
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely diamond historic sights and the tour guide was incredible and very informative. The film was too short.

Thank melisizwe2017
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The big hole is a great place to visit. If you love history you’ll enjoy it. Also if you enjoy photography it’s a perfect place to visit.

Thank mrvspn
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Big Hole is a nice spot to visit. The hole itself is quite something to behold. A nice museum is available to stroll through and the pubs in the area are nice. well worth visiting for an hour or two.

Thank Bennett B
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Response from Peter1Northampton | Reviewed this property |
It was included in our trip but adults 100 rand and kids 4-12 years of age 60 rand. They have their own visitor website