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Magersfontein Battlefield

31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 7115
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When the Boers out witted the British during the Siege of Kimberly.

This museum and site is not rely easy to find, either use your car sat navigation or check the map... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandton, South Africa
Well worth it

We got lost a few times as signage is not great ! Dirt road out was in good condition. The museum... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Nils D
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
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31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 7115
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum and site is not rely easy to find, either use your car sat navigation or check the map on the website. The road direction broads are somewhat obscured or none existent. We used the sat nav and once you spot the cross that...More

Thank 369heather
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We got lost a few times as signage is not great ! Dirt road out was in good condition. The museum at Magersfontein with the video of the actual battle is exceptional. Great coffee and food at the cafe as well! Must visit!

Thank Nils D
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There were many kilometres of unpaved road, lost of hillocks, a few goats, and poor signage. The small unattended museum building half way round was well done, the film show was good, as were the displays, but the small guide map was poor and for...More

1  Thank portway
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The movie that is shown in the museum is excellent providing you with enough information to understand what transpired here. There isn't a lot to see here but if you enjoy your history definitely worthwhile to visit and the view from the monument on top...More

1  Thank ABCurtis
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The place is very well kept and as far as can be judged also well protected from human scavengers. The visitor is provided with a simple but useful map showing points and areas of interest. Some of the places allow for access by foot only,...More

1  Thank Claes T
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The museum is off the beaten track and was a surprisingly well kept little place. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the Anglo Boer war.

Thank Suzann P
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A drive down a gravel road to the entrance. Delightful staff. Saw tortoises and meerkats. Superb little restaraunt run by Martha for 39 years. We were the only people there. Excellent museum with film and spectacular views. I was not expecting much but it was...More

Thank simonsmith
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This battlefield was the site of a massive defeat of the Highland Regiments by the Boer army. The Scottish troops wrongly thought the Boers were on top of a mountain and they cleverly had dug themselves into trenches near the bottom. The advancing regiments were...More

2  Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth the trip out to see the battlefield and the small but interesting museum. Also stop and have refreshements at the little cafe, Martha makes a mean milk tart.

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good exhibition of Anglo Boer War artefacts, weapons and clothing. Dramatization of the actual battle is very interesting.

Thank 957abelm
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Does anyone have a GPS co-ordinate for the museum? It is time critical for us and therefore little scope for getting lost !
6 June 2016|
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Are there guides available at the battlefield site? Are there tours available from Kimberley and what do they cost? Jac
3 January 2015|
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Response from DoctorLindy | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know there are no guides available at the battlefield site or at the museum. If you search the web for 'tours Magersfontein' a few pop up leaving from Kimberley. The museum at the site is self explanatory and... More