The Big Hole

The Big Hole, Kimberley: Address, Phone Number, The Big Hole Reviews: 4.5/5

The Big Hole
4.5
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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 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.
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< 1 hour
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Dimakatso
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Great Service
Sep 2021
We had a great experience, the staff was very friendly and our tour guide (David) was the best. I would recommend the experience to anyone, if you are interested in history and finding out more about the Big Hole...then this is there place to go. There isn't really much to do though hence I gave it a 4 star, also loved that there is a restaurant in the premises.
Written 16 September 2021
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L7718WFkimd
Pta9 contributions
The Big Hole - tour
Sep 2021 • Couples
Lovely visitors centre and great tour with our guide David - lots of laughs!! Definitely worth a visit!!!
Written 12 September 2021
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Mpilo
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Very fun
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lovely tour!!

David made it super fun and memorable for us, my and my friend definitely had a great experience…
Written 5 September 2021
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Lebohang M
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Awesome experience!!
Aug 2021 • Couples
What an awesome experience!! The tour of the mine was very interesting and this was made possible by our tour guide David. He was excellent - he knew what he was talking about and had an amazing sense of humour!
Written 11 August 2021
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Elma R
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
The deep dark hole!
Aug 2021 • Couples
54 Years old and the very first time visiting Kimberley and the big hole. David was our guide and what a great job he did. We were on the first tour for the day and my husband and I were the only ones on the tour. David assumed the role as guide, photographer and joker! Well, he did a marvelous job and kept us entertained the entire time. David is witty, well spoken and very well informed. A great experience overall and I would highly recommend anyone to go on this tour... and ask for David!
Written 6 August 2021
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Elmarie
2 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Family
Wow! What a great tour! The staff at the hole was friendly and professional. Thank you so much David for your friendly, super fun tour! Your knowledge is impeccable! My kids enjoyed your company so much. I would hands down recommend YOU David as a tour guide any day to anyone that would like to see the BIG HOLE.
Written 5 August 2021
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Beverley
South Africa6 contributions
Beeeeeg Hole
Jun 2021 • Solo
The Big Hole is incredible. No photograph can quite describe the scale. The viewing platform did feel a little shaky. Otherwise it was an interesting visit, glad I went on the full tour, so much detail and so interesting. Be sure to take time to visit the old town, beautifully preserved.
Written 24 June 2021
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Dirkie CC
3 contributions
Amazing!!!!!!
Jun 2021
What a boykie!!! Thank you David for making our visit memorable. You really went above and beyond. Your knowledge is amazing! Next time please join us for lunch!
Once again, many thanks David, we WILL be back.
Written 8 June 2021
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Jolandi Buckle-Otto
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Fun
May 2021 • Family
We enjoyed our outing to The Big Hole very much. The friendly, funny and informative guide David made sure it was a information, history rich experience! Thank you David and keep up the great work, you are diamond 😉 to you're employer!
Written 1 May 2021
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phumba
Johannesburg, South Africa125 contributions
An expensive tick box
Apr 2021
At R 70 per person just to walk out to see the Big hole this is an expensive experience. The view is nice but not wow. If you are into birding the opportunity to see the Bradfields swift at least adds some value. The full tour promises better value for money but is still not cheap.
However if you count the extensive, and free, museum around the Big Hole as part of the package then paying for the view doesn't seem so bad.
Written 28 April 2021
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