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Important battle site

Worth the diversion to see the bloody nose which the British military machine took in this David... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Whenever I pass through Kimberley I always make sure I make a turn passed Magersfontein battle... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Worth the diversion to see the bloody nose which the British military machine took in this David and Goliath conflict. The men who fought for freedom against colonial oppression. Sad memories for many families but another page of history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Whenever I pass through Kimberley I always make sure I make a turn passed Magersfontein battle site. The absolute peace and quiet of that now silent koppie where so many of our brave men stood to defend their farm and father. The road out there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This Magersfontein battlefield site was an awesome experience for us but you must be prepared to do a bit of walking to really get the full experience which we did. This battle was such an important part of our history, but it was also sad...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Mark K
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We really enjoyed the museum with the displays and the movie that automatically starts when the door is opened. A map of the area is provided enabling visitors to find the monuments and the lookout platform. Striking monuments in remembrance of the fallen Highlanders and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank annemS675UY
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We took a private guided tour of the Magersfontein battle site (with Jaco Powell, Cape Fox Tours) which included a visit to the Battlefield Museum. The site is well-maintained with paved paths to points of interest (wheelchair accessible). The museum is small but has plenty...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nvtu
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the movie inside the museum and all the displays The walk to the lookout over the battle field was also very informative and brought the whole trip together Really worth the visit

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elmareth L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Did a quick Google search on a return trip from the Western Cape - fortunately the sites were not hard to find. Dirt roads are in good condition and the main battlefield site as well as the Burger monument are easily accessible in a normal...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank SA_AV2012
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Not that this site is brilliant, but it is precious because it is so rare to have the South African War showcased - it is politically more convenient to hide that the British were the colonizers and the Afrikaners and Black Africans joined forces to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Torm_UI
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about the battles the Afrikaner Boers had to fight against the Englishmen in war. There is also a video show where it felt so real as if you were also there.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Charlotte P
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

This series of battles leading up to Magersfontein are hard to find. There's almost nil tourist information outside of the web ( it's not like the Battlefield route towards Kwa-Zulu Natal which is reasonably sign posted). Consequently We hired a guide Steve Lunderstedt found on...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Grant M
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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