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Magersfontein Battlefield

31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 7115
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An absolute must for battlefield visitors

We really enjoyed the museum with the displays and the movie that automatically starts when the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
annemS675UY
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Edenvale, South Africa
Worth a visit

We took a private guided tour of the Magersfontein battle site (with Jaco Powell, Cape Fox Tours... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
nvtu
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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“boer war” (12 reviews)
“gravel road” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (5 reviews)
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31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 833 7115
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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

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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

Thank nvtu
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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

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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

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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

1  Thank Torm_UI
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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.

Thank Charlotte P
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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

Thank Grant M
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We had an excellent guide Jaco from Cape Fox Tours, who took us on a very exciting tour of the Magersfontein Battlefield. We started at the wonderful blockhouse protecting the railway bridge, unfortunately not too well maintained. Then we went to the very interesting Magersfontein...More

Thank Majubandoda
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I can highly recommend a visit to this site. Very interesting and well presented. The video was good. The view points are excellent. (Make sure you visit the various view points). We decided to visit the restaurant and are very glad we did. Very good...More

Thank ginah554
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

AS I watched the historical movie of the battle, I was moved by the wile of the boer commander de le Ray, and the courage of both sides. It was sad, and moving. I hope never to fight a war and do not wish my...More

Thank BrianVMoore
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Koeandco
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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
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