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Restored buildings at this historic site include a pub, a smoke shop and the De Beers family home. The mine itself is an astonishing crater from which over 22 million tons of earth has been removed by hand.
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I visited with my family (ages 6 - 43) and we had a superb time exploring the museum.
The Big Hole is impressive and the viewing platform was fantastic to look down to it, the Mining experience was somewhat too realistic (I loved it), the...More
The museum provides an great insight into what was one of the world's richest mining operations. Right next to the Kimberley Big Hole, it is absolutely fascinating. We spent a couple of hours there and took a guided tour. We left thinking we should have...More
We visited this amazing place during our December vacation. The museum and displays was well kept and very interesting. The total experience was outstanding, and much of this can be contributed to our tour guide. He was knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. He really made the...More
The tour guide made the tour really interesting and we all participated. It was really fun yet informative. Later, we saw the model of “ old Kimberley” which we enjoyed. There was so much attention to detail that you could see how people in the...More
The stop was on our Bucket list and was utvan experience. The way the guided tour was given was excellent and very awsome to see where it has al started. It is a must to see and very historical. Please make a turn and see...More
The time of my freaking life at the old town! I felt like I was on the set of West World.
Wear comfy shoes and sunscreen. It is definitely worth checking out while you're there. The town looks exactly how it would've looked back in...More