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“big hole”(66 reviews)
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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.
Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 1557
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All reviews big hole old town diamond mining old days wild wild west tourist shops set aside definitely worth the visit tourist spot interesting things guided tour mining town old style down memory lane historical sites tour starts amazing history
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very quaint and well presented museum. Enjoyed touring tru the history of the diamond mining in Kimberly

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Phin M
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catriona S
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TrevorH1423
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank whbsmit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guides are very well trained and quite entertaining. This was on our bucket list and we were not disappointed

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Francois d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FabGlobetrotter03
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Main reason to visit Kimberley. And you're not dissappointed. Interesting story of the town. Fortunately, we had a great guide.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HjalmarGalmaarden
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ertjiesd
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The museum gives a nice overview over the history of diamonds in South Africa and more specifically Kimberley. Surely not to be missed when in the area

Date of experience: June 2018
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3 March 2015|
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Response from JolandyB | Reviewed this property |
Hallo there. Yes there is places inside the main building where you can buy jewellery. Even oposite the Mine there is also a jewellery company. Hope this will answer your queation