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“An absolute must for battlefield visitors”

Magersfontein Battlefield
Ranked #3 of 25 things to do in Kimberley
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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 Scandinavians (!) are on two hillocks. There is also a small memorial in honour of fallen Transvalers. Gazing out over the battlefield, the marked trenches can be observed.The roads and paths are well maintained. Definitely worth a visit! (rather take the N12 than the airport dirt road)

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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 of interest (good short video presentation). The restaurant is spotlessly clean (order the homemade ginger beer and milktart). Going with a guide or reading up on the battle before arriving will allow you to get the most out of your visit.

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

Thank Elmareth L
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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 road-going vehicle. The small museum is good, the video presentation on the actual battle is excellent. The site really deserves to be visited a lot more and needs to be promoted.

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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 repel them until Kitchener invented Concentration Death Camps to kill 57000 of our women and children and break the resistance.

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