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Magersfontein Battlefield

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Address: 31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
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The movie that is shown in the museum is excellent providing you with enough information to understand what transpired here. There isn't a lot to see here but if you enjoy your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There were many kilometres of unpaved road, lost of hillocks, a few goats, and poor signage. The small unattended museum building half way round was well done, the film show was good, as were the displays, but the small guide map was poor and for some of the track a 4 x 4 vehicle was needed; we turned back. Fine... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The movie that is shown in the museum is excellent providing you with enough information to understand what transpired here. There isn't a lot to see here but if you enjoy your history definitely worthwhile to visit and the view from the monument on top of the hill is awesome.

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Bålsta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place is very well kept and as far as can be judged also well protected from human scavengers. The visitor is provided with a simple but useful map showing points and areas of interest. Some of the places allow for access by foot only, whereas for instance the museum is easily accessed by anyone. The place is a must... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The museum is off the beaten track and was a surprisingly well kept little place. Definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the Anglo Boer war.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

A drive down a gravel road to the entrance. Delightful staff. Saw tortoises and meerkats. Superb little restaraunt run by Martha for 39 years. We were the only people there. Excellent museum with film and spectacular views. I was not expecting much but it was quite a highlight for us. Bought some of marthas homemade jams.

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New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This battlefield was the site of a massive defeat of the Highland Regiments by the Boer army. The Scottish troops wrongly thought the Boers were on top of a mountain and they cleverly had dug themselves into trenches near the bottom. The advancing regiments were surprised and devastated. The museum is pretty good and the battlefield walks best done early... More 

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Well worth the trip out to see the battlefield and the small but interesting museum. Also stop and have refreshements at the little cafe, Martha makes a mean milk tart.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good exhibition of Anglo Boer War artefacts, weapons and clothing. Dramatization of the actual battle is very interesting.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The little museum is old but still provides the information, a short video gives you a glimpse of the battle. We entered the grounds and never came across one other sole during our visit, except for the person working in the cafeteria area. We had knowledge of the battle but without additional information battled to find our way around the... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Brings the arena of battle plus the trauma closer to home. It must have been so utterly confusing for the young Troops of the line - so far from home and not understanding anything of it all. Pointless deaths.

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