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Magersfontein Battlefield

31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 7115
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History at it's best

This is a wonderful place to visit to learn more about the battles the Afrikaner Boers had to fight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte P
Klerksdorp, North-West, South Africa
Excellent but hard to find

This series of battles leading up to Magersfontein are hard to find. There's almost nil tourist... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Grant M
via mobile
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“boer war” (12 reviews)
“gravel road” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (4 reviews)
31 km on Modderfontein Road, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 833 7115
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 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
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
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
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Visiting the battlefield and museum was an experience worth it. Walking around the paths and viewing the strategy of both the English and Boer sides, was impressive. The items in the museum was preserved very well. Made you think.

Thank NR1234562014
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This museum and site is not rely easy to find, either use your car sat navigation or check the map on the website. The road direction broads are somewhat obscured or none existent. We used the sat nav and once you spot the cross that...More

2  Thank 369heather
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We got lost a few times as signage is not great ! Dirt road out was in good condition. The museum at Magersfontein with the video of the actual battle is exceptional. Great coffee and food at the cafe as well! Must visit!

2  Thank Nils D
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank portway
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank ABCurtis
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3 January 2015|
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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