Magersfontein Battlefield, Kimberley

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Climb inside a darkened trench and experience Magersfontein Battlefield, site of a major Boer victory over a larger British force in 1899. Opened in 1971, the site and its accompanying museum detail this epic modern battle, which shocked British military strategists. As you visit the Boer trench, audio-visual effects simulate the sounds and visuals of the battle. Afterwards, pore over the displays of field artillery pieces and light weapons, maps, equipment, and uniforms. A memorial on the hilltop pays tribute to dead Scottish volunteers, while a monument commemorates the fallen Scandinavian fighters who fought on the Boer side. A cafeteria serves refreshments. Use our Kimberley trip itinerary planning tool to visit Magersfontein Battlefield on your trip to Kimberley, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you go during summer take extra water. Nice to do a trip into the history of our land. Have a burger and chips at the small restaurant inside.  more »
  • It is a drive out of Kimberley but very rich in History and definately worth a visit, especislly if you are British, Scandanavian, French or Afrikaner as they all had a part. Just not a battlefield.....  more »
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