Magersfontein Battlefield, Kimberley

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Battlefield · Tourist Spot
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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  • The little museum is very informative with a nice little video reenactment of the battle. The restaurant is rustic home cooking with some Afrikaans favourites, like Jaffels. Amazing birding right...  more »
  • The small museum gives a excellent account of the battle but unfortunately the rest of the site is very poorly signposted. This could be a great visit if the layout is better explained and if access.....  more »
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