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At 1.6km in diameter, the "Big Hole" is the world’s largest man-made hole. This diamond mine, operated from 1870 to 1914, turned out to be one of the world’s most productive. It triggered the growth of the city of Kimberley, the creation of the highly prosperous De Beers mining company and the colossal fortunes of a few people such as Cecil John Rhodes. The site has been turned into a museum village and the town also has some other interesting museums and art galleries.

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  • William Humphreys Art Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Cullinan Crescent. Civic Centre ZA - Kimberley

    The gallery houses one of South Africa's leading art collections. Works by the best contemporary South African artists and native art by Bushmen are displayed alongside French and Flemish works.

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  • More than 20,000 enlisted troops, 1,200 of whom were killed or wounded. Magersfontein Anglo-Boer War Museum relates the horror of this battle which the Boers won against the British. The battle took place on 11 December 1899 and was part of the Anglo..

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  • Honoured Dead Memorial Interesting

    Dalham Road ZA - Kimberley

    At the centre of a huge roundabout stands this memorial supported by sixteen Rhodesian sandstone columns, the work of Herbert Baker commemorating those who died during the 1899 Siege of Kimberley. A powerful symbol of British victory over the Boers, ..

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