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The Big Hole Kimberley

Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
+27 53 839 4600
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The Big WoW!

The Big Hole in Kimberley is even better than I remember it! A big thank you to De Beers for what... read more

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Norman E
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Big Hole

Lovely diamond historic sights and the tour guide was incredible and very informative. The film was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
melisizwe2017
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Richards Bay, South Africa
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During a visit to the Big Hole in Kimberley, South Africa you will not only see the largest man made hole in the world but also the largest diamond display in the world. Various displays will introduce you to the world of diamond mining and all aspects of diamonds as well as the history of diamonds in South Africa. On show is also the Old Town witch will give you an idea of what Kimberley looked like more than 100 years ago. We have various shops on the site where you could buy curios as well as diamonds and jewellery. Also available is a coffee shop and bar to quench your thirst and hunger. We are fully wheelchair friendly. Open every day of the year from 08:00 to 17:00 Guided tours on offer.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Tucker Street, Kimberley, South Africa
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+27 53 839 4600
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Big Hole in Kimberley is even better than I remember it! A big thank you to De Beers for what they have done with the new (since I'd last been there >15 years ago) diamond shaped viewing deck. We went on a guided tour...More

Thank Norman E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely diamond historic sights and the tour guide was incredible and very informative. The film was too short.

Thank melisizwe2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The big hole is a great place to visit. If you love history you’ll enjoy it. Also if you enjoy photography it’s a perfect place to visit.

Thank mrvspn
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Big Hole is a nice spot to visit. The hole itself is quite something to behold. A nice museum is available to stroll through and the pubs in the area are nice. well worth visiting for an hour or two.

Thank Bennett B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tour of the northern cape is incomplete without a visit to the big hole. The tour guides are well infirmed and have a great sense of humour

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was highly informative and entertaining! The guide was a star and kept the kids entertained! Highly recommended

Thank Elmarie J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must do sight seeing trip especially if there are school going children in the party. Well organized and informative tour.

Thank CraigGodfrey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tram ride disappointing. Entrance prices exorbitant for South African visitors. The surrounding old town buildings were interesting.

Thank Cindy R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to be in Kimberly, you have got to experience the Big Hole. Take a tour, have food and drinks and get ready for a great day. very refreshing.

Thank Khululiwe N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting visit. We had a very good guide and I was really impressed with the under ground tour.

Thank edenrankin1
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Response from Peter1Northampton | Reviewed this property |
It was included in our trip but adults 100 rand and kids 4-12 years of age 60 rand. They have their own visitor website
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