Accommodation near Magersfontein Monument

The Magersfontein Monument exists to commemorate one of the most notorious battles of the second Anglo-Boer War. The bloody battle took place in the inhospitable landscape a few kilometres outside of Kimberley in the Northern Cape and is the stuff of novels, gripping, bloody novels in particular. As you might expect, the Magersfontein Monument is next to the original battlefield, just outside Kimberley.

In 1899, when the battle occurred, the Boers had surrounded the coveted diamond-mining settlement of Kimberley, leaving the British occupants of the town without access to supplies, and no doubt extremely nervous about their fate. There was, as a result, huge pressure on the British forces to win back the territory.

Unperturbed, the British advanced towards Kimberley with the intention of attacking the Boers at day-break, taking them by surprise and beating the opposition with their superior artillery. However, on the fateful morning, the British discovered that the Boers weren't hiding in the surrounding hills but hidden in trenches at their bases. Thus it was the Boers who had the element of surprise on their side. As a result, the British were struck down despite their fancy guns and armour, and those who weren't shot were left to perish, sunburnt and dehydrated in the heat of the Northern Cape's sun.

A visit to the monument is best done in conjunction with a tour of the battlefields. An experienced guide will explain the history of the battle to you and then walk the battlefield, pointing out where different events occurred at which point, thus bringing the history of the Magersfontein Battle to life.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
Langberg Guest Farm
10.3 km


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Old-world charm is a phrase that describes Langberg very accurately. The farm has a rich history dating back to 1870 and we strive to stay in close contact with these roots. Our comfortable and luxuri... More Info

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Swanlake Luxury Accommodation
11.1 km

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Swanlake Luxury Accommodation is a truly magnificent residence set on the exquisite Magersfontein Memorial Golf Estate a mere twenty minutes' drive from Kimberley on the N12 to Cape Town. Discover ... More Info

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Eagle's Nest Conference and Restoration Center
13.6 km

From R750* unit

Two lovely, self catering units, fully equipped. With river frontage. Peaceful, private surroundings, perfect for a relaxing getaway. Swimming pool and camping/tenting facilities available... More Info

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Bietjie Moeg Gastehuis
19.5 km

From R300 pps

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Bietjie Moeg B&B is situated in Jacobsdal, 55 km from Kimberley with a farmhouse atmosphere. Enjoy the warmth and true hospitality of your hosts. Jacobsdal is situated in the Free State of South Afric... More Info

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Diggies Lodge & Restaurant
19.5 km

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Diggies Lodge & Restaurant offers rustic but comfortable accommodation. At the Lodge we used lots of solid wood and thatch roof to blend harmoniously into the Northern Cape vegetation. Diggies comf... More Info

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Five Acres Guest House
21.2 km

From R400 pps

Set in large, tranquil gardens, surrounded by huge trees, Five Acres offers comfortable, affordable, luxury accommodation with secure parking.... More Info

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Mein Heim Estate
21.4 km

From R600* unit

Beautiful equestrian estate and guest farm only 12km from Kimberley in the Northern Cape. Relax in well equipped rooms in peaceful and quiet surroundings. We have 4 units, that are all self-catering. ... More Info

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Kgosi Lodge
21.5 km

From R700* unit

Kgosi Lodge offers affordable, comfortable accommodation for all travellers including but not limited to business persons; tourists; travelers on their way to the riches of the Kalahari and Namaqua fl... More Info

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The Nook B&B
22.2 km

From R385 pps

The Nook B&B offers the very best in B&B accommodation in a relaxing tranquil garden environment at reasonable rates. Within walking distance to the City Centre, Virgin Active Gym, eating houses and t... More Info

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Mc Kala Guest House
22.2 km

From R340 pps

McKala is a luxury and tranquil guest house situated in the place known as the Diamond City of the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley, very well situated with nearby access to malls, hospitals, airport... More Info

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