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.
 
Cygnature Boutique Lodge
11.6 km

From R1350* Unit


The Cygnature Boutique Lodge is situated on the Magersfontein Memorial Golf Estate and overlooks rolling hills and a beautiful swan filled pond. Away from the bustle, it offers a tranquil and relax... More Info

 
Diggies Lodge
19.4 km

From R345 PPS

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Diggies Lodge offers rustic and comfortable accommodation less than 5 km from the Kimberley Airport and less than 3 km from the Diamond Pavilion Shopping Mall. Keeping with the tradition of Kimberley'... More Info

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Bietjie Moeg Selfsorg
19.5 km

From R350 PPS


Bietjie Moeg Gastehuis 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... More Info

 
Welgewandel Guest House
21.5 km

From R390 PPS

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We are situated in the gorgeous Northern Cape in the historical city of Kimberley which makes us the perfect place to stay when you need to get away to luxury and tranquility. Welgewandel Guest House ... More Info

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Mein Heim Estate
21.6 km

From R415 PPS


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

 
Marrick Safari
21.9 km

From R400 PPS


Nestled in 3000 hectares of unspoilt savannah thornveld close to Kimberley, Marrick Safari can be found. Vast expanses of space and silence provide endless opportunities for returning to nature. Activ... More Info

 
The Nook B&B
22.2 km

From R365 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 Center, Virgin Active Gym, eating houses and t... More Info

 
Mc Kala Guest House
22.2 km

From R380 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

 
Padlangs
22.7 km

From R275 PPS


Padlangs is a comfortably furnished, open-plan apartments in Kimberley. The apartment is furnished with a double bed as well as a bunk bed, and has an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The unit has ... More Info

 
Sundowner Lodge
22.7 km

From R600 PPS


Sundowner Lodge - You are welcome. Ever since Kimberley's diamond rush days, discerned visitors to the Diamond Fields placed a high premium on excellent accommodation and pampering service. Sundown... More Info

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