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History Museum
“One needs a minimum of 2 hours! This museum started from a private collection and now covers extensive subjects. Very informative and gives an insight to the days before Namibia's Independence. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“WHAG, as it is affectionately known by Kimberlites, is considered one of the finest art museums in South Africa. In 1948 William Humphreys (1889 - 1965) donated to the city a substantial portion of his personal collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d'art. The gallery, named after its principal benefactor, opened in 1952. This gift combined with the South African works of art brought together by members of the Art Section of the Kimberley Athenaeum and The Max Greenberg Bequest formed the nucleus of the collection. The Humphreys Loan Collection and Timlin Collection on indefinite loan from De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, augment it. More recently the Meyer Collection of European and Oriental Porcelain and the Lawson Collection of Old Master Drawings and Prints have been acquired. Guided tours are arranged on request. At present the Art Gallery concentrates on collecting South African works of art. Apart from its primary function as a museum of art, this Gallery serves the community as an educational and cultural centre. Its activities include temporary exhibitions, art workshops mainly for children, development stimulation classes for pre-school children, craft workshops for unemployed women, lectures, video shows and concerts. They also have a successful outreach programme in which we take graphic exhibitions to the small towns of the Northern Cape province where learners are exposed to world of art. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“You can take a tour of the Magersfontein battlefield on your own or with an experienced guide and military historian to relive that grim day. You'll visit Boer graves in the veld before stopping at the Burgher Monument. Watch a short audio-visual account of the battle, and then it’s off to the hills to view the Highlander Monument and look across the trenches and battlefield. The Battle of Magersfontein, just outside Kimberley took place during the Anglo-Boer War on 11 December 1899. The Boers scored a decisive victory in what became known as Britain’s 'Black Week'. The Battle of Magersfontein was a triumph for the Boer forces, a disaster for the British army, and came close to wiping out Scotland's proud Highland Brigade. During the second South African War, the Boers had besieged Kimberley and its 50 000 inhabitants since November 1899. Supplies were scarce in the diamond-mining town and relief was imperative. The British public and press were demanding action. British forces advanced north along the railway line in an attempt to relieve Kimberley, but a Boer force was in their way at Magersfontein. The British mistakenly believed that the enemy was encamped on the slopes of the surrounding hills and were confident that their superior artillery would win the day. The troops advanced under cover of darkness and prepared to storm the Boer positions at daybreak. The plan proved horribly wrong. The Boers had dug trenches at the base of the hills and the flat trajectory of their Mauser rifles raked the advancing British troops. The soldiers of Scotland's Highland Brigade who survived the rifle fire were pinned down on the battlefield in the heat of the day. Over 200 British were killed during the battle, many of them dying of sunstroke and exposure. It is claimed that if you listen carefully, you may well hear the mournful notes of a the Scottish piper. The Magersfontein battlefield is a must for any visitor to Kimberley. It is situated south of Kimberley and can be reached either via the airport road (31.5km) or via the N12 to Modder River (47,5km).”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Dune 7 Adventures offers quadbiking. This is located at Dune 7 - the highest dune in this dune belt (reputed to be 7th highest in the world). Climbing Dune 7 is a challenge of note, but the view (and bragging rights) makes it worthwhile. Climbing Dune 7 is a free activity.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“GPS 19°58'45"S 23°25'45"E A bit of Maun history. and art exhibitions. Also has a nice little restaurant and coffee shop called "Kana Jang" where light meals as well as traditional can be enjoyed.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“See a 360-degree view of Swakopmund from the Woermann Tower. Remember to take your camera.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
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Museum
“A good starting point for any visit to the Green Kalahari as the museum offers great context to the region and its people.”
  • 1 local recommends