Battlefield History Tours

Battlefield History Tours
Incorporating History and Heritage tours

Second Boer War Tour to South Africa 4 June 2018


Another beautiful day, this time we did not venture outside the Kimberley City limits.

Our first stop was the McGreggor Museum and the Regimental Museum of the Kimberley Regiment. We were impressed with the extent and quality of the display, and that it is still as vibrant and effective as it was when the Kimberley Regiment was on the order of battle of the SADF. Then to the rooms Cecil Rhodes occupied during the siege. His usual residence, the Kimberly Club was the Military Headquarters. The Museum's coverage of the siege followed, then an extensive display on the History of Kimberley and its origins, including flora and fauna. Finally we visited the bright shiny new apartheid exhibit, and the multi-denominational chapel.

On our way back to our hotel we visited the Kimberley Club now a boutique hotel. Very old world, you almost expected to run into Mr Rhodes in the billiard room. Many concessions to modernity, including an exclusive price.

The rest of the afternoon was free, with some of our guests taking the time to visit Cecil Rhodes' personal train and the Kimberley Historic Village.

An early night, a long drive tomorrow; next stop Belmont.


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