Honoured Dead Memorial

Monuments in or near Kimberley, Diamond Fields in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in KimberleyHonoured Dead Memorial

Monuments Diamond Fields

Where? Dalham Road, Kimberley, 8301, Northern Cape

How much? Free

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Kimberley, in Northern Cape

South Africa is a country rich in culture, history and heritage. This is plainly seen by its many monuments and other testimonies to times and peoples of the past. The Honoured Dead Memorial is one of these, and considered by some to be the best monument in the country. It is situated at the highest point in Kimberley in the Northern Cape and was constructed using the sandstone of the Matopo Hills in Zimbabwe (known then as Rhodesia).

The Honoured Dead Memorial is the work of Sir Herbert Baker, a well-known architect who was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes to create this monument. This was with the purpose of commemorating the lives lost by those defending the mining town of Kimberley during the Anglo-Boer War. It is the burial place of 27 men.

The memorial has an inscription that was left by Rudyard Kipling, a guest of Rhodes’ when in Cape Town, and a poet and novelist. At its base is a Long Cecil gun to defend against the attacking Boer soldiers. This was constructed in the De Beers Workshops during the siege, making it an authentic, exciting sight.

The Honoured Dead Memorial is just one of Kimberley’s many exciting attractions.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Kimberley

Carrington Court Town House

Self Catering

Carrington Court Town House

Carrington Court Town House offers self catering accommodation in the historical Carrington Road in Kimberley. The town ... more

Fancy Yellow Guest House

Guest House

Fancy Yellow Guest House

Fancy Yellow Guest House is an upmarket guesthouse situated in a quiet area in Kimberley. Of the eight rooms available, ... more

Mein Heim Estate

Self Catering

Mein Heim Estate

Mein Heim is a beautiful farm only 15 minutes drive from the Kimberley city centre. Get away from the city and experience ... more

Feedback?

Please let us know if anything on this page is outdated or contains inaccuracies. Click here to send us feedback if this is your service/activity.

©Unauthorised use of the
photos is strictly prohibited.

SA-Venues.com has been assisting travellers with their South Africa travel plans since 1999, and is the largest online travel guide for South Africa available in both English and German.

SA-Venues.com © 1999-2018. All Rights Reserved. Find and book hotels and accommodation in South Africa. Sitemap