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Jun 18, 2008 - Bethlehem

6-18 We went to Big Hole for tour, 1st time we’ve been given “pensioners” discount on a tour so we basically got one breakfast free at their restaurant, nice! Historically, the area was largely Khoe-San, Xhosa & Sotho-Tswana people before “The Trek” into the area by Boer/Afrikaan pioneers in 1800’s. In 1860 children playing by the Orange R. found a shiny stone which was the beginning of the “Diamond Rush” …1871-1914. The Big Hole is the largest hand dug hole/excavation in the world. In 1888 Ceci Rhodes & Barney Barnato formed a partnership...

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