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Address: Kuruman, South Africa
Phone Number:
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Fascinating but needs a revamp

The eye is a fascinating place to visit especially if you like anything to do with fish. Angling isn't permitted of course but the fish can be easily seen and even fed by hand... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2016
Mike W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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94 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were looking forward to visit the attraction but were disappointed when we got there. We had to pay to enter and the person at the gate was not helpful at all. We had to do our own research. The water was clear though and we could see the fish and the eye itself.

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1 Thank DayaFamily
Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Do not even bother to go here. Its unkempt. Full of litter. Too many people loitering around. Look at it through the fencing if you really want to see it, but otherwise, move on and continue your travels. Unless of course, you have some scientific, biological or historical reason to actually go in.

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1 Thank Wolery
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The eye is a fascinating place to visit especially if you like anything to do with fish. Angling isn't permitted of course but the fish can be easily seen and even fed by hand. The venue would really benefit from someone giving it an injection of new ideas and it could earn real revenue for the municipality if some attention... More 

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1 Thank Mike W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

On our visit visit ever to Kuruman, we were looking forward to visiting the Kuruman Eye. Well, I have never experienced anything more disappointing attraction in my lifetime. The park area was filthy, unkempt, dangerous for walking due to holes and rising brickwork as well as faulty open electrical light points. Due to the overgrown lilies in the pond, there... More 

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1 Thank Aubrey C
Midrand, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Spent the day relaxing around the swimming pool. Was a hot 34 degrees. Good sunshine. Good facilities. Had some fun in the sun !

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Thank ruizr8780
Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Worthwhile visiting but don't expect too much. Somewhat run down. The municipality could do a lot more to restore the sight to attract visitors

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Thank cpvdm
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The eye of Kuruman is a natural wonder that seeps out through the ground and the water is crystal clear it produces upwards of twenty thousand litres of water a day and supplies the local town . Good to go and see with a bit of history.

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Thank George M
South Africa
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stayed over at Kuruman for one night. The town is a dump and doesn't offer anything for tourists (besides the Moffat Mission). Google maps showed the Eye of Kuruman as an attraction. When we went to see it we found a filthy pond and they had the audacity to charge us for parking when we didn't even go through... More 

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2 Thank Albie B
Somerset West, South Africa
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A beautiful natural wonder that requires a stop over by all visitors and passers by to Kuruman. As a natural phenomenon it rates a five star but poor management and general neglect relegates this truly remarkable venue to a mere average rating. I have noticed an improvement since approx. 5 years ago when I last visited Die Oog, when it... More 

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1 Thank G G
Johannesburg
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128 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

A fascinating place in the green Kalahari with 20 million liters of water that flow from the eye. Just of the main road through Kuruman to Kathu, you find this interesting place. Parking is provided and an entrance fee of R15 per person. The area is quite dirty and fences etc in need of repair. Lots of plastic and tins... More 

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