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in Kimberley, South Africa


Kimberley is the capital city in the Northern Cape and is known as the "Diamond City".  It is basically in the centre of the country with two major National roads leading to it.  The N12 (Cape Town via the N1 to the south and Pretoria/Johannesburg to the north) and the N8 going east to west.

Founded in 1871 when diamonds were discovered on a nearby farm named Vooruitzicht (owned by the De Beers brothers).  Kimberley was also known as “New Rush” before it was renamed to Kimberley (after Lord Kimberley, then British Secretary of State for the Colonies).  The Headquarters of the De Beers Consolidated Mines are still in Kimberley having been there since 1888.

Some of the things to do and see in Kimberley are as follows:

  • Kimberley Mine Museum and Big Hole - Consisting of original and carefully reconstructed buildings
  • Africana Library
  • Steam Locomotives
  • A trip on the tram - travel to the Kimberley Mine Museum in grand old style
  • Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens and Diggers Fountain - The Gardens
  • The Peace and Justice Memorial on the Greenpoint Community Square 

Kimberley in the Northern Cape is a great destination for travellers looking for accommodation. With its rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning landscapes, Kimberly has something to offer everyone. There are plenty of places to stay in Kimberley, from luxurious hotels to cosy B&Bs, so you’re sure to find accommodation options that suit your budget and needs. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a family holiday, Kimberly will provide a memorable experience.

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Roaming solo in Kimberley: 10 unforgettable adventures for travelers

  • Explore the Big Hole: Delve into Kimberley's history by visiting the Big Hole, the world's largest hand-dug excavation. Learn about the diamond rush that shaped the city's landscape and economy at the Kimberley Mine Museum nearby.


  • Witness the Spectacular Kimberley Sunset: Embrace the serenity as you watch the sun dip below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. The vast, open landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for a tranquil evening.


  • Take a Guided Tour of the McGregor Museum: Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Kimberley at the McGregor Museum. Explore exhibits on archaeology, natural history, and the region's diverse communities.


  • Go on a Safari Adventure: Embark on a thrilling safari excursion in the nearby game reserves such as Mokala National Park or the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Encounter Africa's iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, and giraffes, in their natural habitat.


  • Stargaze in the Karoo: Escape the city lights and marvel at the night sky in the vast expanse of the Karoo desert. With minimal light pollution, Kimberley offers unparalleled opportunities for stargazing and astrophotography.


  • Discover the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre: Uncover the ancient rock art of the San people at the Wildebeest Kuil Rock Art Centre. Admire the intricate designs and gain insight into the cultural significance of these historical artworks.


  • Indulge in Local Cuisine: Savor the flavors of Kimberley by sampling its diverse culinary offerings. From traditional South African dishes to fusion cuisine, the city's eateries cater to every palate.


  • Hike the Magersfontein Battlefield: Trace the footsteps of history along the trails of the Magersfontein Battlefield. Gain a deeper understanding of the Anglo-Boer War and pay homage to those who fought in this pivotal conflict.


  • Visit the William Humphreys Art Gallery: Appreciate the beauty of art at the William Humphreys Art Gallery, home to an extensive collection of South African and international artworks. Admire paintings, sculptures, and ceramics from various periods and styles.


  • Wander through the Kimberley Gardens: Relax amidst lush greenery at the Kimberley Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. Take a leisurely stroll, enjoy a picnic, or simply bask in the beauty of nature.


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